The As-Heard-on-NPR Comedy series at Gesa Power House Theatre continues with comedian Tom Papa
on Friday, February 28, at 7:00 p.m. Tom Papa’s comedy tour is sponsored by Sirius XM.
With more than 20 years of experience as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country, finding success in film, TV, radio, podcasts, and live on 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 and streaming 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 sharing the screen with 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 ($45) are available online at www.phtww.org
or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Group ticket sales are available by calling 509-876-1662.
The As-Heard-on-NPR Comedy Series, sponsored by Northwest Public Broadcasting, will continue later this year with two solo Off-Broadway comedy shows by Don Reed – East 14th
on Saturday, April 18, and Semi-Famous
on Thursday, December 31.
Reserved seating tickets ($45) are available online at www.phtww.org or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. For group ticket sales, please call 509-876-1662.
This event is sponsored by:
The 2020 Gesa Power House Theatre Season is sponsored by:
Courtyard Marriott, KAPP-KVEW TV, Inland Cellular
McCurley Integrity Toyota of Walla Walla, Northwest Public Broadcasting, Pacific Power
Additional support provided by:
Walla Walla County, Port of Walla Walla, City of Walla Walla
Each Coldwell Banker Office is Independently Owned and Operated
About the Gesa Power House Theatre
The historic Gesa Power House Theatre is a 300-seat performing arts venue, located in downtown Walla Walla. The 120-year-old building was once the Walla Walla Gas Plant, built to produce coal gas used to light the streets, businesses, and homes of Walla Walla. In 2011 the Gesa Power House Theatre building was transformed into a state-of-the-art playhouse for live performance. The interior design of the theatre was inspired by Shakespeare’s own intimate Blackfriars Theatre in London, England.
The Gesa Power House Theatre is on the Washington State Building Preservation Commission list of State historic buildings and on the National Register of Historic Places. The venue also hosts a variety of other cultural events, musical concerts, and private events (including weddings).
For additional marketing and media information, including interviews and hi-res images, contact:
Gesa Power House Theatre
111 North Sixth Ave.
Walla Walla, Washington 99362