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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. WEBSITE | EPK | 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
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
Joseph Aceves graduated from Cal State Long Beach earning a degree in Film and Television production with a focus on directing. His senior thesis "Jobless" has been recently submitted to film festivals internationally. Although pushed towards directing, Joseph´s passion belongs to comedic writing. He consistently works on the craft of comedy by frequenting ego humbling open mics. His comedy improvisation background at the Upright Citizen´s Brigade shapes how he approaches the art of creating. Although his biography writing skills lacks the edge of Jonas Hill apology, he promises he is entirely more interesting, edgy, and humorous in person. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Little is known about Tom´s early life. Apparently born on April 2, 1954; alternative dates include 1960, 1962, and (improbably) 1989. As a teenager, he worked his way across the Midwest as a part-time powder monkey and worm sorter. Then, seeking a better life for himself, he became a convicted felon in 1979. Drifting into politics, by 1992 Tom was surprised to find himself elected Vice President of PAP, (Parent Against Parents) an organization of soccer Moms with little or no purpose in life. Finally, intent upon making a living wage, he faxed himself to California, where he now works as a stand up comedian. 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