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John Crist and Friends with special Guest Dusty Slay

  • Iowa State Fairgrounds, E 30th Street & E University Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50317
  • Dates: August 17, 2022
  • Location: Iowa State Fair
  • Phone: (800) 514-3849
  • Start/End Time: 8:00 PM
  • Price: Iowa State Fair admission is not included in your purchase and must be purchased to attend the event. Phone orders can be taken by calling Etix: 1-800-514-3849 Ticket limits are 8 for Individual and 4 for Accessible seating (ADA). A confirmation email will come from Etix, along with any print at home ticket purchases. It may go to your inbox or junk/spam folders. Will call orders must be picked up by the purchaser with a photo ID. Tickets will be available to pick up during the Fair at the Grandstand Ticket Office from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm daily. All Grandstand guests ages 2 and older need a ticket. All Sales Are Final - No Refunds $30/35/40/50/60
  • Overview

    John Crist is one of today’s fast-rising stand-up comedians, with more than one billion video views, four million fans on social media and sold-out shows from coast to coast. Widely known for viral videos like “Honest Football Coach,” “Every Parent at Disney,” “Brands that need to be CANCELLED” plus hundreds more. Crist would still tell you that his live show is better than any of his videos! In 2019, Crist made Pollstar’s Top 100 Global Tours list, with over 197,000 tickets sold for his “Human Being Tour.” He held the designation for four consecutive weeks, charting as high as #28. Crist’s comedy has been featured on ESPN, The Today Show, HLN, US Weekly, USA Today, SiriusXM, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, Cracked, and even The Golf Channel. When asked where he finds the inspiration to write jokes, Crist says, “I grew up in the deep south, my dad is a pastor, and I was the third of eight homeschooled children. My first job was at Chick-fil-A. Coming from a background like that, how do you NOT write jokes?!” Crist’s 2016 debut comedy special “I Got Questions” is available now on Amazon Prime, DirecTV and Spotify.

    Dusty Slay - 

    At 36, Slay has become the youngest comedian to ever perform on the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage in his adopted hometown of Nashville. To date he’s logged a dozen appearances in front of “his people” on the historic stage in the last couple years and has been asked by the CMA to host their festival’s Forever Country Stage to keep fans laughing between appearances by the biggest stars in country music.