June 22, 2021

Ann Marie Cumming
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Comedian Jim Gaffigan to Perform at NAB Show Sunday Kick Off

Washington, D.C. – Renowned actor and comedian Jim Gaffigan will open NAB Show with a live comedy performance at the NAB Show Sunday Kick Off on October 10 at 4:15 p.m. PST. The Sunday Kick Off celebration will mark the opening day of the Show Floor and welcome attendees back to NAB Show, live and in-person, for the first time since 2019.

Gaffigan is a five-time Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer and producer. He is a two-time New York Times best-selling author and has received two Emmy Awards for his humorous contributions to “CBS Sunday Morning.”

“After a difficult year and unfortunate hiatus for NAB Show, we look forward to celebrating the opening of the show floor with the ever talented and hilarious Jim Gaffigan,” said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. “His notoriously fun and entertaining performance is ideal for this momentous occasion as we reunite and reengage in Las Vegas.”

Gaffigan’s unique brand of humor focuses on observations on life. One of the industry’s most prolific comics, he released his seventh stand-up special, “Quality Time,” in 2019 through Amazon Studios.

In addition to stand-up comedy, Gaffigan wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed semi-autobiographical sitcom, “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” and has appeared in many television comedies and dramas, including “Portlandia,” “Bob’s Burgers” and “Law & Order.”

His numerous film credits include “Three Kings,” “Super Troopers,” “Light From Light,” “Chappaquiddick,” “Being Frank” and “America Dreamer.”

Gaffigan’s performance will be exclusively open to attendees of NAB Show and co-located events. Registration is available at

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About NAB Show

NAB Show, held October 9–13, 2021, in Las Vegas, encompasses media, entertainment and technology and is the ultimate marketplace for those seeking to create superior audio and video experiences. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. For complete details, visit

About NAB

The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at