When’s the last time you heard your kids laughing really, really hard? Like, hard enough so that they fall on the floor with tears rolling down their faces…in a good way? If you’re longing to hear that sound, your best bet is to head over to Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, which has a special family-friendly comedy show on Saturdays called Two Milk Minimum.
The 90-minute show, starting at 4:30 pm, features a changing lineup of comedians, magicians, jugglers, and musicians. With the hilarious Michael Rayner serving as emcee, there is never a dull moment (Would you believe he can spin a cheeseburger on an umbrella?). At a recent show, the featured performer was magician Joseph Tran, who had the kids rolling in the aisles and then speechless in amazement with his balloon animal and ring tricks.
The club itself is a small, intimate setting, with a front row of cushion-y chairs that are right at the foot of the stage. Kids are encouraged to come as close as they’d like, and they are frequently invited on stage to participate in tricks. Hungry? There’s a $5 kids’ menu with everything a kid could want, from burgers and fries to pizza.
With admission at $10 per head (kids under 2 are free), it’s about the same you’d pay for an afternoon at the movies but the experience is unique and intimate and will leave your kids with a real appreciation for live performance. Want to have a birthday party there? Just bring the cake to serve afterwards; there is no “cake corkage” fee.
Flappers Comedy Club is located in Burbank at 102 East Magnolia. Phone: 818-845-9721. View the full events calendar here.
Blogger disclosure: Flappers offered free admission for bloggers in our group. Many thanks to Adrienne of Adrienne’s House for coordinating the event!