North To Shore: An Evening With Stephen Colbert & Jim Gaffigan

The North 2 Shore Festival, in partnership with Montclair Film, New Jersey’s leading film non-profit, and NJPAC,  today announced that Stephen Colbert, host of CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” will host an evening with Jim Gaffigan, on stage at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in downtown Newark, NJ on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 8:00 PM. 

Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, March 15 at 10:00 AM to Montclair Film members.  All active Montclair Film members will receive an email with the early access code before Tuesday’s pre-sale begins, with public ticket sales beginning on Friday, March 17  at 10:00 AM. Public tickets will be available by telephone at 1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-466-5722), at the NJPAC Box Office at One Center Street in downtown Newark, and online at,, and


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Proceeds from this special evening will benefit Montclair Film, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization that hosts the annual Montclair Film Festival (October 20-29, 2023), as well as year-round film education, cinema, and community programs that reach over 30,000 patrons a year.

About Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan is a seven-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times best-selling author, three-time Emmy winning top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling recording artist. He is known around the world for his unique brand of humor, which largely revolves around his observations on life.

A top ten comedian according to Forbes’ 2019 comedy list and top ten earning comedian in Pollstar’s 2022 list, Jim released his 9th stand-up special, Comedy Monster, on Netflix last December which was nominated for a Grammy.  He was also recently awarded for being the first comedian to reach one billion streams on Pandora. Gaffigan will tape his 10th comedy special this year.

Up next, Gaffigan will be seen as the lead in the Sci-Fi dramedy, LINOLEUM, and will star as Mr. Smee in Disney’s PETER PAN AND WENDY, opposite Jude Law and Yara Shahidi.  He will also co-star Jerry Seinfeld, Melissa McCarthy, James Marsden, and Hugh Grant in Netflix’s UNFROSTED, and co-stars in the independent film SUSIE SEARCHES which premiered at TIFF this year. HBO Max recently announced Gaffigan joined the cast of FULL CORCLE, a limited series from Steve Soderbergh and Ed Solomon which follows an investigation into a botched kidnapping connecting multiple characters and cultures in present day NY. Gaffigan was also recently heard in Disney/Pixar’s LUCA, opposite Jacob Tremblay and Maya Rudolph.

On the silver screen, his many credits include THREE KINGS, SUPER TROOPERS 1 & 2, and CHAPPAQUIDDICK. 2019 was Gaffigan’s biggest year to date with an astonishing eight films releasing, three which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival including TROOP ZERO with Viola Davis and Alison Janney, THEM THAT FOLLOW and LIGHT FROM LIGHT – with many festival goers and press calling Gaffigan the “King of Sundance.”  Gaffigan also had two films recently in which he debuted as the lead. The comedic film BEING FRANK, and AMERICAN DREAMER, a dark thriller which was the grand finale of 2019 for Jim and features him as a ride share driver who moonlights as a private driver for a drug dealer.

Gaffigan can also be seen opposite Ethan Hawke in IFC Films TESLA, as well as opposite Josh Hartnett in Saban Films’ MOST WANTED.

In addition to two seasons of the critically acclaimed semi-autobiographical THE JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW, which he wrote and produced with his wife Jeannie, and his widely popular stand-up comedy specials, Gaffigan has guest starred on many television comedies and dramas, ranging from PORTLANDIA and BOB’S BURGERS to the HBO cult hit FLIGHT OF THE CONCORDS to dramatic roles in LAW & ORDER.

Gaffigan regularly does humorous commentaries on CBS SUNDAY MORNING for which he has won 3 Emmys.  In 2018 Jim served as master of ceremony at The Al Smith Memorial dinner.  In 2015, Gaffigan had the great honor of performing for Pope Francis and over 1 million festival attendees at the Festival of Families in Philadelphia.

Gaffigan and his wife currently live in Manhattan with their five loud and expensive children.