FlappCast Episode #148 – The Tao Of Comedy… with Bobbie Oliver

bobbie_oliverBobbie Oliver, along with Joshua Snyder, discusses the concept of participating vs commentating in how comedy relates to life; how a recent study found that comedians have psychotic traits, and how they’re actually useful; and the three things that make up a comedian: depression, angry politics, and masturbation. During Punch It Up, Marshall Duncan, Kelly Spillman, and Armando Torres perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

Bobbie Oliver is the author of the book The Tao Of Comedy: Embrace The Pause, which you can find through her website

She also teaches stand-up at her Tao Comedy Studio

FlappCast Episode #147 – Barb Is Back And Talks Comedy …with Grace Fraga

GraceFragaGrace Fraga, along with Barbara Holliday (who hath returned to the FlappCast, yaaay!) and Joshua Snyder, discusses Zoosk profile names and other things of comedic wonderfulness. Before that, 11 1/2 year old new comic, Natasha Reinitz, performs a set and talks with our hosts. During Punch It Up, Andrew Hobson and Angel Croley perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

FlappCast Episode #146 – Joshua Snyder And His Doppelganger

flappers_logo_eat_drink_laughJoshua Snyder discusses the upcoming Burbank Comedy Festival, sending your PDFs the proper way, and some other fun wacky things. During Punch It Up, Ian Hanley (said Doppelganger) and Shakurra Amatulla perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

FlappCast Episode #145 – Skynet Is Born On Twitter

flappers_logo_eat_drink_laughJoshua Snyder discusses Google analytics, him teaching a level 1 Flappers comedy class, and how it only took a few hours on Twitter for Tay, an artificial intelligence, to turn into Skynet from the Terminator movies. During Punch It Up, Colleen Anne Johnston, Laila Berzins, and Greg Benevent perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

FlappCast Episode #144 – The Polite Persistance of Jerry Corley

commercial28x10Jerry Corley, along with Joshua Snyder, discusses how comedy has evolved in our culture, attention spans of audiences, the 9 psychological laugh triggers, the various TV comedy hosts, an important audition he did, and the importance of polite persistence. During Punch It Up, Elizabeth Klingele and Howard Aronin perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.


FlappCast Episode #143 – Drinking Warm Vodka While Reading A Good Book… with The Show

TheShowAmazing musical comedians The Show, who is comprised of Adam Chambers and Sean Durrie, along with Joshua Snyder, discusses that “it only takes one girl” to compliment you to make you feel that something was the right thing to do, various sci-fi movies and shows, and Sean performing as Superman at a children’s birthday party… specifically Ben Affleck’s son’s birthday party! Batfleck himself! During Punch It Up, Kathi Hall and Willie Macc perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

FlappCast Episode #142 – Sound Technology Issues… with Josh

flappers_logo_eat_drink_laughJoshua Snyder discusses some audio technology issues we had over the past week, then dives into…
During Punch It Up, Ebony Toliver, Justin Matson, and Robert Vertrees perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

FlappCast Episode #141 – A Few Things Geek… with Josh And Bobby

flappers_logo_eat_drink_laughJoshua Snyder, along with Bobby Rice, discusses a few things geek, and Bobby’s writing of pilots, his time with The Groundlings, and sketches. During Punch It Up, Elliott Dixon and AnthonyCalderon perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

FlappCast Episode #140 – But Enough About The Holocaust

flappers_logo_eat_drink_laughJoshua Snyder discusses helping out the Flint water crisis, comedy news, and of course, the Holocaust. During Punch It Up, David Tillinger and Cathy Reinking perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

FlappCast Episode #139 – Pre Day Of Valentine Fun!

flappers_logo_eat_drink_laughJoshua Snyder, along with Crystal Charee, discusses the upcoming Day of Valentine. Also they discuss Crystal being the Assistant Booker for Flappers, and give booking advice. During Punch It Up, Mark Ciarrocchi and Avanti B perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.