Jim Gaffigan (born July 7, 1966 in Chesterton, Indiana) is an American stand-up comic. His comedy routines often include him doing the voice of a supposed audience member commenting on his performance. He is also known for making fun of Hot Pockets, usually likening them to "a Pop-Tart filled with nasty meat." He often begins his routines with, "Don't worry, I've never heard of me either."
Gaffigan first began performing stand up comedy on January 27, 1991 in New York City. In 2000, he had a short-lived series on CBS in 2000 called Welcome to New York, which co-starred Christine Baranski (Cybill) and Sara Gilbert (Roseanne). The following year, Gaffigan starred in Ellen DeGeneres' short-lived second sitcom, called The Ellen Show. In 2003/2004 he appeared in several episodes of the television show That '70s Show.
In 2006, Jim Gaffigan appeared on Comedy Central in a special entitled Beyond the Pale. It aired January 29, 2006, and became available for purchase on DVD that same day. "Beyond the Pale" is Gaffigan's first DVD.
In the United States, he has appeared in Sierra Mist commercials.