Label: Comedy Central
Thanks to years on the road, Jim Gaffigan has been doing comedy push-ups since the mid-'90s. Despite gaining national fame in 2006, when his album Beyond the Pale and its attendant Comedy Central special were seen and heard by just about everybody in the U.S., Gaffigan doggedly writes new material every time he hits the road. That material may not diverge from his weight, his pale skin and his eating, but he does manage to deliver fresh takes on these go-to subjects. Mr. Universe finds Gaffigan covering familiar ground, but he does it with the effortlessness of a black belt.