Jim Gaffigan is an American stand-up comic and occasional actor. His comedy often includes him doing the voice of a
supposed audience member commenting on his performance.
Gaffigan began performing stand-up in 1991. In 2000, he had a short-lived series on CBS called "Welcome to New York." The following year, he starred in Ellen DeGeneres' short-lived second sitcom, called "The Ellen Show." In 2006, Gaffigan appeared on Comedy Central in a special titled "Beyond the Pale," which was released on DVD.