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Best Hotel for Burbank Comedy Festival

Get ready to get your funny bone on—and kick back in boutique luxury at Hotel Amarano while you do it. We’re talking about the 5thAnnual Burbank Comedy Festival, hitting the downtown of the Media Capital of the World this August!

Better than 200 performers, more than 80 shows, panels, classes, podcasts, afterparties, and other events: The Burbank Comedy Festival is a seven-day celebration of live comedy in all its forms, and a fantastic chance to see some topnotch talent do their thing on stage.

The Burbank Comedy Festival

The Burbank Comedy Festival kicked off in 2013 at Flappers Comedy Club & Restaurant, and in the years since it’s spread its guffaws and gasps across six venues in Downtown Burbank, our home base here at Hotel Amarano. Comedians from Adam Carolla and Jimmy Pardo to Carol Leifer and Jeff Garlin have headlined the festival, which mixes established big names with hungry up-and-comers to hilarious effect.

This Year’s Festival

This year’s Burbank Comedy Festival runs from Sunday, August 12th to Saturday, August 18th, and features quite the cast of characters: Becca Ward, Chris Fairbanks, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Raajeev Aggerwhil, Rosie Tran, and many more. Garlin—he of Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Goldbergs fame—presents the Grand Opening Show at 7 PM on the 12th at Flappers.

The itinerary includes standup and improv sets, panels (Club Owners, Agents & Managers, Alternative Jobs in Comedy, and other topics), seminars (Marketing & Promoting Yourself, How to Get an Agent, Intro to Writing for Late Night TV, and Getting Booked on the Road among the essential subjects addressed), open mics, podcasts (including Never Not Funny with Jimmy Pardo and The Jackie & Laurie Show), networking sessions, and more.

Just after midnight on the final day of the festival, the lineup for the 2018 Best of Fest shows will be released, highlighting top performers to close things out.

Check out the full list of showcasing comedians, the panelists, and the complete schedule.

Stay at Hotel Amarano for the 2018 Burbank Comedy Festival

Enjoy convenient Downtown Burbank accommodations for the Burbank Comedy Festival at Hotel Amarano, putting you within easy striking distance of the venues and meantime pampering you with friendly, boutique hospitality. When you’re not yukking it up at the festival, you can tuck into outstanding cuisine at Privato, or get in the mood for the evening entertainment at the Library Lounge; a Southern California-style breakfast at Garden Room awaits the next morning. And maybe spend some quality time in one of our poolside cabanas?

Come laugh with us this August at the Burbank Comedy Festival!

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