Local Comedians in Des Moines, IA

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Josh Alton

34 reviews
42 verified bookings
Comedian from Des Moines, IA

A versatile comic who is perfect for any type of party or corporate event!! Josh Alton is a rarity in the world of stand-up comedy: He's an athlete-turned-comedian. After playing his final collegiate football game, Alton hung up his cleats and s...

Comedian Ben Herman

Comedian from Des Moines, IA

"Ben Herman has been headlining nightclubs across the Midwest as an MC, Feature as well as Headliner for the past decade.  His hybrid mix of small-town charm and big-city wit endear him to audiences of any demographic! A constant kid-at-heart w...

Comedian Joel Fry

Comedian from Des Moines, IA

A 10-year veteran of comedy in the Midwest, Iowa Comedy Festival founder Joel Fry has performed in theaters, comedy clubs, colleges, and everywhere in-between. Cutting his teeth opening for bands at the historic What Cheer Opera House in Southeast Io...

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Comedian Jeff Caudill

15 reviews
18 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Comedian from Lovilia, IA (50 miles from Des Moines, IA)

Jeff Caudill has our highest GIGMASTERS rating of 5 STARS, based on multiple satisfied client reviews! Jeff has been featured in comedy clubs, theaters, nightclubs, casinos, resorts, corporation events, foundation events, competitions, and festiva...

Comedian Sean O'Brien

Comedian from West Des Moines, IA (5 miles from Des Moines, IA)

I am a Stand Up Comedian, originally from Fort Dodge, IA currently residing in West Des Moines , IA. I have opened for and done shows with Professional Comedians such as Don Tjernagel, Tom Garland, and Zach Sherwin. I am a 4 time winner and 3 time...

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Scott Long: Hilarious onstage or on ZOOM!

30 reviews
41 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Comedian from Atlantic, IA (71 miles from Des Moines, IA)

Our Best of Gigmasters comedian for 2014 and 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018....Scott's Hilarious CLEAN COMEDY has been seen on NBC, FOX-TV, ESPN, and the Bob and Tom Show! Scott Long consistently gets 5 star reviews from small events to Fortune 500 companies...

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Jeremy Nunes: Our Best Comedian 5 Straight Years!

10 reviews
13 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Comedian from Maryville, MO (106 miles from Des Moines, IA)

Jeremy has a our highest rating, 5 stars, based on feedback from clients like you! As you can see, year after year he's won our "Best of" award for comedy! This clean comedian has appeared in his own DryBar Comedy Special, an Amazon Prime Specia...

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Brandon Kew | Tall Dark & Comedy Productions

19 reviews
30 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Comedian from Omaha, NE (119 miles from Des Moines, IA)

About Us: Hailing originally from rural Iowa, Brandon Kew moved to big windy city Chicago after college to study comedy at Second City, an improv school that includes famous alums such as Steve Carrell and Tina Fey. He is the winner of Omaha's Clas...

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Kris Covi

7 reviews
10 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Clean Comedian from Omaha, NE (119 miles from Des Moines, IA)

As a married father of three with ties to the corporate world, Kris Covi's act covers everything from raising kids in an internet world to being a 6'8" freak. In short, he's not. Since winning the Great American Comedy Festival as an amateur, he has...

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Stephanie Hillier

8 reviews
18 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Comedian from Omaha, NE (119 miles from Des Moines, IA)

My many years of professional experience is sure to make your event extraordinarily enjoyable. Using a casual conversational style to not so casual topics, I provide a hilarious spin on life in Detroit, relationships, & the Midwest. My amazing writin...

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Scott Long: The Bash’s Best in Person or on Zoom!

11 reviews
16 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Comedian from Overland Park, KS (199 miles from Des Moines, IA)

Scott is our top-rated act which is why he was chosen Gigmasters Best Comedian the past 5 years!! His CLEAN COMEDY has been seen on NBC, FOX, Bob and Tom, all while being based in the Midwest. Scott's performed at all the top comedy clubs (over 40 s...

