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LAUGHING for Jesus



OK, not. But he’s the Catholic King of Clean (and Hot Pockets, too), with an absurd sense of humor, his embarrassingly-close-to-home observations about eating habits (hello, fellow ranch-dressing lovers), and what it’s like to be an “out” Christian comic. In 2015, The Jim Gaffigan Show star told NPR’s Terry Gross, “My faith is very personal. It’s not something I want to project on other people. But some of my fear and anxieties surrounding it … provide good comedy.” He talks about his own human experience in the Noble Ape Tour.

8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, Veterans Memorial Arena, Downtown, $33-$67, jimgaffigan.com.

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