The South Pasadena Public Library and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library will present the “End of the Beginning” comedy show in the Community Room on Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m. The hilarious, “clean” event will transform the stately historic venue into a comedy club filled with laughter.
The show is entitled “The End of the Beginning” because it will conclude longtime Library Director Steve Fjeldsted’s last day on the job. Doors for the all ages event will open at 6:30 p.m.
The evening will showcase a stellar lineup of four great comedians: Writer/Comic Tom Clark, comedian Stephanie Clark (yes, she and Tom are married), and Scott Vinci, who promises to also pull out his guitar for some of his jokes. The show will be emceed by Carl Kozlowski, the arts editor/film reviewer of the Pasadena Weekly. Carl is also a stand-up comic who’s also podcaster and a radio show host. Carl’s “Dozed and Confused” one man show has been showcased at this year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival with one more performance to come.
Tom Clark has performed his standup on such shows as “Conan” on TBS, CBS’s “Late Late Show,” “The Bob and Tom Radio Show,” and Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend.” Tom’s stand-up special “Outraged” is available on Amazon Prime. Clark is also an actor and has appeared on such shows as TNT’s “The Closer,” HBO’s “Euphoria,” NMC’s “Outsourced,” and the Hallmark made-for-TV movie “The Wish List.” After landing the role on “Outsourced,” director Ken Kwapis invited Clark to be in the Drew Barrymore movie “Big Miracle.” Tom can also be seen in Columbia Pictures’ “Freaks of Nature:”
Stephanie Clark was born and raised in LA. Clark’s best friend is her English Bulldog, not surprisingly named Abigail Adams. Stephanie’s a huge advocate for rescue animals and has hosted/produced charity shows through her event entertainment company, FunnyGirlEvents.com. Recently, she raised $2,000 for Pets For Vets, a nonprofit that matches rescue animals with our country’s veterans.
Scott Vinci attended the Second City School of Improvisation in Chicago where he first began performing stand-up. Now in LA, Scott is acting, writing, and performing. Scott is known for his TV and film roles in “Alias,” “Wanted,” and his many comedic shorts on Funnyordie.com
The Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street. Refreshments will be served and no tickets or reservations are necessary. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and seats are limited.