By now, modern comic force Jim Gaffigan’s December 31 show at Pabst Theater has become as much of the Milwaukee New Year’s tradition as champagne toasts, staying out at bars until 6 a.m., waiting three hours for a cab that never comes, and the crushing realization that you’ve wasted yet another year of your goddamn life. Fortunately, the beloved actor and author (who has also been known to dabble in stand-up comedy from time to time) can be relied upon to bring some post-Christmas and pre-next year chuckles with his now-expected appearance at the historic venue.

This winter is no different. For the eighth consecutive year, the seminal stand-up comic will bring his grab bag of jokes about food and general everyman musings to the Pabst for a run of shows, this time as part of his “White Bread Tour.” As of now, the tally sits at two shows: December 30 and 31. Let’s be honest…he’s probably going to add at least one more show. Reserved tickets are $55 (as well as an $85 option or $150 VIP meet and greet on New Year’s Eve). Tickets go on sale on Thursday, August 14.