Hi kids!
Happy Holidays to all of you!! I know it's been a long time since the newsletter has come out. We've been so busy here at StandUp Academy and StandUp Productions, we haven't had time to catch our breath! But, now it's the end of the year and time to make sure everyone you love knows they are loved. So, YOU ARE LOVED!! I am so grateful for our comedy family! We have lots of new members since the last newsletter (look for you name on the list of family members and let me know if I left anyone out).

So, here's the new Rubber Chicken Gazette! Check out what we've been up to and what we have coming up. And don't be a stranger! We are always looking for comics for our shows (Sundays at the Ice House Main Room and Tuesdays at Flappers Main Room), producers, and just friends to come party with us! Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season! Love, Bobbie

New Classes!

The new session is starting soon!! Stand-up classes start Jan 8, 9, 10 in the Ice House Main Room and Improv classes start Jan 9 in the Annex. Remember, you get a SUA alumni discount! Standup classes are $400 for new students, but only $300 for alums. Also, the Improv class is $250 for new students but only $200 for alums. If you take both, you get a discount. It only takes $50 to hold your spot. Plus, we do payment plans! Come back and work some new material and HAVE FUN WITH US! Don't delay. When classes are full, they are full. For more info or to register, visit www.standupacademy.net

Eagle Rock Comedy Festival

On December 8th & 9th, over 180 comedians flooded twelve venues for the 1st Annual Eagle Rock Comedy Festival! Not only were all of them amazing, but it ended up being a hell of a lot of fun too! Thank you to everyone who participated, who volunteered and who showed up to support! We couldn't have done it without all of YOU!!

Best of the Fest Winners!

Congratulations to Rawle Lewis, the Festival Winner and SUA alum (pictured above), and the Best of the Fest winners, Cat Davis (SUA alum), Will C, Marie DelPrete (SUA alum), Nat Baimel, Eric Dadourian and Best Clean Comic Tom Riehl.

Class 26, 27 & 28 Grad Show Pictures!

Please welcome all of our new members! (Sorry it's taken so long to get these pics up!)

Class 28

Class 27

Class 26

Improv Class Grad Show

December 28th Too Funny Tuesdays @ Flappers!

Chris Schumacher-Massage Special

Hello family!
In light of our recession, I am offering discounted
massage gift certificates
for the holidays. For only
$50, you can
give the people you love a one hour massage.
Plus you can use them on yourself too! :) They will be
available through the 1st of January.

I am trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue and
Sensory Repatterning.

You can contact me at-



Victor Vega- Upcoming shows

Victor Vega’s Comedy Revue

Presents Comedy in the Heights!

Friday, January 7th 7:30pm


A Night of Comedy With Hysterically Funny Comedians!

Richard Weiss

Grace Fraga

Cindy Burns

Vern James

Doors Open 7:30pm

Showtime 8PM

Cover $5


Where Neighbors & Friends Meet

3510 N. Broadway, Lincoln Heights

(323) 224-9964

www. acafeintheheights.com

End of December Newsletter

End of December Newsletter

May 2010 Newsletter

Wow! It has been forever since the Rubber Chicken has come out. We have just been so swamped here at StandUp Academy and StandUp Productions that the Chicken has sat on the stove too long! We have soo much going on!!

The Grad Shows are almost here (Yay), which means you have new brothers and sisters to welcome to the family. I also have posted pics from the previous two classes so that you can see who has joined us (pics for this class will be posted after the grad shows). Look for your name on the right side of this blog under Family Members. If you are not there, let us know so we can add you. Hope to see you ALL at the improv and/or standup grad shows!! Remember, you get in FREE to all the shows (2 drink min, but it can be soda). Come have fun with us and meet the new fam!

Next session is starting June 19 for both StandUp and Improv! Remember, you get a discount on both classes for being SUA alums! Hit me up to sign up. I already have many of the spots filled, so don't delay. I am keeping the alumni discount at $300 for a while-that's $100 off the standup class! The Improv class is just $200 for SUA alums (that's $50 off the new student rate)! For more info or to register, click here.

I am happy to announce that I am now producing at this adorable room called Bar Lubitsch in West Hollywood! It holds about 60 people and there is no drink minimum (or maximum; 21 and over). Hit me up for info about being in that show or my Ice House Main Room or Annex shows. If I haven't booked you, it's cause I haven't heard from you!

Hope you are all doing great! If I haven't seen you in a while, come on back. We miss you! I hope to put out the Rubber Chicken more often now that I have the help of the awesome Chris Oliver and Kate Roxburgh. If you want to put anything in this newsletter, just email me the info. We are growing fast here. Glad to have you all along for the ride. Nothing means more to me than my wonderful comedy family!!

Keep in touch! Love, Bobbie (mama)


The Grad Shows Are Here!! June 6 & 7 @ 8pm

Lineups for each night (this is NOT the order):
Sunday, June 6 @ 8pm

MC: Sally Mullins
Mary Diane
Daniel Gutierrez
John Kevari
Norm Cook
David Schmidt
Rouya Shamsai
Narcizo Gonzalez
Kevin Barry
Andrew Burkot
Breon Waters II
Special Guest: John Fontaine
Special Guest: Vargus Mason
Bobbie Oliver

Monday, June 7 @ 8pm

MC: Sally Mullins
Vince Takas
Howard Wescott
Jeni Bartiromo
Mary Basmadjian
Russel Grant
Aiko Tanaka
Carlos Escobar
Tim Roberts
Klift Karaffa
Roger Sonnier
Special Guest: Robbie Pickard
Special Guest: Vargus Mason
Bobbie Oliver

Class 25 Grad Show Pics!

Class 24 Grad Show Pics!


Anyone interested in performing at the Annex June 3 or June 30, feel free to hit me up for a spot. Show time is 9.30pm, Must be able to help bring friends. Thanks, you can email me at:


Kate Roxburgh


Standup Academy alums Paula Johnson and Scott Shimamoto are now well into their third year of producing the Joke Gym Open Mic in Arcadia. About 300 comedians have walked on the Joke Gym stage; many of them are Mama's babies, and many working pros.

The Joke Gym welcomes you to their very supportive open mic on the first and third Thursdays of every month. We're in the back room at the Zapata Vive Restaurant at 101 S. First Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006. Sign ups start at 6:30. More info at www.thejokegym.com

PS Paula just set up a Facebook Joke Gym Page. Please "like" us when you can and tell a friend!

Release Party, June 6

Rhune Kincaid's new album, American Chipfunk, will be receiving a release party on June 6th at 6pm at Brennan's Pub in Marina del Rey, CA. It is the 2nd album by the Colorado-born singer and contains 10 tracks of mischief including "Coppin' a Feel," "Drunk Girls" and "Zombiegeddon." The evening will include performances by several of Los Angeles' finest musicians and comedians. Admission is free and there is no drink minimum.

When: June 6th, 2010, 6pm
Where: Brennan's Pub, 4089 Lincoln Blvd.
Cost: Free, no drink minimum


Max Goldberg
Corey Craig
Nice Peter
Corey Roberts
Ali Packard
Samuel J. Comroe
Rhune Kincaid


Need something fun to do on Memorial Day eve?

Bring your comedy peeps, aging relatives and your bedhead to come see Zoey Goetsch

8pm on Mon May 31st at the Comedy Store Main Room
8433 Sunset Blvd LA 90069

Click here to buy tickets!

Pick up your pre-paid tickets at the door (Comedy Store Main Room, entrance on Sunset Blvd.)
at 7:30 pm and get priority seating.

This will be the show of all shows!!!



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