Big Comedy Update: Jim Gaffigan’s “Mr. Universe”, Win Tickets to “And I Am Not Lying” at Union Hall

It’s been a quite a while since my last big comedy update, but it’s almost spring now, so I figure now is as good a time as any for another one. Here are some upcoming comedy and variety shows that I found interesting for one reason or another:

First things first, stand-up comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan, is following in the footsteps of Louis CK by releasing a new comedy special on on April 11 for only $5. One dollar from the sale of each download will go to the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

Jim Gaffigan
Jim Gaffigan

Beginning sometime in April [April 11], “Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe” will be available exclusively for download for only $5. A dollar from each download will go directly to The Bob Woodruff Foundation; a charity dedicated to serving injured Veterans and their families. []

Jim doesn’t have any announced NYC shows in the near future, but if you’re willing to travel a little, you can catch him in June and July in the following cities.

Jim Gaffigan NY-ish Tour Dates
06/23/12 Atlantic City, NJ
07/19/12 Canandaigua, NY
07/24/12 Syracuse, NY

Union Hall
03/06 AND I AM NOT LYING – Jeff Simmermon, Cyndi Freeman, Brad Lawrence, Albert Cadabra ,Little Brooklyn (burlesque),Wil Sylvince
03/10 THE PARTY MACHINE WITH ARDEN MYRIN AND LISA DELARIOS – Hari Kondabolu, Nimesh Patel, Kara Klenk, Eric Drysdale, Adira Amram and the Experience
03/12 THE JUKEBOX: BROADWAY – Jared Logan, Eliot Glazer, Justin Badger and Stephanie Dodd, Natasha Rothwell, Steve(s) Heisler & Jacobs and Margaret Lyons
03/18 PRETTY GOOD FRIENDS – Eugene Mirman and Friends
03/20 MR. COCONUTS COMEDY SHOW WITH GABE DELAHAYE – Sean Patton, Patrick Borelli, Gabe Liedman
03/25 PRETTY GOOD FRIENDS – Eugene Mirman and Friends

Hey folks, if you’d like to win tickets to this week’s edition of AND I AM NOT LYING at Union Hall on March 6, fill out the contest entry form below.

Many, many, more events after the jump.

The Bell House
03/05 NPR’s Ask Me Another Live Taping (Free, Tickets Required)
03/07 The Moth Storyslam: Theft
03/09 The Cast of BOB’S BURGERS… Live! ft. Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, Larry Murphy, Jon Benjamin
03/10 Starfish Circus with Greg Behrendt and Dave Anthony ft.Nikki Glaser
03/19 NPR’s Ask Me Another Live Taping (Free, Tickets Required)
03/26 NPR’s Ask Me Another Live Taping (Free, Tickets Required)
04/03 The Moth Storyslam: Duped
04/09 NPR’s Ask Me Another Live Taping (Free, Tickets Required)
04/16 NPR’s Ask Me Another Live Taping (Free, Tickets Required)
04/24 Trivworks Trivia Night with Pat Kiernan
04/25 NPR’s Ask Me Another Live Taping (Free, Tickets Required)
05/07 The Moth Storyslam: Mothers
06/04 The Moth Storyslam: Decadence

03/05 Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen – Hari Kondabolu, Eric Drysdale, James Patterson, Lane Moore
03/12 Hot Tub with Kristen – Andy Zaltzman, Michael Che
03/19 Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen – Ronald Reagan – Boston’s Premier 80’s Pop Saxophone Duo
03/26 Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen – Scott Moran, Ben Kronberg
04/24 Janeane Garofalo, Jon Glaser, Eugene Mirman, Heather Lawless, Amy Beth Schumer

UCB Chelsea
03/05 Whiplash
03/07 7 Second Delay
03/07 John and Scott
03/08 Stripped Stories w/Dave Hill, Blaise Kearsley & music from Erin & Her Cello
03/11 ASSSSCAT 3000
03/12 Whiplash
03/18 ASSSSCAT 3000
03/19 Whiplash
03/21 7 Second Delay
03/25 ASSSSCAT 3000
03/26 Whiplash
03/29 CollegeHumor Live!

Too many shows to mention (Schedule here)

Best Buy Theater
03/16 George Lopez
03/17 George Lopez

Gramercy Theatre
04/07 Freestyle Love Supreme
04/07 “You Made It Weird” Live Podcast with Pete Holmes and special guests
06/02 Jonathan Coulton

Bowery Ballroom
05/11 Rob Delaney

Music Hall of Williamsburg
05/12 Rob Delaney

Caroline’s on Broadway
03/08 – 03/11 Charlie Murphy
03/17 Tracy Morgan
03/22 Tracy Morgan
03/23 Todd Barry
03/24 Tracy Morgan
03/29 – 04/01 Jim Norton
04/12 – 04/15 Hannibal Buress
04/26 – 04/28 Anthony Jeselnik
06/01 – 06/03 JB Smoove

03/21 Jamie Kilstein
04/13 – 04/14 Greg Behrendt
05/10 – 05/12 Jim Breuer

Radio City
04/13 Daniel Tosh
04/14 Gabriel Iglesias
04/21 Ron White
10/06 Craig Ferguson

Beacon Theatre
06/16 Aziz Ansari

Lolita Bar
03/06 TYF w/ Liam McEneaney, Myka Fox, Wyatt Cenac, Ted Travelstead and a surprise musical guest (who may or may not be Mike Doughty)

More Weekly Shows
Sundays – Comedy at The Beauty Bar
Sundays – Hannibal Buress at Knitting Factory
Tuesdays – Sweet with Seth Herzog at Ella Lounge
Tuesdays – Hot Dang! at UCBeast
Tuesdays – TYF! at Lolita Bar
Wednesdays – Big Terrific at Cameo
Thursdays – Totally J/K at UCBeast
Sundays – If You Build It at UCBeast
Sundays – Pretty Good Friends at Union Hall