Geoff Keith began performing stand up comedy at the end of 2003. Since then he has been making a name for himself and audiences and industry have both been taking notice. After Keith's first time on stage he walked off and heard an audience member saying, "remember that kid's name." He spent his first two years traveling all over Southern California every night driving over 100 miles per night just to get stage time. He performed at AA meetings, restaurants, swap meets, nudist colonies, bars, clubs, etc. Whether there were two people or 200 people he would make the drive. Soon he began traveling to other states such as Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, and Nevada for gigs. The drives did not get any shorter going from state to state each day.
Calling all college students (future unemployed waiters)! If you think you have what it takes to be funny, Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant invites you to participate in our first annual Flappers College Comedy Contest, sponsored by Flappers Comedy University (where learning is a joke) which takes place at both our Burbank & Claremont clubs during the month of November. Audiences and guest celebrity judges will vote on who will win $500 in cash and prizes (.001% of your student loan payments), and all shows will feature special guest headliners as seen on Comedy Central, HBO, and MTV. Preliminary rounds will be held at Flappers Claremont on Wednesday, November 6th at 8pm, and at Flappers Burbank in the YooHoo room Thursday-Saturday, November 7-9 at 9:30pm. The top three winners from each preliminary round will perform in the final round on Thursday, November 21st at 10pm in the Mainroom at Flappers Burbank. In the final round, the first place winner receives $300 plus a paid spot at the club, the second place winner receives $125 plus a $50 Flappers Gift Card and a guest spot at the club, and the third place winner receives $75 plus a $50 Flappers Gift Card and a guest spot at the club. Additional prizes, including scholarships for Flappers University classes, will also be awarded. For more info or to enter the contest, email firstname.lastname@example.org with "College Comedy Contest" in the subject line, or call 818-845-9721. WEBSITE | MYSPACE | EPK | BOOK
Host/MC David Dorward LAUGH BOWL FINALIST, (LAUGH FACTORY), FLAPPER'S COMEDY CLUB, CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE,
David started performing at clubs and bars when he was a junior in high school at age 17 in San Diego - they made him wait outside and kicked him out right when his set ended! In the fall of 2011, David moved to LA to attend college as a screenwriting major. He currently performs seven nights a week all over Southern California. WEBSITE | BOOK
Comedian Bradley Calder JEST SERENDIPITY, PARTY COMEDY SHOW, FLAPPERS CCC FINALIST
Bradley Calder is from Las Vegas, Nevada. He is a cast member in Las Vegas' longest running improv comedy show. He currently lives in Los Angeles where he attends college and performs stand-up. BOOK
Emanuel Maya started writing stand-up material when he was just thirteen years old (2008) and finally performed in front of an audience his senior year of High School in 2012. It did not go well. He also holds the world record for fastest time to give up on a Rubik's Cube at 0.28 seconds. BOOK
Ilia was inspired by Seth Rogen to start doing stand-up comedy at the young age of 15. Even though he wasn't legally allowed in the club, he was still allowed to perform, combining his lanky body with a goofy mind to make the audience laugh. After three years, he became a familiar face in the Atlanta comedy scene, regularly performing at local open mics. Now a student at USC, Ilia is bringing his comedic stylings (and some say good looks) to Los Angeles and the west coast. BOOK
Robin Higgins is a comedian originally from Oakland, CA who now lives in Los Angeles. She won a Moth story slam with the theme 'About Time' and was a semi finalist in the Laugh Factory's 2013 'Laugh Bowl' competition. Robin is a founder of the comedy website The Higgs Weldon. Her work has been featured on McSweeney's Internet Tendency. WEBSITE | | BOOK
My name is Ryan Popowcer. I'm a 18 years old and a freshman at Cal State Northridge. My major is screenwriting, but I'm also an actor as well. I have started doing a little bit of stand-up comedy and am loving it. I love performing in front of people, making people laugh, and hope to make a career of it someday. BOOK
Sameer Suri has been doing stand-up since he was sixteen, and can't wait to perform at Flappers. In addition to writing and performing for several charity benefits, he has done the same for multiple weekly programs on TV8, and has started performing at venues all over Los Angeles. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Sophia's hobbies include taxidermy, collecting rhinestone belt buckles, painting realistic portraits of Clay Matthews, river boat gambling and memorizing scripture. She would like to spend the next five years of her life traversing the country, visiting every Cinnabon franchise.
Sophia's heroes are Vladimir Putin, Angela Lansbury, Liam Neeson, Aaron Burr, and Chumbawumba.
Her motto is: "It's like boom (boom). I put it in the hoop, like slam (slam). I heard the crowd screaming out jam (jam)." WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Tyler Austin THE COMEDY STORE, HOLLYWOOD BAR AND GRILL,
Tyler Austin was born in 1992 and from then on he has always loved comedy. After years of watching he finally took the plunge and began doing stand up in January 2011. He loves every minute he can be on stage and performs as much as he can while attending USC. BOOK