About The Festival

Let’s do some funny business downtown!

Established in August of 2013, The Annual Burbank Comedy Festival gathers together the best up-and-coming comedy talent from around the world, along with top Hollywood comedy industry professionals, to do some “funny business” at Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant and at multiple venues throughout Downtown Burbank. Past celebrity headliners have included Jay Leno, Jeff Garlin, Christina P, Tom Segura, Adam Carolla, Phil Rosenthal, and more! A variety of rising comedy stars showcased in previous years on their way to carving a name for themselves in the industry, including JR De Guzman, Taylor Tomlinson, Drew Lynch, Samuel J. Comroe, George K. Burns, Ryan Kelly, Ashley Gavin, Tony Baker, and many yet to come.

Highlights of the 2023 Festival:

*Over 300 Showcasing Comedians
*Celebrity Gala shows featuring Laura Kightlinger, Pauly Shore, and Surprise Guests
*Performances, Parties, and Classes across ten venues in Downtown Burbank including The Hilton Garden Inn, Urban Press Winery, The Lusanet Collective, The Stage California Fusion Restaurant, The Burbank Town Center Terrace, Story Tavern & Ciderworks, and Barney’s Beanery.


Visit Burbank – Come to Burbank and find yourself in the heart of LA action. We’re the ideal destination to experience all that SoCal has to offer—from behind-the-scenes movie tours and talk show tapings at Warner Bros. Studios to theme parks, outdoor adventures, and arts and culture. Just minutes from Hollywood, Universal Studios and SoCal’s many attractions, you’ll discover eclectic eateries, a cool shopping scene and a range of accommodations. It’s all here — in Burbank, CA.

Downtown Burbank – Located in the heart of the media capital of the world, Downtown Burbank is a vibrant destination and the perfect combination of bustling activity and classic casual vibes, for a quintessential SoCal experience.