Hugh Jackman’s coffee company will be serving Thursday at the Gallivan Center. Will Jackman be there himself? – Salt Lake Tribune

Hugh Jackman’s Laughing Man Coffee company will serve up free cups of joe Thursday morning in Salt Lake City. And if you go, pay careful attention to who your server is — it just might be Jackman himself.

The star of everything from “X-Men” to “Les Miserables” to “The Greatest Showman” is bringing his “The Man. The Music. The Show.” tour to Vivint Smart Home Arena on Thursday and Friday evenings. And as he’s done in other cities, he’s bringing along Laughing Man coffee — which will be available at the Gallivan Center (239 S. Main St.) from 7 to 10 a.m. on Thursday. All you have to do is show up and stand in line.

Jackman’s people aren’t saying whether the Emmy and Golden Globe winner will be there himself. But he showed up in Boston. And Chicago. And Dallas. He’s been autographing paper coffee cups as he hands them out to fans. And he’s posted pictures and videos of himself on social media, passing out coffee from inside the Laughing Man truck.

“Hugh has been making surprise visits at each of the last locations!” said a spokeswoman, who added, “At the moment, we don’t have specifics on whether or not he is planning” to be at the Gallivan Center.

Well, she didn’t rule it out.

On a trip to Ethiopia in 2009, Jackman met a young coffee farmer trying to lift his family out of poverty, and he was inspired to provide a way for farmers to sell their products in the United States. He created the Laughing Man brand and the Laughing Man Foundation in 2011.

A portion of Laughing Man coffee sales “supports coffee farming communities and programs that clear the way to sustainable health, growth, and success for coffee farmers and their families,” according to the foundation. And Laughing Man will make a donation to the foundation for every cup handed out in each city Jackman visits on the tour.

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By the way, limited tickets still remain for both the Thursday and Friday performances at Vivint Arena. They’re available at the box office; online at, or; or by calling 1-800-745-3000.