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Kristoffer Olson, Funny Magician

30 reviews
55 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Comedian from Saint Paul, MN (235 miles from Des Moines, IA)

4X BEST OF GIGMASTERS (2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019)! Be sure to watch his sample video. More than a comedian, and not your typical magician! Kristoffer Olson's quick-witted, "nerd-chic" character drives a show that is a hybrid of stand-up comedy...

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Jeremy Nunes: Our Best Comedian 5 Straight Years!

13 reviews
14 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Comedian from Dubuque, IA (165 miles from Des Moines, IA)

Jeremy has a our highest rating, 5 stars, based on feedback from clients like you! As you can see, year after year he's won our "Best of" award for comedy! This clean comedian has appeared in his own DryBar Comedy Special, an Amazon Prime Specia...

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Rik Roberts :: Clean Comedy & Creative Keynotes!

11 reviews
20 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Clean Comedian from Kansas City, KS (176 miles from Des Moines, IA)

Rik creates excitement through comedy and connecting with the audience. With 20 years experience, you can rest assured you and your event are in good hands. He can offer you multiple choices for your event including Stand-Up Comedy, a Creative Keynot...

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Nathan Hults

3 reviews
10 verified bookings
Stand Up Comedian from Sioux Falls, SD (205 miles from Des Moines, IA)

With love in his step and a skip in his heart, Nathan Hults has been performing since the age of 7. Raised in the lakes of Minnesota, planted in the fields of South Dakota, Nathan travels the country sowing seeds of joy across this great nation. A 20...

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Jason Douglas - # 1 Hired Comedian

18 reviews
31 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Comedian from Minneapolis, MN (233 miles from Des Moines, IA)

Jason Douglas - Comedian for corporate events, private parties, and more! TV & Radio Credits: Comedy Central's Laugh Riots, Bob & Tom Radio Show, Sirius & XM Satellite Radio, ESPN College Game Day (twice). Opening act on tour for: Michael Bublé...

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Jeremy Nunes: Our Best Comedian 5 Straight Years!

30 reviews
35 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Comedian from Springfield, IL (242 miles from Des Moines, IA)

Jeremy has a our highest rating, 5 stars, based on feedback from clients like you! As you can see, year after year he's won our "Best of" award for comedy! This clean comedian has appeared in his own DryBar Comedy Special, an Amazon Prime Specia...

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Johnny Beehner

11 reviews
14 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Clean Comedian from Madison, WI (234 miles from Des Moines, IA)

Johnny Beehner made his network television stand up debut on the Late Show with David Letterman January 16, 2015. Johnny Beehner puts on a funny show. He's got everything you want from a comic: He's silly, he's likeable, and he's fun. With a...

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Wayne Hill Sr.

42 reviews
78 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Comedian from East Moline, IL (167 miles from Des Moines, IA)

Rev. Wayne Hill Sr. has demonstrated a talent for making people of all walks of life laugh under all circumstances. Yes! He was the class clown and on a first name basis with his Junior High School Administrators! His 2007 NBC's Last Comic Standi...

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Victor Le'Yon: Comedy Magician and Hypnotist

2 reviews
4 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Comedian from Kansas City, MO (177 miles from Des Moines, IA)

Cool, Calm, Collected, and Hilarious! As seen in magazines as well as recent television appearances, Victor puts a stylish and modern take on the classic "magician/hypnotist" and creates illusions and acts to overjoy audiences across the nation. His...

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Todd Andrews | Clean Comedy | Corporate Comedy

53 reviews
75 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Comedian from River Falls, WI (232 miles from Des Moines, IA)

Todd Andrews began his comedy career in the Boston area (where he grew up), but eventually moved to his wife's hometown in Western Wisconsin. Todd's performances are wonderfully woven stories about the observations and trials of a "Boston Boy Lost i...

