The top three finalists from all the Soup or Bowls within the year compete for the ultimate cash prize, plus a professional gig at Flappers.
Host/MC Joshua Snyder FLAPPCAST, COMEDY STORE, FLAPPERS COMEDY CLUB
Joshua Snyder grew up in beautiful and pastoral Colorado, where he did not participate in such activities as mountain climbing, rafting, spelunking, and power walking. His parents taught him that sex was a natural act, and that he should use his time in college to "have fun." (his parents are currently looking into adopting their own grandchildren).
Josh has gone on only three dates in his lifetime, and each ended as it began: with a skin rash.
Hobbies include tracking changes of hair style on the extras in Star Trek: The Next Generation, trying to cry, and crying.
The lure of Southern California's market research facilities could not keep Josh in Colorado. He currently works as a Client Service Representative, where he makes name tags, defends the dignity of the office printers, and shows clients how to use the coffee machine with only one button on it. WEBSITE | MYSPACE | BOOK
Special Guest 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. He might appear on Yo Gabba Gabba. WEBSITE | BOOK
Barbara is an established comedian/actress/ entrepreneur/speaker/ and trainer who consistently wows audiences with her stand-up speaking skills and stories about growing on food stamps and living in a trailer to successfully starting her own businesses and letting go of her painful past and healing through comedy. Her mission is clear: To instigate and motivate through humor and play! Not only is she a credentialed Teacher in the State of California, she is a member of MPI, SAG, NACA, APCA, and AFTRA as well as the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, ASTD, and the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE). WEBSITE | | BOOK
Principato-Young Entertainment is a top-tier management and production company that has been developing cutting edge comedic talent for over 13 years, building the careers of stars such as Will Arnett, Jonah Hill and Ed Helms. The company produces feature films, as well as television series, including Comedy Central´s KEY & PEELe and the new FX series MARRIED. Ted Bender has been a manager at Principato-Young since 2003 and has worked at the company since 2001. BOOK
Howard Aronin, Michael Burnett, Steven Garza, Mark Hurtado, Jamal Irving, Taquita Love, JMAC, Nick West, Ramy Youssef