Jim Gaffigan to Perform at the Walmart AMP This Summer
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, December 4, 2017 – The Walmart AMP is excited to announce another addition to the 2018 Cox Concert Series. Grammy®-nominated comedian, actor and best-selling author, Jim Gaffigan, will perform at the Walmart AMP on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Gates open at 6 pm, and the show starts at 8 pm.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 8 at 10 am. Ticket prices range from $30 to $99 plus applicable fees and can be purchased in person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office in Fayetteville, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting www.amptickets.com.
Jim Gaffigan is known around the world for his unique brand of humor, which largely revolves around fatherhood and his observations on life. In 2014, Gaffigan became one of only ten comics in history to sell out Madison Square Garden. He also had the honor of performing for Pope Francis and over 1 million festival attendees at the Festival of Families in Philadelphia.
Gaffigan, who is one of the world’s highest grossing stand-up comedians, recently premiered his fifth stand up special, Cinco (2017), on Netflix. The album version is currently at the #4 spot on iTunes’ Top 10 comedy albums list. Gaffigan can be seen in Showtime’s Chuck (2017), opposite Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Ron Perlman and Elisabeth Moss, along with Entertainment Studio’s Chappaquiddick (2017), opposite Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern and Kate Mara. He also co-starred in the hit drama, Experimenter (2015), alongside Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder.
Last year, Gaffigan and his wife Jeannie ended their critically acclaimed semi-fictitious television show, The Jim Gaffigan Show, after two successful seasons. Lauded by People magazine as “one of TV’s bright spots,” the series was written by Jim and Jeannie who both also served as executive producers. The single-camera comedy co-starred Ashley Williams, Michael Ian Black and Adam Goldberg, and revolved around one man’s struggle to balance fatherhood, stand-up comedy and an insatiable appetite.
Jim’s first book, Dad Is Fat, was released in 2013, and it debuted at #5 on The New York Times’ Bestseller’s List and remained on the list for 17 weeks. His second book, Food: A Love Story, was released in 2014 and debuted at #3 on The New York Times’ Bestseller’s List. In addition to his own television show, widely popular stand-up comedy and best-selling books, Jim has guest starred on many television comedies and dramas, ranging from “Portlandia” and “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” to HBO's cult hits “Flight of the Concords” and “Bored to Death” to dramatic roles in all three versions of “Law & Order.”
The Walmart AMP (Arkansas Music Pavilion), a Walton Arts Center venue since February 2011 is Arkansas’ premier outdoor concert venue. The AMP has presented headlining concerts for the past 12 years, including rock, country and pop. In its permanent home in Pinnacle Hills at 5079 W. Northgate Rd., Rogers, Ark., the Walmart AMP has the largest outdoor stage house in Arkansas.