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Just for laughs

Local comics will be busting guts during grand opening shows of Flappers Comedy Club.

September 04, 2010|By Joyce Rudolph, joyce.rudolph@latimes.com

"I thought it would be fun to bring in cool talent to the kids shows, like people in the entertainment industry youngsters never get to see because they are on the late night talk shows," Rayner said. "There are no talk shows where kids see people who create the things they like."

Rayner has also been placed in charge of enrollment for the Flappers University, which offers classes for those hoping to follow a career in comedy. A couple weeks after the comedy club opens, classes will start that are designed to help beginners become more comfortable on stage and allow those who have a routine to work on it on stage, he said.

The grand opening shows on Sept. 9 and the "Two Milk Minimum" show on Sept. 11 are fundraisers for the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank. The club has a comedy club where the youngsters write and perform their own comedy material, said Shanna Warren, chief executive officer. After a board member saw the Flappers Comedy Club was coming to Burbank, club officials thought it would be great to partner with them, Warren said.

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"I called the club and asked if they would be willing to work with us if we could get our parents and supporters out to the club," she said. "Barbara [Holliday] got back to me because she's really involved in giving back to the community…she is really excited to work with us. We just need a lot of people to come out and support the opening events."

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What: Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant

When: Grand opening Sept. 9, 10 and 11

Where: 102 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank

Cost: $25 opening night; weekday shows $10 to $12 ($2 discount with online advance purchase) weekend shows $17 ($2 discount with online advance purchase)

Contact: (818) 845-9721 or visit http://www.FlappersComedy.com.

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