Tickets on sale for Tom Papa at Sheldon Concert Hall

Steve Litman introduces comedian Tom Papa onstage Friday, January 28, 2022 at Sheldon Concert Hall. Show time is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35, $40 and $50 and are on sale now at, by calling MetroTix at 314-534-1111 or one hour before showtime at the Sheldon box office.

Tom Papa’s first book, Your Dad Stole My Rake and Other Family Dilemmas, examines families in all their weirdness, from crazy aunts with mustaches to shouting-communicating grandparents to uncles who use marijuana as a condiment. It is for anyone who has a family, grew up in a family, or spent time with another human being. It’s the universality of Papa’s humor. We know the people he is talking about.

Dad is the head writer and regular cast member of “Live from Here”, the new incarnation of the legendary radio show, A Prairie Home Companion. He is featured in his own segment, “Out in America with Tom Papa”. The comedian is a regular on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Conan O’Brien Show and his third hour-long special, Human Mule, is available for purchase or streaming. Papa’s first two specials, directed by Rob Zombie, were Tom Papa: Freaked Out and Tom Papa Live in New York to critical acclaim.

Dad is the host of the hit podcast and SiriusXM show, Come to Papa, a weekly hour-long show in which he explores the fun side of life. His guests have included Mel Brooks, Ray Romano, Carl Reiner and Jerry Seinfeld. Several times a year, in New York and Los Angeles, Papa hosts a scripted radio play Come to Papa which is recorded live for the podcast and radio show. He has residencies at the Largo in Los Angeles and the Village Underground in New York where he writes the script for each show and hires the best actors and comedians to act or perform in stand-up, all backed by a live band. Artists who have participated include Matt Damon, Sarah Silverman, Joel McHale, Jim Gaffigan, Kevin Nealon and Kevin Pollock.

In 2013, Dad was seen alongside Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in the HBO film, Behind the Candelabra, directed by Stephen Soderbergh and won 11 Emmy Awards. He was also seen on the hit Comedy Central series, Inside Amy Schumer. His films include The Informant with Matt Damon, The Haunted World of El Superbeast, directed by Rob Zombie and Analyze This with Robert DeNiro. On television, Dad was cast by Jerry Seinfeld to host the NBC series, The Marriage Ref, which ran for two seasons. He had a recurring role on the Julia Louis-Dreyfus series, The New Adventures of Old Christine and has his own NBC series, Come to Papa.

Anyone 12 years of age or older attending a ticketed event at The Sheldon will be required to present proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test taken no later than 48 hours prior to event entry time. Guests must be prepared to show their vaccination card, or proof of negative COVID test, or photo of their vaccination card or test results on their mobile devices before entering The Sheldon. Self-administered tests will not be accepted. The Sheldon will also maintain a flexible ticket exchange policy throughout the season to address any health and safety concerns.

Located at 3648 Washington Boulevard, in the heart of the Grand Center Arts District, Sheldon Concert Hall offers a wide range of musical, visual arts and educational programs of the highest quality, diversity and educational impact, hosting more than 350 events each year . For more information, visit or

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