As a junior at UCSD Kareem started his comedy career as a dare. Before long he was a regular at the La Jolla Comedy Store where he was featured in the documentary film "The Main Room". After graduating from UCSD Kareem returned home to Los Angeles and continued his career working in local clubs such as the Improv, Ice House, Comedy and Magic Club and Flappers. He immediately got television exposure on MTV and B.E.T's Comic View. He participated as a "new face" in Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival. He's appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and has been featured in dozens of national commercials for products such as Miller Lite, Nike, and Boost Mobile.
CLAREMONT AUNTIE CLARES COMEDY CONTEST - is a branch of the original Uncle Clydes Comedy Contest -- LA's Longest Running Comedy Contest -- and YOU pick the winners!
There are 7 preliminary rounds. In each preliminary round, 10 comics perform a five-minute set. A special guest performer or group is invited to perform at "Half Time" and at "Math Time" (the end of the show while the votes are being tallied).
The 1st Place Winner receives $101 cash prize, 2nd Place receives a $50 gift card from Flappers Comedy Club or from another location, and 3rd Place gets a Auntie Clares traditional Wings. The top two finishers will be invited to perform in the Soup-Or-Bowl finals. Each Soup-Or-Bowl Audience Vote winner will receive $500.00 cash, Second Place wins a $50 gift card, and Third place wins a huge basket of wings. Additionally, our Industry Judges Vote will receive a Professional Gig at Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant. (As an added feature to the contest, Flappers will be adding an online voting component via Facebook (TBD). **The producers reserve the right to manage contestants in any way possible or to control placement of contestants in any and all ways possible.**
The Top Two finishers from each Soup-Or-Bowl Finals, (as well as the online winner and/or judges wildcard winner - TBD), will be invited back at the end of the year to participate in Clares Playoff Week --a run of 3 shows held at Flappers Claremont Comedy Club Main Room in December 2016. First Place in each playoff round will win $101, second place will win a $50 gift card, and third place will win a giant side of fries. The Top Three performers from each playoff round will be invited to perform in The Clare´s Cup to be held on Jan 12th 2017 at 8pm in which ONE winner will win the title of Clare's Cup, their name on a huge Trophy, along with a $2000 Cash Grand Prize, a professional gig at Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant. We have Celebrity Judges lined up from Comedy Central, Princess Cruises, Flappers Comedy Club, Comedy Festivals, MySpace Comedy, National Lampoon, and many more. Previous Winners have included Bil Dwyer, Bobbie Oliver, Randall Park, Samuel J Comroe, Keon Polee, Quinn Dahle and many more.
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You might wonder why someone with Social Anxiety Disorder (or is SAD) is compelled to perform stand-up comedy. It turns out he is a bigger masochist. Being born into a life, mind, family and world marinated in Dysfunction his "Humor from Dysfunction" is a stew best served to as many as possible. His multiple physical and mental challenges and diagnoses do not define him and humor emowers him to live with Social Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Affectuve Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder (yes he's a S.A.D, B.A.D. and R.A.D dude.) a Cancer Survivor (and more)! His unique perspective finds Dysfunction in every direction. Come taste and enjoy the joyous misery and humorous view he calls "Humor from Dysfunction" (seach Humor from Dysfunction" on FaceBook for some samples BOOK
Seth Clark started college to become a minister and found that most religion was more laughable than believable. He was born in the Carolinas but moved to SoCal to pursue graduate school. His combined experiences of fundamentalist Christianity, American Buddhism, and the general mayhem of life have produced an individual that is a full time scholar, comedian, and craft beer aficionado. When´s he not busy studying ancient texts, telling jokes, or delivering lectures, one can find him at local breweries. Seth´s love of the stage comes from the charisma he was exposed to in the church and the theatrical training that he received in high school and college. In college, he majored in Religious Studies and continues this work in History of Religions at a graduate level here in Claremont. He believes that life is more credulous than credible and there lays the humor seen in everyday life. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Gus Arredondo LAST COMIC STANDING, GONZO COMEDY TOUR, TV PILOT THAT'S THE LIGHT, COMEDY BLOWOUT TOUR,
Since making his debut as a stand up comedian in 2003 Gus Arredondo has known comedy was his calling. The roars of laughter and the thunderous applause he received that night was his mandate to pursue this new found passion. Between 2003 and 2010, Gus traveled the country and shared the stage with such esteemed comics as Carlos Mencia, Gabriel Iglesias, Aries Spears, Jon Lovitz and Dane Cook to name a few. He went on to establish himself as a solid, high energy comedian with a knack for painting a visual picture with his carefully chosen words. Through his live appearances and social media Gus has built a loyal following across the country and loves interacting with the people who come to his shows. At the end of 2010 Gus went on a 3 year hiatus but is now performing again and is better than ever. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Daniel Baxter FLAPPERS COMEDY CLUB, OPENED FOR DANA CARVEY, OPENED FOR DANA EAGLE
I was born in a small town Oklahoma... I've lived a pretty interesting life so far... So, my comedy is rooted in the contrasts between the conservative culture back home and the liberal climate of California.. BOOK
Comedian Zach Young RINGTALK.COM, RING TALK RADIO, UNIVERSITY TIMES, THE CHAFFEY REVIEW,
I do anything from poop jokes to politics, which I guess means I do poop jokes. A Poop Joke Extraordinaire, as it were. I add phrases like "as it were" to the end of my sentences to make myself sound smarter than I really am, as it were. I work in an office so I am fully prepared to drive that tired subject into the ground and scrape the bottom of the barrel for cheap laffs. "Cheap laffs" are not to be confused with "cheap laughs", as "laffs" are even cheaper than "laughs", as it were. As you can tell, I have a Bachelor's in English. Thank you for your consideration. BOOK