Originally from Indianapolis, at the age of 19, Drew Lynch moved to Los Angeles with aspirations of becoming an actor, then an unexpected softball accident just a year into his acting career left him with a severe stutter and crushed his hopes of ever performing again. But his continued drive to become an entertainer forced him in a different direction, he started reflecting through stand-up comedy on the "softball that humbly changed his life." Drew's ability to deal with his stutter and making it relatable to real-life situations ultimately landed him the title of first runner-up on "Season 10 of America's Got Talent." Inspired by comedians Bo Burnham, Louis C.K, he now headlines Comedy Clubs across the country. In addition, Drew has appeared on the "Dr. Oz Show," and as a celebrity guest on the game show "Idiot Test." Twitter @theDrewLynch | www.DrewLynch.com
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.