Character Connection.

Character Connection
August 17th, 2017 at 10:00PM
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Flappers Satellite - LA Connection Comedy Theatre
3435 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

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Check out the hottest comedians, improvisers, and sketch acts from around the country at the 4th Annual Burbank Comedy Festival's remote location: The LA Connection Comedy Theatre.

Since 1977 the L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre's mission has been to perfect the art of improvisation. To inspire, train, develop and nurture talent of all ages through the rehearsals and weekly live performances.

Our goal is to create a community of performers who can develop their talents in a supportive setting. A safe environment of trust, support, growth, and freedom allows our performers to showcase their individual talent in a group dynamic.

The LAC will continue to expand our horizons in all areas of media to create opportunities for professional and amateur performers alike. We love to teach, we love to perform. We love to laugh. We love improvisation.


Also Starring:
Host/MC
Paige Wesley
MARCH MADNESS FINALIST, TODAY IN LA, EAGLE ROCK COMEDY FEST, SAN DIEGO PRIDE FESTIVAL,
Paige Wesley is a fun, confident, and assertive new voice in comedy. Originally from Dublin, California she found her calling when the kids started picking on the "chubby chick" and it seemed that the only comeback for those bullies was a few solid punchlines. After a brief stint at UCLA where she studied screenwriting, she decided she couldn't stay away from Stand-Up Comedy. She has been seen on Today in LA, at the San Diego Pride Festival, and the Eagle Rock Comedy Festival. She was Burbank's Funniest Female Finalist in 2016, and a Los Angeles' March Comedy Madness Finalist 2013. @paigewesley
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Comedian Patrese Hedding
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE, GO TV,
Hailing from Ojai California, Patrese has a diverse past including ring card girl, pool player, chef and bait shop owner. This lends a great variety to her wry humor. You can also catch Patrese on many game shows including: Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Duel, and soon to be taped Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
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Comedian Felix McNulty
FLAPPERS COMEDY CLUB, HA HA COMEDY CLUB, VENTURA HARBOR COMEDY, COMEDY CALIENTE ,

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Comedian Taylor Fogg
TAKEN AWAY, LOVE AT FIRST SHOT, ONE TRIP CHARLIE
"People" just named Taylor Fogg the most eligible bachelor in all of Southern California. Well not the magazine, but people. Well a person, his mom. But she's right, he's a big deal! Taylor is a transplant from Southern California to Phoenix, who recently re-transplanted back to Los Angeles. Sure he's an eligible bachelor and comedian, but he can also act. He's had leads and major supporting roles in recent short films including, "Taken Away," "Love At First Shot," "One Trip Charlie," and "Swipe Right." He's lighting a match in the Los Angeles scene, and you should be looking out for more of him soon.
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Comedian Katie Ghidossi


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Comedian Ronnie Slavis


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Comedian Kelly Gullet


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Comedian Willow Clay
PROSPECTORS THE FORGIVEN , WHOSE WATER CAN LIGHT LAM, HAND, SUICIDE FILMS, CALL 911
Moved to LA to avoid ice storms. I was represented by Daily Talent a few years ago. Then I left the industry for personal reasons. I am currently with Real Deal Management.
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Comedian Gianna McLaughlin
L.A. CONNECTION COMEDY, UCB,
Gia McLaughlin is a totally normal, everyday, ex-gymanst turned into an aerial acrobatic. If you just read that and thought about her skills in the bedroom, then you are totally correct, she can fall asleep in almost any position. Fun fact, Gia is an endangered species. As one of the last few natural born red-heads Gia is a walking zoo attraction. People flock from miles to see her out in the Los Angeles clubs and bars, where she spends her nights drinking, dancing and falling for countless boys, literally falling down staircases chasing after them. Gia has performed all over Los Angeles comedy stages where countless of the biggest names in comedy also have performed at some point!
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Comedian Natisha Anderson
MONTREAL JFL FESTIVAL, ANGIE TRIBECA (TBS), LADY DYNAMITE (NETFLIX), CSI: CYBER (CBS), GAME SHAKERS (NICKELODEON
Natisha Anderson is a basketcase of cute ---
like Little Orphan Annie after a panic attack.
Originally from the cornfields of Indiana, Natisha now resides in Los Angeles.
She recently performed in the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, Set List Show. As an actor, she has played roles on Angie Tribeca (TBS), Lady Dynamite (Netflix), CSI: Cyber (CBS), Game Shakers (Nickelodeon), Bizardvaarks (Disney), and Primal Screen (AMC/ Shudder). She also performed standup on NuVo TV's Stand up and Deliver. She also placed in the top four finalists in CA's Funniest Female Contest - out of 90 women. Natisha loves dinosaurs.

