Sirius XM presents comedian Tom Papa at Gesa Power House Theatre on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
With more than 20 years experience as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, TV, radio and podcasts as well as on the live stage.
Tom is the head writer and regular performer on the nationally syndicated NPR show, Live From Here, the newest incarnation of the legendary radio show, A Prairie Home Companion. Tom is featured on the show in his own regular segment, Out. In. America. With Tom Papa, heard by the 2.6 million fans of the weekly radio show. He is also a recurring panelist (and occasional guest host) on NPR’s #1 rated show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!
Tom is the new co-host of What a Joke with Papa and Fortune, the first daily program to exclusively broadcast on the newly launched Netflix Is a Joke radio station on Sirius XM Radio. Every morning Tom and co-host, Fortune Feimster, hang out for two hours with fellow comedians, interview celebrities, and cover everything from their personal lives and the world of comedy to the day’s trending topics.
Tom also hosts the hit podcast and SiriusXM show, Come to Papa, a weekly, hour-long show featuring Tom exploring the funny side of life, occasionally with guests like Mel Brooks, Ray Romano, Carl Reiner and Jerry Seinfeld.
Tom’s 2018 book debut, Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas, was an instant success and went through four printings in its first four months in release.
Tom’s three hour-long stand-up comedy specials, Tom Papa: Freaked Out, Tom Papa Live in New York City, and Human Mule, are available through major online outlets.
A regular on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Conan, Tom has also made guest appearances on The Jim Gaffigan Show on TV Land, on Colin Quinn’s web series, Cop Show, alongside Clive Owen in two episodes of Steven Soderbergh’s Cinemax series, The Knick, and in Chris Rock’s film, Top Five.
Tom’s film appearances include alongside Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in the HBO film, Behind the Candelabra, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh and won 11 Emmys, starring opposite Matt Damon in the Steven Soderbergh film, The Informant, and starring opposite Paul Giamatti in Rob Zombie’s animated feature, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, as the voice of El Superbeasto. Tom has appeared in the films Analyze That, opposite Robert DeNiro, and Comedian; he had a voiceover role in the DreamWorks animated feature “Bee Movie” and also was a writer on the project.
Personally chosen by Jerry Seinfeld, Tom hosted the NBC series, The Marriage Ref, which ran for two seasons. Tom had a recurring role opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the CBS series, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and starred in his own NBC series, Come to Papa.
When not touring the country, Tom lives in Los Angeles with his wife and family.
Reserved seating tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday, December 2, online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.