10 Things You Have to Do This Weekend

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Jim Gaffigan

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Not 30 seconds after he’s taken the stage in his 2012 special Mr. Universe, stand-up Jim Gaffigan has already gotten an applause break. “Oh, he’s doing that voice already,” Gaffigan says, in reference to his second-most famous gag (after, of course, the thing about the Hot Pockets) — it’s the high-pitched internal monologue of an imaginary audience member, confused by the act to the point of being concerned for Gaffigan’s well-being. Ironically, Gaffigan’s act, largely food-centric observational comedy, is as accessible as can be. Famously family-friendly (his writing partner is also his wife and mother of his five children), Gaffigan is also an old-school laughs-per-minute comic with a jazz drummer’s sense of timing and a TV show on which he plays a fictionalized version of himself. Like Seinfeld without the mean streak. $49.75-$59.75, 7pm & 9:30pm Sun, The Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St., (210) 226-3333, majesticempire.com. — Jeremy Martin
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