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Jim Gaffigan considers his January 29th through 31st standup comedy stint at the Chicago Theatre a very, very big deal. “It’s like playing at Wrigley Field,” says the Chesterton, Indiana, native. For the uninitiated, Gaffigan’s humor falls midway between sweet and sarcastic, wholesome and devious, self-effacing and strange. And he’s better than ever: Last year’s … Read more
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