Banana Punch to perform Saturday

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 11:21 a.m. CDT

Banana Punch, the oldest established permanent floating sketch comedy group in Des Moines, is coming to Corning Opera House Cultural Center, 800 Davis Ave., Corning, 7 p.m. Saturday.

The comedy group was founded in 2009. The troupe specializes in smart, laugh-out-loud comedy often based on a “What if?” premise, as in “What if Joan of Arc couldn’t lead the French into battle because it was a school night?” or “What if Dr. Seuss and his wife had an argument in Seussian rhyme?” Clean comedy (PG) for the whole family.

Banana Punch consists of six of the Des Moines area’s funniest sketch comedy and theater veterans, including John M. Donovan, Rebekah Maxwell, Michelle Parkison, Preshia Paulding, Ross Peterson and Dave Williams. They can be reached through their Facebook page,

Adult tickets are $12 and student tickets are $8, and may be purchased online at, Corning Opera House Facebook page or at the door.


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