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#IMOMSOHARD CROSS-COUNTRY COMEDY TOUR MOM'S NIGHT OUT: ROUND 2 COMES TO THE CIVIC CENTER!Wednesday, February 13, 2019
COMING TO THE DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER ON JULY 11, 2019
TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 AT 10 AM
DES MOINES, IA – Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to present the comedy duo of Jen Smedley and Kristin Hensley, creators and stars of the hit Facebook weekly series, #IMomSoHard, at the Des Moines Civic Center on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. This is the duo’s second cross-country comedy tour. Single tickets will go on sale on Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at 515-246-2300.
No one can make moms feel as uncomfortably normal as Hensley and Smedley. With more than 1.5 million followers on social media and 120 million views of their web series in less than 2 years, the Nebraska natives blend of honesty and humor resonates with moms and dads alike, proving these two have become the hottest tickets in town. One of their most shared episodes, I Swimsuit Season So Hard, where the moms tried on the summer's hottest/most ridiculous swimwear, garnered over 20 million views and coverage in the world’s top news outlets. They have recently appeared on The Today Show and The Doctors, to name a few, and they were chosen for People Magazine’s best of 2017.
After the moms’ first mega-year of touring (you know, just 72 cities) with their live stand-up show: Mom's Night Out - Summer Break Tour, they will be hitting the road again this year with Mom's Night Out: Round 2!. Their kids are older, the moms are older, but the show is new!!
“If we learned anything from our first tour, it’s that you should never take two families with toddlers in one RV across the US. We also learned that, or were reminded rather, that women ROCK! Our shows have an audience full of comradery and support. Depending on how far we are into the evening, they can also be full of wine. It’s a raucous blast and a well-deserved night for moms who are craving that “recently released from prison”- type of evening.” -- Jen Smedley and Kristin Hensley
For additional information please visit www.imomsohardlive.com or DMPA.org.
Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley are the comedy duo #IMomSoHard. With a hugely popular web series on Facebook, these two best friends – and moms – talk the good, the bad, and the funny about motherhood, friendship and beyond. The Nebraska natives both have two small children and two regular-sized husbands, so logically, their web series could only take place in a playroom with red wine. Or mimosas. Or chardonnay. A lifetime of teaching, performing, and writing comedy, mashed up with holidays, birthdays, and football Saturdays can only culminate in hilarious, and sometimes too true, stories that have struck a nerve with so many parents. Now, after the massive success of 2017’s Mom’s Night Out: Summer Break Tour. The live performance will reflect the casual conversations about motherhood that have made their series so popular.
About Des Moines Performing Arts
Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 40 seasons of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on four stages in Des Moines – the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater, the Temple Theater and the newly renovated outdoor space, Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts is a presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is home to many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information, visit DMPA.org.