Jim Gaffigan at Pechanga Resort & Casino
By: Andy Cheng
They say the greatest cure for all ailments is laughter, and that expression is no less synonymous with Jim Gaffigan. A premier in American food culture comedy, Gaffigan humorously illustrates the outwardly lethargic lifestyles of obese Americans in his bacon and cake skits, most notably in his sixth comedy album Beyond the Pale. While I take some offense in his ridiculing our . . . unhealthily prolific lifestyles, the comicality of it all makes up for it, as all comedians understand (Katt Williams, you are the weakest link). In addition to stand-up, Gaffigan has made several cameo appearances on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Flight of the Conchords, as well as Away We Go and 17 Again. So, if you enjoy the self-deprecating, satirical humor that ties the American way to comedy, Gaffigan is your icing on the cake.
Jim Gaffigan at Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Pkwy., Temecula, (951) 693-1819; www.pechanga.com. 7PM and 9:30PM. $40-$55.