CARI KABINOFF is an LA based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor raised in Bakersfield. After attending UC Berkeley where she studied Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies, Cari moved to LA began her career doing improv and sketch comedy at The Groundlings. Cari was thrown into the deep end of stand-up comedy and loves it! She has performed at The SLO Comedy Festival, Ventura Harbor Comedy Festival, and Palm Springs International Comedy Festival. She performs regularly at Flappers Comedy Club, The Comedy Store, and hosts a handful of other shows monthly in LA. Cari’s comedy is like her laugh- infectious, in your face, and unforgettable. 

BRANDON VESTAL has established himself as one of the best comic talents in the country. Vestal has made his mark in the world of Comedy Competitions and Festivals. He was the winner of the Hollywood Comedy Festival, crowned “Best of the West” at the Detroit Comedy Festival, a finalist at the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, and a semi finalist at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival two years running.  Brandon was recently named “comedian of the month” on Sirius/XM radio. and just released his latest album”Smoooth”. He has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Man Up Stand Up, Comedy Time TV, and FOX’s Laughs. Brandon’s low key, deeply personal and honest style has made him a fast favorite in the comedy world, a “Don’t Miss” for college audiences, and a club favorite. He puts on an amazing show and is a definite must see.

DENNIS HEMPHILL is an actor, writer, comic and dad.  His super physical high concept stand-up routines makes him a comic stand out and fan favorite. The hilarious content Dennis has produced online has garnered over 61 million views on Youtube. Dennis was an elite performer for The Groundlings Sunday Company and produces the popular show Attack of the Comedians. 

MELANIE VESEY is a comedian, actress and writer/director whose comedy special/album Wild Animal is available to watch on Revry TV and can be listened to on all major streaming platforms. In addition to her TV debut on Laugh After Dark for Amazon, she’s Tweeted for Tig Notaro, WON round 4 of the U.S. Comedy Contest, and been comedian of the week on the Jackie Kashian & Laurie Kilmartin podcast. She co-starred with Jim Carrey in the Andy Kaufman bio-pic “Man on the Moon” and has been seen at the Burbank, Motor City, Palm Springs and the Ladies Laugh Comedy Festivals.

MARK SIPKA is a quick-witted actor and comedian still waiting for his growth spurt. This energetic kid in a suit was born in the wrong decade and would have made a peachy keen 1950s game show host. Mark jokes about his many failed jobs, pokes fun at his own generation, and delivers a head-turning impression of a soccer mom. As a child, Mark began performing characters and impressions so often that his dad once said, “I just want to know what your real voice sounds like.” Sipka loves making fun of his family and even roasted them onstage on Amazon Prime in Mark Sipka: My Special Family Special which has over one hundred 5 star reviews!

KEITH JOHNSON is a stand up comedian from Los Angeles, CA. He was recently featured on Kevin Hart’s ‘Hart of the City’ and created ‘Darius’ an animated series on Tyler the Creator’s Golf Media App. 

Admission: $15 presale $20 at door- plus 2 item minimum

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

Show starts at 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM


No Refunds. We will accommodate transfers to another showing if available.

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Call 661-489-4601 | Tues. – Fri. 9am-1pm / Sat. 12pm-3pm.

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March 6 - April 5, 2020

Ovation Theatre

1622 19th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301

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2 weeks before every main stage performance
1 week before our one night specials

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9am-1pm
Wednesday: 9am-1pm
Thursday: 9am-1pm
Friday: 9am-1pm
Saturday 12pm-3pm
Sunday: Closed
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