On the new TV show based on the standup comedian’s real life, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Jim Gaffigan’s anniversary plans for his wife Jeannie (Ashley Williams) include a Broadway show and a night at the fancy Plaza Hotel. His plans get mired by interruptions from Daniel (Michael Ian Black), Dave (Adam Goldberg), Dave’s new girlfriend and her jealous ex.
Like all the episodes of The Jim Gaffigan Show, “A Night at the Plaza” is chock full of cameo appearances by New York’s finest comedians, even those less famous than guest stars Chris Rock and Jon Stewart. Note Plaza hotel employee Bausch. He’s portrayed by Andy Kaufman Award finalist Matt Higgins, an original member of the improv group Burn Manhattan. When not doing standup and improv, Higgins acts on stage and in films including Amy Poehler’s Girl Missing and Lee Daniels’ Shadowboxer with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Helen Mirren. The Jim Gaffigan Show airs Wednesdays at 10pm on TVLand.