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Tom Papa: 2023 Comedy Tour

Tom Papa: 2023 Comedy Tour
With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country, finding success as an actor, host, and author, in film, TV, radio and podcasts as well as on the live stage.

The comedian has had 4 highly rated stand-up specials on Netflix and recently released his 5th Netflix special, "What A Day!" on December 13th. The special was taped at the iconic Wilbur Theatre in Boston. His other critically acclaimed specials include "Human Mule," "Freaked Out," and "Tom Papa Live in New York City," two of which were directed by Rob Zombie.

On June 6, 2023, Tom will release his highly anticipated third book, "We’re All In This Together...So Make Some Room." The book compiles comedic essays that aim to unite us through our stupidity. Every mistake has already been made, and this should bring us great comfort as we join together in our fight for survival, or at least in our attempt to get through the day. Whether we like it or not, we're all in this together.

In 2020, Tom released his second book, "You’re Doing Great! - And Other Reasons To Stay Alive," which was the follow-up to "Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas" both released by St Martin’s Press, making “Summer Must Read” lists from "Parade Magazine" to "The New York Post." Tom is also a contributing writer to the "New Yorker Magazine."

Tom’s highly rated podcast, "Breaking Bread with Tom Papa," features Tom and his guest eating, drinking, and celebrating the true meaning of breaking bread with insightful, revealing and always funny conversations. He also hosts the popular daily Netflix radio show, "What A Joke With Papa And Fortune" on Sirius XM Channel 93 and the monthly show, "Come To Papa Live" on Channel 94.

As an actor, Tom recently wrapped on the "Untitled Nike" film project, a Ben Affleck and Matt Damon film where Papa can be seen portraying the role of Stu Inman alongside Viola Davis, Jason Bateman, and others.

Tom has starred in many fan-favorite films including "Paper Spiders" where he stared opposite Lily Taylor, "The Informant" opposite Matt Damon, "Analyze That" opposite Robert DeNiro, and "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto" opposite Paul Giamatti, where Tom played the voice of El Superbeasto. He can also be seen alongside Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in the HBO film, "Behind the Candelabra," which was directed by Steven Soderbergh and won 11 Emmys.

On TV, Tom hosted the NBC series, "The Marriage Ref," which ran for two seasons and had a recurring role opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the CBS series, "The New Adventures of Old Christine."

Tom is currently on his 2022 It’s A Great Day! Tour and when he’s not on the road, Tom lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two daughters, a cat and dog where he spends most of his time writing and baking bread.
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