Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder discuss how the 2nd Annual Burbank Comedy Festival went, specifically video submissions, and why the entertaiment industry likes comedians. During Punch It Up, Jordan Toronto, Matt Schneider, and Isadora O’Boto perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
A.B. Farrelly, along with Barbara Holliday Joshua Snyder, discusses how she got started in stand-up doing an open mic at a grocery store, being in the webseries Down And Out, the charity Cuz Of Jesse (http://cuzofjesse.org/), and her being on the upcoming Ancestry Dot Comedy show in the Burbank Comedy Festival. During Punch It Up, comic-violinist Armando Anto and BT Kingsley perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
A.B. grew up outside of Boston in a conservative town where she blossomed as the only full blown lesbian. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career in comedy and to discover other existing gays. You can find her performing all over Los Angeles.
Camilla Cleese, along with Joshua Snyder, discusses her beginnings in the world of comedy writing with her father John Cleese, intending to ride horses professionally, academia, not headlining before you’re ready, and having at times a nice darker sense of humor. Also discussed is the upcoming Burbank Comedy Festival which Camilla is in, and, our own Drew Lynch being on America’s Got Talent tonight! During Punch It Up, Darren Gendron, Julie O’Leary, and Brandon Stewart perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder discuss Jon Stewart leaving the Daily Show this week, comedians using Periscope at comedy clubs, a heckler from this past weekend during Drew Lynch’s set, and many other comedic wonders! During Punch It Up, Di Stanky, Gail E Moss, and Daniel Vargas perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
Ryan Dalton, along with Joshua Snyder, discusses delectable desserts, especially how good Key Lime Pie is, and the appropriate amount of frosting on cakes and cupcakes; how he views performing comedy when there are children or priests in the audience; how hecklers are a comedian’s Lex Luthor; and the essentialness of committing to what you say on stage. During Punch It Up, Paige Wesley and Andy Erikson perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
Ryan is a regular the nationally syndicated, “Bob and Tom Radio Show”. His 1st comedy album, “You Were Funny Too” is on rotation on Sirius XM’s “RawDog” comedy channel. Ryan made his television debut on the third season of Comedy Central’s “LIVE AT GOTHAM.”
In 2011, Ryan made his first USO tour of Qatar and Afghanistan. Ryan took the grand prize at the 2011 World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas and was a finalist in the 2011 Boston Comedy Festival.
Ryan was a finalist in the 2012 Laughing Skull Festival. He performed in the 2012 Great American Comedy Festival as well as the “New Faces” showcase at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Ryan made his television acting debut on TBS’s “Sullivan and Son”
In 2013, Ryan received “Best of the Midwest” honors at Gilda’s Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids, MI
In 2014 Ryan was featured on AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live”
Carlie and Doni, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discuss how they first met and formed their musical comedic duo at LA Community College, and then soon after dropping out of said college, but not before doing many and various shenanigans. Check out Carlie and Doni’s comedy music video links at the bottom of this! Also later discussed are a variety of wonderful adult topics, some involving Josh, and some relating to Isadora’s set. During Punch It Up, Christine Bevis and Isadora O’Boto perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
Carlie & Doni are a best friend musical comedy duo based in Los angeles, CA. The girls perform all around the country and have quickly become a popular cult favorite. Their music video Gangsta Waitress was featured on the front page of Funny Or Die, with cameos by Lily Tomlin and Richard Lewis. Thecomicscomic.comsaid “watch all the way to the end to hear Tomlin and Lewis cut loose on the musical comedy duo of Carlie and Doni.” These soul sister comedy partners met at Los Angeles community college theater academy in 2005. They quickly dropped out realizing it wasn’t for them and began writing funny songs and banter about life experiences and being unemployed and single. In a year they went from unknowns to performing as headliners at The Improv and The Comedy Store. They were voted Best comedians in Los Angeles for 2011 by Los Angeles Magazine and Hot Comics to Watch in 2015 by Campus Activities Magazine. Carlie is bilingual in spanish and loves foreign men, Doni is a lesbian and an expert on the wooden flute.
Gangsta Waitress on Funny Or Die -
Zoltan Kaszas, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses him moving from Budapest to Pittsburg to San Diego; how after a show was over, his mom took a hecklers side, as well as his current tactic for dealing with hecklers; how he started comedy at 19; and that he’s a cat person. Oh, and The Princess Bride is an awesome movie! During Punch It Up, Stu Kosh, Mike Faerber, and Roxy Cook perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
On August 10, 2006, Zoltan got onstage to perform stand-up comedy for the first time, and bombed.
From that day forward, he dedicated himself to perfecting his comedic art. Once he found his unique storytelling style, his budding career was off and running.
Performing in comedy festivals, winning comedy contests, and doing his thing in clubs and at colleges, Zoltan was stamping his name onto the national comedy scene. In early 2011, he released his first CD, entitled Naked Cartwheels. He hopes it will stand the test of time, and survive the impending doom of 2012.
Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder discuss amazing film composer James Horner’s untimely passing, the concept of time passing at different rates during differnt periods in one’s life, and fruit… delicious delicious fruit. During Punch It Up, Ari Chapman and Paul McKeown perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.