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Comedy at Hoyt Sherman Place: The Perfect Night Out!

Comedy at Hoyt Sherman Place

January 5, 2024

Hoyt Sherman Place is the perfect setting for a night of comedy. The intimate room and unparalleled acoustics allow for both the audience and the comedian on stage to have an ideal experience every time. Outback Presents Joe Gatto’s Night of Comedy on Saturday, Jan. 13 and Ari Shaffir: The Wrong Side of History Tour on Saturday, Feb. 17.

Joe Gatto in Downtown Des Moines

Joe Gatto’s Night of Comedy is on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. Joe Gatto is a comedian best known from the hit TV shows Impractical Jokers and The Misery Index. He has toured with the Jokers live comedy show to sold-out crowds across the world, including at Hoyt Sherman Place in 2013. Currently, Joe is on his solo stand-up tour selling out theaters across the United States including his first solo appearance in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). Patrons should know Joe is passionate about supporting anti-bullying organizations and animal rescue initiatives. He happily advocates for the “Adopt, Don’t Shop” movement with his nonprofit Gatto Pups and Friends which operates on Long Island, N.Y. catering to mainly senior and disabled pups. Tickets are available at the venue box office or hoytsherman.org. (Ages 16+ Suggested; Parental Discretion Advised)

Joe Gatto at Hoyt Sherman

Ari Shaffir in Downtown Des Moines

Ari Shaffir: The Wrong Side of History Tour is on Saturday, Feb.17 at 7 p.m. Ari Shaffir is an American stand-up comedian appearing at Hoyt Sherman Place for the first time. Ari puts on a hilarious show every year of all new material, and he brings amazing openers. It’s just a really funny night of stand-up. In addition to his numerous appearances on the Joe Rogan podcast, he is best known for his last special, Jew, which has garnered almost 6 million views and was written up in The New York Times in its list of best specials of the year. Tickets are available at the venue box office and hoytsherman.org.

Ari Shaffir at Hoyt Sherman 

Don’t miss any of the great events coming in 2024 to Hoyt Sherman Place, including more comedy events. Check out hoytsherman.org for the perfect night out in Downtown DSM.

There are so many fun events specific to Downtown DSM. Attend annual events like the Downtown Des Moines Farmers’ Market, World Food & Music Festival and Holiday Promenade or find live music happening each week through the "Live Music This Week in DSM” blog series.

Dana Hanson

Dana Hanson is the Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at Hoyt Sherman Place, a vibrant cultural destination where people can connect with art, music, history and one another. Dana has 15+ years of experience overseeing all event ticket sales, marketing and advertising as well as promoting the venue overall.