Laura House is a comic, writer, and meditation teacher–tale as old as time! She started as a 7th grade teacher by day, and stand-up comic at night in Austin, TX, then was quickly tapped to star in MTVs first fully-scripted sit-com, Austin Stories. She has gone on to write for lots of TV shows, including Blue Collar TV, The George Lopez Show, The Emmy-winning Samantha Who?, and Mom (starring Anna Faris & Allison Janney). She´s performed on HBO, NBC and Comedy Central, and appeared opposite Natalie Portman in the film Where the Heart is.
Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant & Indi.com Invitational, Sunday January 26th at 7pm in the Flappers Burbank Mainroom. Flappers & Indi invite past participants from our online challenges to perform 3 minutes of their best stand-up LIVE on the Flappers Burbank Mainstage. The audience will vote for their favorite Comedians: First place winner receives $500 cash, second place receives a $100 Flappers gift card and third place receives a $50 Flappers gift card. The week after the live competition, all of the videos of the comedian's sets will be posted on indi.com, where fans and friends anywhere on Earth (or the International Spacestation, if you know the right people) can vote for their favorites. The comedian with the most votes gets $500. Thus, it is totally possible for the same comedian to double down and win $1000!
Host/MC Dave Reinitz THIS AMERICAN LIFE, BBC, TRAVEL CHANNEL, KPFK,
Dave´s unique perspective and sarcasm gives us a hilarious hour of stand-up comedy that won´t soon be forgotten. Taking nothing for granted Dave challenges "normal" beliefs and expectations. He finds humor wherever common sense is in jeopardy, such as the prescription drug industry, in ordering a simple cup of coffee and genetically engineered food "of course the bugs won´t eat it , it taste like crap". Like a modern day minimalist Robin Hood, Dave steels small things from big companies, not just to get even but to feel even. Well-traveled and semi educated, Dave appeals to the smart and silly sides of the audience. Raised by 1960s radicals in upstate New York, Dave lists George Carlin, Bill Maher, and John Stewart as artistic influences. MYSPACE | BOOK
Adam moved out to LA to pursue video game art and design. After realizing sarcastic comments and absurdities were more his skill set than art, he gave stand up a shot. Adam has been performing since November 2012 and loves it, along with eating and not being homeless. BOOK
Comedian Mark Mammone THE JON LOVITZ CLUB, THE COMEDY STORE, HOLLYWOOD IMPROV
Comedian Emilio Rossal PODKWARD PODCAST, TIM & ERIC'S AWESOME SHOW, GENERAL HOSPITAL
Emilio Rossal, host of weekly comedy podcast, Podkward, is about as close to a Los Angeles native as they come in "the biz" (which is what folks in "the biz" call "show business"). Born in Guatemala and raised in the mean streets of the San Fernando Valley, Emilio has years of experience in improv, having trained at the famed Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade theatres, and performed in a plethora of improv shows around town. After appearing in several national commercials for McDonald´s, Chevy, and Bank of America, to name a few, he decided 2013 was the year he´d finally take a crack at stand-up. God help us all. You may have also seen him on Tim & Eric´s Awesome Show as "Guy with Awkwardly Long Close-up" and General Hospital as "Wussy Cab Driver." But probably not. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Miguel Fierro WRITTEN FOR MTV , APPEARED ON PARTY DOWN, WARM UP STRICTLY DR. DREW
Miguel Fierro is an LA based stand up comedian. Having started in San Francisco two weeks after 9/11, Miguel understands the importance of lightness in dark times. He has a wide range of external targets for his misdirection (everything from automobiles to zumba) but is also not afraid to put himself on blast. Available for grown-ups' parties. WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |
Comedian Jose Alvarez FLAPPERS BURBANK, UCCC ROUND 7 WINNER, THE ICE HOUSE PASADENA, SAN DIEGO COMEDY FESTIVAL, THE NINE DRINK MINIMUM
Born in Mexico, and raised in Los Angeles, a lot of Jose's sense of humor comes from the fact that he is suffering from one hell of an identity crisis. Is he Mexican? Is he American? Is he funny? Who knows... The rest of his humor comes from the fact that he's also a university English professor. No, seriously, he's even on a website called ratemyprofessor.com. So, between teaching, and doing stand-up comedy, you can just imagine how much he needs a little laughter in his life. In Los Angeles, Jose has integrated himself to the local comedy scene, and can be caught at comedy spots across town, as well as co-hosting one of the hottest indie comedy shows in L.A., "The Nine Drink Minimum with Jose and Delanie."
