November/December Newsletter

The Rubber Turkey Gazette

Welcome to the Rubber Turkey Gazette, the holiday edition of The Chicken!

We have a special Thanksgiving edition of yummy rubber turkey, so check out all the goodness inside and read all about the latest on our comedy family. (Vegetarians: no actual turkeys were harmed in the making of this newsletter.)

Hope to see you all at my (Insert Your Holiday Here) Party on Saturday, December 27 at my house in Eagle Rock. Hit me up if you need the info.

Happy Holidays everyone! Love, Bobbie

New Chickens!

We had three great grad shows and now we have new chickens graduated into the cult. I have listed the new names to the right of this blog in the Family Members section. Thanks to everyone in the show and to everyone who came out to show support to the family. We couldn't do it without your love and support!!

SUA T-shirts for Christmas

The StandUp Academy T-Shirts are here!! We have a good selection of choices for you all. They make great Christmas gifts for your friends and family ("Comedy Groupie", "I Could Use A Good Laugh", etc.) or yourself ("Comedian", "Will Work For Laughs", etc). Pick your favorite saying, color, style, size, etc. There's even something for kids and babies! (but if you buy your baby a onesie that reads "Stage Whore", I can not be held responsible if they grow up and become a comic). Thanks to Chris Schumacher for all the hard work on this! Hope you all get one or more shirts and spread the StandUp Academy name around the world (or LA and OC at least)!

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Holiday Special On Private Lessons

I want to let everyone know that I am offering a holiday special on private lessons. There are no StandUp Academy classes till January 3, 4 & 5, and many of you have shows to get ready for or you just can't bear to be without me till then!

Usually, privates are $100/hour, but until December 30, they are just $75/hour. I have several booked starting next week, so hit me back if you want to schedule something.

All private lessons take place at the Ice House.

Doo Dah Parade-January 18

The next Doo Dah Parade is Sunday, January 18 (in Pasadena). We have marched in the parade two years in a row, and we have had an AWESOME time each year!! If you are interested in marching with us this year, please email me asap and tell me your t-shirt size so I can get everything ready. Let me know if you have questions about the parade.

January Classes Now Enrolling

Now enrolling for 2009! Come have fun with us in the stand-up class, improv class, or both!

Returning student comedy class price: $275
Improv class prices for SUA alums: $250
Package Deal SUA: My class $275/Improv $200=$475 for both

Comedy is Queer-Ice House Main Room

Spreading some holiday queer, this lineup of hot gay comics are ready to help you get your queer on-just in time for Christmas! The show has been so successful the last 2 times in the Annex, that we are moving it to the Main Room baby! Lots of family in the show plus friends Derrick Jackson and Thai Rivera!

Laughing Stock-Ice House Annex

Laughing Stock is back with a whole new lineup. This is the last StandUp Productions show of the year. Come get one last laugh in the Annex!

Too Hip For The Room

First show of 2009. Alternative Comedy Comes to Pasadena! Don't miss this chance to support a really hip show with some major heavy-hitters right in our own Ice House Main Room! Featuring family members Mark Leonard, Gavin McClure, Karen Krantz, and Kate Roxburgh. Plus, our new friend Maria Bamford!

2009 Joke Gym dates

Paula Johnson writes:

The final two shows of the year will be on December 4 and 18. Dates for the 2009 open mic shows are on The Joke gym website. Pencil a few in!

Co-producers Scott Shimamoto and Paula Johnson will be changing the format slightly in 2009, so check the website in late December. Don't forget to friend The Joke Gym on MySpace.

Arlene Nicoletti & Glenndalf-Big Show

Lightfinger-Comedy Store

Lightfinger will be performing at The Comedy Store Belly Room, Wednesday Dec 10th. Come check him out if you can!

Drew Volle-Roommate Needed

Drew writes:
Stand up comedian in search of a roommate (preferably a fellow comedian or industry) to start lease on Feb 1 in North Hollywood. Contact Drew Volle at or