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Burbank Comedy Festival to Feature Adam Carolla, Jeff Garlin, 200 Emerging Comedians and More, 8/17-23

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Burbank Comedy Festival to Feature Adam Carolla, Jeff Garlin, 200 Emerging Comedians and More, 8/17-23

Adam Carolla, Jeff Garlin, Wendy Liebman, and more than 200 emerging comedians from across the country will take center stage at the Burbank Comedy Festival, Sunday, August 17 through Saturday, August 23.

Hosted by Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant, the Burbank Comedy Festival will be packed with more than 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 festival 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.

Full schedule and descriptions are available at http://burbankcomedyfestival.com.

Performance Highlights

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17

Festival Kickoff Show, 7:00 PM

Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs, Curb Your Enthusiasm) opens the Burbank Comedy Festival, presenting a mix of celebrity headline comedians and rising stars from all across the country. New comics and special surprise guests will make an appearance.

Comics without Borders, 9:00 PM

Dat Phan (Original Winner of Last Comic Standing) presents a line-up of international comedians. Some are as from far away as India, Egypt, and Silverlake.

MONDAY, AUGUST 18

Quirky Comedy and Variety, 8:00 PM

Comedian/Juggler Michael Rayner (The Late Show With David Letterman) presents an eclectic evening of alt stand-up, sketch, irreverent puppetry, and the most evil man in the world.

College Showcase, 10:00 PM

Comedian Geoff Keith (MTV's Jerks With Cameras) introduces some of the funniest, freshest, freshman stand-ups in an evening with a million laughs and a million dollars in student loans.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19

Adam Carolla Show Live Podcast and Comedians Comedian Award, 8:00 PM

Join Adam Carolla (Road Hard, The Man Show) as he presents a live taping of his wildly popular podcast, and receives the Burbank Comedy Festival's "Comedian's Comedian Award."

Comedians on the Cusp, 10:00 PM

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

Ladies of Laughter, 8:00 PM

Comedy legend Wendy Liebman (America's Got Talent) leads an all-female line-up of established and emerging comedians.

Fruit Cocktail Showcase, 10:00 PM

Jen Kober (Curb Your Enthusiasm) presents a line-up of new and emerging comedians, each offering unique, insightful, and hysterical opinions on all things LGBT.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21

Comedy Cruise Ship Showcase (1), 8:00 PM

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.

Comedy Cruise Ship Showcase (2), 10:00 PM

Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911) 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.

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