Burbank Sunrise Rotary Fundraiser Starring: Don Friesen SHOWTIME 1 HR SPECIAL, JUST FOR LAUGHS, LIVE AT GOTHAM, COMICS UNLEASHED, KLOS 5:00 FUNNIES October 8th, 2013 at 8:00PM
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If you missed Don's hilarious Showtime one-hour Special, Ask Your Mom you've got to catch him Live! Don captures the irony of parenting, marriage and everyday absurdities through characters, voices, parodies and some of the best written routines around! As the only two-time winner in the 36-year history of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Friesen ignites the stage with a playful, high-energy spoof of his life as a modern suburban dad trying to get through the day with a bit of money in the bank and a scrap of dignity intact. Friesen's credits include Showtime, Live at Gotham, The Lewis Black Christmas Special, and Comics Unleashed. Comedy clips and more at www.donfriesen.com
Come on out and support a night of fundraising for the great philanthropy organization, the Burbank Sunrise Rotary. WEBSITE | EPK | BOOK
Host/MC Gillian Bellinger BYRON ALLEN'S COMEDY JAM, FINAL CA FUNNIEST FEMALE, FEEDING FRENZY, TIME WARNER, NACA WEST ED SESSION
Gillian Bellinger is a LA based comedian and SAG actor. She is a principal actor in commercials for Harris Bank, Time Warner, NorthShore Healthcare, and Unitrin Auto Insurance. Gillian also stars in Red Letter Media's Feeding Frenzy, a comedic horror flick. So if you're watching TV late at night and think, 'Was that...?' Probably. WEBSITE | MYSPACE | BOOK
Born and raised outside of West Philadelphia, crowd after crowd, love the relatability in his situational humor. Richy has created a unique brand of comedy that allows each performance to be wonderfully memorable and different. Stories of growing up as the middle child of four with divorced parents and too many past failed relationships makes for nothing but hilarity. Through stand up comedy and "Boy Band" like vocals, Richy has an amazing ability to make everything fun. Richy has appeared on MTV´s "Is She Really Going Out With Him", VH1´s Basketball Wives, Blue Collar Comedy Channel Sirius/XM, TMZ Live, TMZ Sports and Lifetime´s Little Women: LA. Richy has headlined the 2015 Wynwood Comedy Festival, hosted the 2015 Brickell Comedy Festival, 2015 Burbank Comedy Festival, and 2016 Palmetto Bay Comedy Festival. He has also hosted the pilot taping of Dana Carvey´s new Impressionist TV show. WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |
Comedian Tony Baker NEW MEXICO STATE, BOSTON COM FEST., NBC DIVERSITY TOUR 2011, NACA NATIONAL SHOWCASE,
Tony Baker's comedic skills flourished while attending New Mexico State University his creative ideas were brought to the forefront while writing and directing films with his colleagues just for the love of it. His comedic skills developed while hosting pageants, talent shows, and fund-raising events on the NMSU campus. His love for theater developed when he made his stage debut in the University production of "Of Mice & Men" in which he received his first acting award. After bringing his acting talents to the stage he knew that it was time to make the dream a reality and uprooted his family to California to pursue a career in acting and stand up comedy. WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |
Comedian Scott Shimamoto FLAPPERS, COMEDY STORE , THE ICE HOUSE, IMPROV , LAUGH FACTORY
Scott Shimamoto grew up an outcast and popular kid at the same time. A product of Schurr High School in Montebello, California, Shimamoto continued his education at the University of Southern California.
Shimamoto credits his Latino friends for helping him talk smack on stage. "I grew up with a bunch of Mexican people that treated talking smack as a competitive sport. I quickly learned to dish out and take verbal abuse without taking it personally."
Shimamoto also produces many charity fundraiser comedy shows. They have benefited the American Cancer Society , YMCA, Rebuilding Together, and many others.
Shimamoto opened for Tommy Davidson at ACASA´s inaugural fundraising comedy show at Flapper´s in Burbank, California. He also opened for Paul Rodriguez.
Shimamoto hosted a local radio show on 107.1 FM back in the 90´s called "Out Front L.A." that featured songs by Asian American musical artists. WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |
Comedian Fred Stoller SEINFELD, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, MADAGASCAR, DREW CAREY SHOW, KING OF QUEENS
Canadian comedian Debra DiGiovanni is one of a kind. She´s been called the "Best Comedian to see after a Messy Break Up" and for several years she was named Toronto´s (her home town) favorite comedian. Her first comedy special, Single Awkward Female taped for Showtime is now available on Netflix. Debra´s comedy has a sharp edge while maintaining a playful, happy air and her persona is one of the best developed of any comic working today. Couple that with a hilarious act that is so personal everyone can relate and you see why Debra is so popular; her humour and charm lies in her unflinching honesty and openness. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Chris Spencer is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He was the first host of the syndicated late night talk show Vibe, based on the magazine of the same name. He is also the Executive Producer of Kevin Harts's Real Husbands of Hollywoo. BOOK