Burbank International Film Festival To Honor Purple Heart Recipient at Flappers


 Allen Rueckert (The Greatest American Hero: TFS, Sunset Standup) has been selected to emcee the August 14, fifth and final pre film festival comedy film event at Flappers Comedy Club, located at the corner of First Street and Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank.
     This event will also be a salute to local soldier and Purple Heart recipient T.J. Adams.  The following celebrity judges will also be on hand: Larry Hankin (Seinfeld, Married with Children); Lisa K. Wyatt (The Suite Life on Deck, Legally Blonde); and, Sirena Irwin (The Drew Carey Show, The Brave and the Bold) and Lisa Nova.   
     The true star of the evening is local son and former Burroughs High School student and football player T.J. Adams, home on medical leave after having had his carotid artery sliced open by shrapnel from a rocker propelled grenade while engaged in a fire fight in Afghanistan.  He barely survived this life threatening wound although many of his comrades did not survive that day.  It is those men T.J. is most anxious to honor.  Flappers Comedy Club and Burbank International Film Festival have joined to make this wish come true. 
     “I am deeply moved to have been chosen to emcee this truly special event.  I sincerely hope the house is packed in tribute to America’s brave fighting men.  I promise a fun night.  Laughter really is the best medicine”, said actor/comedian Allen  Rueckert. 
     Admission is only $12.00 and tickets may be purchased at the door on the evening of the show. Information and reservations are available by calling Flappers at 818-845-9721.  Further information is also available on the film festival website at: www.burbankfilmfestival.org.

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