November 4th and 5th the First Big Bear Comedy Festival will be held at prime venue locations in The Village!
That’s right, some of the best comedians around are heading to Big Bear Lake, and this great lineup can’t be beat! Many of the comedians have been featured internationally and appeared on popular shows such as Comedy Central, TruTV, HBO and late night talk shows. This two day event is brought to you by Rebel Rousers Entertainment, who seeks to bring an amazing new event to Big Bear Lake, where Los Angeles dwellers and beyond can take a short trip to the gorgeous mountains AND be entertained for the weekend. The four venues selected for the shows will truly be memorable; and all you need to bring is your funny bone! This new comedy fest will bring out the best, and that includes you and the amazing comedic talent this fest will bring to the community of Big Bear Lake – it makes a perfect excuse for a weekend vacation away from the grind but close to home. Everyone needs a good laugh once in a while, and at this new comedy festival, you’ll surely get it!
Expected to draw crowds of all age groups, this comedy festival will start your vacation off right! The acts will appear in four locations throughout the downtown Village area, with shows ranging from friendly jokesters to more adult oriented stand-up comedy routines, with a total of seven planned shows over the two night event. These new shows will have performances by comedians seen on Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, The Conan Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and others as well in attendance. If you are looking for a bite to eat, or even more live entertainment over the weekend, you’ll find yourself stopping by these friendly locations more than once. The Cave, an intimate entertainment venue, will be housing some of the various comedy shows, as well as the other three locations – Nottingham’s, Chad’s Place and the Big Bear Brewing Company. Grab a drink and have a seat!
As you experience Big Bear Lake in all of her majestic glory, and visit the comedy shows for the weekend, you will help this small resort town flourish and prosper. Keep in mind that shows range from “LR” (some adult language) to “R” (harder language) and “ADULT” (strong profanity). Since there are quite a few acts lined up for this new event, let’s explore what they are all about:
This is when all the laughs begin! The evening show starts at 7PM at Nottingham’s, a popular pub and restaurant. Their first show is rated LR, titled “Tap the Funny”, and will get your laugh track goin’! After this show ends, bounce over to Chad’s Place, for an 8:30 PM R rated show, that will most certainly give you a chuckle rush. At 10 PM you can rejoin the show at Nottinghams just across the street from Chad’s Place for a show (rated ADULT) liberal, raw show with some dirty antics and high spirit.
Things start up again at 7 PM with an LR show at Nottinghams. Grab dinner before or after the “Café Hilarity” set which features some of the funniest comedians around. Following that set, take a walk up to The Cave on Village Drive around 8 PM to check out “90 Minute Abs”, a R show that promises 100% laughter. Just leave room for the drinks, which are for sale at the bar. It is battles of the sexes at 9 PM! Again at Nottingham’s, experience some of the funniest comedians around in this male vs female showcase. Finally, closing out the evening and the fest at 11 PM, is the last show of the night: “Poisoned”. This rated R show will be held at The Big Bear Lake Brewing Company on Pine Knot Ave. This set takes the title seriously: comedians take the stage buzzed. That means no filter and drunken banter from (15) different comedians! They encourage you to laugh yourself silly and enjoy the drinks!
Of course, there would not be a comedy fest without comedic, talented people. Big Bear Lake is bringing up some of the best comedians in the biz. Without further ado, here are just some of the comedians travelling to Big Bear Lake for our benefit:
Best known as “Crazy Legs” from the Wayans Bros. hit “Don’t be a Menace…” he has razor-sharp punch lines! A former writer on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, don’t miss this chance to see Suli live!
He is the co-host of ALMOST GENIUS on truTV. Chris headlines comedy venues nationally. He’s also appeared on Comedy Central, Conan, Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Vh1.
Rawle Dee has been in show business since 12 years of age, appearing in several movies and on numerous TV shows. He is best known for his starring role in the movie “Cool Runnings” with John Candy. You may have also seen Rawle in “Angel of Death” with Zoe Bell or in “K-PAX” with Kevin Spacey. His star just keeps getting brighter!
Since arriving in LA, he has become a regular fixture at Hollywood clubs and has been featured on ABC, NBC, TNT and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.
Yes, that’s his real name, and as a comedian Flip has toured Europe and appeared on HBO and Comedy Central. He’s also performed with many amazing artists including George Carlin, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Greg Giraldo and Dana Carvey (who asked Flip to co-write his new comedy special with him).
Liz can be found on the TV Guide Network, Reelz Channel, Nuvo TV and Sirius XM radio. She also made 2013’s “Best of the Fest” at the SLO Comedy Festival.
Chris Bennett has been seen on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show and at different clubs and festivals around the country including the San Luis Obispo Comedy Festival.
Laura has made TV and podcast appearances as well as in Scotland at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her solo act was a hit with everyone lucky enough to see it! Laura has already been invited back to perform at the Fringe Festival again for a 7th year. In December, Laura will head overseas for the 6th time to entertain the troops. Laura is also currently working on her second book, turning her dissertation (yes officially she is Dr. Laura, but not THAT Dr. Laura) into a speaker platform to help heal the world with laughs. Laugh more! Doctor’s orders!
You’ll likely need somewhere to stay to enjoy this awesome weekend of comedy… look no further than this link for all your lodging needs from a big house to a bed and breakfast! Check out www.bigbear.com for everything you need concerning Big Bear accommodations. Booking ahead can have its benefits; various lodging facilities tend to offer discounted rates! Make sure you mention you’re coming up for the Comedy Fest.
The Comedy Fest tickets are now on sale for $15 per person, per show on the official website of the Big Bear Comedy Festival, or if you happen to be in Big Bear before the Comedy festival stop by “Village Music” located at 603 Pine Knot Ave in Big Bear Lake to purchase your tickets. At the venue door(s) tickets will be $20 per person, per show. A great way to experience everything this great event has to offer is to buy the weekend pass for $49 per person in advance from the link provided above; as of this posting only 20 passes remain for this limited offer.
Please check out the Comedy Fest website for all the info you need: www.bigbearcomedyfestival.com
See you there!
Please note: As always, venues and acts are subject to change. But, let’s hope not!