Regional Showcases


Do you think you’re funny? Show us your comedy chops! Producers will be traveling to major cities across the US, auditioning local talent, and inviting selected comedians to appear in the 3rd Annual Burbank Comedy Festival at Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant in Downtown Burbank Aug 13-19, 2017.

The festival itself will feature National celebrity headliners, along with more than 200 emerging comedians from across the country.  Past celebrity comedians have included Adam Carolla, Tom Segura, Kate Flannery, Jeff Garlin, Christopher Titus, Kel Mitchell, Wendy Liebman, Tom Green, Jimmy Pardo, and more!  Hosted by Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant, the Festival will be packed with more than 50 special events including underground showcases, classes, workshops, industry panels, after parties, and live festival podcasts. By pairing emerging comedians with established headliners, the event offers the next generation of talent the opportunity to perform and connect with top entertainment professionals, to encourage live comedy, and do some funny business.

Comedians interested in performing at the various audition showcases must register online at and pay a non-refundable $10 submission fee. Act now, there are only 25 to 50 slots available per venue! Invite your friends & family to support you! Each comedian will have two minutes to give us their best set. On the night of the show, two comedians will be chosen for the festival spots: one will be selected by Audience Vote and the second by Producer Vote. Accepted Comedians will be announced at the end. Check venue for ticket prices | two item min per person.
Click on the below links to submit!

New York, NY | New York Comedy Club | Wednesday, Oct 26th, 7pm & 9pm | 2016
San Jose, CA | Wednesday, December 21st, 2016, 8pm | Rooster T Feathers


You guys did a fantastic job and I definitely got a chance to see talent that I hadn’t seen before. I look forward to next year’s.
– Tiffany Hubbert (Manager of Casting GSN)


Loved ‘The Ladies of Laughter’ show during the Flapper’s Festival – an evening of really outstanding new faces and established comedians!
— Claudia Cagan/Talent Producer (REMEMBERING ROBIN WILLIAMS/PBS)


What an amazing festival of new, undiscovered talent!  I picked up a new client from this festival, and can’t wait to go again next year.  Every show was fantastic.  I felt like any one of the comedians I saw could be on late night tv right now.  Can’t wait for next year!
–Mark Scroggs, DSA Talent Agency


Really Great Festival!  I saw some great comedians with such bright futures, not just in stand-up but in film & television as well!  Already looking forward to next year’s picks!
Michael Curran, Warner Bros. Television Casting


The Burbank Comedy Festival was first class.  Incredibly organized, great talent and such fun… not to mention awesome food.   And so wonderful as Industry to be welcomed so warmly and to be so appreciated for our attendance and participation.  Barbara and Dave, and ALL the Flapper’s staff did an amazing job!

–Barb North, Brook Forest Entertainment