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Comedian and actor Tom Papa comes to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 22

Comedian and actor Tom Papa comes to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 22
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From a press release:

It was announced today that comedian, actor, and podcast host Tom Papa will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at 8 p.m. as part of the “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” series, in partnership with Special Guest App.

Tickets, which are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. An exclusive Kirby Member pre-sale begins on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 10 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.

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,” 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).

Papa is host of the hit podcast and SiriusXM show “Come to Papa,” a weekly, hour-long show 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, Papa 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 New York City, 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.

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 also had a voiceover role in the DreamWorks animated feature “Bee Movie” and 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.”

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