email@example.com, @atjosealvarez WEBSITE | | BOOK
Chris Floyd, Kentucky born and bred, is one of the great up and coming comedians in Los Angeles. He has been doing standup for a year and is only getting stronger. His subjects include observational as well as surrealist humor. He is influenced by Eddie Izzard, Mitch Hedberg, and Louis CK. BOOK
A New England native, James began telling jokes and performing impressions for friends and family at a young age and never stopped. The product of an Irish Catholic upbringing he was always taught to find the misery in things and force others to share in it with him.
An imposing figure on and off the stage, James is likely to make you cringe, think, question humanity, and at some point laugh.
James Has performed in various parts of the country including New York City, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, and Tampa among others. BOOK
Comedian Emma McWilliams ACROSS COVES MUSIC VIDEO, A.N.T. FARM, PROJECT HOLLYWOOD, THREE SISTERS ,
19 year old Southern upbeat quirky girl who will DEFINITELY spice up your life. Recently worked on a music video with Olympic Gold Medalist, McKayla Maroney. Also, in the process of writing a One Woman Show that will be at the Victory Theatre in September. Currently seeking representation. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Paige Wesley MARCH MADNESS FINALIST, TODAY IN LA, EAGLE ROCK COMEDY FEST, SAN DIEGO PRIDE FESTIVAL,
Paige Wesley is a fun, confident, and assertive new voice in comedy. Originally from Dublin, California she found her calling when the kids started picking on the "chubby chick" and it seemed that the only comeback for those bullies was a few solid punchlines. After a brief stint at UCLA where she studied screenwriting, she decided she couldn't stay away from Stand-Up Comedy. She has been seen on Today in LA, at the San Diego Pride Festival, and the Eagle Rock Comedy Festival. She was Burbank's Funniest Female Finalist in 2016, and a Los Angeles' March Comedy Madness Finalist 2013. @paigewesley WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |
Comedian Dave Gregory HAHA CAFE, COMEDY STORE MAIN ROOM , KARMA LOUNGE
Brooklyn Born, Florida raised stand up comedian/actor/voice over actor. WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |
Comedian Chip Nicholson BUZZTIME POKER, UNCLE MATIN'S SWORD TRICK, 1ST PL. INDI.COM LIVE
Growing up in Del Mar California and then subsequently moving to Birmingham Alabama, Chip Nicholson was introduced to two sides of America's ironic coin. With a unique light hearted sense of humor and charismatically entertaining stories from both sides of the tracks, Chip Nicholson is your universal entertainer who leads audiences on a journey through the nostalgia of childhood and the cosmic irony of adulthood with fun filled laughs from start to finish! WEBSITE | | BOOK
Nick Galarza is an East Coast actor, comedian, and artist, who has been crushing the LA comedy scene since he was 18 years old! Headlining at a young age, his blend of high energy delivery, physical comedy, and outlandish storytelling has earned him over a dozen stand up contest wins! BOOK
Comedian Sarah Kenny COMEDY STORE, ZANIES, SECOND CITY, ICE HOUSE, JOKES AND NOTES
I'm from Chicago where I studied stand up & improv at Second City & IO and performed at Second City, Zanies & Jokes and Notes. Since migrating to Los Angeles I've performed at the Ice House, The World Famous Comedy Store, Flappers, the Loft Ensemble theater and numerous other venues around the city. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Hannah doesn't like tomatoes and has recently broken out into hives WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Andy Hartley WORLD SERIES OF COMEDY, USA TODAY, LAUGHSTV ON FOX, MOLLY'S GIRL (NETFLIX), B. W.'S OFF THEIR ROCKERS
Andy Hartley once made USA Today for his first original comedy production. He is a lefty from Iowa with very cute dimples. He was recently pranked by Betty White's TV show, "Off Their Rockers." WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Clarke McMakin LAS VEGAS HILTON, COMEDY UNDERGROUND, LAUGH FACTORY
At the age of 16 Clarke started comedy for the logical and also insane reason that he liked to write, laugh, and perform. What better way to do all those things then stand-up. Clarke is a philosophy geek whose comedy tends to outline the absurdities in life others don´t notice. Clarke has a talent for talking about risqué topics without using fucking vulgarity. His material blurs the lines between thought provoking, clever, and shocking. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Kazu Kusano GOOD DAY L.A. (FOX KTLA) , COMEDY STIR-FRY (VNMN-TV), THE BANDIT HOUND, OUT OF BOUNDS COMEDY FEST, S.F. SKETCH FESTIVAL
Japanese comedienne, Subversive Evil Cutie Pie, Kazu Kusano drops a bomb on the status quo of the perception of Asian women. Her stand-up comedy shares her odd cultural experiences in America, interracial marriage, and her schizophrenic mother. In her sketch show, Karate Chop Teriyaki Comedy, she becomes a dominant Geisha, adorable Sumo Girl, and manic-depressive mother characters. She destroys Asian stereotypes.
