July/August Newsletter

Hello comedy family!
June came and went before I knew it and no Rubber Chicken. So, you must be extra hungry for it now! This chicken may seem a little long, but that's only because our family is growing and getting bigger and better. Remember that you can check out the Newsletter Items on the right to see what's in this edition.

A lot of you are still not on the StandUp Academy yahoo group. You are missing all the fun! If you are not on the group, shoot me an email and I will send you an invitation to join.

If you ever want to include something in The Chicken, just email the info to rubberchickengazette@gmail.com

Enjoy this edition of The Rubber Chicken Gazette!
Love, yo mama Bobbie

Welcome to the Family!

We have some new cult, I mean family, members joining the class. So, let's welcome Class 19!

Welcome to the family…









Welcome back…

Steve, Diane, Moy, Richard, Sam, David, Heidi, Marsha, Charles, Mark, Daniel, Eli, Denise, Cathy, Kelly Courtney, John, Christian, Jean, and Mike

We're having a great time and are looking forward to the showcases in August! Info on shows below.

The Under 30 Show

Pictured: Tom Vrab, Yak Manrique, Jovonnie Mabrie, Chris Schumacher, Ryan Niemiller, Robbie Pickard, Moy Zepeda, and Rich Uranga. Not pictured: the awesome comics Cory Polster, Mark Leonard and Adam Bobrow

Never Trust Anyone Over 30 was a huge success in the Ice House Main Room on June 29. In fact, we sold out! Everyone was soooo funny!! Thanks to everyone who performed and who came out to support!!

SUA T-Shirts

StandUp Academy t-shirts are coming soon!

Finally, after all this time, they are ALMOST ready for you to check out and buy. Thanks Chris Schumacher! More details to come....

Sunday Best - July 20

Lots of family members in this show and The Big Time, so come have fun with us and remember that SUA alums get in all StandUp Productions/StandUp Academy shows for 1/2 price! (thanks to Moy for the awesome flyers!)

The Big Time

1/2 Price for Alums!

Grad Shows!

The Grad shows are coming!! I don't have the exact lineups yet, but mark your calendars and plan to come out and support StandUp Academy and your brothers and sisters!! 1/2 price for alums!

Joke Gym-Open Mic in Arcadia

Open Mic in Arcadia! This show is run by family members Scott Shimamoto and Paula Johnson. It's a fun, supportive, SUA- friendly room!

Scott writes:
The Joke Gym takes over the back room at Zapata Vive at 7 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of every month. We welcome more than a dozen comics in the open mic, and then close the show with a featured comedian.

7 to 9 p.m.
Open mic signups start at 6:30

The Joke Gym happens at
Mexican Restaurant
101 S. First Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91006


July 17: Lauri Roggenkamp
Aug. 7: Rudy Boehmer
Aug. 21: Johnny Roque
Sept. 4: Carl Kozlowski
Sept. 18: Grant Cotter

Scott Shimamoto

Comedy Idol Auditions-July 26!

Thanks to Dianna Harris for this info:

For all of you Comedians that have been waiting patiently...... It's that time!!!!!
Comedy Idol auditions on Saturday July 26th at 11am to 1pm at the Ontario Improv. You will have up to 3 minutes stage time for the auditions to impress the producers. So come out strong with your refined material. The audition fee is still only $10.00 and we will select up to 24 comedians for 3 shows at the Ontario Improv.
The 11 am time is when we start so arrive early and you will be one of the 1st to audition. The winner of Comedy Idol receives a $500.00 cash prize, a 5 minute guest set with a national headliner and the Improv's Comedy Idol Star award.

Please forward this on to other comedians. My goal is for all of us to have fun and to give you as much stage time at the Improv as possible.

See you all on July 26th at 11 am.

Mike Schaub
818 404 6453

RIP George Carlin

George Carlin

You changed comedy and the world forever. We will never forget!

Daniel Stanfield-YouTube Video

Daniel writes:
Latest shows for those who haven't seen them.



Ultimate Laff Down-Tom, Ryan, Yak, Barry

Tom Vrab, Ryan Niemiller, Barry Weisenberg, and Yak Manrique all made it to the Final Round of the Ulitmate Laffdown! Yay!!

And Tom Vrab won first place! Hooray!! Our comedy family is the best.

Congrats guys! We are all so proud of you!

Robbie Pickard Wins Uncle Clyde's

Robbie Pickard just won Uncle Clyde's Comedy Contest at the Ice House! Yay!! Way to go Robbie! He then moved on to win 2nd place in the Superbowl of Comedy (although rumor has it, he was the best)! Congrats Robbie!!

Jon Smilowitz Won a Freaking Emmy!

Our very own Jon Smilowitz won an Emmy recently at a presentation in New York for:

Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing For A Drama Series

Yay!! Way to go Jon!! We are soooo proud and happy for you!

Jon writes:
And if anyone is really bored, I have a link to the webcast of the presentation. I get up at 1 hour and 16 minutes into to it.


Virginia Ramos-The Comic's Realtor!

Virginia Ramos-The Comics Realtor!
An expert at locating your next hut, cave or treehouse, if you can dream it, I can find!

Sun Realtors
1428 Ridgeway Rd
San Marino, Ca 91108
(626) 429-9120

Vince Takas-Ice House Paintings for Sale

Vince writes:
The Ice House in Pasadena is the epicenter for stand up comedy in Southern California.
Hundreds of prominent comedians cut their teeth at the landmark facility and today.
The Ice House serves as an incubator for up and coming comics.

The attached watercolor painting is an image by Vincent Takas. More of his work can be
seen at www.postcardstory.com

Stephen Hembree-Computer Tech for Hire

Stephen writes:
Experienced Computer Technician looking for new clients for Computer Hardware Repair, Network Consultation, Virus Removal, and help full advice. Contact AzumaziRepairs@yahoo.com with questions on the above plus rates.

Linda Lou- Housecleaning for Hire

Every family's home is unique and so are their cleaning needs. That's why I specialize my house cleaning services to your home and your lifestyle. You tell Linda Lou what you want and she will clean it!

I am reliable, have great rates, and I have a ton of experience ( I was a housewife for years!)

References given upon request (Bobbie will vouch for my services), but I promise you will be back for more!

Linda Lou