Laura House is a comic and writer who wows audiences with her comedy and storytelling.
Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant & Indi.com Invitational, Sunday January 26th at 7pm in the Flappers Burbank Mainroom. Flappers & Indi invite past participants from our online challenges to perform 3 minutes of their best stand-up LIVE on the Flappers Burbank Mainstage. The audience will vote for their favorite Comedians: First place winner receives $500 cash, second place receives a $100 Flappers gift card and third place receives a $50 Flappers gift card. The week after the live competition, all of the videos of the comedian's sets will be posted on indi.com, where fans and friends anywhere on Earth (or the International Spacestation, if you know the right people) can vote for their favorites. The comedian with the most votes gets $500. Thus, it is totally possible for the same comedian to double down and win $1000!
Host/MC Dave Reinitz THIS AMERICAN LIFE, BBC, TRAVEL CHANNEL, KPFK,
Dave´s unique perspective and sarcasm gives us a hilarious hour of stand-up comedy that won´t soon be forgotten. Taking nothing for granted Dave challenges "normal" beliefs and expectations. He finds humor wherever common sense is in jeopardy, such as the prescription drug industry, in ordering a simple cup of coffee and genetically engineered food "of course the bugs won´t eat it , it taste like crap". Like a modern day minimalist Robin Hood, Dave steels small things from big companies, not just to get even but to feel even. Well-traveled and semi educated, Dave appeals to the smart and silly sides of the audience. Raised by 1960s radicals in upstate New York, Dave lists George Carlin, Bill Maher, and John Stewart as artistic influences. BOOK
Adam moved out to LA to pursue video game art and design. After realizing sarcastic comments and absurdities were more his skill set than art, he gave stand up a shot. Adam has been performing since November 2012 and loves it, along with eating and not being homeless. BOOK
Comedian Mark Mammone STEEL CITY COMEDY TOUR, THE FAMOUS COMEDY STORE, 2ND IN INDI.COM CONTEST, STRAIGHT MALE FRIEND SHOW,
You're gonna be soooo hot after! He's seen a lot of the same shows as you... BOOK
Comedian Emilio Rossal PODKWARD PODCAST, TIM & ERIC'S AWESOME SHOW, GENERAL HOSPITAL
Emilio Rossal, host of weekly comedy podcast, Podkward, is about as close to a Los Angeles native as they come in "the biz" (which is what folks in "the biz" call "show business"). Born in Guatemala and raised in the mean streets of the San Fernando Valley, Emilio has years of experience in improv, having trained at the famed Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade theatres, and performed in a plethora of improv shows around town. After appearing in several national commercials for McDonald´s, Chevy, and Bank of America, to name a few, he decided 2013 was the year he´d finally take a crack at stand-up. God help us all. You may have also seen him on Tim & Eric´s Awesome Show as "Guy with Awkwardly Long Close-up" and General Hospital as "Wussy Cab Driver." But probably not. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Miguel Fierro WRITTEN FOR MTV , APPEARED ON PARTY DOWN, WARM UP STRICTLY DR. DREW
Miguel Fierro is an LA based stand up comedian. Having started in San Francisco two weeks after 9/11, Miguel understands the importance of lightness in dark times. He has a wide range of external targets for his misdirection (everything from automobiles to zumba) but is also not afraid to put himself on blast. Available for grown-ups' parties. WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |
Josh got his start in the Midwest and is now pursuing comedy in the big city of Los Angeles. He can be seen regularly performing at the historic Tribal Cafe. BOOK
Comedian Jose Alvarez FLAPPERS BURBANK, UCCC ROUND 7 WINNER, THE ICE HOUSE PASADENA, SAN DIEGO COMEDY FESTIVAL, THE NINE DRINK MINIMUM
A U.S. citizen since 1999, this guy is a real deal immigrant. Born in Mexico, and raised in L.A., Jose even graduated from college a few times. Yes folks, he speaks fluent English. But don't let the non-ethnic exterior fool you, this inside out coconut is as Mexican as that sushi chef on Ventura Blvd you thought was Filipino...well, maybe not that Mexican, but enough. "Es mucho funny!" -Jose's Mom
firstname.lastname@example.org, @atjosealvarez BOOK
Chris Floyd, Kentucky born and bred, is one of the great up and coming comedians in Los Angeles. He has been doing standup for a year and is only getting stronger. His subjects include observational as well as surrealist humor. He is influenced by Eddie Izzard, Mitch Hedberg, and Louis CK. BOOK
A New England native, James began telling jokes and performing impressions for friends and family at a young age and never stopped. The product of an Irish Catholic upbringing he was always taught to find the misery in things and force others to share in it with him.