Her recent appearances include KTLA(FOX) Good Day LA, VNMN-TV Comedy Stir Fry, and, a romantic comedy movie, The Bandit Hound. She is the undefeated champion of Joke-E-Oke, the joke karaoke contest at the San Francisco Sketch Festival. She performed in festivals all over including Ventura Comedy CA, Laugh Riot Girrrl CA, The Comedy Comedy CA, Out of Bounds Comedy TX, Derby City Comedy KY as well as Asiafest in Adelaide Australia.
Currently, she lives in Los Angeles. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Kevin Seo was born in Anaheim, CA on August 28, 1988. He grew up a pretty normal kid, as he spent his time studying, reading, playing outside, and daydreaming. He even wanted to be a stand-up comic for a little after being fascinated with Jim Carrey and his movies. He went on to study at UCLA while pursuing a career in acting. After graduating, he delved into the world of nine-to-five but still tried to get back into comedy. Now, he's hitting up open mics and any comedy club to show that he can bring the laughs. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Robby really embraces the power of living in the now and living life to the fullest. He loves being on stage and has labeled himself a positive thinker, creative writer, great story teller, and is the CEO of his life. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Derek Luetjen SECRET CITY COMIC SOCIETY, FLAPPERS REGULAR, IRVINE IMPROV, STANFORD AND SONS,
Derek is a young comedian who is new to the LA area. He started stand up shortly after college and it has been his passion ever since. Starting out in Overland Park, Kansas was a great stepping stone but with the lack of opportunities he knew he had to move. He has a simple goal on stage; to have fun and make the audience laugh so hard they are sore the next day. BOOK
Comedian Michael Webb FLAPPERS CLAREMONT, BURBANK YOOHOO ROOM,
Michael Webb has made people laugh all around the world and been entertaining audiences in the Inland Empire with funny stories and life experiences for the past year. If you have never seen him live be prepared to take a dive into his world of incongruities and clever observations. BOOK
Comedian Howard Aronin BURBANK COM. FEST. , SAN DIEGO COM. FEST. , COMEDY STORE (HOLLYWOOD), WORLD SERIES OF COMEDY,
Howard Aronin: impressionist, poet, actor and braggart. He has worked in the airline industry for over thirty years. The son of Beef and Rice Aronin, he has taken the time to raise two successful children. He is an on-going member of "A Million Laughs" (a Long Beach based comedy troupe) An "in-house" host at Flappers, he has introduced the likes of Howie Mandel, Christopher Titus, and Drew Lynch. He was chosen "Best of the Fest" in the 1st Burbank Comedy Festival. He lost the coveted high school "Class Clown" award to classmate Brad Garrett. Join him in his fight for a recount! BOOK
Comedian Spanky VH1 OLD SCHOOL WITH TERI , AND GITA 2007 (EUROPE), WINNER OF AVN AWARD, SERVING ON THE BOARD OF , HIS CONDO ASSOCIATION
Spanky got his Moniker in 1987 when working with Juveniles with the Schools and local law Enforcement. He kept that name in the Adult Video Business where he produced and Distributed over 600 Movies winning AVN awards and serving on the Free Speech Coalition Board. That Resume brings a load of funny stories, from Gangs and Child Abuse, to Housekeeping staff walking in on a shoot, and running an Adult Novelty Assembly Line. Polically Correct he is not, your gonna love his take on life! BOOK