FlappCast Episode #159 – Comedy And Hacking And Magic!… with Jose Barrientos

JoseBarrientosJose Barrientos, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses when Jose was on ABC’s 20/20 for his YouTube videos “Speech 101 Prank”; him being in the army, going to Iraq twice, and the paper cuts he received from going; his impressions, how his skill at computer tech borderlines on magic; and his actual performances of magic.
During our I See Dumb People segment, Jose reads an email that was sent to Flappers, and Barb reads the response she wanted to send, then the response she actually sent.
During Punch It Up, Isaac Hirsch, winner of a Flappers’s Uncle Clyde’s Comedy Contest Soup Or Bowl round, performs a 3 minute set and gets critiques.

Speeh 101 Prank
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2qxzbdYO8w

FlappCast Episode #158 – High Energy Fun! Yeah!!!… with Greg Hahn

grhGreg 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.

FlappCast Episode #157 – When Your Phone Loves To Autocorrect With Dirty Words…

flappers_9201Barbara 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.

FlappCast Episode #156 – From Seinfeld To Reclining Nude On La Cienega… with Jann Karam

Jan-Karem-1Jann 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.

https://www.facebook.com/Jann-Karam-Reclining-Nude-on-La-Cienega-423341514353662/

FlappCast Episode #155 – I’m Vaguely Aware Of You… with Josh and Ken

flappers_9201Joshua 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.

http://drewlynch.com/

http://burbankcomedyfestival.com/

FlappCast Episode #154 – Constructing Impressions… with Peter Marr

petermarr_2kPeter 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.

http://www.usanetwork.com/firstimpressionswithdanacarvey

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbLvtvcY3LzrlPuU9tZz5Sw

http://thepetermarr.com/

FlappCast Episode #153 – Stand-Up, Improv, and Jewish Cliches… with Seth Shapiro

indexSeth 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.

FlappCast Episode #152 – Problematic Emails And Transgender Bathrooms

flappers_logo_eat_drink_laughBarbara 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! ;)

FlappCast Episode #151 – The Consummate Art of Warming Up a Crowd… with Gary Cannon

gary_cannon07251190855Gary 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!
http://allthingscomedy.com/channels/71/the-gentleman’s-dojo

FlappCast Episode #150 – Updating Windows 10… with Joshua Snyder

flappers_logo_eat_drink_laughJoshua Snyder discusses many of Flappers wonderful upcoming shows, and the tribulations of updating Windows 10 on our computers. During Punch It Up, Laurie Weaver and Jesse Rothenberg perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.