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.
Jen Kober (Curb Your Enthusiasm) presents a line-up of new and emerging comedians, each offering unique, insightful, and hysterical opinions on all things LGBT.
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Host/MC Jen Kober THE MINDY PROJECT, ANGER MANAGEMENTS, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, TREME,
Originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, Kober has bounded onto the national stage - playing colleges, theatres and comedy clubs all over the country and bringing crowds to their feet with her original blend of stand-up, story telling, and improvised rock-n-roll comedy.
Leslie Berman of The SWLA Times writes,"Kober is one of the most talented comics of our time. I have been betting on her to find her niche and go national since the first time I saw her. I thought: Shes got to be our 21st Century Lucille Ball, and thats no exaggeration. If you´re twenty years younger than me, think hipper Tracey Ullman." WEBSITE | MYSPACE | BOOK
Comedian Mike Bobbitt WTF PODCAST, COMEDY CENTRAL-TRIP TANK, XM/SIRIUS RADIO, GILDA'S LAUGHFEST, LAS VEGAS COMEDY FESTIVAL
Mike Bobbitt brings a punk rock edge to his nerd comedy by embracing his obsessions and taking the piss out of them at the same time. WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |
Comedian Owen Alabado JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, MJ TRIAL REENACTMENTS, ROCK HAVEN, TRICK OF THE WITCH, DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Owen is an actor, stand-up comic, singer/dancer, martial artist from Wisconsin. He grew up doing theater and obtained his BFA in Acting from UW: Stevens Point. He has been seen on TV as well as independent films and many national commericials. He recently was one of four to headline The Michigan Lesbian and Gay Comedy Festival. He brings the funny pulling from his life: from being a gay guy who hangs out with straight guys, a half Filipino half whitey, singing dancing ninja, and much more. BOOK
Comedian Charlie Robinson THE ALBANY (LONDON), FLAPPERS BURBANK, BURBANK COMEDY FEST 2014 , THE MUSE (CHARLOTTE NC),
As a stand-up she has performed in both London and Los Angeles, improvised at UCB (level 4) and acted alongside some household names such as Ron Jeremy (It was not a porno). Performing on stage and in front of the camera, her roles have ranged from Shakespeare's Rosalind to futuristic computer hacker that shoots people with her laser beam. Charlie is a teacher specialising in camera acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has Directed for both film and Theatre in addition to being a master of Editing & Visual affects. Charlie is an Award nominated Editor and has recently been commissioned to work for BAFTA/LA.
She began her career as a Biochemist performing Educational Science to kids on stage with a well known British comedy duo.
Actress / Teacher / Director / Editor / VFX / Improviser / Biochemist and Tennis Player......looking to add Stand-up to the list. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Dana Eagle THE LATE LATE SHOW, COMICS UNLEASHED, COMEDY CENTRAL, HBO,
Miss Eagle appeared in an ABC Pilot with Jason Alexander and was the host of Comcast On Demand's UNConventional. She has been seen on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central and Byron Allen's Comics Unleashed, following which she became a contributing writer. She is most proud of the unique experience performing throughout Iraqi bases for the troops. She was showcased in HBO´s US Comedy Arts Festival in her solo show, Stones From Glass Houses followed by the second in the series, Mood Disorders: A Light-Hearted Romp Through Crippling Depression, featured at the Los Angeles Women´s Theatre Festival. She recently completed a pilot for the E! Entertainment Network, and has been seen in a series of memorable commercials beside Jay Mohr and football legend, Boomer Esiahson. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Justin Matson is a stand-up comedian and writer pursuing his wildest hopes and dreams in the City of Angels. Seriously… you´d be surprised how many hookers in LA are named Angel. With his signature adorably awkward comedy with just a twist of gay, he was awarded the title of "NYC´s Funniest New Comedian 2011." Justin´s performed stand-up, improv, and sketch shows at major comedy venues all across the country, including: Flappers, The Comic Strip, The Comedy Store, The PIT, Nerdmelt, UCB, Gotham, and some lady´s house Connecticut! A published author, he´s written over 200 comedic articles as the head staff writer for Gone To New York. Justin performs improv with his team, Rasputin. You can follow his tweets @justinmatson, learn about his super ridiculous wedding on Pinterest, or find out more than you ever needed to know at www.justinmatson.com Photo Credit Christina Gandolfo: Gandolphoto.com WEBSITE | | BOOK
Adam Dooley is a stand-up comedian, impressionist, and ex-figure skater (unfortunate fact). Adam is a two-time Comedy Fighters Champion at the Mars Comedy Club in Honolulu. He was also rated "2014 #1 New Comedian to Watch!" by Comedy Hawaii. Adam Dooley performs regularly in clubs all over Los Angeles. He's known widely for his Oscar-the-Grouch-like voice and his kinda-sorta-like-Brendan-Frasier good looks and is embarrassed to admit that he is gluten-free. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Kyle Shire NICK & KYLE'S COBRA JUICE, MAKE ME LAUGH: OAKLAND, ZANIES CHICAGO, BEST KEPT SECRET TOUR,
Kyle Shire hails from Des Plaines IL, home of the first McDonalds, John Wayne Gacey, and the football field at the end of The Breakfast Club. Kyle moved to LA to pursue his three loves: stand up comedy, writing sitcoms, and drudgery.
