Act now to snag your seats and crack up some of the most original Houston-bound comedy creators this season—courtesy of the good folks at Performing Arts Houston—from September 2022 though late April 2023.
Formerly known as Society for the Performing Arts (SPA), Performing Arts Houston is back with their first full season since the change, packed with a powerhouse line-up of shows drawing from unique musical, physical, and—of course—comedic talents.
The 2022-23 season is particularly notable for its eclectic mix of live comedy events and performers, featuring popular social media personalities, seasoned comedians like Tom Papa and Felipe Esparza, an array of hilarious tricked-out stage dogs, and absurdly perfect mash-up of quirky comedy and musical excellence, with shows spanning from early September 2022 through late April 2023.
Performing Arts Houston’s 2022-23 Comedy Shows
- My Name is Not Mom at Wortham Center | Friday, September 9 & Saturday, September 10, 2022 – Embark on a hilarious journey through motherhood with internet sensations Tiffany Jenkins, Meredith Masony, and Dena Blizzard. The comic trio shares their take on mothering through the sleepless nights of the toddler years, middle school craziness, and trying not to physically attack a high schooler. $40 to $60. 7:30pm both nights. Get tickets or learn more.
- An Evening with Tom Papa at Wortham Center | Monday, October 7, 2022 – With 20 years of stand up comedy under his belt—including his beloved “Out in America” series on NPR’s Live from Here with Chris Thiel and four Netflix specials—funnyman Tom Papa takes to the Cullen Theater for a night showcasing his wry satirical comedy and drawing from success as a writer, comic, actor, radio spokesperson, and podcaster. Discretion is advised. $45.50 to $55.50. 7:30pm. Get tickets or learn more.
- Mutts Gone Nuts! at Wortham Center | Sunday, October 23, 2022 – Acclaimed as “a must see!” by the Washington Post, the all-ages crowd-pleaser brings the world’s most talented four-legged performers—including the highest jumping dog in the universe, two Guinness World Record Champions, a hilarious six-pound Pomeranian Pikachu mix, and a host of rescued pups—who dance, prance, flip, and skip their way into audience’s hearts. $29 to $65; $25.55 to $56.15 for ages 12 and under. 1pm and 4:30pm. Get tickets or learn more.
- The Mnozil Brass: Gold at Wortham Center | Sunday, February 26, 2023 – Known as the Monty Python of the music world, the renowned Austrian band Mnozil Brass brings a hysterical new show to Houston. Featuring the very best numbers from the ensemble’s 25-year history, the show seamlessly combines slapstick comedy with extraordinary musical ability for an over-the-top fun, virtuosic, and laugh-out-loud experience. $29 and up (on sale Tuesday, September 6, 2022). 6:30pm. Get tickets or learn more.
- Comedian Felipe Esparza at Jones Hall | Friday, April 28, 2023 – The Mexican-born stand-up comedian and actor, Felipe Esparza, brings his biting comedy to Downtown for a single night. The Last Comic Standing winner is best know for his special They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You, his recurring appearances on Superstore and The Eric Andre Show, and his podcast What’s Up Fool? Discretion is advised. $29 and up (on sale Tuesday, September 6, 2022). 7:30pm. Get tickets or learn more. I
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