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Valley Laughs: A Comedy Night at the Center!

November 17, 2023 @ 6:30 pm 9:00 pm

Friday, November 17th, 7:30 pm showtime.
The “Laugh Lounge” opens at 6:30 with adult beverages and soft drinks for sale.

Smit Show Comedy in partnership with Sonoma Community Center will present a night of standup comedy with headliner Joe Klocek, featuring Clara Bijl, and hosted by Cody Smit.

General Admission is sold out!

VIP Tables are sold out!

VIPs get front-row cabaret table seating up front along with 3 drink tickets per person. Drink tickets can be redeemed for cocktails, wine, beer, or sodas.

You must be 21 years or older in order to attend this event.


Joe is a square peg in a round hole sort of guy. Raised a midwesterner, so he has manners, but living in San Francisco for 20 years, so he thinks he’s better than you.Joe does two things great- tells stories and talks to the crowd. 

Joe currently runs two monthly shows in San Francisco. At Cobbs Comedy Club, his game show, “Get It!?” Is becoming the next big thing. At The Punch Line, Joe Klocek & Friends, is his chance to show off new talent to audiences.Joe had a two month “comic in residency” at the first comedy club in Shanghai, China.

Joe has been featured on NPR’s, “Snap Judgement” and has also appeared on Comedy Centrals, “Live at Gotham” NBC’s, “Last Comic Standing” and was commentator for the Emmy award wining documentary, “A Bridge so Far”

Joe has also been a runner-up in the “San Francisco International Comedy Competition” and the “Seattle Comedy Competition.”

Voted “Best Comic” in the 2011 SF Weekly Readers Poll.

Joe is also proud to work as a Job Coach at St. Anthony Foundation in San Francisco. The three week class prepares men in early recovery to re-enter the workforce and provides long term aftercare for ongoing support.

FEATURE: Clara Bijl

Clara Bijl is an internationally unknown stand-up comedian and writer. Clara grew up in the French Alps and learned English by listening to rap music before attending college in South Carolina, as one does when coming from France. Upon graduation, she moved to New York City to become a stand-up comedian. She thought her English was serviceable until someone asked her if she was deaf. That’s when she decided to study with a speech therapist. Clara has since performed stand-up comedy without an accent around the world. She has two successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival under her belt, as well as two comedy albums Internationally Unknown and Welcome to Claradise.

HOST: Cody Smit- The Smit Show

The founding father of Smit Show Comedy.
Before doing stand-up comedy, Santa Rosa native Cody Smit started out as a rapper under the stage name, C-Smitty.  After realizing he was tone-deaf and possessed no rhythm, he gave up on his dreams of becoming a white rapper and took to stand-up comedy. His first gig was at a slam poetry open mic and consisted of him jotting down jokes about an ex-girlfriend on a bar napkin. His would-be set quickly escalated into a dreary tirade about her infidelity. Before he knew it, Smit was producing and hosting comedy shows throughout Sonoma County. At 22 years old, Smit learned the art of what it truly means to “bomb” on stage in the preliminary rounds of the San Francisco Comedy Competition. From then on, he vowed never to do the same.  

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