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!

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.

FlappCast Episode #149 – The Poop About Everything

flappers_logo_eat_drink_laughJoshua Snyder discusses Flappers upcoming shows, how we name our computers with the names of comedians, the upcoming Burbank Comedy Festival, and ummm, periodically, poop? During Punch It Up, Bob Ooten and Big Jake Moore perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

FlappCast Episode #148 – The Tao Of Comedy… with Bobbie Oliver

bobbie_oliverBobbie 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

FlappCast Episode #147 – Barb Is Back And Talks Comedy …with Grace Fraga

GraceFragaGrace 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.

FlappCast Episode #146 – Joshua Snyder And His Doppelganger

flappers_logo_eat_drink_laughJoshua Snyder discusses the upcoming Burbank Comedy Festival, sending your PDFs the proper way, and some other fun wacky things. During Punch It Up, Ian Hanley (said Doppelganger) and Shakurra Amatulla perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

FlappCast Episode #145 – Skynet Is Born On Twitter

flappers_logo_eat_drink_laughJoshua 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.

FlappCast Episode #144 – The Polite Persistance of Jerry Corley

commercial28x10Jerry Corley, along with Joshua Snyder, discusses how comedy has evolved in our culture, attention spans of audiences, the 9 psychological laugh triggers, the various TV comedy hosts, an important audition he did, and the importance of polite persistence. During Punch It Up, Elizabeth Klingele and Howard Aronin perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.


FlappCast Episode #143 – Drinking Warm Vodka While Reading A Good Book… with The Show

TheShowAmazing musical comedians The Show, who is comprised of Adam Chambers and Sean Durrie, along with Joshua Snyder, discusses that “it only takes one girl” to compliment you to make you feel that something was the right thing to do, various sci-fi movies and shows, and Sean performing as Superman at a children’s birthday party… specifically Ben Affleck’s son’s birthday party! Batfleck himself! During Punch It Up, Kathi Hall and Willie Macc perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

FlappCast Episode #142 – Sound Technology Issues… with Josh

flappers_logo_eat_drink_laughJoshua Snyder discusses some audio technology issues we had over the past week, then dives into…
During Punch It Up, Ebony Toliver, Justin Matson, and Robert Vertrees perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.