Comedian Jim Gaffigan had shows at The Mirage on Nov. 23 and 24, so he did what anyone in that situation would do: come into town early and skip the whole “actually preparing a meal for the whole family” nonsense. On the one hand, it’s surprising, given that 80 percent of what Gaffigan talks about is food. On the other hand, it’s completely understandable, given that of that 80 percent, 70 of it relates to fast food and Hot Pockets. Which, really, a couple of turkey-and-cheese jobs would cut down on one’s roasting time considerably.
The day before the holiday, Gaffigan checked out Mac King for a union of plaid and pale. That evening, he took the family for a double-dip, this time to Mystère before settling on a Thanksgiving dinner at Excalibur’s Tournament of Kings.
Is there any more American way to celebrate that most American of holidays than by going to a fake castle for fake jousting? One monster truck plowing through there and Toby Keith would cry tears shaped like George Washington and the Alamo.