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Corporate And Private Party Comedian - John Deboer

19 reviews
28 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Comedian from Minneapolis, MN (237 miles from Des Moines, IA)

John DeBoer can be seen and heard on Comedy Central, XM-Sirius Satellite Radio, and in national TV commercials, with a brief (very brief, yet heartwarming) shot on Last Comic Standing. A nationally touring headliner, his nerve-hitting show flows...

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Comedysportz Improv Theater Minneapolis MN

15 reviews
32 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Comedian from Minneapolis, MN (232 miles from Des Moines, IA)

** Now Virtual capability ** ComedySportz is improvisational comedy performed as a competition. Two teams improvise comedy scenes and games based on audience suggestions. The show is very interactive and involves suggestions about the audience, audie...

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Mike Mercury: Gigmasters 5 Star Comedian!

24 reviews
27 verified bookings
Comedian from Madison, WI (234 miles from Des Moines, IA)

Comedian Mike Mercury has performed thousands of shows for groups just like yours – everything from annual awards banquets for small-town fire departments to fancy Fortune 500 galas. A Wisconsin native, Mike started his comedy career at the world-...

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David Harris

3 reviews
7 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Comedian from Minneapolis, MN (234 miles from Des Moines, IA)

David Harris is a nationally touring, Midwest Emmy Award Winning comedian, magician, actor, and host. David performs his special brand of clean, interactive, and tailored comedy and magic all across the U.S. and Canada at top clubs, colleges, corpor...

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Review by Linda H.

Des Moines, IowaDec 2018Christmas Party

We just had Josh for our company holiday party. We had 35 people there from ages 24-75 and everyone really liked his show. He is very personable and relatable. He took the time to meet us and go over our thoughts and needs . He mingled with our group during social cocktail hour which was a great idea. He's not G rated but nowhere near the other end of the spectrum. No one was offended. We would recommend him without any hesitation!!


Josh Alton

Josh Alton

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Review by Laura S.

Des Moines, IowaDec 2017Christmas Party

Josh was the perfect addition to our company Christmas party!! He communicated well in preparation for the event. He had fantastic material and made sure to find out what we wanted. He was absolutely hilarious and his presentation was great! He was very personable and friendly and we highly recommend him!!!


Josh Alton

Josh Alton

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Review by Aimee Y.

Des Moines, IowaDec 2017Corporate Function

We hired Josh for a company Christmas party, with 175 people. He did a fantastic job, funny yet professional. He came early and ate dinner with us, got to know a few folks and even stayed after the show. He inquired about attire for the evening before the event and even mingled with people before the show. Wonderful job! We would hire Josh again for sure..


Josh Alton

Josh Alton

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Review by Scott B.

Des Moines, IowaJan 2017Banquet

Scott was prompt, on time, worked well with our schedule and his act was very family oriented and he worked well with all the cro


Scott Long: Hilarious onstage or on ZOOM!

Scott Long: Hilarious onstage or on ZOOM!

30 reviews

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1.27 hours

A typical booking for a Des Moines, IA Comedian lasts 1.27.

October

October is the most popular month to book a Comedian in Des Moines, IA.

$20,014 dollars

Des Moines, IA Comedians have earned $20,014 in this location.

100-199 guests

Events in Des Moines, IA with a hired Comedian typically have 100-199 guests in attendance.

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How long are Des Moines, IA Comedians booked for?

Typically, a Comedian in Des Moines, IA is booked for 1.27 hours

When are planners booking Comedians in Des Moines, IA?

October is the most popular month to book Comedians in Des Moines, IA.

Can I find recommended Comedians in Iowa on The Bash?

You can view profiles for Iowa Comedians to see their star rating from other planner reviews. The average rating for Comedians in Iowa is 4.75 stars.

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There are 2 4+ star Iowa Comedians. Browse their profiles on The Bash to read verified reviews from real party planners.

Des Moines, IA Comedians

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