Like to laugh? Enjoy good comedy? Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 17, 2014 when a cast of comics take the stage for the Burbank Comedy Festival.
We’re talking wags such as Adam Carolla, Jeff Garlin, Wendy Liebman, and more than 200 up-and-comers all raring to bring down the house through August 23. Hosted by Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant, the Burbank Comedy Festival will feature 50 special events including underground showcases, classes, workshops, industry panels, after parties, and live festival podcasts. This first-ever festival will highlight new and upcoming international talent, off-beat, variety, college, all-female, LBGT, cruise liner and kids comedy performers.
The event is dedicated to discovering America’s next comedy superstar. By pairing emerging comedians with established headliners, the Burbank Comedy Festival intends to give the next generation of talent the opportunity to perform and connect with top entertainment professionals, to encourage live comedy, and do some funny business. A full schedule and descriptions are available at http://burbankcomedyfestival.com.
A few highlights include:
Festival Kickoff Show, 7 p.m. on August 17 starring Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs, Curb Your Enthusiasm) along with some surprises and headliners. At 9 p.m Comics without Borders take the stage with Dat Phan (original Winner of Last Comic Standing) and a line-up of international comedians. Some are as from far away as India, Egypt, and Silverlake.
On Monday, August 18 Quirky Comedy and Variety kicks off at 8 p.m. with comedian/juggler Michael Rayner (The Late Show With David Letterman) providing an eclectic evening of alt stand-up, sketch, irreverent puppetry, and the most evil man in the world. This will be followed by College Showcase at 10 p.m. with comedian Geoff Keith (MTV’s Jerks With Cameras) introducing some of the funniest, freshest, freshman stand-ups in an evening with a million laughs and a million dollars in student loans.
Adam Carolla Show Live Podcast goes on August 18 with Comedians Comedian Award a 8 p.m., Carolla (Road Hard, The Man Show) will presenta live taping of his wildly popular podcast, and receivethe Burbank Comedy Festival’s “Comedian’s Comedian Award.” At 10 p.m. Comedians on the Cusp will usher in the festival’s premier “Fresh Faces” show includes some of the top comics to watch from all over the country, hosted by comedian/writer Dan Telfer from @midnight.
Wednesday August 20 brings Ladies of Laughter to the stage with an 8 p.m. curtain showcasing comedy legend Wendy Liebman (America’s Got Talent) leading an all-female line-up of established and emerging comedians. The Fruit Cocktail Showcase follows at 10 with Jen Kober (Curb Your Enthusiasm) presenting a line-up of new and emerging comedians, each offering unique, insightful, and hysterical opinions on all things LGBT.
Thursday, August 21 sails in at 8 p.m. with the Comedy Cruise Ship Showcase (1) featuring comedian/Juggler Michael Rayner (The Late Show With David Letterman) presents funny, clean, professional comics (as seen on Last Comic Standing, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, and more), giving you top cruise ship entertainment in the middle of a semi-arid desert. Then Comedy Cruise Ship Showcase (2) at 10 with Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911) and a lineup of clean talking professional comics (as seen on Last Comic Standing, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, and more), giving you top cruise ship entertainment in the middle of a semi-arid desert.
There’s much more to this hilarious offering at http://burbankcomedyfestival.com.