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Burbank Comedy Festival- Diversity Showcase.

SPECIAL EVENT
Burbank Comedy Festival- Diversity Showcase

August 23rd, 2014 at 7:30PM
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Flappers Comedy Club Burbank- Yoo Hoo Room
102 East Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91502

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Saturday nights in the Flappers Comedy Club YooHoo Room features national headliners with multiple television and film credits that you will not want to miss! Make you weekend amazing and join us every Saturday at 7:30!

Every Saturday at 7:30pm | FLAPPERS Comedy Club Bar | 102 E. Magnolia Blvd | Phone: 818-845-9721| Please respect our 2 item minimum |www.FlappersComedy.com Free Parking Across the street at the Sears Parking Lot or Ashley Furniture


Also Starring:
Host/MC
Vanessa Graddick
BAY AREA BLACK COM FEST, COMEDY CENTRAL'S GOTHAM, BOSTON COMEDY FESTIVAL
Born and raised in St. Paul, MN this talented, driven and most importantly, funny Stand Up Comedienne, Vanessa Graddick has been taking comedy by storm. In record time, Vanessa has performed all over the country including major Comedy Clubs in California, New York, Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, Florida and more. Based in California she is a regular at venues such as The Comedy Union, The Laugh Factory, Improv, and the Ice House Comedy Club. In 2007, Vanessa won the Uncle Clyde´s Comedy Competition at the Ice House. As the winner of this competition she competed in the 2007 Boston Comedy Festival. Additionally she has participated in the New York Underground Comedy Festival and the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition. Most recently Vanessa has expanded her experience to performing for American Soldiers in South Korea and taping Byron Allen´s Comics Unleashed.
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Comedian Ricky Trann
WHORES ON SUNDAY BELLY RO
Ricky Trann is an up and coming Chinese American Comedian that has always loved the idea of bringing joy to the masses through laughter with words. He received his training from I.O. West learning the art of improv, and most recently trained by Adam Barnhardt in stand up comedy. He has been regularly performing at The World Famous Comedy Store in The Belly Room. Ricky credits himself as more than a one trick pony of just a barrage of typical Asian jokes. His humor extends to observations in life and experiences. His work ethic directly reflects his material and stage presence, which is fun, smart, and professional. With Ricky´s professionalism, humor, and diversity, it is an easy choice to include him in any line up for a great showcase!
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Comedian Lisa Alvarado
QUE LOCO , LAST COMIC STANDING, NICK AT NITE, MIS VIDEOS LOCOS,
Lisa is a National Headliner to many theatres, clubs, colleges, cruise lines, and corporate events. TV appearances include: NBC's "Last Comic Standing", Nick at Nite's "Funniest Mom in America 2″, "Comics Unleashed" with Byron Allen, "Stand Up in Stilettos" on TV Guide Network, NuvoTV, and many more. Lisa also played Paul Rodriguez's sidekick on 20 episodes of "Mis Videos Locos" on the MTV Network. Ms Alvarado was voted "Best Up & Coming Latino Comedian" by The LA Comedy Festival and her jokes have been quoted in The New York Times. Currently, she is working on her next one-hour Comedy DVD and is the creator & producer of a her own web series.
WEBSITE |  |  MYSPACE |  BOOK
Comedian Angel Gaines
ESSENCE CLEAN COMEDY , HA! CLEAN COMEDY (GMC), THE SOUND, LONDON, UK, TOM JOYNER SHOW, J SPOT COMEDY CLUB
Angel Gaines is an entertainer and dynamic sparkle for your event. she has performed stand-up comedy both nationally and internationally for over 15 years. Angel has appeared in both television and film and has hosted events for Comedy clubs, Sorority and Fraternity events, Corporate affairs, Weddings, Reunions, Birthdays, Retirements and even Baby Showers! Don't do boring, treat your guest and patrons to a unique and memorable time!
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Comedian Ayman Samman
FLAPPERS, COMEDY STORE, THE SPOILS OF BABYLON, MODERN FAMILY,
Ayman Samman is a busy Los Angeles based Standup Actor/Comic. When he's not on a film or TV set, he's performing Standup around LA. He provides clever observational comedy blending his Egyptian heritage with his American present life experiences. Ayman delivers a foreigner's perspective in an American relatable fashion. You can see Ayman perform around Hollywood comedy clubs such as Flappers, Comedy Store and many others. His acting career got him on popular TV shows on ABC, FOX, CBS and IFC and on Clint Eastwood's American Sniper. More information on Ayman can be found on his website www.aymanation.com or you can fallow him on Twitter @aymanation"
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Comedian Sean Grant
ABC'S JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, TBS' MEET THE BROWNS, APOLLO THEATER IN HARLEM
Sean G aka Sean Grant, is a refreshing burst of energy who keeps you laughing at & with him (but mostly at him) from start to finish. Hard at work since he was a teenager, Sean is now a force within the national stand-up circuit. Sean was featured on ABC´s Jimmy Kimmel Live! & earned recognition as the Funniest College Kid in America according to ABC & Sierra Mist. In addition to starring in numerous Film & Theatrical productions, Sean has a role on TBS´ hit television series Meet the Browns. Ladies and Gentlemen, the next legend in comedy.... Sean G!
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Comedian Asif Ali
HBO - SILICON VALLEY, ADAM DEVINE'S HOUSE PARTY, MODERN FAMILY, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT , AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D
As seen on:
Modern Family
Adam Devine's House Party (Comedy Central)
Arrested Development
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

