Des Comédie Festival

  • 1011 Locust Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Dates: October 2, 2021
  • Location: Temple Theater
  • Start/End Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: $26.50 Because of the mature content, this production is recommended for ages 19 and above.
  • Overview

    AMES ADOMIAN is a prolific buffoon, with a new hit podcast THE UNDERCULTURE on the Forever Dog network, along with many wild and beloved appearances on hundreds of comedy podcasts across the podtheon: THE TODD GLASS SHOW, THE DOLLOP, CHAPO TRAP HOUSE and many others. He is featured and exploited on many additional insanities on YouTube!  With Anthony Atamanuik, James is one half of TRUMP VS. BERNIE, a comedy duo whose work spans across the many media of television, radio and a vinyl album — including an apparently never-ending live debate tour!   

    James is known for televised work on THE MELTDOWN, @MIDNIGHT and THE PRESIDENT SHOW (all on Comedy Central), CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL (Adult Swim), MAN SEEKING WOMAN (FX) and LAST COMIC STANDING (NBC). He also does a lot of cartoons! Some of his favorites include FUTURE WORM (Disney XD), OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT (Showtime), BOJACK HORSEMAN (Netflix), VENTURE BROTHERS (Adult Swim) and BOB’S BURGERS (Fox), and he's on some exciting upcoming animated shows like HARLEY QUINN (DC Universe), DUNCANVILLE (Fox), CLOSE ENOUGH (TBS) and HUMAN DISCOVERIES (Facebook Watch).  

    On the big screens of indie cinema, James makes star-adjacent appearances in HITS (David Cross), LOVE AFTER LOVE (Russ Harbaugh) and THE DAY SHALL COME (Chris Morris). His 2012 standup album LOW HANGIN FRUIT is still available for purchase or theft. As a standup comic James performs constantly in Los Angeles, and at festivals, theaters, art galleries, gay bars and disreputable venues across North America and worldwide. Check global listings!


    Formerly the Beast Village Comedy Festival, Des Comédie Festival (pronounced Da Comedy Festival) is a standup comedy celebration taking place in downtown Des Moines, Iowa on September 30th, October 1st and 2nd. We're filling stages with local and national talent.