Updated: Dec 11, 2019
Laughs Take Center Stage
Connex, is excited to announce that Jim Gaffigan — comedian, actor, producer, best-selling author and performer known worldwide for his unique humor and observations on life — will headline the CONNEX2020 National Conference, 25th Anniversary, Gala Dinner in Orlando, Fla., April 21.
Connex/PRSM will celebrate its 25th Anniversary during the conference and the Gala Dinner is the marquee, kick-off celebration.
Gaffigan is a four-time Grammy nominated comedian and five-time Emmy winning touring performer, as well as a platinum-selling recording artist. His many movie credits include “Three Kings,” “Super Troopers” 1 & 2 and “Chappaquiddick.” Gaffigan has had his biggest year to date on screen in 2019, as he has been featured in eight films, including two in which he was the lead, “Being Frank” and “American Dreamer.”
Gaffigan recently released his seventh stand-up comedy special and has continued his regular humorous commentaries on CBS Sunday Morning. His background includes being a two-time New York Times best-selling author.
“Jim is a fantastic storyteller, and we’re thrilled to bring this rare opportunity to our attendees at CONNEX2020,” said Bill Yanek, CEO of Connex. “We wanted Connex2020 and the anniversary celebration to be very special and Jim’s unique humor and storytelling will be the perfect way to celebrate our success as an association.”
In addition to two seasons of the critically acclaimed semi-autobiographical “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” which he wrote and produced with his wife, Jeannie, Gaffigan has guest starred in many TV comedies and has had dramatic roles on “Law & Order.” Last year he served as Master of Ceremony at The Al Smith Memorial Dinner, an annual event in New York City to raise funds for Catholic charities supporting children. In 2015, Gaffigan performed for Pope Francis and 1 million attendees at the Festival of Families in Philadelphia.
Registration opens December 17.