THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED THE 2ND ANNUAL LAUGHS FOR GIRAFFES!
Laughs for Giraffe
Giraffe populations have declined by 40% over the past 30 years. That's nothing to laugh at, yet laughing is exactly how we plan on helping with Giraffe Conservation. On Sunday, July 9th, join us at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank for a night of food, drink and comedy, all to help raise money and awareness for this disappearing species. 100% of all profits raised on this night will help benefit the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, www.giraffeconservation.org and their tireless effort to save the magnificent Giraffe from extinction.
How does the money raised help giraffe conservation?
Flappers Comedy Club is located at:
102 E Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91502
Laughs for Giraffes 2017 Lineup:
Jose Barrientos never took life seriously.. And as a result has been fired from every job he's ever had. Desperate for better life Jose Joined the United States ARMY. Four years later of trying to live the soldier lifestyle Jose realized the truth. From his Basic Training, to his final deployment to Iraq, Jose was designed to kill. With laughter. First by impersonating his drill instructors, to later commandeering the US ARMY Radio waves in Iraq to speak to his fellow troops as one of his many impersonations. Upon his release, Jose began to pursue a career as a stand-up comic (in other words, a subway employ or Starbucks barista) Performing in many A-List Comedy clubs in San Diego. 6 months later he relocated to Los Angeles, CA. Where he performs regularly and is involved in such prestigious entertainment projects of his own creation.
D.J. Demers is an award-winning stand-up comedian. He has appeared on season 11 of America's Got Talent. He has performed stand-up on Conan and was the winner of the 2014 Homegrown Comics Competition at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. After winning the competition, D.J. was invited to perform at a TV taping, the first time that has happened in festival history. D.J. was also a featured performer at Toronto's JFL42 comedy festival in 2014, the winner of the 2013 Toronto Comedy Brawl, was a finalist in NBC's Stand-up for Diversity, and won 'Best Breakout Artist' at the 2015 Canadian Comedy Awards.
Jackie Kashian is a comic, podcaster, writer, actor and occasional bottle washer if there's some attention to be garnered. Jackie's brand new album, I Am Not The Hero Of This Story, was #1 comedy album on iTunes and Amazon the first week of its release and is critically acclaimed. She is in the eleventh year of her podcast The Dork Forest, where she talks with people about what they love to do, think about and collect. All things are dorky and it's dork on dork dialog. She also has a new podcast on the Nerdist Network with Laurie Kilmartin called The Jackie and Laurie Show.
Emily Heller is a comedian and writer who likes you very much. If you watch tv, you may have seen her tell jokes on her own half hour special for Comedy Central, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Conan, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, Maron, Inside Amy Schumer, @midnight, Chelsea Lately, or as a series regular on the TBS show Ground Floor. She has been named a “New Face” at the 2012 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and a “Comic to Watch” by both Variety and Comedy Central. She has served as a writer on TV shows for Fox, NBC, HBO, and TBS, most recently the 2018 Bill Hader series Barry. Along with Lisa Hanawalt, she is also the cohost of the long running podcast Baby Geniuses on the Maximum Fun network. Her debut album Good For Her is available now on Kill Rock Stars. As far as nicknames, she prefers “Hell Bone.“.
Brian Kiley has appeared several times on “The Late Show with David Letterman”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Conan O'Brien”. He performs regularly at clubs in L.A. He has been a staff writer for Conan O'Brien since 1994 and is currently the head monologue writer. He has been nominated for 16 Emmy Awards and he is the winner of the 2007 Emmy Award for Writing in a Comedy/Variety Series. Much to his surprise, he was even featured in the New York Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle. (He has never completed said puzzle.) He has had a recurring role on the Cartoon Network's "Delocated" and has been on "The Bonnie Hunt Show", “Comedy Central Presents”, “Dr. Katz Professional Therapist”, “The CBS Morning Show”, “Spotlight Café”, “Caroline's Comedy Hour”, “Comedy On The Road”, the Showtime Comedy Club network, the TBS Conan writer's special and “An Evening at the Improv”.
Laurie Kilmartin spent her first 10 years as a standup in San Francisco, the second 10 in New York City and now lives in LA. She currently writes for CONAN on TBS. When home in LA, Laurie does standup about 3-4 times a week. She uses her 10 hiatus weeks each year to go back on the road. Recent headlining dates include Acme Comedy Club in Minneapolis, The Punchline in San Francisco, Rooster T Feathers in Sunnyvale, The Laughing Skull in Atlanta, Cap City Comedy Club in Austin, The Comedy Underground in Seattle, and pretty much every gig in Arizona.