Contact: Barbara Holliday (818) 845-9721
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- April 24, 2014
Now Accepting Submissions For
1st Annual Burbank Comedy Festival
Burbank, CA - Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant will be accepting admissions for the first annual Burbank Comedy Festival, which will take place Sunday August 17th, 2014 through Saturday, August 23rd. Designed to offer the best comedic talent from all over the country a chance to learn, perform and connect with agents, managers, bookers, and casting directors in the media capital of the world, this innovative festival will offer a week of amazing comedy shows, hosted by celebrity comedians (including Debi Gutierrez, Brad Williams, Joey Medina, Darren Carter The Party Starter, and more), as well as industry showcases, celebrity podcasts, comedy classes, networking events, industry panels, and after parties. Notable industry guests include agents from Gersh, Omnipop, KP Comedy, Seattle Comedy Competition, David Shapiro & Associates, 44 Blue Productions with more to be announced, as well as Talent Bookers from The Arsenio Hall Show, cruise ships, college agencies, and comedy clubs across the country.
Submissions are open to all types of comedians, including stand-ups, sketch groups, improv groups, musical comedy acts, comedy filmmakers, variety acts, magicians, and any other live performance that makes people laugh. Submissions will be accepted from April 21st, 2014 through June 30th, and participants will be announced on July 7th, 2014 and listed on the showcasing comedians page at www.BurbankComedyFestival.com. Comedians chosen to perform in the festival will receive two performance showcases to be selected by producers. All performance spots will be five minutes. Sketch & improv groups may combine their time into one 10-minute showcase if preferred. Times may vary based on producer preference. Submissions are open to both US and international applicants. Celebrity hosts and judges will score participants in every show, and those comedians with the highest scores will be invited to perform on the Saturday Night “Best of the Fest” shows at 8 & 10pm on August 23rd.
1) Complete a Submission form and Pay the non-refundable $50.00 Early bird Submission Fee by June 1st, 2014
Late Submissions June 2nd thru June 30th, 2014 will pay a $75.00 submission fee.
2) Fill out A Flappers Talent Profile Submission. Your profile must include a Headshot, 150 Word Bio and a 3- 5 minute Video Link to be considered complete. If you already have a Talent Profile on Flappers website please login and make sure your profile is complete.
Where: DOWNTOWN BURBANK: 102 East Magnolia Street Burbank CA 91502
When: August 17-23, 2014
Early Bird submission fee $50 | June 1st, 14 | After June 30th, 2014 $75
Ages: All ages welcome, 18+ preferred for the night shows.
Free Parking: Ashley Furniture Parking Lot and Sears Parking Lot at 1st and Magnolia
Food & Drinks: Full-Service bar and restaurant. 2 Item min per person
Show Schedule: Complete festival schedule online www.BurbankComedyFestival.com | Subject to Change
Online submissions: www.BurbankComedyFestival.com
Info: 818-845-9721 |email@example.com