Alice Wetterlund, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses her being on MTV’s Girl Code, starting comedy doing “theater improvey sketch”, her former career in textiles design, and Alice being a winning contestant on Cash Cab. During Punch It Up, Aaron Black and Pedro Salinas perform 3 minute sets and gets critiques.
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Flappers owners Barbara Holliday and Dave Reinitz, along with Joshua Snyder and Brent Lowrey, 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 is advice for submitting to next year’s festival… and Josh reveals he has had sex 4 times as of now. During Punch It Up, Matty Wurst and Jordan Chyzowski perform 3 minute sets and gets critiques.
Alonzo Bodden, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses his affinity for jesters, his upcoming book, starting out comedy in LA, vroom vroom motorcycles, and how much comics love hot psychos!
During Punch It Up, Kimberly Clark performs a 3 minute set and gets critiques.
Alonzo Bodden Fast Facts:
* Worked as an airplane mechanic for nine years before becoming a stand-up comic.
* Got his break opening for In Living Color’s Tommy Davidson.
* Has performed all over the world as an entertainer with the USO comedy tour.
* Won Season 3 of Last Comic Standing and was the runner-up the previous season. In 2007, he appeared on the NBC reality competition as a talent scout/judge, alongside fellow LCS alums ANT and Kathleen Madigan.
Ken Garr, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses his professionally fighting fires at age 12 with his father, the art of doing material about your current significant other, the difference between performing comedy in a person’s hometown vs L.A., and the interestingness of comedy in fundraisers.
During Punch It Up, Ari Ruelas and Tom Knight perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
Ken Garr grew up on the south side of Chicago. The son of a retired Chicago Fire Fighter and Homemaker, Ken proudly hails from three generations of fire fighters. The youngest of 4 children, Ken’s hilarious views on life are derived from growing up in a blue collar family with his own white collar aspirations.
Ken’s countless life experiences including his recent divorce, a journey to “creepy” baldness and numerous run-ins with the law and subsequent trips to the hospital make his seemingly never-ending journey to fame and fortune a can’t miss experience.
A graduate of the world famous Second City Conservatory, Ken brings the influential characters of his life to stage with energy and zeal to produce a show that is nothing less than extraordinary.
Aida Rodriguez, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses her being on this season of Last Comic Standing, her early influences in comedy, how female comics have portrayed themselves over the decades, preparing material for television, and of course, they also talk about Josh’s sexcapades.
Aida Rodriguez’s “edgy, raw and in your face” style of comedy has set her apart in a world that celebrates funny over double-standards. Catching the eye of some of the most recognizable names in Comedy, she is creating a lane of her own.
As a single mom of two, Aida has honed and nurtured her craft all while juggling the daily grind and stresses of family and career. While providing endless material, family remains the heart of the Aida Rodriguez experience. “Suddenly, the pages of my journal have become a laughing matter!”
Aida is a currently on this season on of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and a regular on the nation’s most iconic and historic comedy stages across the country. She has also hosted and/or been featured on numerous television and radio broadcast programs including but not limited to, the Daytime Television show Hot Topics with Judge Joe Brown, Nickelodeon’s Mom’s Night Out, Parental Discretion, as well as NuVo TV’s Stand Up and Deliver and serves as one of the unique voices on the network’s talking heads style show Latino 101 alongside Edward James Olmos.
Aida Rodriguez is also breaking down barriers in the world of comedy. Previously selected to host the Miss California Latina Pageant, Aida was the first comedian chosen to host in over 20 years. Following her dream as a little girl to be Bob Hope when she grew up, Aida has also been on several USO and MWR tours, making her an international performer.
In addition to her comedic chops, Aida Rodriguez is a dynamic actor, writer and producer. Aida has written and produced four feature films that have all obtained international distribution. Of those, The Greatest Song is one of Image Entertainment’s top sellers. Aida is one of the stars of the dramatic award winning web series Illegal and one of the leads in the feature film Single Track, which is currently in production.
Comedian/Actor Arsenio Hall says; “Aida has something I never had when starting my stand up career. She has tremendous self-confidence! That combined with being funny should be lethal. Her comedy is a colorful splash in the bland world of affairs.”
Justin Worsham, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses how Justin and Barb go waaay back in the world of comedy, both in performing and the business side. Justin also talks about starting in acting and improv by playing a Ferengi and a Romulan at a theme park, over the years making several comedy albums to both have merchandise and a stream of new material, and his love of Mangria. During Punch It Up, Jose Alvarez and Crystal Charee perform 3 minute sets and get critiques… with something misheard getting a bit “comedically rapey”.
