CLAREMONT AUNTIE CLARES COMEDY CONTEST - is a branch of the original Uncle Clydes Comedy Contest -- LA's Longest Running Comedy Contest -- and YOU pick the winners!
There are 7 preliminary rounds. In each preliminary round, 10 comics perform a five-minute set. A special guest performer or group is invited to perform at "Half Time" and at "Math Time" (the end of the show while the votes are being tallied).
The 1st Place Winner receives $101 cash prize, 2nd Place receives a $50 gift card from Flappers Comedy Club or from another location, and 3rd Place gets a Auntie Clares traditional Wings. The top two finishers will be invited to perform in the Soup-Or-Bowl finals. Each Soup-Or-Bowl Audience Vote winner will receive $500.00 cash, Second Place wins a $50 gift card, and Third place wins a huge basket of wings. Additionally, our Industry Judges Vote will receive a Professional Gig at Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant. (As an added feature to the contest, Flappers will be adding an online voting component via Facebook (TBD). **The producers reserve the right to manage contestants in any way possible or to control placement of contestants in any and all ways possible.**
The Top Two finishers from each Soup-Or-Bowl Finals, (as well as the online winner and/or judges wildcard winner - TBD), will be invited back at the end of the year to participate in Clares Playoff Week --a run of 3 shows held at Flappers Claremont Comedy Club Main Room in December 2016. First Place in each playoff round will win $101, second place will win a $50 gift card, and third place will win a giant side of fries. The Top Three performers from each playoff round will be invited to perform in The Clare´s Cup to be held on Jan 12th 2017 at 8pm in which ONE winner will win the title of Clare's Cup, their name on a huge Trophy, along with a $2000 Cash Grand Prize, a professional gig at Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant. We have Celebrity Judges lined up from Comedy Central, Princess Cruises, Flappers Comedy Club, Comedy Festivals, MySpace Comedy, National Lampoon, and many more. Previous Winners have included Bil Dwyer, Bobbie Oliver, Randall Park, Samuel J Comroe, Keon Polee, Quinn Dahle and many more.
Host/MC Cher McNeal-Leal HOST - VAGINA DIALOGUES, IMPROV FAVORITE, COMEDY STORE, TROPICANA - VEGAS BABY!,
Cher McNeal-Leal is your typical Southern California beach babe, with two notable exceptions; she´s allergic to the sun and is afraid of the water. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Cher was told early on that, based on her looks, she was destined for a life playing milkmaids and hookers. Cher´s personal life has been filled with "Lucy" moments, so when someone told her "There´s nothing funnier than the truth," she knew she belonged in comedy! She performs throughout Southern California and Las Vegas, when her pimp allows her to leave the dairy farm where she is fulfilling her destiny. Cher has featured for Alonzo Bodden, Jay London, Joey Diaz, Ian Bagg, Darren Carter and Kira Soltonovich, and is the regular host of Southern California´s most successful all-female comedy show, "The Vagina Dialogues." BOOK
Comedian Robert Orry FLAPPERS, CLAREMONT, JOKERS COMEDY CLUB, FUBARS, PUNCHLINE, TOWN HALL PRODUCTIONS
Known as, The Man of 101 Voices, Robert Orry originated from the Bay Area, performing as a stand up comedian and MC in the early ´90´s.
He opened for comedians such as Judy Gold, Greg Proops and Larry Miller, through well known clubs including Punchline, Fubars, Tommy-T´s, Holy City Zoo, Cadillac Ranch and Jokers Comedy Club. By the mid ´90s, Robert branched out and became a cast member of Bay Area Theater Sports, Living Improv and Town Hall Productions, a traveling improv and Murder Mystery Dinner, writing, directing and performing for over 10 years, in shows throughout Northern California and Nevada. Robert returned too stand-up and voice-over after relocating to Southern California. He has performed numerous showcases at Flappers in Claremont, California and can be seen in Los Angeles at various clubs. BOOK
Brian Blanco hails from the San Francisco Bay Area and specializes in clean, friendly and energetic comedy. He has performed in Comedy clubs, bars and bowling alleys all over Northern and Southern California. BOOK
Comedian Joanie Coyote IMPROVS, COMEDY STORE, LAUGH FACTORY, LAFF STOP-HOUSTON, CAP CITY COMEDY-AUSTIN
Joanie Coyote has performed at some of the top comedy clubs in the country and has featured for comics such as Ron White, Wanda Sykes, George Lopez and Dave Attell. WEBSITE | | BOOK
ProducerChristine Barger PARTY DOWN (STARZ), DEXTER (SHOWTIME), GHOST WHISPERER (CBS), CHARACTER ROAD TRIP (USA), MADE OF HONOR
Christine Barger has been making audiences laugh for over 20 years as a ventriloquist, improvisor and actress. She began teaching theatre and improvisation skills at schools and theatres around the country over 10 years ago. She has taught for Pressman Academy, GSUSA, Prairie Fire Children's Theatre, St. Anastasia School, LA Connection Comedy Theatre and more. Her credits include Made of Honor, Party Down, Ghost Whisperer, Dexter, Wizards of Waverly Place & USA's Character Road Trip. Christine earned her bachelor's degree in theatre from Ball State University. Her additional studies include Groundlings, IO West, CalState LA, Ivanna Chubbuck Studios, Beverly Hills Playhouse and Westminster College (UK). She strongly believes in teaching life skills through the arts, as well having fun while learning. WEBSITE | | BOOK