FlappCast Episode #75 – Politics, Economics, and Comedy Galore… Jimmy Dore and Brian McDaniel!

Jimmy-Dore-1Jimmy Dore and Brian McDaniel, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, brilliantly discuss the completely painless topics of politics and economics, Jimmy’s new book Your Country Is Just Not That Into You, and Brian’s work on TMZ. During Punch It Up, Timothy Lang and Victor Pleacoff perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

Jimmy Dore is the star of several Comedy Central specials, a writer performer for the Off-Broadway hit “The Marijuana-Logues”, the host of his own weekly radio show in Los Angeles on Pacifica Radio 90.7 and you can see him weekly on The Young Turks Network.  His latest effort “Citizen Jimmy” is the award-winning one-hour Comedy Central Special that was chosen Best Of 2008 by iTunes, and was named one the top 5 comedy DVDs of the year by Punchline Magazine.  Jimmy headlines and performs all over the United States and has performed on all the major networks such as NBC’s Last Comic Standing, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel, The Late Late Show, and Comedy Central.  Jimmy has performed at all the hottest comedy festivals including: HBO Aspen Festival, Montreal Comedy Festival, Bumpershoot, Austin Comedy Festival as well as Portland Comedy Festival to name a few.  According to L.A. Weekly, “Jimmy Dore is completely offensive and very funny!”

Brian grew up in Prince George’s county Maryland, riding the bus to school where comedy was the ultimate factor in deciding social status.  Mostly, he just tried to avoid being embarrassed by the popular kids and the foul-mouthed big-banged girls that followed them.  But  he was learning by osmosis, picking up on what was funny and what was just swagger, which jokes made everybody laugh, and which ones just unified the cool clique in their superiority.  He couples this experience  with the pop culture expertise of a TMZ veteran  to write material that’s incisive, ridiculous, and surprising.
He’s got the seat at the back of the bus now, everyone’s laughing, and if you get ripped, well… you deserved it.
He graduated from USC, wrote for the CBS Diversity Showcase, and currently appears on TMZ and TMZ Sports.

FlappCast Episode #74 – Anecdotes from Italy with Lou Santini

LousantiniLou Santini, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses his recent trip to Italy… with his mother, shouting “Are you not entertained?!?” at the Colosseum, blacking out and waking up with a severe back injury, and of course related to back injuries, is sex talk with Josh. During Punch It Up, Richard Gentile performs a 3 minute set and gets extra hilarious and crazy critiques.

Lou Santini won the 2011 Detroit Comedy Festival and the 2004 San Diego Comedy Festival.  His TV hosting and comedy appearances include weekly appearances on “The Countdown” on “Reelz Channel”, with acting and standup comedy performances on “Frank TV”, “Playboy TV”, and “TV Guide Network”.  He was one of the writers and co-hosts of the popular web series “1TrackMind” and he’s been a spokesman and acted in dozens of commercials and continues to do voiceovers for radio and TV.

His first love remains standup comedy, performing in all the popular comedy clubs in Los Angeles and headlining at clubs, colleges and corporate events all over the country. His second full-length comedy album, “Let’s Get Bloated” is available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

See more information, photos, and video clips of Lou Santini at lousantini.com.

Audiences nationwide laugh ‘til their cheeks hurt when Lou dishes out his hilarious, witty, clever, universal material served with a side of sarcasm. Armed with his smartly crafted, absurd anecdotes, a sharp wit and an ability to make very simple things funny, his take on life’s hassles, detours, and frustrations that everyone faces will stay with you for a lifetime!

FlappCast Episode #74 – The Hilarious and Manly Voice of James P Connolly

JPCStageShotJames P Connolly, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses his start in comedy by writing roast jokes for his Colonel in the Marines, the benefits of being professional as a comedian, the difference between your perception of how your set went and the audiences perception, and many many other great things! During Punch It Up, Stretch S.H.P performs a 3 minute set and gets critiques.

James P. Connolly is a stand up comedian and radio/TV host known for his playful, confident style and unique sense of humor.
In addition to having appeared on Comedy Central and HBO, James hosted VH1’s “Movie Obsessions” and more recently “Live From Here” on XM Radio for National Lampoon. He is recognized across the country as one of the most played comedians on the Sirius XM Comedy Channels and is a frequent guest on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. James has also made multiple trips overseas to entertain the troops.
His latest CD “The Master Plan” debuted to rave reviews on XM Radio’s Comedy Concert Series and has been called “captivating” and “laced with intelligent humor, edgy opinions” and “leaves them (the crowd) hanging on his every word!”
James also wants you to know you he has a very manly voice.

