As a junior at UCSD Kareem started his comedy career as a dare. Before long he was a regular at the La Jolla Comedy Store where he was featured in the documentary film "The Main Room". After graduating from UCSD Kareem returned home to Los Angeles and continued his career working in local clubs such as the Improv, Ice House, Comedy and Magic Club and Flappers. He immediately got television exposure on MTV and B.E.T's Comic View. He participated as a "new face" in Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival. He's appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and has been featured in dozens of national commercials for products such as Miller Lite, Nike, and Boost Mobile.
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.
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Comedian Alfonso Guerrero THE ICE HOUSE, FAKE GALLERY, EAGLEROCK COMEDY FESTIVAL
A few years back, somebody told Alfonso that he was funny and he believed it. Now he's igniting the Los Angeles comedy scene like a Bic lighter straight out of hell. Catch the fever! WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Ayman Samman LOPEZ ON TV LAND, BLINDSPOT, AMERICAN SNIPER, NCIS:LA, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
Ayman Samman provides clever observational comedy. He blends his Egyptian heritage with his American present life experiences. Ayman delivers a foreigner's perspective in an American relatable fashion. WEBSITE | | BOOK
I really don't know what to say here, other than I love making people laugh. I have been doing it all my life. So it just recently hit me. I could actually make this "making people laugh" thing into a profession, Then I wouldn't have to work, cause we all know if you love what you do , its not work. The more I people I can make laugh the better off the world will be. So allow me the chance to give the people a good ab workout and to slightly wet themselves. BOOK
After falling in love with comedians like Bill Hicks, Joe Rogan, Bill Burr, and Doug Stanhope I began to do stand up at an open Mic night in Palm Desert CA, a place called The Hood Bar and Pizzeria where, most people just wanted to see the next musical act, this is where I learned to bomb. After moving to Claremont CA and discovering actual comedy clubs, all those performances before are serving their purpose. Most common topics include working in the service industry, drugs, and the woes of stupid people. BOOK
Comedian Mario Zapata IMPROV, THE ICEHOUSE, FLAPPERS COMEDY CLUB, INSIDE JOKES COMEDY CLUB, LIAM'S IRISH PUB
Peruvian-born comic with a passion for music. BOOK
Comedian Derek Luetjen SECRET CITY COMIC SOCIETY, FLAPPERS REGULAR, IRVINE IMPROV, STANFORD AND SONS,
Derek is a young comedian who is new to the LA area. He started stand up shortly after college and it has been his passion ever since. Starting out in Overland Park, Kansas was a great stepping stone but with the lack of opportunities he knew he had to move. He has a simple goal on stage; to have fun and make the audience laugh so hard they are sore the next day. BOOK