An imposing figure on and off the stage, James is likely to make you cringe, think, question humanity, and at some point laugh.
James Has performed in various parts of the country including New York City, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, and Tampa among others. BOOK
Comedian Emma McWilliams ACROSS COVES MUSIC VIDEO, A.N.T. FARM, PROJECT HOLLYWOOD, THREE SISTERS ,
19 year old Southern upbeat quirky girl who will DEFINITELY spice up your life. Recently worked on a music video with Olympic Gold Medalist, McKayla Maroney. Also, in the process of writing a One Woman Show that will be at the Victory Theatre in September. Currently seeking representation. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Sarah Kenny JOKES AND NOTES, SECOND CITY, GALLERY CABARET
I was born and raised in Chicago where I completed the improvisation program at IO and took stand-up classes at the Second City training center. I've spent the past year honing my stand up comedy skills throughout Chicago, performing at various clubs: Second City, Jokes and Notes, Gallery Cabaret. I directed and co-wrote a sketch comedy show called TS Boomington's, which will be released in early 2014. My material tends to be edgy, quirky and a bit dark. Recently I moved to LA to escape the cold of Chicago and check out the comedy scene here on the west coast. BOOK
Hannah has been doing stand up since 2008. She is a comedian/comedy writer based out of Los Angeles and has performed all over the West Coast. She has opened for Hari Kondabolu and hosted her own weekly show in the Pacific Northwest. She has been called "funny" on more than one occasion and often "kills it" or "slays 'em." WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Andy Hartley USA TODAY, FLAPPER'S COMEDY CLUB, B. W.'S OFF THEIR ROCKERS, IOWA LOTTERY COMMERCIAL, HARTLEY FAMILY REUNION
Andy Hartley once made USA Today for his first original comedy production. He is a lefty from Iowa with very cute dimples. He was recently pranked by Betty White's TV show, "Off Their Rockers." WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Clarke McMakin LAS VEGAS HILTON, COMEDY UNDERGROUND, LAUGH FACTORY
At the age of 16 Clarke started comedy for the logical and also insane reason that he liked to write, laugh, and perform. What better way to do all those things then stand-up.
Clarke is a philosophy geek whose comedy tends to outline the absurdities in life others don´t notice. Clarke has a talent for talking about risqué topics without using vulgarity. His material blurs the lines between thought provoking, clever, and shocking without offending. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Kevin Seo was born in Anaheim, CA on August 28, 1988. He grew up a pretty normal kid, as he spent his time studying, reading, playing outside, and daydreaming. He even wanted to be a stand-up comic for a little after being fascinated with Jim Carrey and his movies. He went on to study at UCLA while pursuing a career in acting. After graduating, he delved into the world of nine-to-five but still tried to get back into comedy. Now, he's hitting up open mics and any comedy club to show that he can bring the laughs. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Robby really embraces the power of living in the now and living life to the fullest. He loves being on stage and has labeled himself a positive thinker, creative writer, great story teller, and is the CEO of his life. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Derek Luetjen OPENER FOR ARI SHAFFIR, OPENER FOR COLIN KANE, IRVINE IMPROV, STANFORD AND SONS, SECRET CITY COMIC SOCIETY
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
Michael Webb is assuredly a real person. There is no evidence to suggest he will make you laugh likely because you have yet to hear him. These are facts. BOOK
Comedian Howard Aronin FLAPPERS (BURBANK), THE ICE HOUSE (PASADENA)THE IMPROV (HOLLYWOOD), J.R.'S COM.CLUB(VALENCIA)
Howard Aronin is a comedian, poet, and comedy writer who has performed at numerous venues such as Flappers (Burbank), The Ice House (Pasadena), and The Improv (Hollywood). He has worked in the airline industry for over thirty years and has a unique perspective on the people of our planet. The son of Beef and Rice Aronin, he has taken the time to raise two successful children who will one day find him humorous.... BOOK
Comedian Spanky VH1 OLD SCHOOL WITH TERI , AND GITA 2007 (EUROPE), WINNER OF AVN AWARD, SERVING ON THE BOARD OF , HIS CONDO ASSOCIATION
Spanky got his Moniker in 1987 when working with Juveniles with the Schools and local law Enforcement. He kept that name in the Adult Video Business where he produced and Distributed over 600 Movies winning AVN awards and serving on the Free Speech Coalition Board. That Resume brings a load of funny stories, from Gangs and Child Abuse, to Housekeeping staff walking in on a shoot, and running an Adult Novelty Assembly Line. Polically Correct he is not, your gonna love his take on life! BOOK