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Comedian John Wynn
NBC STAND UP DIVERSITY, MIAMI DOLPHINS COMIC, LAUGHING SKULL FESTIVAL, WORLD SERIES OF COMEDY , LABORDAYS.TV
John Wynn, a college professor turned comedian, asks audiences to look at life through his charmingly skewed perspective. Transplanted from Texas to Florida, John has entertained audiences at colleges and clubs on the East coast over the last four years. Named the 2011 Miami Dolphins Official Comedian, John has recently performed at the 2012 World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, the 2012 South Beach Comedy Festival, and he was also one of four finalists in the premiere statewide Florida´s Funniest Comedian event. John was also accepted into the Laughing Skull Festival in 2011. He has shared the stage with Jim Norton, Patrice O´Neal, and Andrew Dice Clay to name a few. John is also the creator of the comedy web series, Labor Days (www.LaborDays.tv), which was recently featured in The Huffington Post and was accepted into two major web series festivals.
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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.
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Comedian Keenan Baker
NBC DIVERSITY, LAUGH FACTORY, BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB (NY, THE IMPROV,
Keenan Baker grew up a Military Brat. Born in San Diego Ca. Living all around the country but landed back in Los Angeles at a young age. Raised by a single father, Keenan struggle growing up. Losing fights and not being let back into the house until he won the fights because that was his fathers rule. Keenan got his start in comedy back in 2008. In 2011 Keenan Placed 2nd in The LA Funniest Comedy competition. Keenan performs at The World Famous Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, The Improv Comedy Club, Flappers Comedy Club and multiple venues across the nation. Keenan's energetic styles brings life to the stage and laughter to the crowd.
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Comedian Jose Barrientos
STANDUP 101 PRANK YOUTUBE, 20/20,
Jose Barrientos never took life seriously.. And as a result has been fired from every job he's ever had. Desperate for better life Jose Joined the United States ARMY. Four years later of trying to live the soldier lifestyle Jose realized the truth. From his Basic Training, to his final deployment to Iraq, Jose was designed to kill. With laughter. First by impersonating his drill instructors, to later commandeering the US ARMY Radio waves in Iraq to speak to his fellow troops as one of his many impersonations. Upon his release, Jose began to pursue a career as a stand-up comic (in other words, a subway employ or Starbucks barista) Performing in many A-List Comedy clubs in San Diego. 6 months later he relocated to Los Angeles, CA. Where he performs regularly and is involved in such prestigious entertainment projects of his own creation.
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Comedian Justin Matson
FUSIONTV
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

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Comedian Vivicca Whitsett
LAUGHFEST 2014, THE REVOLUTION (TV PILOT), HOLLYWOOD IMPROV, DR. DREW, BANK OF HOLLYWOOD
Vivicca A. Whitsett is an actress, comedian, and labor activist. Whitsett has appeared on several television shows and on standup stages across the country. Vivicca was rolled down a crater in a giant metal gerbil cage on 101 Ways To Leave A Gameshow (episode #4) and she crashed into giant bowling pins in a car for ABC's Crash Course. Whitsett has had roles in Big Shots, Space Jam, ER, Escape from LA, Crash Course, Deal or No Deal, Miss Match, K Street, Malcom & Eddie among others. Vivicca is the current 2012-15 National Spokesperson for Novolog/Nordisk's FlexPen and has a 30-feet ad in Times Square. Vivicca performed at 2014 Gilda Ratner's LaughFest in Grand Rapids, Michigan and hosts a comedic on-line hourly talk radio show with her co-host Grace Fraga entitled "What the H...with Vi & Grace" on Radio For Divas. She currently resides in West Hollywood, California.
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Comedian Charlie Robinson
THE ALBANY (LONDON), FLAPPERS BURBANK,
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 hackers that shoot people with laser beams. 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 by BAFTA/LA on a unique project. 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.
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Comedian Kareem Matthews
COMIC VIEW-B.E.T., PREMIUM BLEND-COMEDY CENT, COMICS UNLEASHED, MONTREAL COMEDY FESTIVAL,

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Guest Spot Surprise Celebrity Guest
CELEBRITY, SEEN ON COMEDY CENTRAL, HBO AND MORE!, MAJOR STAR,
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.
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11/01 Richy Leis
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11/08 Grant Cotter
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11/15 Kel Mitchell
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11/22 Jamie Kaler
Flappers Comedy Club Burbank- Yoo Hoo Room

11/29 Guy Branum
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