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Comedian Rish & Kanish
SAN JOSE LAUGH EMPORIUM, CULVER CITY CHUCKLE CHAMP, BERKELEY COMEDY CRUSHERS
We are a duo of comical siblings that've been trying to entertain for our entire lives. We're still college age so our dreams have yet to be crushed by the real world. Our brand of comedy combines our unique talents to mix sketch with traditional stand up.
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Comedian Big-T

Terrell "Big-T" Butler is originally from Oakland California.  He has quickly earned respect at the premier comedy clubs across Northern and Southern California as a headlining performer.  A recent graduate from Academy of Art University, with a degree in Communication and Media Technologies. Big-T is now looking to take his career to the next level. He is the Winner of the 2016 Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Competition, in Sunnyvale CA. As a comedian, Big-T draws his comedy from life experience.  Ranging from The colorful characters in his family, his life as an Oakland youth, and his years as a bouncer in Bay Area nightclubs & strip clubs.  Comedy has awakened a new spirit in Big-T.  A spirit that has inspired him to produce and host his own live showcase, a podcast, plus a series of comedy mix tapes. 
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Comedian Gary Cannon
LAST CALL W/ CARSON DALY, COMEDY CENTRAL, USO TOUR FOR TROOPS
Gary Cannon has warmed the audience for Craig Ferguson, Carson Daly, Dancing w/ the Stars, Americas Got Talent, and Steve Byrne´s Sullivan & Son. During Sullivans three season run, Gary and Steve became close friends and has lead to Gary opening for Steve on the road. In addition to working with Steve, Gary is proud to say he has been to Iraq entertaining the troops and is currently the audience warm up for the Conan O'Brien show on TBS.
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Comedian Darren Carter
THE TONIGHT SHOW, COMEDY CENTRAL, BET, SHOWTIME,
When Darren Carter takes the stage, he takes the audience with him. A whirlpool of impressions and observations with on-point improvisation keeps the crowd rolling through the night, and on through the morning if they´re lucky.. From The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to Be Cool with John Travolta, to Comedy Central, BET and Showtime, the aptly named "Party Starter", and sometimes even "Rooster", gets recognized on the daily by his many adoring fans. See what all the fuss is about and join the party! Darren Carter style.
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Comedian Meshelle The Indie-Mom of Comedy
NICKELODEON , STARZ, BET, GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB, THE COMEDY STORE
"Look Like The Girlfriend!!" NEVER the WIFE! The gospel according to MESHELLE "The Indie-Mom of Comedy" boasting that although she's been married nearly two decades and birthed 3 kids, she will never lose her 'Swagger". MESHELLE has appeared in Montreal, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC, Boston and everywhere in between. A bold story-teller and award winning playwright, her one-woman show, Diary Of A MILF "Mom I'd Love to FOLLOW" Directed by Rain Pryor, has taken the festival circuit by storm landing her Off-Broadway in NY's Midtown International Theatre Festival, winner of "Outstanding Solo Performance Award". Featured on Nickelodeon´s Search for the Funniest Mom in America 3, Martin Lawrence Presents: The First Amendment Stand Up, BET´s COMICVIEW, ASPIRE TV´s "We Got Next"." Funny As A Mother... " is her latest project on Comedy Dynamics Records. MESHELLE is Roseanne, Jackie "Moms" Mabley and Lucille Ball amalgamated!!
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Comedian Julian Fernandez
FIRST IMPRESSIONS ON USA, SPIKE TV, LAUGHS ON FOX
Julian Fernandez is a latino comedian and impressionist who started his comedy career at just seventeen years old in Los Angeles, CA. His comedy has been featured on shows like "First Impressions with Dana Carvey" and season 3 of "Laughs" on Fox. He has performed in a number of festivals such as Highlarious, Ventura Harbor Comedy Festival and has won "Best of Fest" during the 2015 Burbank Comedy Festival. In April 2017, Julian was chosen from over 150 comedians to open for Kevin & Bean's April Foolishness in front of over 6,000 people. Julian's comedy has earned him admiration among comedians such as Anjelah Johnson, Bill Burr, Joey Medina, Wendy Liebman, Adam Ray, and many more. His charming personality and spot on celebrity impressions and voices will have audiences falling in love.
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Comedian Bryan Kellen
LOPEZ TONIGHT, TOP 100 COMEDIANS, OPEN FOR GEORGE LOPEZ, LATE SHOW WITH FERGUSON,
Rubber-bodied and dynamically engaging, comedian Bryan Kellen has become an energetic, comedic powerhouse. Bryan´s feverish mix of storytelling, observational humor, and physical comedy produces one of the most universally captivating shows in entertainment today. He has become the regular theater tour opener for television star and notable comedian, George Lopez, who noticed Bryan´s reliable abilities and similar style of turning uncomfortable life experiences into hilarious performances.
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Producer Chelsea Mitchell

Intern and producer of Burbank Comedy Festival 2017!
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08/13 Stand-Up Magnolias
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08/13 Sunday Night Standups
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08/16 Organized Chaos Showcase
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08/16 Stand-Up Long Form
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08/17 Senior Sillies
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