Greg Hahn, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses Pokemon Go; the political comedy that Greg doesn’t do; online dating; the vibe of the comedian who is performing before you on a show; how there needs to be a more positive term for “clean comedy”; and that he doesn’t use gimmicks like other comedians, such as timing, good writing, arcs, and other crutches; various injuries he’s sustained for comedy; and some of his favorite foods. During our I See Dumb People segment, Greg reads a real email that was sent to Flappers, and Barb reads the response that she wanted to send, and then also the response she actually sent.
Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder discuss this weekend’s headliner Jen Kober; Barb’s phone autocorrecting words into curse words; that we’re moving the FlappCast from our Main Room to our Waldorf classroom; and gay, lesbian, and transgender comedians. During Punch It Up, Bonnie Rieger and Tam Pham perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
Jann Karam, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses her being on the show Seinfeld, other TV appearances, and her play Reclining Nude On La Cienega. During Punch It Up, Yousef Abu-Taleb and Steve Saracino perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
Joshua Snyder and Ken Pringle discuss Flappers upcoming events such as Drew Lynch recording his upcoming special “Did I Stutter” here, the Burbank Comedy Festival, and that comedy legend Mel Brooks just turned 90! Happy Birthday Mel! During Punch It Up, Jessie Stegner and Vincent Molina perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
Peter Marr, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses him being on Dana Carvey’s new show on USA, First Impressions; what Peter’s process is for coming up with impressions; how Flappers is the place for love connections, including Peter’s engagement; accents; the pilot episode Peter did for his show with Darren Carter, called Nailed It (on YouTube); and the fact that Peter’s awesome construction skills built the wooden enclosures for Flappers digital signage. During Punch It Up, Erikka Fortenberry, Ren Koontz, Caleb McLemore, and Keith Strader perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
Seth Shapiro, along with Joshua Snyder, discusses Seth doing improv with The Second City and The Groundlings, his start doing stand-up, the show he produces called Seth Shapiro and Friends, and he and Josh enjoy mulling over many Jewish clichés. During Punch It Up, Kelly Thewlis, Doyle Brand, and Faruk Amireh perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder discuss the problems we had this week with the Flappers email system, and the current hot topic issue of transgender bathrooms. During Punch It Up, Hans Sardo and Brynn Moody perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
Flappers would also like to give a plug to Maria Bamford’s awesome new show on Netflix, Lady Dynamite! Watch it now!… well, after you listen to this FlappCast!
Gary Cannon, along with Joshua Snyder, discusses Gary’s start in stand-up, by hosting shows in San Francisco; the hosting scene in general, both live shows and various TV shows, including many late night talk shows, Conan being the one he’s opening for now; and various “tales from hosting” stories. During Punch It Up, Zach Louis and Andy Stewart perform 3 minute sets and get critiques. And after Punch It Up, we all get a humorous surprise!
Listen to Gary on his podcast, The Gentleman’s Dojo with Steve Byrne and Gary Cannon!