Back by popular demand, the Clark Center for the Performing Arts presents a hilarious new showcase of some of the best comedic talent in the country with the Best of the San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 8pm.

For more than two decades the San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition has served as a major career springboard for many talented comedians including Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Ellen DeGeneres and Dane Cook. The Clark Center performance will feature the competition’s 2011 Champion, Sean Kent as well as performances by comedians Alex Koll and Shawn Felipe, and a special guest host.

Sean Kent

Critically acclaimed standup comic Sean Kent has performed to packed houses in the US,

Sean Kent

Canada and abroad. Sean has recently written or appeared all across Network and Cable television on shows such as the Green Collar Comedy Special (Showtime), Last Comic Standing Seasons 1 and 3 (NBC), The Bob and Tom Show (nationally syndicated in over 150 markets),The Best Damn Sports Show Period (Fox Sports Net) and many, many more!

The winner of the San Francisco and Seattle International Comedy Competitions, Sean Kent is one of only three comics to have won both titles of the most prestigious comedy contests in North America.A cancer survivor, Sean also works to raise awareness by speaking and performing at a variety of annual charity events, including the Cancer for College Fundraiser with Will Farrell and the City of Hope Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion.

Alex Koll

San Francisco based comedian Alex Koll is a self-described “Funnyman and Entertainmenter of variable power and speed.” Developing a taste for the absurd at an early age, Alex’s comedy has grown organically to reflect a far-reaching creativity that has two dirty sneakers planted firmly on the ground. His act dips and weaves between what’s right in front of us all and unexpected forays into the strange.

Shawn Felipe was born in Victorville, CA and raised in Honolulu, HI, and is now a resident of Los Angeles, CA has cultivated his form of comedy from his background in Theatrical arts and his Thai-Asian-American upbringing with his mom. His comic style is mixed with an observational sense of humor, storytelling and character work.

Don’t miss the comedy event of the season with the Best of San Francisco Stand-Up Competition on March 10. This show may contain adult material and language.

Tickets for Best of the San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition are $30-$40 and are on sale now. Call (805) 489-9444 for tickets or come to the Clark Center Box Office

at 487 Fair Oaks Avenue, Arroyo Grande.

For more information, or to purchase tickets,

visit the Clark Center website at

For photos or interviews, contact Jamie Maraviglia at 489-4196

or email

For more information on Sean Kent, visit

For more information on Alex Koll, visit

For more information on Shawn Felipe, visit

The Clark Center for the Performing Arts…

Ten Years of Quality Entertainment!!!