A national comedian will headline McKinley Park’s fourth annual comedy night slated Feb. 22 at Eagles Lodge in Creston.
Dwayne Clark has opened for comedians Rick Springfield, Weird Al and Carrot Top. He’s performed at Chicago House of Blues and is a regular at The Funnybone in West Des Moines. His material is described as intelligent, adult, yet inoffensive.
“He’s a professional comedian,” said John Kawa, chairman of the Creston Park and Recreation Board. “You can punch him up on the Internet and see some of his clips. He does some of his comedy with a guitar. He’s a funny guy.”
Clark will be joined by comedian/magician Shawn Gregory. T-he event begins with social hour at 5 p.m. Feb. 22.
A smoked prime rib dinner by Brad Jones of Up in Smoke barbecue of Afton will be served around 6:30 p.m.
The dinner is followed by an auction and comedic entertainment by Gregory and Clark. Tickets for the event — which includes the meal — are $25 each and can be purchased at Eagles Lodge, Creston News Advertiser, SideTracked or by calling 641-782-2000 ext. 2.
“We only have 300 tickets to this,” Kawa said. “So, it wouldn’t hurt to get your tickets early because most years we either sell out or come very close to selling out. Twenty five dollars is a bargain really. Think about how much you would spend on a prime rib dinner and two comedians in Des Moines.”
All proceeds from the comedy night go directly to the McKinley Park Restoration Fund for improvements at McKinley Park.
“You get a bargain,” Kawa said. “We make a buck for the park and in the end, everybody wins.”