Aug 16-22. A full week of shows, industry panels, classes, afterparties, and more - let's do some funny business! Sponsored by Visit Burbank and Downtown Burbank Partnership.
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Host/MC Robert Slay FUNNY OR DIE, UNTOLD STORIES OF THE ER , SEX BROUGHT ME TO THE ER
Bob Slay is a practicing emergency physician, board-certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Slay was consultant in Emergency Medicine to the Surgeon General, an international consultant, and is published in numerous textbooks of Emergency Medicine. Bob retired as a decorated Colonel from the U.S. Army Medical Corps, where he served as a physician member of the elite antiterrorist Delta Force during the "Desert One" hostage rescue attempt in 1980. He has written for and acted in multiple national television shows, including multiple appearances on "Untold Stories of the ER" and "Sex Brought Me to the ER". Dr. Slay does medical stand-up ER comedy as hobby as "Funny ER Doctor" on You Tube. He is the author of the best-selling book, The Battle Buddy Diet. WEBSITE | BOOK
Comedian Chris Bennett JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, RAW DOG SATELLITE RADIO,
Chris Bennett has been seen on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show and at various clubs and festivals around the country. In 2013 he was named Best Of The Fest at the SLO Comedy Festival and he made is debut on Sirius/XM Rawdog Radio? If you've never experienced a Chris Bennett performance, it's sort of like having a cute, frenetic puppy gamboling about the living room. Audience members are frequently held in awe by the non-stop firehose of silliness that is Chris Bennett, wondering where all that fantastic, bizarre energy comes from. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Laura House AUSTIN STORIES, PREMIUM BLEND , LATE FRIDAY, HBO'S ASPEN COMEDY FEST, GEORGE LOPEZ SHOW
Laura House is a comic, writer, and meditation teacher who starred in Mtv´s Austin Stories, and performed stand-up on HBO, Comedy Central, and NBC. She´s written on lots of TV shows, including Blue Collar TV, The George Lopez Show, Samantha Who?, Mad Love, Rosie and Mom (starring Anna Faris & Allison Janney). She´s created and Executive-Produced a pilot for Nickelodeon and has had projects in development at ABC (with Barry Sonnenfeld directing) and Fx (with Katey Sagal producing). Laura is a favorite comic and storyteller around Los Angeles and has works in several books, including the well-reviewed True Tales of Lust and Love and recently obtained a publisher for her own memoir of personal essays. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Kellen Erskine was featured on season 7 of NBC's America's Got Talent. His jokes have appeared in many publications including the Reader's Digest. Kellen has been a finalist of both the San Francisco International Comedy Competition and the Great American Comedy Festival. This year he performed at the prestigious Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon. Kellen tours with Frank Caliendo of FOX's NFL Sunday. WEBSITE | | BOOK
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. His comedy has gotten him out of many awkward situations, specifically his job as a college professor. Named the 2014 Best Comic in Miami, John has entertained audiences at comedy clubs, corporate events, and some family reunions. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian 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. BOOK
Comedian Trenton Davis BAR RESCUE, HOLLYWOOD IMPROV, SF PUNCHLINE, ZANIES IN CHICAGO, LAFFS TUCSON AZ
Trenton was raised in a 2-parent household in NC. His high school was 95% white and he then attended a historically black college; uncomfortable in both spaces. Trenton´s clean/edgy comedy looks at problems (self-esteem, dating, war in Afghanistan) and offers hilarious non-everyday solutions. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Zoltan E! ENTERTAINMENT, SPIKE TV, LOS ANGELES COMEDY FEST.
On August 10, 2006, Zoltan got onstage to perform stand-up comedy for the first time, and bombed.
From that day forward, he dedicated himself to perfecting his comedic art. Once he found his unique storytelling style, his budding career was off and running.
