BEST Scene Reading: For Better or For Worse, by Clara Bijl

First come love, then comes marriage unless you need a green card.


Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Edith: Kristen Pepper
Brad: James Chapman

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

COMEDY Festival Feature Script: For Better or For Worse, by Clara Bijl

7501393817 posterFirst come love, then comes marriage unless you need a green card.


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Writer Biography

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Clara is an internationally-unknown French stand-up comedian from America.
Clara just returned to the States after touring Europe with her show “Clara Saves America,” one joke at a time. She was once stranded for hours on a broken escalator due to a power outage.
Clara’s humor is witty and observational and comes with a European twang. Clara performs regularly in French and in English.
Clara has appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018, the Avignon Off Festival, the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, SF Sketchfest, the Charleston Comedy Festival, the Montreux Comedy Festival, the San Diego Comedy Festival… She’s opened for Norah Jones, she’s performed with Richard Lewis, Dana Gould, Jake Johannsen, Patrick Timsit, Gad Elmaleh, Anne Roumanoff, Robin Williams, Tom Papa, Paul Reiser, Laurie Kilmartin, Scott Capurro & many more.
Clara’s a contributing writer to several humorous websites like her Twitter account, her Instagram account or her Medium account. She wrote for “Le Petit Silvant Illustré,” a successful French/Swiss TV comedy for several years and worked with Jack Burditt in punching up the pilot episode of his sitcom “Last Man Standing.” She wrote and directed a mockumentary reality TV comedy show about two refugees “The Refugees; a sitcom,” she created a French comedy series, “Le Shrink,” and even more recently she produced “My Review of Your Yelp Review.”

She lives with people in the Bay Area.