Stand Up Comedian Justin Worsham has been described as, “the voice that lives in every man’s head,” and “The Nicest Funniest Guy Around. Justin is wowing audiences of all ages and sizes with his clean, energetic, improvisational comedic style. His comedy attacks the lack of rational thought within the institution of marriage, and the insane behavior of snobs. He has performed for Colleges such as West Virginia Tech and York College of PA, in Major Comedy clubs such as The Improv, Rooster T. Feathers, The Ice House, Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store, and more. He was the winner of the California Comedy Conference, and has been featured on Showtime, National Lampoon Radio. He has entertained companies like Save Mart Foods, AAA, Gallo Winery, Intel, and IBM. He is also a graduate of the Second City LA Conservatory, and also performs with ComedySportz around the country.
Tony, with Joshua Snyder, discusses starting out in acting and comedy, Tony’s kids, thinking of comedy while showering with his crevasse cloth, scary clowns, and being on Last Comic Standing.
Born Anthony C. Baker in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Tony and his family quickly moved back to the city of Chicago where he was raised on the south side. His passion for film started at a very early age and stayed with him throughout his life. While attending New Mexico State University his creative ideas were brought to the forefront while writing and directing films with his colleagues just for the love of it. His comedic skills developed while hosting pageants, talent shows, and fund-raising events on the NMSU campus. His love for theater developed when he made his stage debut in the University production of “Of Mice & Men” in which he received his first acting award. After bringing his acting talents to the stage he knew that it was time to make the dream a reality and uprooted his family to California to pursue a career in acting and stand up comedy.
Eddie, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses comedy in drama, the art of channeling fear into funny when starting out, Eddie’s love of sports contrasting with his wife’s love of comic book stuff, and living with 5 cats and 1 dog. During Punch It Up, Albert Huber and Becky Robinson perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
Eddie Pepitone has been doing stand up comedy for the last 20 years (god help him). He has performed all over the country and has been on most good funny t.v. shows like The Sarah Silverman Program, The Flight of the Concords, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Reno 911, Malcolm in the Middle, Monk, Weeds. He has been a regular on Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel. Has also appeared on George Lopez Tonight and The Craig Ferguson show.
Funny Voices- with Carlos Alazraqui, Jill Michelle Melean and Todd Rexx. This episode is is so engaging and energetic. What a bunch of characters these three, and they really love working together too! Guest comedians include Johnny Soul, and Alvin Chin perform for the Punch It Up Segment.
Carlos Alazraqui is not just the face of Deputy James Garcia on Comedy Central’s “Reno 911!” he has also been a stand up comedian for over 15 years, providing the voices of Rocko and Spunky on Nickelodeon’s “Rocko’s Modern Life, Mr. Weed and of course the voice of Gidget “The Taco Bell Chihuahua” just to name just a few. Hear him again as the voice of nestor, the Latin Penguin in Happy Feet 2 set to record in January of 2010 in Syndey Australia.
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AKA “Jilly” is the first and only Latina Cast Member of FOX’s “MadTV”. You’ve seen her on Comedy Central’s “Reno 911″ playing George Lopez’s girlfriend and doing commentary on “E!”, “VH1” and “TVguide.” She’s not a mom in real life but plays one on TV on Nickelodeon’s hit TV show “Big Time Rush.”
Jilly is also a national touring stand-up comedienne and has seen on SHOWTIME’s stand-up special “Hot Tamales.”
Todd Rexx’s talents have not been limited to live performances, however. Todd has made numerous television appearances, including BET’s Comicview(1994-2005), Tonight show with Jay Leno(1995), HBO’s Def Comedy Jam all-stars, Comedy Factory (Netherlands) Raymond is Late (Netherlands), Rumbles (HDNet), Baggin’ (VH1). He has also appeared in such films as, “Premonitions” (Latte Stone Films); NTV (Grifftyme Prods.); “I’ll be back”, an industrial film for DeVry institute (Hope Prods.), “Love Jones” (Newline Cinema), “For the Love of Money (Pee-Air Prods.), The Fear Chamber (Night Light films) He currently is a card carrying member of the Screen Actors Guild as well as AFTRA. He currently headlines shows globally. If you get the chance to see him live, do yourself a favor and do so.
Jen discusses living back in Louisiana for 5 months while filming a movie, which was also the place where she started dating the girl with the “magic pussy”. Barbara Holliday, Joshua Snyder, and Jen then go on to contemplate the virtues of mayonnaise. Jen talks about her early career of acting and comedy, in which she dove into crowd work very early on. During Punch It Up, Danny Scharar and “Dr. Mike” Repik perform 3 minute sets.
Originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, Kober has bounded onto the national stage – playing colleges, theaters and comedy clubs all over the country and bringing crowds to their feet with her original blend of stand-up, story telling, and improvised rock-n-roll comedy.