Bellflower Comedy Festival coming Dec. 21

BELLFLOWER – The City of Bellflower and The Stand Up Comedy Magazine will present five nationally recognized comics at the Bellflower Comedy Fest on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Bristol Civic Auditorium. 

This special event filled with food and laughter for the entire family will feature, Stephanie Clark, Tom Clark, Bruce Jingles, Brian Kiley and Frazer Smith. 

Tickets on sale now for $25 per person at      

Stephanie Clark, the female comedian of the show, has been featured on Huff Post and hosts a well-acclaimed web show, “The Clarks!” She is committed to helping rescue dogs and produces fundraiser shows for Pets for Vets and other nonprofits through her company, Funny Girl Events.

Married to Stephanie Clark, Tom Clark has appeared on such shows as TBS’s “Conan O’Brien,” CBS’s “Late Late Show,” “The Bob & Tom Radio Show,” and Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend.” 

Clark has traveled nationally and internationally performing stand-up comedy and has also appeared on such shows as NBC’s “Outsourced,” TNT’s “The Closer,” and the Hallmark made-for-TV movie “The Wish List.”

Bruce Jingles’ comedic brand blends just the right amount of wit, impersonation, and essential timing. A man of many hobbies, Jingles captures a crowd with a propensity for marijuana, a love of comic books, and a soft spot for storytelling. 

He has taken his act all over the country and overseas to entertain troops as part of several USO tours. Jingles’ has been showcased on networks such as ABC, VH1, NUVOTV, two Showtime specials and has even appeared on TMZ.

Brian Kiley has appeared several times on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” Kiley has been a staff writer for Conan O’Brien since 1994 and is currently the head monologue writer. 

He has been nominated for 16 Emmy Awards and is the winner of the 2007 Emmy Award for Writing in a Comedy/Variety Series. He has had a recurring role on the Cartoon Network’s “Delocated” and has been on “The Bonnie Hunt Show,“ Comedy Central Presents, The CBS Morning Show, and more.

Frazer Smith is not only one of the funniest comics on the LA scene today, he is also one of comedy’s most well-connected personalities. After 30 years in the business as a comedian, Frazer has made stops on numerous TV shows, as well as, being one of the nation’s most listened to Radio Jock’s on KLOS for many years.  

Frazer has also served as host on NBC’s” Rockin’ America.”

Before the show gets underway, the Youth Cultural Arts Foundation (YCAF) has put together a special pre-show performance beginning at 6:30  p.m. The Company Ink, a group of local improv comedians featuring Bick Brown, D.J. O’Hea, Kelsey Cole, and Lili Ari, will engage the audience with humor and skits. Shane Selloria, the 1st Place Winner at the recent YCAF Talent Show, will also share the pre-show spotlight with his comical puppeteering.

In addition to the show, each attendee will receive a “Buy 1 Entree, Get 1 Entree 50% off” dining discount at participating restaurants in the City of Bellflower. The dining promotion will be valid from December 21, 2017 to January 6, 2018.

The Bellflower Comedy Fest will serve up food for purchase prior to the show (prices vary-cash only) starting at 5:30 p.m. All attendees have an opportunity to win a variety of door prizes including $100 restaurant gift certificates, tickets to the Conan O’Brien Show, and more.

Participating restaurants include: Bellflower Diner, Bellko Korean BBQ, Chris’ & Pitt’s BBQ, Enrique’s Mexican Restaurant, Fantasy Cakes Bakery & Coffee, French Quarter Creole Bar & Grill, Fronk’s Barbecue, Hambone’s BBQ Bar & Grill, Johnny Rebs’, Marino’s Italian Restaurant, Omega Burgers, Ricci’s Italian Restaurant, Subway, and Toko Rame Indonesian Restaurant.