He produces and host's Nick and Kyle's Cobra Juice: a Variety Show Spectacle. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Melanie Case THE COMEDY STORE, FLAPPERS, THE LAUGH FACTORY, WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATER, KILLING MY LOBSTER SKETCH
Melanie Case has performed stand-up comedy in Los Angeles at The Comedy Store, Mi´s Westside Comedy Theater, the Haha Cafe, Cornacchia´s Comedy Corner show, The Frisky Horse Comedy show, and in San Francisco/Oakland at The Marsh, The SF Fringe Festival, and The White Horse Inn. She was also a company member of esteemed SF sketch comedy group Killing My Lobster from 2003-2009. As a company member of KML she performed in a multitude of sketch shows, at SF Sketchfest, Sketchfest NYC, and performed on The Geary stage in the American Conservatory Theater's Comedy Night. She also writes, directs and produces comedy shorts, such as "Lesbianism: The Ultimate Form of Birth Control." Melanie can be seen on itunes/Netflix in the feature "The Snake," featuring Margaret Cho, which was celebrated by Patton Oswalt at SXSW in 2009. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Jason Visenberg is a comedian born in Toronto Canada. After finishing high school in Canada he moved on to The University of Oregon. Realizing comedy was his passion he buckled down, graduated a year early and headed down to Los Angeles. Jason has been performing steadily around LA ever since! WEBSITE | | BOOK
Stacy Roquemore is a comedian, actor and writer. He's been performing stand-up for eight years, getting his start at the Improv in southern Florida, and now performing locally at such venues as Comedy Works and the Denver Improv. Stacy was a finalist in the Funniest Comic in Palm Beach, and was a featured comic at the Laugh Track Comedy Festival 2010. Stacy's stand-up is inspired by true stories from his life, where he never fails to find the hilarity in any situation. BOOK
Comedian Heather Turman SEX SENT ME TO THE ER , THE GAY LIST, STAND UP AND DELIVER
Heather Turman is a national touring comedian and founding member of The Young Hot & Gay Tour. She was featured at Idaho Laugh Fest in 2014 as well as Phoenix Pride Festival and San Diego Pride Festival. She can be seen on Nuvo TV´s "Stand Up and Deliver," and on the DVD special "The Gay List." She was featured alongside Jay Mohr in "Archie Black: The Worst," and on the TLC show "Sex Sent Me To The ER." WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Brent Parris THE COMEDY STORE, INSIDE JOKES, FLAPPERS, JON LOVITZ COMEDY CLUB,
After spending his first 20 years growing up in small town North Carolina, Brent
Parris high tailed it west to the big ole city of Los Angeles and has been callin' it
home ever since. His mama dubbed him "the mouth of the south" at an early
age and it's a title he's proud to carry into adulthood. His mouthy southern wit is
what you can expect every time he takes the stage. Brent has performed all
over in top clubs like The Comedy Store, Flappers, The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club
and Inside Jokes. BOOK
We can't tell you who it is...But this guest is a major celebrity and will definitely make you laugh! You be leaving Flappers bragging to your friends about the talent you saw at Flappers Last night. BOOK