FlappCast Episode #73 – The New Dean of Flappers University… Ken Pringle!

headshot.jpgKen Pringle, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses being the new Dean of Flappers University (or FU), starting the website Chuckle Monkey, and writing and producing with Vince Offer the “ShamWow” guy. During Punch It Up, Brendan Cooney and Brad Silnutzer perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

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FlappCast Episode #72 – Here At The Burbank Comedy Festival!

bur_comedy_fest_header-1024x241Daniel Paul, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses in depth branding yourself as a comedian. Later Dave Reinitz joins in (with a quiet mic at first, for normal audio watch our YouTube FlappCast playlist.) During Punch It Up, Steve Lee, Mike Glazer, and Jasmine Pierce perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

http://burbankcomedyfestival.com/

FlappCast Episode #71 – Comedic and Relationship Knowledge Extraordinaire – Debi Gutierrez

Debi_Gutierrez2Debi Gutierrez, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses her relationship advice of feeding and doing your man, performing relationship material that’s positive instead of negative, how men communicate… oh yes that, and her being on The View. During Punch It Up, Matt Schneider performs a 3 minute set and gets critiques.

Debi Gutierrez is not your run-of-the-mill entertainer or television personality. She is as unique in her delivery and performances as she is in her personal life. What’s more, Debi refuses to be lumped in with girl comedy and ethnic humor. Instead, she speaks of the common threads that describe us all with a relatable, sharp wit, energy and realism that makes it okay to be a human again.

FlappCast Episode #70 – Christopher Titus and his Angry Pursuit of Comedy

TitusHeadshotWise sage Christopher Titus and Rachel Bradley, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discuss Flappers having “comedy in the walls”, bringing a wireless mic when touring clubs, the one nightmare set that all comedian’s have, how to develop extended stories that are funny the whole way through, and him hosting the tv show Pawnography. During Punch It Up, Cheri Hodge and Elizabeth Klingele perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

A seemingly overnight success with his own TV series, ”Titus”, Christopher at age 35 struggled to reach that peak. His series is based on his life. His father was a womanizing beer guzzling salesman. Living with his father, he endured a series of stepmothers until, at age 12, he decided to run away from home. He moved into a garage with his biological mother, a classically trained pianist. She spent much of her time in mental institutions before finally committing suicide. From these situations he developed what Titus calls therapeutic stand-up comedy. Like his TV show character, he enjoys customizing cars and currently has four.

FlappCast Episode #69 – The Burbank Comedy Festival Bonus Edition!

bur_comedy_fest_header-1024x241Flappers owner Barbara Holliday, along with Joshua Snyder and brotherTHE, discuss the upcoming first ever Burbank Comedy Festival! The festival will include classes, panels, podcasts, showcases, and the comedians Adam Carolla, Wendy Liebman, Jeff Garlin, Joey Medina, Darren Carter and many others! Also discussed in detail are the various panels, after parites, and behind the scenes info. During Punch It Up, other Flappers owner Dave Reinitz joins in to watch Cheri Hodge, Howard Aronin, and Sara Lee perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

http://burbankcomedyfestival.com/

FlappCast Episode #68 – Tall, Dark, and Funny… Londale Theus Jr

LondaleTheusJrHeadshotLondale Theus Jr, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses his love of doing impressions as he does them, how his last name means “god” in Greek, his early comedic influences, and he recalls his first time ever at an open mic. During Punch It Up, Kevin Yee performs a 3 minute song and dance number and gets critiques.

Londale Theus Jr. is an actor, comedian, improviser, and writer hailing from Los Angeles. After a knee injury ended his days of Division 1 College Basketball, his interest in comedy and performing led him to CSU Long Beach’s Theatre Program. Upon finishing his two years in the program, he started working as a full time actor in TV (Chelsea Lately), Film, and National Commercials (State Farm, Mini Cooper). He does stand up all over LA, has won comedy competitions at Flappers, and also trains at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade as an improviser as well as performs all over town with his improv group Low Income Kids.

FlappCast Episode #67 – O Canada, O Sean Tweedley

SeanTweedleySean Tweedley, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses having duel citizenship with Canada and America, starting out doing improv at the Toronto Second City, performing with friend Harland Williams as the Apple Tree Boys, the Canadian “accent”, and both fun and risque tales from Little League. During Punch It Up, David Snow performs a 3 minute set and gets critiques.

Award winning Actor/Comedian, Sean Tweedley, was head writer/producer for Canada’s top rated, longest running, “Late Night Talk Show” on CTV.

He also enjoyed a successful 2 year run as host of the highly rated ‘cult hit’ “Warm Up Show” on CTV/Comedy Network. In 2007, Tweedley landed a job as head writer of “Alf’s Big Late Night Talk Show” for TV Land/MTV. Shortly after that he was recruited by the Funny or die offshoot “Bluecollarordie.com” to write and star in web series internet videos with Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall.  In 2009, Tweedley returned to TV as host of ”The Limo Show”, a comedy/talk show that takes place inside a stretch limo, complete with guests and a four piece band.

Sean Tweedley is one of North America’s top headlining Standup Comedians.