Comedian Jim Gaffigan to perform in South Bend

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SOUTH BEND, Ind.—Comedian Jim Gaffigan will perform in South Bend for a pre-IDEA Week show on March 6 at the Morris Performing Arts Center.

Event director Nick Swisher said that a lot of interest was generated following IDEA Week’s first year.

“We had many speakers and entertainment acts contact us to see how they could be a part. To keep the momentum and fun going, as well as to accommodate those acts whose schedules don’t fit our April 8-13 window, we will now be hosting events like Gaffigan throughout the year,” Swisher said.

Gaffigan is a four-time Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, write, and producer, a two-time New York Times best-selling author, an Emmy-winning performer; and a multi-platinum-selling recording artist.

He has appeared in two seasons of the semi-autobiographical “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” which he wrote and produced with his wife, Jeannie.

Gaffigan has also appeared in stand-up comedy specials and television shows like ‘Portlandia,’‘Bob’s Burgers,’ and ‘Flight of the Conchords.’

Gaffigan has 10 films set to release in 2019.

Tickets will go on sale at 12 p.m. EST on December 21, at the Morris Box Office, by phone at (800) 537-6415, and online at

Gaffigan last performed in South Bend in 2013.

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