UNCLE CLYDE´S COMEDY CONTEST - is LA's Longest Running Comedy Contest, and you pick the winners. . There are eight preliminary rounds. In each preliminary round, 10 comics performs 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 $101.00 Cash Prize, 2nd place receives a $50.00 gift card from Flappers Comedy Club or from another location, and 3rd place gets a Clyde´s traditional Huge Side of French Fries. 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 and the Judges Vote will receive a Professional Gig at Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant. Second place wins a $50 gift card, and third place wins a huge side of fries. (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 contestents 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 Clyde´s Playoff Week a run of 3 shows held at Flappers Comedy Club Mainroom Dec 16th 17th and 18th, 2014. 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 Clyde´s Cup to be held on Jan 7th 2015 at 8pm in which ONE winner will win the title of Clyde'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.
Cassi Jerkins is a stand-up, improviser, actor, puppeteer and writer. She is a regular/emcee/producer at Flappers and has performed regularly at places like the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), The Comedy Store, The Clubhouse and iOWest. She is a puppeteer/improviser for the improv team, "Puppet Mayhem" which performs monthly at Flappers and has performed in the LA Improv Fest and Hollywood Fringe. Cassi has competed in the Uncle Clyde's Comedy Contest and iO Scripted Comedy Fest. Currently, Cassi is working on the web series "Roommate Trauma". A comedic series she wrote and stars in with Jacob Smith. She is also part of the improv teams "Two Turtle Doves" and "Grab Bag Alliance", and is working her way through the UCB improv program. 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 fucking vulgarity. His material blurs the lines between thought provoking, clever, and shocking. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Mike Karaba ICE HOUSE, COMEDY STORE, COMEDY TIME , VENTURA COMEDY FESTIVAL, ACME COMEDY THEATRE
Mike Karaba was born and raised in Germany. After several appearances as an extra in soap operas he landed a gig as a tv-writer and discovered his calling: Comedy. He decided that it was time for the next step and moved to Los Angeles where he's on a mission to let the world know that Germany has more to offer than Bratwurst and Hasselhoff. BOOK
Comedian Robert Buscemi ROOFTOP ASPEN, CHICAGO IMPROV, DC COMEDY, ANDY KAUFMAN AWARD FEST,
ROBERT BUSCEMI (www.RobertBuscemi.com) performs some of the most adventurous, outlandish stand-up around. After winning "Best Comedian 2009″ honors in the Chicago Reader newspaper and a long string of critical accolades for his surrealist flights of fancy, Buscemi took his act to LA, where he´s quickly become a rising star on the hipster comedy circuit. A veteran of short film, commercials, one-man shows, improv, sketch comedy, and stage plays, the witty wordsmith has previously turned heads at the Rooftop Aspen, Chicago Improv, DC Comedy, and Andy Kaufman Award fests. His 2010 Rooftop Productions album "Palpable" and 2007 Jordan Vogt-Roberts film "(t)wit!" stand as two of the most inventive hours of stand-up you´re likely to find. BOOK
Renee used to do a lot of super serious Off-Broadway musicals... she's since dedicated her life to making things right with the audiences that had to sit through that shit. If you're one of them: Hey man, sorry about that. Renee now writes, hosts, and does stand up comedy. BOOK
Comedian Chad Ridgely FOX, PLAYBOY RADIO, GROUNDLINGS, THE COMEDY STORE, ICEHOUSE
Chad Ridgely is a Los Angeles based sketch-comedy actor, writer, and comedian. After studying at The Groundlings Improv, Ridgely went on to work with Fox Digital on "The Chad Ridgely Show", a MadTV / Saturday Night Live style comedy show. After cranking out such viral web hits like the "Gay or Not Gay Game Show", "Healthy Tips", and his popular spoofs of Chris Hansen's MSNBC show "To Catch a Predator", Chad set his sights on creating hilarious new music videos like Hot Lesbians Makin' Out & Smokin' While Tied Up & Fightin' and Big Boobies on Blondes or Brunettes or Redheads, which received their radio debut on Playboy Radio. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Bruce has worked in Hollywood several years performing in club's and performing on tv shows Good Times Jeffersons Flavor of Love but Bruce's claim to fame was the role he played on the #1 kid's show "The Power Ranger's" were Bruce played Zach's dad and Bruce created a kid's club called the United Rangers of America and Bruce is the President of the club BOOK
Family. Friends. Love. They all frighten Greg. You can experience all the fun of his epic cry for help at comedy clubs around Southern California, or on Twitter and Facebook. A native of the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he currently wastes what remains of his dwindling life in LA. After winning too many screenplay competitions to count, he moved into a fun world with no soul-crushing rejection whatsoever: stand-up. Please say "hi" if you see him. BOOK
Comedian Paul McKeown FLAPPERS, THE LEXINGTON, WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATER, THE ICE HOUSE,
Paul Mckeown is a human male originally from the UK. He has no interest in the royal family, doesn´t like tea and has nice teeth.
By day he is a writer, director and reformed animator. By night he performs comedy in and around L.A, all of which utilize his two best skills, standing up and sitting down.
He has the correct amount of limbs, wears shoes and doesn´t play the Ukulele. WEBSITE | | BOOK