Aug 16-22. A full week of shows, industry panels, classes, afterparties, and more - let's do some funny business! Sponsored by Visit Burbank and Downtown Burbank Partnership.
Comedian/Juggler Michael Rayner (Sesame Street) presents comedy for the whole family, including performances by 10 and 11 year old stand-up comedians. Also this show will be a fundraiser. Now is your chance to save a life -- with laughter. LaughMD is installing channels of comedy videos onto hospital TVs and Tablets because… Laughter is the Best Medicine! They're currently running an Indiegogo Campaign to raise $25,000 to help launch pilot programs at hospitals in the Los Angeles area. Please check out their campaign at www.LaughMD.org and consider donating. Or if you can´t afford to, please share our campaign on your social media and help spread the word. If so, we promise not to run over there and tickle you.
Host/MC Michael Rayner BANANAS, DAVID LETTERMAN, ENERGIZER BATTERIES, G4 TV,
"As with the best magicians–indeed, as with the best performers–it's not the difficulty of his tricks but the way he delivers those tricks that makes him endearing and engaging." Michael has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Extreme Gong Show and Sesame Street. WEBSITE | MYSPACE | BOOK
Trista is a young girl who likes getting big laughs. She is a very creative young comedian that enjoys doing Stand-up. Although she is just starting out, her original writing and perspective on life will make the whole family laugh. She connects with all age groups as she shares her unique since of humor. BOOK
Comedian Neil Aggerwhil HOLLYWOOD IMPROV, STANDING TALL COMEDY, FLAPPERS - 2 MILK MINIMUM, THE WAREHOUSE,
Neil Aggerwhil is a 13-year-old comic of Indian origin. He started making people laugh at an early age by telling jokes and doing impressions. In fact, his first impression was that of a crying baby! He surprised his family by volunteering in a show in Virginia at age 4 where non-comics told jokes. Neil told the joke already shared by his elder brother in front of the same audience. The audience went wild (his cuteness helped!) and he won $25 which is more than what anyone in his family had made doing stand-up till that time! Neil has been doing comedy for two years and has performed at The Hollywood Improv, The Flappers Comedy Club ("Two milk minimum") and at The Warehouse in Marina Del Rey. Neil loves to perform Improv and has been training at Second City. He also enjoys performing Musical Improv and Sketch Comedy. BOOK
MusicianKaterina Villegas AMERICA'S IT GIRL, WE TV, AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERISITY, APU GOSPEL CHOIR PRESIDEN,
Katerina Villegas, singer-songwriter, and alumni of Azusa Pacific University, recently received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and has released her first independent album, "No Longer Ashamed." It is an album about empowerment and never giving up. Life brings tests, trials, and triumphs, but by not being ashamed of who we are and what we believe in, we will get through the journey one step at a time.
Her mission is to inspire the next generation to go beyond limitations. Generating an awareness of their worth and value, impacting the lives of others while being fun, creative, and offering unique sounds.
Currently, Katerina is a contestant to become the first America´s It Girl, an upcoming 12-week television series scheduled to air this fall, on WE Tv. WEBSITE | | BOOK