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.
Jeff Garlin from "The Goldbergs" opens the first ever Burbank Comedy Festival, presenting a mix of celebrity headlining comedians and rising stars from all across the country. New comics & special surprise guests to appear.
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Host/MC Jeff Garlin CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, WALL-E,
Garlin is co-star and Executive Producer of the HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm." In 2007, Garlin adapted his solo show "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With" into an independent film. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to critical acclaim. Garlin has also directed "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and both Jon Stewart ("Unleavened") and Denis Leary ("Lock-n-Load") in their HBO specials. Garlin has extensive feature and television acting credits. Garlin also has voiced for the Captain in Disney-Pixar´s "WALL-E" and Buttercup in "Toy Story 3." Jeff also released his book, "Curbing It" (Simon & Schuster) where Garlin shares his hysterical and eye-opening journey to reduce his waistline and his carbon footprint during the production of the seventh season of HBO´s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Garlin lives in Los Angeles and Chicago with his wife and two sons. His hobbies include napping. WEBSITE | BOOK
Comedian Kyle Chrise THE LATE LATE SHOW, DICE: INDESTRUCTIBLE, TOM GREEN LIVE, THE ARTIE LANGE SHOW, SIXX SENSE W/NIKKI SIXX
Kyle has written jokes for Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and played bass for Andrew "Dice" Clay, so his wired are a little crossed. He's appeared on "The Late Late Show," "Tom Green Live," the Showtime special: Andrew "Dice" Clay "Indestructible," and "Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx." Artie Lange calls him "The Best Bass Player I've Ever Seen in a Pirates Jersey." In a previous life, Kyle was a writer for the Fox New Channel. In his current life, Kyle is a semi-pro bowler. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Abhay Nadkarni SF SKETCHFEST 2015, VENTURA COMEDY FESTIVAL 2, SLO COMEDY FESTIVAL 2013
Abhay Nadkarni is a comedian from India that resides in San Francisco. His act is an eclectic mix of experiences in the US, India and elsewhere. He hosts his own show in San Francisco called Comic Confessions. His Festival credits include the SLO Comedy Festival, 2013, Ventura Comedy Festival 2014, SF Sketchfest 2015 WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Kira Soltanovich THE JAY LENO SHOW, TONIGHT SHOW W JAY LENO, SHOWTIME'S HOT TAMALES , GIRLS BEHAVING BADLY, EAT THE CLOCK
Born in the former Soviet Union, and raised by immigrant parents in San Francisco, Kira Soltanovich has plenty to laugh about. "Like most kids, my parents took me to Disneyland …not for the rides, for the lines. They assumed there´d be food at the end of them."
And whether it's stand-up comedy, sketch, hidden camera or improv, Kira keeps nightclub and television audiences laughing. A Series Regular for four seasons on the Oxygen and Nationally syndicated show, Girls Behaving Badly, Kira has also appeared on such shows as Jimmy Kimmel Live, 3rd Rock From The Sun, and in a sketch on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She recently hosted a pilot called "Box Seat" with Dennis Rodman, Jose Conseco and Jenny McCarthy. WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |
THE OFFICE'S Kate Flannery and The Lampshades: A cult comedy act, a male/ female duo fresh from the cruise ship circuit, mashing up pop and rock into comedy gold as they work out the kinks in their amusingly tortured relationship with Kate Flannery(Meredith from NBC's THE OFFICE and the host of TVGuide Network´s STAND UP IN STILETTOES) and the very funny Scot Robinson(Anchorman:The Legend of Ron Burgundy) The Lampshades is America´s favorite dying lounge act taking the world by storm one odd gig at a time. As seen on Disney´s WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE, Tiki Oasis, NASA Safety Day, Joe´s Pub, Bestzen Ball, US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. WEBSITE | | BOOK