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.
The festival's premiere "Fresh Faces" show includes some of the top comics to watch from all over the country, hosted by comedian/writer Dan Telfer from @midnight.
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Host/MC Dan Telfer @MIDNIGHT, THE PETE HOLMES SHOW, THE ONION, SECOND CITY, JUST FOR LAUGHS MONTREAL
Dan Telfer has been writing and performing comedy for over 15 years. As a writer for The Onion he wrote both editorial content and the web series The Onion´s Extremely Accurate History of the Internet. As a stand-up comic he has toured as an opener for Maria Bamford, Brian Posehn and Patton Oswalt. He was selected to perform at the Chicago Just For Laughs Festival's Best of the Fest show, the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival's Talk of the Fest show, and the coveted New Faces of Comedy showcase of both festivals. In addition to The Onion his writing has appeared in Paste Magazine, The A.V. Club, and the official book based on the TV show Mad Men: The Illustrated World. He is perhaps known best for his stand-up chunk "The Best Dinosaur," which became a runaway viral video hit and earned him a massive internet following. WEBSITE | BOOK
Comedian Sean Leary COMEDY TIME -HULU.COM, HEADLINE PUNCHLINE ONLINE, LAFFEST WINNER, SAN DIEGO COMEDY FESTIVAL, FUNNY OR DIE
Comedian Nicole Blaine VIRGIN SACRIFICE, NBC'S TODAY SHOW, E'S THAT MORNING SHOW, NYCFRINGE FESTIVAL 2015, WOMEN IN COMEDY FESTIVAL
Nicole Blaine is (according to L.A. Weekly) "a remarkable performer with brains, beauty and rich comic delivery." Nicole currently produces and hosts the hit show, Virgin Sacrifice, at the Westside Comedy Theater. Nicole lives in Santa Monica with her husband and two kids. They all suck so she has great material. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Ori Amir LAUGH FACTORY, FLAPPERS, COMEDY STORE, ICE HOUSE, JOSH'S BAR-MIZVA
A neuroscientist by day, a comedian from 9-10pm, a neuroscientist by night. Ori conducts fMRI analysis of comedians' brain activity to determine the neural correlates of a sense of humor, he also conducts psychophysical experiments on comedy club audiences (aka "his comedy act"). He's totally goofy, crazy and charming (in a creepy-lovable sort of way), and VERY foreign. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Vicktor Aggerwhil is a 17-year old Stand-Up comic of Asian Indian origin. He started comedy at the age of 14, when he was inspired by his father who encouraged him to try something new instead of family business (Tech Support!). Thinking that it would be a good way to attract the attention of girls, he agreed. However, it didn't work immediately. Not giving up hope, he continued to do shows at Flappers and Hollywood Improv. Through persistence and tenacity, he finally found his soul mate ... in Grand Theft Auto. In additon to stand-up, he is experienced in Improv. He was trained at Second City and at the Norris Theatre. He is an active member of the Comedy Guild club at his school and has booked a National State Farm Commercial. In his free time, Vicktor enjoys playing basketball, video games, listening to music, driving, and watching movies BOOK
Born and raised in Flint, MI this talented and driven Stand-up Comedienne, Actress, Host and Hampton University graduate has been taking the Los Angeles entertainment scene by storm. Shortly after relocating from New York City, Kennelia Stradwick has performed all over Los Angeles, including venues such as Ice House Comedy Club, Hollywood & Brea Improv, The Comedy Store, Flappers Comedy Club and Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, just to name a few. She can also be seen hosting on AfterBuzz TV Network, an online broadcast network, created by Extra host Maria Menounos & Keven Undergaro.
With her fun, energetic and witty style of comedy, Kennelia Stradwick is showing that she is definitely a person to watch out for, as this Comedienne is on the rise. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Audiences all over the country, crowd after crowd, love the relatability in his situational humor. Incorporating a background in music and improvisation, Richy has created a unique brand of comedy that allows each performance to be wonderfully memorable and different. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Spencer James is from Denver, CO. Last year he was a semi-finalist at the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas and just became a finalist in the Clean Comedy Competition in The Great American Comedy Festival 2013. He also just recorded his first comedy album at Zanies Comedy Club in Chicago. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Howard Aronin BURBANK COM. FESTIVAL '15, SAN DIEGO COM.FEST. '15, COMEDY STORE (HOLLYWOOD), WORLD SERIES OF COMEDY'14,
Howard Aronin: comedian, poet and comedy writer. He has worked in the airline industry for over thirty years. The son of Beef and Rice Aronin, he has taken the time to raise two successful children who will one day find him humorous.... He is an on-going member of "A Million Laughs" (a comedy troupe that performs in hospitals, assisted living and re-hab centers). As an "in-house" host at Flappers Burbank he has introduced the likes of Howie Mandel, Christopher Titus, Damon Wayans and Drew Lynch. He finished 2nd for coveted high school "Class Clown" honors to classmate Brad Garrett. Join him in his fight for a recount! BOOK
Comedian Brendan Cooney BURBANK COMEDY FESTIVAL, INSIDE JOKES COM FESTIVAL,
Originally from DC. Burbank Comedy Festival Best of Fest 2014. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Adam Warshaw STORY SALON, FLAPPERS COMEDY CLUB, 2014 BURBANK COMEDY FEST.
Adam has been a comic ever since his rendition of "Burping The Alphabet" killed in the 4th grade boys' room. He brings his ten-year-old's maturity level and neurotic middle-aged perspective to every show. He hopes some day to be able to say "boobies" on tv. BOOK
Comedian Michael Kennedy THE COUP, GODZILLA, THIS IS THE END, 42, PROMETHEUS
You probably don't know his face, but chances are you've seen his work in countless Hollywood movies. Whether it be raping Jonah Hill as a demon, doubling Alec Baldwin's ass or enabling a monkey to get his smoke on, Michael has a long career creating memorable visual moments in cinema.
Michael now takes to the stage to present his own uniquely skewed view of the world, life and Chinese food.
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Comedian Sina Amedson CIRCUMSTANCE, SOUTHLAND, FLASHFORWARD, DARK MATTER, CHURCH BALL
With his infectious energy and fun stories, Sina Amedson has quickly become known throughout the country as the friendly Middle Eastern comedian. Sina is a veteran member of the international comedy troupe ComedySportz and now studies with the Groundlings, Upright Citizen's Brigade and ImprovOlympic in Hollywood, CA. Sina also loves you very much. Check him out online: www.Facebook.com/SinaComedy www.Twitter.com/SinaAmedson WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |
Comedian Carlos Anthony LECHE LOUNGE AT MALO, THE COMEDY STORE, NOT BY CHOICE (WEBSERIES), THE LAUGH FACTORY, FLAPPERS COMEDY CLUB
Born and raised in Peru, Carlos Anthony is an up and coming comedian who performs all over the city of LA, giving his funny point of view on things that happen in every day life. Follow me @canthonyisfun. BOOK
Kevin's not very good at writing bios. They tend to be too short.
...When he's not making pithy witticisms, he's performing at clubs and comedy festivals throughout the U.S., including SF Sketchfest and the Laughing Devil comedy festival. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Steven Haas is a Los Angeles based comedian and writer. He has performed at clubs such as The Ice House, Flappers, the HaHa Cafe, and has been featured on ComedyTime and FunnyFix. He is a favorite at Zanies in Chicago. Steven writes and performs exclusively clean comedy. WEBSITE | | BOOK
We can't tell you who it is...But this guest is a major celebrity and will definitely make you laugh! You be leaving Flappers bragging to your friends about the talent you saw at Flappers Last night. BOOK