Skip to main content
Martin Recital Hall
All Seats $23


Seinfeld writer Pat Hazell hired an opposition research company to investigate his past, and reveals his own Permanent Record in a confessional night of humor, heart and humanity. Opening the vault to his faults, foibles and foul play, Pat turns a stroll down Memory Lane into a high-speed chase down Memory Highway.

If you can’t laugh at yourself, why not laugh at him?

About 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 one of the original writers for NBC’s Seinfeld, a veteran of The Tonight Show, 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. 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 sitcom, American Pie, for NBC. Hazell’s signature work, The Wonder Bread Years, a grand salute to Americana and 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 national tours of five original productions: My Funny Valentine, Bunk Bed Brothers, The Wonder Bread Years, The Good Humor Men, and A Kodachrome Christmas. Pat is currently in development on a musical adaptation of his original play, Grounded For Life with composer Lawrence Goldberg. 

Pat Hazell’s Permanent Record, had its world premiere in Des Moines, Iowa at the Temple Theater in 2019. In 2021, Pat launched his podcast Creativity In Captivity, a weekly podcast with creatives from all around the entertainment industry that is available on all platforms. However, his greatest accomplishment is being the father of two of the brightest shining stars in the universe, Tucker and Keaton.

Dominican University Performing Arts Center acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and is partially funded by the Oak Park Area Arts Council, in partnership with the Village of Oak Park, the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the National Endowment for the Arts.