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!
Bobbie 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
Grace 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.
Joshua 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.