Des Moines East Village, the city’s most progressive and culturally vibrant neighborhood, has become the cradle of the Des Moines stand up comedy scene. The House of Bricks opened their venue to Underground Comedy in 2008. The Beechwood Lounge began what became The Bomb Shelter Showcase in 2010, while an open mic appeared at what was the Underground, and is now Up/Down.

Now in its 5th year, Beast Village will, once again, be locally produced, funded by grassroots efforts and area businesses, boasting talent from our city, as well as friends new and old from across the country.