Leadership Burbank is a community-based organization that offers a nine-month leadership training program for people who live or work in Burbank.
Through a hands-on curriculum, leaders and emerging leaders have the opportunity to enhance their personal and professional skills, gain a deeper understanding of community dynamics, and build a network of colleagues and associates throughout our city.
It is hoped that graduates will use the insights and contacts they develop through this program to enhance performance in their current endeavors and to enrich the community by involvement with local civic, government, business, religious and/or nonprofit groups.
Host/MC James P Connolly SIRIUS/XM SATELLITE RADIO, COMEDY CENTRAL, HBO, VH1,
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
Comedian Cash Levy COMEDY CENTRAL, CRAIG FERGUSON, COMICS UNLEASHED, FOX SPORTS,
Cash Levy has been seen on Comedy Central, FOX, NBC, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) and is a regular at the Hollywood Improv. He can be heard daily on XM Radio, Sirius and has appeared on The Bob and Tom Show. With fifteen years of stand-up comedy expertise and national exposure, Cash has entertained to sold out comedy clubs throughout the country. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Geoff Keith JERKS WITH CAMERAS MTV, COMEDY CENTRAL , COMICS UNLEASHED, HBO,
Along with being a cast member on "Disaster Date" on MTV for two seasons, Geoff Keith is one of the top college comedians in the United States. In 2012 he was nominated for College Comedian of the Year by Campus Activities Magazine. His TV appearances range from doing stand up on HBO to BET to Comedy Central to CBS's "Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson." He has also appeared on multiple VH1 Countdown Shows as well as "Chelsea Lately" on E!. His book "Guys Have No Game, A Book of First Impressions" which is a compilation of the funniest online dating site pick up lines is a top seller on Amazon. Keith is currently one of the stars of "Jerks With Cameras" on MTV.
Comedian Dana Eagle THE LATE LATE SHOW, COMICS UNLEASHED, COMEDY CENTRAL, HBO,
Miss Eagle appeared in an ABC Pilot with Jason Alexander and was the host of Comcast On Demand's UNConventional. She has been seen on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central and Byron Allen's Comics Unleashed, following which she became a contributing writer. She is most proud of the unique experience performing throughout Iraqi bases for the troops. She was showcased in HBO´s US Comedy Arts Festival in her solo show, Stones From Glass Houses followed by the second in the series, Mood Disorders: A Light-Hearted Romp Through Crippling Depression, featured at the Los Angeles Women´s Theatre Festival. She recently completed a pilot for the E! Entertainment Network, and has been seen in a series of memorable commercials beside Jay Mohr and football legend, Boomer Esiahson. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Drew Lynch OPENER FOR BO BURNHAM, NBC DIVERSITY FINALS 2013, FLAPPERS COMEDY CLUB
An opener for Bo Burnham, Drew Lynch was an eager young actor and a classic "chatterbox", notorious for talking a mile a minute. Born in Indiana and raised in Las Vegas, he graduated from the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts with aspirations of becoming a fully articulate film actor. Then something unimaginable happened; at only age 20, during a company softball game, Drew got hit in the throat with the ball causing his vocal chord to paralyze, turning his chattering into stuttering. This life changing injury sparked a passion for writing and performing Stand up Comedy, bringing to life the social hardships of dealing with a newly-found speech impediment. Inspired by the comedy of Louis C.K., Dave Chappell, and the up and coming Samuel J. Comroe, Drew is on a mission to make you laugh. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Gina Brillon is the winner of NBC´s 2012 Stand Up Diversity Showcase. Past finalists include Hannibal Buress, Brandon T. Jackson, and Deon Cole among others. Brillon´s rare mix of femininity and fearlessness has made her a breakout hit across the country. She is a regular on THE CHISME CLUB and LOS SUPER ICONS for MTVtr3s. Brillon is also a regular on the New York stand up scene as featured in LIVE AT GOTHAM for Comedy Central. Brillon is also an accomplished singer who has opened for established artists including Ne-Yo. A published writer and poet, her pieces have appeared in the New York Post and Daily News among others. She blogs regularly on her website www.GinaBrillon.com. 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 |