Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist

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  • TV-14
  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (833)

Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist is a stand-up comedy special featuring the incomparable Jim Gaffigan. This two-part series documents Jim’s travels to Canada and Spain where he performs his signature observational comedy on stage in front of different audiences. This hour-long comedy special is perfect for anyone who enjoys intelligent humor that is clean, relatable, and downright hilarious.

In the first episode, Jim travels to Canada where he visits four different cities: Toronto, Quebec City, Ottawa, and Edmonton. Jim begins each segment with a brief history lesson about the city he is in, adding a touch of education to the stand-up routine. For example, in Quebec City, Jim gives a brief overview of the French-Canadian culture before launching into his material. He touches on a wide range of topics including the differences between the United States and Canada, the strange spellings of Canadian cities, and how strange it is to have a monarch in the 21st century. He even ventures into the fraught territory of Canada's national dish – Poutine.

The second episode finds Jim in Spain where he visits four cities – Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga, and Madrid. Once again, Jim introduces the city with a brief history lesson before commencing his stand-up routine. In Spain, Jim tackles topics such as bullfighting, flamenco dancing, and the importance of siestas. As an American, Jim finds some of Spain's customs a bit confusing, such as café society and people drinking coffee at midnight. However, this confusion provides him with ample material to exploit for laughs.

What makes Jim’s comedy so appealing is his ability to poke fun at both himself and others without ever being mean-spirited. He’s able to find humor in everyday situations that most of us can relate to. For example, he talks about the frustration of having to make small talk with people before an event starts and how tough it is to be a parent. His jokes on these topics are relatable, clean and humorous which is perfect for all ages.

Another factor that contributes to the success of the show is the authentic interaction between Jim and his audience. Throughout the show, you can see Jim feeding off the energy of the crowd, and his ability to improvise based on their reactions is impressive. He also never misses an opportunity to poke fun at the audience, particularly when there's a group of people who might be celebrating a special occasion.

Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist has some of the most visually stunning shots of the cities that Jim visits. The cities are shown in their natural beauty and Jim's interactions with the locals highlights the soul of each city. The cinematography is exceptional and shows viewers the most scenic spots of each city. From the captivating Barcelona coast to the picturesque bay in Quebec City, the visuals are stunning.

In conclusion, Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist is a fantastic stand-up comedy special that is suitable for all ages. Jim’s impeccable comedic timing and observational humor make for an enjoyable viewing experience, while the visually stunning shots of the cities he visits are a treat for the eyes. This show has the ability to make any viewer realize that even the most mundane aspects of everyday life can be hilarious. Additionally, Jim shows his respect and curiosity for the host nations and cultures, making it an interesting and funny show to witness.

Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (2 episodes). The series first aired on July 23, 2020.

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Jim Gaffigan: Spanish American
2. Jim Gaffigan: Spanish American
July 23, 2020
Jim Gaffigan performs live in Barcelona bringing the fuego and speaking all the Spanish he knows (gracias).
Jim Gaffigan: Canadian American
1. Jim Gaffigan: Canadian American
July 23, 2020
Jim Gaffigan performs stand-up in Canada and has some very strong opinions on poutine, Saskatchewan, health care, and the pronunciation of the city of Regina.
Where to Watch Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist
Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    July 23, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (833)