Amazon announced today it will launch Jim Gaffigan’s seventh stand-up special, Quality Time, as its first original stand-up comedy special for Prime Video, to premiere later in 2019. 

Gaffigan is up for a Grammy for last year’s special, Noble Ape, which premiered everywhere but Netflix.

Quality Time will be recorded live at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN on March 9, 2019.  Quality Time is directed by Jeannie Gaffigan, and executive produced by Brian Volk-Weiss & Cisco Henson (of Comedy Dynamics) with Alex Murray (Brillstein Entertainment Partners). All five of Gaffigan’s scheduled Minneapolis performances are already sold out. Quality Time is distributed and produced by Comedy Dynamics.

“I am so honored to be Amazon’s first original stand up special. This is going to be exciting,” said Jim Gaffigan.

Gaffigan’s previous hour-long stand up specials include Beyond the Pale – 2006, King Baby – 2009, Mr. Universe – 2012, Obsessed – 2014, Cinco – 2017, and Noble Ape – 2018, the last four of which were produced by Comedy Dynamics and garnered Grammy nominations for Best Comedy Album.