Thu 09/12/2013 IE Weekly - Scientist Turned Comedian is Pick of the Week
Go to college and get a degree so you can get a good job . . . aren’t those some words of advice many of us hear in our lifetime? Some of us choose to listen to that and get educated, while others are content with just cracking jokes and being the class clown. These two personalities normally don’t see eye-to-eye, but in the rare case of Tim Lee, Darwin’s theory of evolution wasn’t going to stop him from pursuing his dream. He was destined to be a scientist because he had the brains to achieve that, but life doesn’t always work out as you’d expect. He graduated magna cum laude (that means “with great honor” to the rest of us that didn’t go to college) from UC San Diego with honors in biology. If that wasn’t enough, he continued his education and completed his Ph.D. at UC Davis. After spending years developing simulation and analytical models of population dynamics, he just got bored. He tried something a little more fun—stand-up comedy—and was immediately hooked. His shows are both smart and funny, with a scientific approach that no other comic puts on. The transition was more seamless than you might expect, because science is straight logic while comedy is twisted logic. He switched from giving lectures to smart people that would try and pick apart his logic, to drunk people trying to pick apart his jokes. He inventively uses PowerPoint as a prop to easily explain the principles behind his jokes. Let this legitimate doctor of comedy prescribe you some laughter. (Derek Obregon)
Flappers Comedy Club, 532 W. First St., Claremont, (818) 845-9721; www.flapperscomedy.com. Various Times. $20.
“Thank you for helping to create a stellar birthday experience for Isabella!She had such a fantastic time, I am sure she will remember it for years to come!Everything was great, you and your staff are lovely people! Everyone was so nice & very accommodating! The girls were talking about how much fun the party was at school all week!Definitely have suggested Flappers to other parents. We are still eating cake, it's so delicious, thankfully it freezes well! My only suggestions would be to get the cake measurements from the Baker since their full sheet is quite a bit larger than other bakers, and for the price point I think they could have added more strawberries to the filling. But, none the less, it was still a very flavorful cake.
I look forward to visiting Flapper's again, very soon, probably to see Rob Schneider!”
-Isabella’s Birthday Party, Feb 24th, 2013, Kimberly Puccio
“I received your feedback form yesterday and want to take advantage of the opportunity to let you know what a great time we had Saturday. Ian’s birthday was fabulous, thanks to Flappers! I don’t know how to fill out the form on-line but I would give every item a ten.Kids loved the show…all three performers were outstanding. Michael put together a great Starwars video piece that was perfect for keeping the boys entertained before the show. The woman comedian (I can’t remember names) was wonderful………and after the show she came to say hi and presented Ian with a wonderful birthday present actually created herself at home before the show! The kids loved the magician too and he was also great about making a big deal out of the birthday. The music and sound effects throughout the show also added fun energy! Our waitress was very sweet, organized, and efficient as well! We would for sure do another event. It was a perfect setting for my 12 year old son and his friends…..not at all babyish! We bought Michael’s video and my kids rushed home to watch it the same night! Thanks so much for everything!!!!”
From: Eleanor McCaskill [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2012 11:49 AM To: Flappers Comedy Subject: Re: 9/21/12 Flappy Birthday Tickets!
Dear Flappers Staff, I want to thank all of you for the a great time last night. My self, including our party of 11 people were treated as VIP's. We all can't say enough about the excellent food, martinis to die for, served by great and personalble wait staff (Alana). If that wasn't enough...the comedy show transported us to the "destress zone" with all the laughing. Laughter being better than medicine, we all enjoyed ourselves and will be back for sure. Thank you all again. Kind regards, Eleanor
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SATURDAYS Flappers Comedy Club, YOO HOO ROOM-Burbank Hey comedians here's your chance to work on a few new jokes in our comedy lab and get some instant feedback from other comedians.Each person performs several minutes of Stand up in front of other comedians and after the set is finished, they will get instant feedback from the entire audience. This is a great supplement to our Flappers unievrsity Classes.There is no admission charge for this lab, but please bring your sense of humor, jokes, thirst and your appetite because our Full Flappers Food and Beverage Menu is available for you to partake.Stage Time depends on the amount of comedians who show up.No pre-reservation required, just come on down to Flappers Comedy Club Burbank 102 E. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA91502.Free parking at the Sears parking lot across the street.Contact:Charlene Mae CharleneM@FlappersComedy.com www.FlappersComedy.comCall 818-845-9721.