Comedian Jim Gaffigan to perform at Goldstein Auditorium

University Union announces the sarcastic, observational stand-up star will come to campus on Oct. 25.

Syracuse University is about to get a visit from Mr. Universe.

Jim Gaffigan, the stand-up comedian best known for his sardonic musings on parenthood and microwaveable frozen treats, will perform at Goldstein Auditorium Oct. 25, University Union announced tonight.

Tickets for "An Evening with Jim Gaffigan" go on sale at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Schine box office. They're $5 with an SU/ESF student ID.

A 20-year veteran in the comedy realm, Gaffigan starred in the TBS sitcom My Boys for three seasons. He has written and performed four stand-up specials, the most recent of which, Obsessed, aired in April on Comedy Central. His 2012 album, Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe, was nominated for Best Comedy Album at the Grammys.

The pudgy, plain-faced Gaffigan has also written two books, Dad is Fat and his latest, Food: A Love Story, which delves into a topic he knows well.

Even casual Gaffigan fans are probably familiar with his deep passion for eating, best exemplified in his highly clickable bit about Hot Pockets. Watch the video below and just try to look at frozen foods the same way.

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