Doing movies was soooo 2009. Broadway shows are all the rage now in the comedy world. Jim Gaffigan has become the fourth stand-up comedian to recently sign on to do a Broadway play, joining Chris Rock, Robin Williams and Colin Quinn (his one-man show Long Story Short). This spring, Gaffigan will join an all-star cast of actors in the revival of the 1973 Tony Award-winning play, That Championship Season.
With Brian Cox, Chris Noth, Jason Patric, and Kiefer Sutherland, That Championship Season is about the members of an old championship high school basketball team reuniting with their coach to reminisce about the glory days of that season years ago. The famously pale comedian plays George Sikowski, one of the players who grew up to become the town’s unpopular mayor.
Gaffigan is no stranger to acting though, as he has co-starred in several Hollywood movies such as Going the Distance, It’s Kind of a Funny Story and Away We Go. And who can forget his meow-filled cameo in Super Troopers? No one doubts his acting chops as one user-posted comment on BroadwayWorld.com called him “freaking inspired casting.”
Hopefully this does not get in the way of the new hour he has been working on around. But it’s great to see talented comics explore new forms of artistic expression.Do you think they’ll serve Hot Pockets at the theater?