[11/27/06 - 09:14 PM]
Pale Is the New Tan "Comedy Central Live! Starring Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale Tour" Hits the Road Beginning January 19 in Baltimore
The tour begins at the Lyric Opera House in Baltimore and will continue through more than 25 cities nationwide.

[via press release from Comedy Central]



Tour Info And Links To Purchase Tickets Available At www.comedycentral.com And www.jimgaffigan.com


NEW YORK, November 27, 2006 -- Pasty comedian Jim Gaffigan has regaled us with hilarious observations such as his infamous Hot Pocket bit using his unique persona and irrepressible "inside voice." Kicking off January 19, at the Lyric Opera House in Baltimore, "COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE! Jim Gaffigan: Beyond The Pale Tour" will travel to more than 25 cities nationwide with additional dates to be announced (see list at the end of this release). Once again, COMEDY CENTRAL is pleased to work with the industry's leading tour promoter of comedy Live Nation. "COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE! Jim Gaffigan: Beyond The Pale Tour" is sponsored by Sierra Mist.

Tour info and links to purchase tickets available at www.comedycentral.com and www.jimgaffigan.com.

Jim Gaffigan is one of the most popular comedians in the country today. As a stand-up, Gaffigan's clever, quiet style has earned him an unprecedented number of appearances on both CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" and NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien." His stand-up special "Beyond the Pale" DVD was released earlier this year and went Gold within the first six months.

After Gaffigan's first appearance on "Letterman," the host personally chose him to develop a sitcom for World Wide Pants. Eighteen months later, "Welcome To New York" debuted on CBS to critical acclaim. He then co-starred with Ellen DeGeneres on her CBS sitcom "The Ellen Show." For two years, he had recurring roles on FOX's "That 70's Show" and NBC's "Ed." Gaffigan has also had roles on "Sex and the City," "Third Watch," "Law & Order," among others. Currently, he can be seen in TBS' first original scripted comedy series "My Boys."

"COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE!" is the network's successful live comedy venture working with today's leading stand-up comedians. Currently, Carlos Mencia is on tour commanding a stellar 100 performances nationwide for the network's sought-after franchise "COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE!" The tours feature the hottest stand-up comedians on the scene including Lewis Black, Drew Carey, Dave Chappelle, Wanda Sykes, Dave Attell and Demetri Martin.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 90 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL is a registered trademark of Comedy Partners. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is www.comedycentral.com.


January 19 Baltimore, MD Lyric Opera House

January 20 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre

January 25 Bloomington, IL Illinois State University Auditorium

January 26 Springfield, IL Sangamon Auditorium

January 27 Lawrence, KS Lied Center of Kansas

January 28 Cedar Rapids, IA Paramount Theatre

February 8 South Bend, IN Morris Performing Arts Center

February 9 Toledo, OH Stranahan Theatre

February 10 Cleveland, OH Lakewood Theater

February 11 Buffalo, NY University at Buffalo Center For The Arts

February 16 Providence, RI Providence Performing Arts Center

February 17 Portland, ME Merrill Auditorium

February 22 Austin, TX Paramount Theatre

February 23 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater

February 24 San Antonio, TX Empire Theatre

March 2 West Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom

March 3 Chicago, IL The Chicago Theatre

March 4 Saginaw, MI Dow Events Center

March 11 Charlotte, NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

March 16 Westbury, NY North Fork Theatre at Westbury

March 17 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

March 23 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

March 24 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre

March 31 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live

April 1 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre Jacksonville

April 7 Stamford, CT Palace Theater

April 12 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater

April 13 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Theatre

April 22 Anaheim, CA Grove of Anaheim

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