The Never Too Late Show
Starring Don Reed

In Person at The Marsh San Francisco

Written, Performed, & Directed by Don Reed
Produced by Don Reed & Pat Hazell
Original Music by Doyle Robinson, Tag Reed (aka lonetheghost), & Dane Reed
Technical Director – Blake Radiant

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Online ticket sales close 2 hours before each performance,
and additional tickets may be available for purchase at the door.

August 6 – September 3, 2023
Sundays at 5pm 

Ticket Information

Tickets: $25 – $35 General Seating sliding scale | $50 & $100 Reserved Seating

Online ticket sales close 2 hours before each performance,
and additional tickets may be available for purchase at the door.

111 minutes | 15 minute intermission | Ages 15+ 
Please do not bring infants to the show

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As of June 10, 2023, face masks are strongly encouraged but no longer required


“Bravissimo!” – Julie Motz, KWMR

“Hilarious” “Using projection and video to excellent effect” “Heartfelt and affecting” –

“Reed hits the mark, commanding the stage with hilarious moves, surprising insights, and memorable videos” “Fascinating plot” – THEATRIUS

“Funny and inspirational” – Jeneé KALW NPR “Sights and Sounds”

About the Show

Don Reed presents an inspirational, multi-character comic tale about never giving up. Both hilarious and heartbreaking, it chronicles his travails and perseverance through life, and the Hollywood gauntlet to late night TV’s The Tonight Show. A journey full of laughter, deceit, and ultimately vindication. 

This will be a multimedia presentation featuring classic footage and graphics from various entities: The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The National Comedy Center, HBO, FilmMagic/Getty Images, and much more.

About the Performer & Artistic Crew

Don Reed (HBO/Snap Judgment/NBC) was the 2016 Theatre Bay Area – WINNER – for Outstanding Solo Production East 14th and Co-Produced filmmaker Robert Townsend‘s solo hit Living the Shuffle. A San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nominee and NAACP Triple Nominee for Best Actor & Best Playwright, Don played one of the lead roles in the Amazon Prime comedy series Bartlett which was co-financed and recurring role stars Lin Manuel Miranda (creator of the Broadway smash HAMILTON). Reed has worked in various roles in front of and behind the camera for Warner Bros, Disney+, Marvel, Pixar, The CW, Sony, Lionsgate and more.

New York Times, New Yorker, San Francisco Chronicle approved with 7 solo shows under his belt, Don has performed, written and directed for film, television and the stage. A memorable performance on Townsend’s HBO Partners and Crime Special of up-and-coming comedians years ago caught the attention of some Hollywood guns and led to many recurring and guest starring roles. You may have heard his voice on Spiderman, Johnny Quest, Where on Earth is Carmen San Diego, or as the voice of the cat on 2 Broke Girls. Additionally, He has written, directed, produced, and starred in short films for HBO and had quite an adventure through the world of late-night television. He has created content for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN and can be seen in the Netflix feature film Unleashed alongside stars from Showtime’s Shameless. Reed shared an excerpt story from the aforementioned East 14th – on NPR/WYNC’s Snap Judgment so compelling that it was woven into the graduate writing curriculum at American University in D.C.  See it here…“I Miss Toni” 

Don has recently been a contributing special assignment writer for The San Francisco Examiner and has partnered with Virtual Bodyworks – a leading virtual reality entity making huge strides in the world of workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Reed asks that you support Elevate Oakland, a foundation bound to keeping music and the arts alive in Oakland Public Schools, to help the unhoused, and to impact the challenges of sexually exploited youth. 

Pat Hazell – Showtime declared Pat Hazell one of the five funniest people in America. His 30 years of experience as a writer, producer, and director have made him a go-to-guy for new American Theater. Pat is an original writer for NBC’s Seinfeld, a Tonight Show veteran, a critically acclaimed playwright and a contributing commentator to National Public Radio. He is recognized for his genuinely funny Americana humor and his salute to nostalgia. Pat is the creator and host of the weekly podcast Creativity in Captivity available on all platforms. 

As a playwright, Pat’s first endeavor Bunk Bed Brothers was optioned by Columbia Pictures, then gained the attention of the TV industry and was filmed as the sit-com, American Pie, for NBC. Hazell’s signature work, The Wonder Bread Years, a grand salute to the baby-boomer generation, aired on PBS where they referred to Hazell as “America’s Foremost Pop Culture Anthropologist.” 

As the Chief Creative Officer of Sweetwood Creative, he is responsible for the creation of eight original productions: Pat Hazell’s Permanent Record, The Wonder Bread Years, The Good Humor Men, Bunk Bed Brothers, My Funny Valentine, My Life in 3D, A Kodachrome Christmas and Grounded For Life:The Musical. However, his greatest accomplishment is being the father to two of the brightest shining stars in the universe, Tucker and Keaton.