For Immediate Release

March 27, 2017



Hilarie Szarowicz (616) 742-6397


Stars of web series IMOMSOHARD coming to SMG-managed DeVos Performance Hall July 9

Tickets for Mom’s Night Out: SUMMER NIGHTS go on sale Friday, March 31

Grand Rapids— They’ve kept you sane. They’ve brightened your day. They’ve made you laugh ‘til you peed a little. And now Kristin and Jen, from #IMOMSOHARD, are coming to Grand Rapids. Catch them at DeVos Performance Hall on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM.


Tickets go on sale Friday, March 31 at 10 AM and can be purchased online at, by phone at 800.745.3000 or at the DeVos Place and Van Andel Arena Box Offices. Ticket prices are $38.25 and $48.25. This show is 18 and over, and prices are subject to change.


This summer, Kristin and Jen, from #IMOMSOHARD are taking their show out of the playroom and onto the road. But this time, they’re bringing the kids. And a tour bus. (You didn’t think they’d leave them with their husbands, did you?).


Jumping off of the pages of Facebook and on to stages across the country, there’s no one making moms feel as uncomfortably normal as Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, the hilarious oh-so-real women behind #IMOMSOHARD. With over 675,000 Facebook fans and more than 55 million views of their web series, Jen and Kristin’s blend of honesty and humor resonates with moms and dads alike, proving why these two have become the hottest ticket in town.



Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley are the comedy duo #IMOMSOHARD. With a hugely popular web series on Facebook, these two best friends – and moms – talk the good, the bad, and the ugly funny about motherhood. Both have two small children and two regular-sized husbands, so logically, their web series could only take place in a playroom with red wine. Or mimosas. Or chardonnay. A lifetime of teaching, performing, and writing comedy, mashed up with holidays, birthdays, and football Saturdays can only culminate in hilarious, and sometimes too true, stories that have struck a nerve with so many parents. Now these two are taking to the road for IMOMSOHARD LIVE. The live performance reflects the casual conversations about motherhood that have made their series so popular.


About SMG

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