Congratulations! We are proud to announce that you have been selected to perform in the 4th Annual Burbank Comedy Festival in downtown Burbank Aug 13-19th, 2017! We reviewed submissions from hundreds of comedians and the competition was fierce. We are excited to have you be a part of the festival!
In order for us to promote and make this festival a huge success, we need your help. Please read the following letter very carefully. There is a CHECKLIST for you to complete ASAP. Please READ LETTER and CHECK OFF CHECKLIST. The sooner you get us the information, the more promotion we can do for you.
Be sure to check in on the first day of the festival to receive your Comedian Pass,
COMEDIAN PASS: Please wear your Comedian Pass during all festival events. This will help the Flappers Staff identify you as a performing comedian in the Festival. The Comedian Pass will allow you to attend ANY shows, panels, and after parties as long as there are available seats. (Be aware that Special Events marked in RED on the calendar are potential sell outs and there may not be any available seats.) During shows, we do ask you to please respect the servers and the two item minimum.
You can also attend any of our Industry Panels (reservations are REQUIRED for these events!). PLEASE click on the links below to reserve your seats now for the panels you would like to attend (THESE FILL UP QUICKLY!): All the panels run from 2-4pm.
Monday – 2-4 pm Club Owners Panel: http://flc.cc/AKWOKMX
Please note that all Flappers University workshops are available for purchase and are not included in your comedian pass; we recommend upgrading your pass with the Flappers University Class Pass, which includes admission to all workshops throughout the week.
We offer special complimentary General Admission Passes to Casting Directors, Producers, Agents, Managers and Industry Executives. If you know any of those industry types that would like to attend, please Email Jessica Ramsey, our industry Liaison, at BookingsAssistant@Flapperscomedy.com with the Name/ Phone/ Email of your industry guests and we will get a pass in their hands.
There are events and shows happening ALL DAY EVERY DAY OF THE FESTIVAL and we are sure you will want to take advantage of a lot of them. You are going to be tired! SO, we encourage you to stay in the downtown Burbank area if possible. Visit http://reservations.visitburbank.com/hotel/list/8325 for available discounted hotel rates. Please be safe and responsible! Discounted hotel rates are limited and subject to availability, so we recommend that you reserve a room as soon as possible.
CHOICES OF ROOMS ARE:
Sat Aug 13th-Sun Aug 20th Checkout 7 Night Stay =$ 251 Each –QUAD -4 People- Bed Share | CLICK HERE TO BUY
Sat Aug 13th-Sun Aug 20th Checkout 7 Night Stay = $502 Each –DOUBLE 2 People- Own Bed CLICK HERE TO BUY
Sat Aug 13th-Sun Aug 20th Checkout 7 Night Stay = $1100 –SINGLE- One Person No Sharing CLICK HERE TO BUY
The hotels we have suggested are also within walking distance. If you are flying into town, we strongly recommend that you fly in through Hollywood Burbank Airport, which is just ten minutes from the festival venues. A $7.00 UBER OR LYFT RIDE IS THE BEST WAY FROM THE HOLLYWOOD/BURBANK AIRPORT which is 5-10 Minutes from Downtown Burbank to most of the hotel locations. LAX is about 45 minutes from Burbank (with no traffic). Click HERE to book a different hotel in Burbank!
TRANSPORTATION There is free parking in Downtown Burbank. We ALWAYS recommend parking at the Ashley Furniture Parking Lot or the 5-story Sears Mall Lot, which are located directly across the street from Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant. AMTRAK trains go right to the Burbank Airport and then you can take a free shuttle from there. UBER & LYFT are available via your cell phone.
CHECK-IN- AT THE COMEDY SHOP HEADQUARTERS
PERFORMANCES: You will receive three (3) 5-minute spots during the festival week. Showtimes and rooms to be determined by producers & subject to change. SPOTS WILL BE BOOKED BETWEEN JULY 7th and August 10th, 2017. House MC’s , Celebrity Guests & industry will judge and pick selected comedians to perform in our BEST OF THE FEST shows on Saturday, Aug 19th. YOU WILL RECEIVE A BOOKING AGREEMENT FORM from Bookings@FlappersComedy.com with your dates and times for each of your shows. PLEASE CONFIRM THIS BOOKING AGGREEMENT ONLINE TO SECURE YOUR DATES.
AFTER PARTIES & UNDERGROUND SHOWCASES: Will be held at Flappers, and at other locations in Burbank – check the website for addresses, phone #, and times. MASTER SCHEDULE INCLUDED and or View HERE. BE SURE AND BLOCK OUT YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE “FUNNY BUSINESS FINALE PARTY” ON Sat August 20th, 10:30pm-2am. This Wrap Party will include a DJ, Dancing, Appetizers, FULL MENU & CASH BAR AVAILABLE.
Data Disk (raw footage $30 We archive all footage, so you may purchase ANY TIME after you perform at Flappers.
This year, we are attempting to live-stream selected Festival Shows. The Live Stream technology is new and experimental. We request/require that you sign the Grant and Release Form in order to participate in those shows. PLEASE PRINT OUT AND SCAN OR RETURN THIS RELEASE and return via email to ADMIN@FlappersComedy.com. By Clicking Confirm on your festival date you are confirming that you are allowing us to stream your performance during the festival. We do not allow any outside video recording, which includes Periscope and other live-streaming phone apps. We will be live streaming the festival.
FUN STUFF FOR YOU TO DO ON US!
FREE HEADSHOTS- by Justin Gill @Photography 7717 on Sunday 8/13/2017 9am to 5pm in the Comedy Shop. Headshots signups will be on a first come first serve and will be used for festival promotion. If you like the shots that Justin takes he will have a special offer for you to purchase them outright later, there is no commitment to purchase.
LIVE FACEBOOK COMEDIAN INTERVIEWS- After you check in and throughout the week Visit our Comedy Shop, green room and step and repeat for Special On-On One Ineterviews with YOU! Host Frank Cronin will be asking you to name your favorite Line from the Movie airplane and we want to find out about your background and who or what inspired you to pursue comedy. Visit our FACEBOOK PAGE AT https://www.facebook.com/BurbankComFest/
· Working in Corporate Comedy
· Writing for Late Night TV
· How to Get an Agent
· Creating your Comedy Podcast
· Breaking Into the College Market
· Intro to Voice Over
· Producing Live Comedy Events
· One-on-one Career Coaching
· and much, MUCH more!
Tickets to individual workshops are available for $49 each (seating is limited!), or we are offering comedians who have been accepted into the festival the opportunity to upgrade to a $200 Flappers University Class Pass (valued at over $500!) which will enable you to take as many of the festival classes as you desire! http://flc.cc/9FDQW4U
BCF COMEDIAN CHECKLIST | THINGS TO DO!!!
___I have uploaded/Updated a headshot to my Flappers Talent Profile
___I agree to download the promo from the DROPBOX LINK included in this letter… and use it to help promote my shows on the web and Via social Media
___To get the latest & greatest art and photo updates. I will follow the Flappers Burbank Comedy Festival Flickr album http://bit.ly/2suCr5r
___I have reserved my Seats for the Industry Panels, Escape Rooms and Shows I would like to attend.
___I Have Subscribed to the Flappers Comedy & Burbank Comedy Festival Youtube Channels