I’m trying to decide if Jim Gaffigan, playing the Paramount Theatre on Saturday, the final night of the 2013 Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, is a loner or a control freak. Raising five kids seems like an odd choice for a loner, and he’s way too personable to be a tyrant. Still, he’s chosen a profession that allows him to be both.
“Stand-up is a really strange thing,” he says. “It’s dangerous, but there’s also an enormous amount of control: You’re the only one with a microphone; you’re a writer and you’re the performer and the director. It’s just you up there.”
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Jim Gaffigan performs at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Paramount Theatre.