Comedian Jim Gaffigan to perform in South Bend
Observer Staff Report | Monday, December 17, 2018
Comedian Jim Gaffigan will perform at the Morris Performing Arts Center in downtown South Bend on March 6 as part of a series of events proceeding IDEA Week, according to a press release issued Monday. Gaffigan will be performing his “Quality Time Tour.” IDEA Week, an annual conference and festival sponsored by Notre Dame and several other organizations from the South Bend-Elkhart region, aims to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the local community.
This year’s IDEA Week is scheduled to take place April 8-13.
Gaffigan will perform as part of the new IDEA Week Event Series, which will extend IDEA week programming beyond the week-long conference, the release said.
“A lot of interest was generated in IDEA Week after its first successful year,” event director Nick Swisher said in the release. “We had many speakers and entertainment acts contact us to see how they could be a part. To keep the momentum and fun going, as well as to accommodate those acts whose schedules don’t fit our April 8-13 window, we will now be hosting events like Gaffigan throughout the year.”
This year’s IDEA Week will feature more than 50 events in four modules, “Learn, Play, Meet and Compete,” the release said.
Gaffigan is best known for his stand-up comedy but has also received acclaim for his work as an actor, producer and writer.
According to the release, Gaffigan last performed in the South Bend region when he came to Notre Dame in 2013.