Originally from Washington D.C., Vanja is a Los Angeles-based standup comedian, actor, writer. . .and one-time rapper. Yep. That happened, too. She has most recently performed at the World Famous Comedy Store as part of an Emerging Comics Showcase and in just a short period of time has emerged as one of the area's most sought-after new comics. With her diverse background (she's of Korean, African-American and Native-American heritage. . .but, who isn't?) she has a fresh, offbeat, and oddly enough instantly relate-able take on life that her audiences connect with.
What else are you doing on a Tuesday? Come on out and hang out with the brightest and the best new comedians in LA. You never know whose going to stop by Flappers on a Tuesday Night. This is a great place for Industry to hang out and keep their eye on up and coming comedians.
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Host/MC Martin Harris VIOLENT BLUE, PLAYBACK, THE COMEDY STORE , FLAPPERS COMEDY CLUB, BLUE DREAM
Martin is an accomplished writer who published in over 20 countries (incl UK. Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, Japan, Canada, South Africa). Moved to Los Angeles in 2008 and started his career as actor, comedian and producer. Performed all over L.A and played over 20 roles in TV/films. Produced his comedy shows in Comedy Store and Flappers among others. Big Lakers fan WEBSITE | BOOK
Comedian Matt Geiler PIT BOSS ON ANIMAL PLANET, MIXTAPE ON THE CW, THE 10:00 NEWS ON THE CW
Matt Geiler is one of the best musical comedy improvisers around and is rapidly gaining a following in the alternative comedy ranks. Hosted MIXTAPE on The CW and starred in the indie film Splatter while maintaining regular work in commercials and voice-overs. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Justin Foster FOSTER THE PODCAST, FRESH FACES, \"SINNERS AND SAINTS\", \"SAVING MR. BANKS\", UNCLE CLYDE'S FINALIST
Texas native now living in Hollywood, Justin Foster's quick wit, hilarious stories, and personal material leaves him an audience favorite night after night WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Tara Jean O'Brien RUBBER, GENERAL HOSPITAL, SASSY PANTS, LATE NIGHT W/ CONAN,
After being raised in Las Vegas and Reno, Tara took a long shower and headed to Los Angeles to attend the USC School of Theatre. While there, she decided to become more "serious" and study Shakespearian acting at the British American Drama Academy, where, strangely enough, she figured out that she wanted to do comedy. After graduating from USC, Tara headed to the Groundlings and IO West to toughen up her improvisation and sketch skills. She was part of the Santa Monica based improv troupe, The People´s Republic of Improv for five years and currently performs with Hey Neighbor at IO West and Blank Label at Westside Eclectic and various venues around LA. Holla! WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |
Jennifer Sullivan started out with a backyard performance for the neighborhood kids at the age of 3 and ended up dancing her way into musical theater and a dance company in San Jose, California. She moved down to Los Angeles to attend USC where she obtained a BA in Economics and Political Science. After contemplating a life in medicine and having a major chemical explosion in her chemistry lab in college, she decided that she might save more lives, including her own, by playing a doctor on the big screen than trying to be one in real life.
Jennifer has performed stand-up at the Comedy Store, the IMPROV, and other various comedy clubs in the Hollywood area. She also performs at the Upright Citizen´s Brigade (UCB) and LA Connection Comedy Club. She is a member of the hot new IMPROV/Sketch Group called Pop Culture Reference. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Cassie Keet is an actress, writer, and up-and-coming comedian. She was head-writer for the sketch comedy group Successfulyl Rehabilitated in Tallahasse, Florida, where she received her bachelors in Theatre at Florida State University. She performed as a regular cast member of 8 Ball at LA Connection. Her plays have been seen in Atlanta, Chicago, and DC -- but her lighter, fluffier comedy shorts have been performed in three Anthony Meindl Comedy Showcases. She's proud to be a part of several Martin Harris Industry Showcases, and she'd like you to know that Han shot first. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Jonathan M. Hart HAHA CAFE, ICE HOUSE, COMEDY STORE, JON LOVITZ CLUB, UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE
Jonathan M. Hart is here to make you laugh. Jonathan, originally from San Jose, Ca, relocated to LA after graduating from UC Santa Barbara in 2005. Since a young age Jonathan has wanted to entertain and make people laugh. He has performed all over LA and hopes to continue to do so. He would like to thank everyone who has supported him up to this point; he hopes they will continue to do so. Have swell day. BOOK
Jeff is a former teacher from Worcester, MA. He went to 3 different colleges that you've never heard of and taught in the same town he grew up in. On a whim, he decided to retire in order to follow his life-long dream of starving to death near the Pacific Ocean while telling jokes at people.
In a relatively short time, Jeff has burned up the New England Comedy Scene, performing in popular spots such as The Middle East in Cambridge, Worcester's "Sexiest Show in Town", was a regular guest on the Meatball Comedy Stop, and quickly went from a feature to a headliner at Frank's Comedy Safari.
He's 80% sure he's a Libra. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Skyler Payne has performed stand up comedy at places like the world famous Comedy Store and Flappers and regularly performs improv throughout L.A. He captured runner up in "The X-cution", a 15 week, iron man improv competition held in Westwood, California.
One of his most proud moments is co-founding an improv troupe known as Monkey Butler which now teaches and performs improv around the world (monkeybutlercomedy.com). He is happy to be a teacher, coach, and performer for Monkey Butler performing with the team Chauffeur.
Skyler is now getting deeper into stand up and recently won the July stand up competition at Dipiazza´s in Long Beach. He also enjoys performing for shows produced by his church, Mosaic, which is a strong spiritual and artistic community in Los Angeles. BOOK
Comedian Adi Gordan FLAPPERS, NEON VENUS, COMEDY STORE, STITCH TACTICS, GET IT IN TUESDAYS
Adi has been performing since he was just a toddler. His passion for all things hilarious inspired him to perform stand up comedy. Adi was a member BOOK