April 20, 2024 | 8 PM

You won’t want to miss this LIVE stand up comedy event featuring four talented and hilarious comics! John J. Murray, Kandyce August, Forrest Beers and Dick Ruse will perform on the beautiful and historic Marion Theatre stage for one night only part of this special 420 edition!

John J Murray is a comedian from Clearwater, FL. His laid-back attitude disarms audiences and prepares them for the strange inner workings of his mind. John gives his perspective on everything from marriage to reality TV and also shares weird stories from his past. Offstage he is a marijuana advocate (stoner), US Marine Veteran and writer who spends his free time reading comic books and watching live music.

John J Murray has opened for John Caparulo, Nick Dipaolo, and Gilbert Gottfried.

John J has appeared on Comedy Time TV, The Afrotainment Network and 102.5 The Bone. He is a Creative Loafing Best of the Bay winner and his 1 hour special premieres in spring 2023 on Prime Video

He has appeared in The Tampa Bay Comedy Festival, The Memphis Comedy Festival and Gilda’s Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids, MI. John J is the winner of Season 9 of Keenan Thompson’s Ultimate Comedy Experience.

Kandyce August has graced the stages of over three dozen premier comedy festivals spanning the nation and even crossing the border into Canada. With an undeniable presence and razor-sharp wit, she has effortlessly warmed up audiences by opening for Guy Torrey, Mark Normand, and the electrifying Theo Von! Kandyce was also a finalist in 2023 The Big Sky Comedy Festival.

Forrest Beers is a 24 year old comedian from Tampa Florida. Known for his conversational and energetic style. He grew up a pastors kid and spent his high school years living in Cambodia with his family and at the age of 19 moved back to America to start his comedy career. Since then Forrest has become one of the strongest up and coming comedic voices in Florida! Working at clubs all over the south, Forrest has honed his extremely self deprecating and goofy style in clubs all around the country and is a great addition to any lineup!

Dick Ruse is a degenerate tattooer who’s stand up is far from conventional. His irreverent point of view is one of a kind in a world of the same old. He’s brought his alternative act to every stage from club and college gigs to dive bars and tattoo conventions.

Always a crowd favorite, you may not recognize his face but his writing has been featured front page on FunnyorDie.com for contributions to YouTube sensation Zebra Corner. (YouTube.com/zebracorner) Zebra Corner is known for their unforgiving parody’s of Chevys “Real people, not actors” commercials and has grown from a few hundred subscribers to 1 million in a years time. Dick was recently named “Best Up and Coming Comedian” in Tampa Bay by Creative Loafing and mentioned as a St. Pete favorite by ILovetheBurg.com He is a regular guest on top rated Tampa radio The Johnny B show on 102.5 The Bone FM.

His unique blend of crude, crass and clever has been seen all over the country. He was a recent headliner at the Portland Comedy Festival in Portland Maine, and a Roast Battle winner at the world famous Comedy Store in LA . Dick has appeared with Jim Florentine, Brad Williams, Big Jay Oakerson Randy and Mr. Lahey from Trailer Park Boys You may have heard him (once) on The Doug Stanhope Shotclog Podcast. Described as “Refreshingly original” he’s an up an comer you don’t want to miss.