The Des Moines Social Club’s fourth annual Galentine’s Day comedy show took place on Feb. 10 in the Kum and Go Theatre where a sold out crowd gathered to hear six stand up comedians share their insights and celebrate women.
The show first began in 2015 when three local Des Moines comedians got together and shared their stand up routines the weekend before Valentines Day. Those three comedians have since moved away to continue their careers, but come back each year to plan and perform in the Galentine’s Day show.
Des Moines Social Club Communications Director Katie Privitera explained where the Galentines Day show originated from and its goal.
“… We loved the idea of celebrating your friendships instead of your relationships,” Privitera said.
Topics ranged from expensive bras, the appropriation of the bun, the election, and having kids, but overall it conveyed the message that women should be celebrated.
The goal of the show is to have the audience “laugh their heads off,” but also leave feeling close to their friends and humbled to be a woman and a friend, Privitera said.
This year the show was performed twice, with showings at 8 and 10pm, because of its success in the past few years.