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Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe is the eighth album released by American stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan. The album was self-released on the comedian's website for $5.00 following previously successful $5.00 experiments done by comedians such as Louis C.K. and Aziz Ansari.[1] One dollar in every five dollars used to purchase the album will be donated to The Bob Woodruff Foundation, helping veterans and their families.

Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe
Live album by
ReleasedAugust 28, 2012
RecordedFebruary 25, 2012 at The Warner Theatre in Washington D.C.
LabelComedy Central Records
Jim Gaffigan chronology
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Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe
Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed
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In December 2012, the album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.


CD and DVD releaseEdit

The album was released on August 28, 2012 by Comedy Central Records and was also released with the same title on DVD. The album was recorded at The Warner Theatre in Washington D.C..

CD track listingEdit

  1. 4 Kids
  2. Disney
  3. Photos
  4. Working Out
  5. Bodybuilders
  6. McDonald's
  7. Shoes
  8. Hotel
  9. Hotel Pools
  10. Whales
  11. Domino's
  12. Subway
  13. Vitamins
  14. ExtenZe

DVD releaseEdit

Coinciding with the album release, the DVD was also made available on August 28, 2012.[2] It is the third of Gaffigan's stand up acts to be released to home video.[citation needed] The special was directed by Jay Karas.


  1. ^ "Jim Gaffigan Reveals Why He Did the $5 Download and the Risks That Came With It (Q&A)". The Hollywood Reporter. April 12, 2012. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  2. ^ Heisler, Steve. "Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe". AV Club. Retrieved May 1, 2013.