Live from the Chandelier Lobby
Comedian, actor and podcast host Tom Papa will visit the F.M. Kirby Center on Friday, February 22 at 8:00 p.m., part of the ‘Live from the Chandelier Lobby’ series, in partnership with Special Guest App.
Tickets go on sale Friday, September 28 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the F.M. Kirby Center, online at www.kirbycenter.org and charge by phone at (570) 826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m.
With more than 20 years 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 Papa is the new Head Writer and regular performer on the nationally syndicated radio show, Live From Here, the newest incarnation of the legendary radio show, A Prairie Home Companion. He 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.
A regular on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Conan, Tom Papa has three hour-long stand-up specials. The first two critically acclaimed hour-long specials were directed by Rob Zombie: Tom Papa: Freaked Out (2013) and Tom Papa Live in New York City (2011).
Tom Papa is host of 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.
Several times a year in New York and Los Angeles, Tom hosts a live Come To Papa scripted radio play that is recorded for the podcast and SiriusXM show. With residencies at Largo in Los Angeles and The Village Underground in NYC, Papa writes the script for each show and casts top actors and comedians to play the roles or perform stand-up, all backed by a live band. Performers include Matt Damon, Sarah Silverman, Joel McHale, Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan, John Mulaney, Kevin Nealon, Kevin Pollack and many more.
Tom Papa starred opposite Matt Damon in the Steven Soderbergh film, The Informant, and starred opposite Paul Giamatti in Rob Zombie’s animated feature, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, as the voice of El Superbeasto. He 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, Papa hosted the NBC series, The Marriage Ref, which ran for two seasons. He also 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.