Performing in comedy festivals, winning comedy contests, and doing his thing in clubs and at colleges, Zoltan was stamping his name onto the national comedy scene. In early 2011, he released his first CD, entitled Naked Cartwheels. He hopes it will stand the test of time, and survive the impending doom of 2012. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Sean Grant JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, FUNNIEST COLLEGE KID , MEET THE BROWNS
An underground comedy legend, Sean Antonio Grant aka #SeanG has tamed stages all over the world: from the rowdy smoky bars of the south to foreign stages in London and colleges and clubs all across America. Sean's energy and goofy smile is infectious and his high energy keeps crowds rolling the whole night through. He was recognized as the Funniest College Kid in America by Jimmy Kimmel Live!" After college Sean moved to Atlanta aka Black Hollywood and was immediately picked up in stage plays, regional tv projects and was scouted for a guest role on Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns. Sean has sinced moved to Hollywood to start the next big chapter in his life. BOOK
Comedian Matt Storrs PEP RALLY - PHOENIX, , COBBS - SAN FRANCISCO , THE STORRS OBJECTION, PUNCHLINE SAN FRANCISCO
Matt Storrs went to school dreaming of six figure debt. He recently succeeded by graduating from a for profit law school. On top of being a legal so-and-so, Matt produces and performs in comedy shows in Phoenix, including Phoenix Educational Programming (PEP Rally) and The Storrs Objection. He´s worked with and around comedians like, Kumail Nanjiani, Chris D´Elia, Erin Foley, and TJ Miller. Matt Storrs is a humor person. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Dale Jones NBC'S LAST COMIC STANDING, SIRUSXM RADIO, TBS - THE VERY FUNNY SHOW, WINNER-2014 LAUGHLIN FEST, WINNER-2015 SAN DIEGO FEST
With 20+ years in the making, Dale accentuates his machine gun style delivery with a healthy dose of animated faces and then combines that with quick improvisations and well placed physical comedy. Basically he leaves the audience wishing they had his energy. In fact, forget "high energy"-- this guy is just plain nuts. His shows are always a night you won't soon forget. In addition to his training at the world renowned Second City and numerous television appearances, Dale has performed at countless colleges, corporate functions, cruise ships and comedy festivals. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Jimmy Dore CITIZEN JIMMY, KPFK , MARIJUANA-LOGUES, JIMMY KIMMEL,
The star of several Comedy Central specials, a writer performer for the Off-Broadway hit "The Marijuana-Logues", the host of his own weekly radio show in Los Angeles on Pacifica Radio 90.7 and you can see him weekly on The Young Turks Network. His latest effort "Citizen Jimmy" is the award-winning one-hour Comedy Central Special that was chosen Best Of 2008 by iTunes, and was named one the top 5 comedy DVDs of the year by Punchline Magazine. Jimmy headlines and performs all over the United States and has performed on all the major networks such as NBC's Last Comic Standing, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel, The Late Late Show, and Comedy Central. Jimmy has performed at all the hottest comedy festivals including: HBO Aspen Festival, Montreal Comedy Festival, Bumpershoot, Austin Comedy Festival as well as Portland Comedy Festival to name a few. According to L.A. Weekly, "Jimmy Dore is completely offensive and very funny!" WEBSITE | | BOOK
James P. Connolly is a stand up comedian and radio/TV host known for his playful, confident style and unique sense of humor. In addition to having appeared on Comedy Central and HBO, James hosted VH1´s "Movie Obsessions" and more recently "Live From Here" on XM Radio for National Lampoon. He is recognized across the country as one of the most played comedians on the Sirius XM Comedy Channels and is a frequent guest on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. James has also made multiple trips overseas to entertain the troops. His latest CD "The Master Plan" debuted to rave reviews on XM Radio´s Comedy Concert Series and has been called "captivating" and "laced with intelligent humor, edgy opinions" and "leaves them (the crowd) hanging on his every word!" James also wants you to know you he has a very manly voice. WEBSITE | | BOOK