Jim Gaffigan is not a name that registers with most people. But when you see his face, it’s “Oh yeah, I know that guy” (WARNING: This reaction may only occur in Americans). Shanghaiist can confirm that Gaffigan is a legitimately funny guy — and we don’t just say that about anyone. He’s appeared in 31 movies and is a regular on the American late night talk show circuit. In 2000, David Letterman handpicked Gaffigan for a lead role in a comedy series called Welcome to New York, a show we admittedly have never heard of (apparently, it didn’t last very long). But maybe you have heard of Sex and the City or That 70s Show. He’s been in those, too. Oh, and the Law & Order franchise? He’s appeared in three different incarnations of that, and once he played a rapist, so you know he’s got range. Shanghaiist has also enjoyed his work in many, many television commercials, although we can’t really think of any specific ones right now. Maybe one was for Rolling Rock beer? So, anyway, we like this guy. But we’re not going to pay RMB 250 to see him do stand-up at Three on the Bund‘s Third Degree Music Lounge at 9 tonight. That’s just ridiculously expensive.
The Comedy Tour presents ChopSchticks, Jim Gaffigan and Ian Bagg, 9 tonight at the Third Degree Music Lounge at Three on the Bund. Three on the Bund, 7F, 3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Lu (中山东一路 3号 7楼). Tickets: RMB 250. Tel: 6321-0909.