Ryan Dalton, along with Joshua Snyder, discusses delectable desserts, especially how good Key Lime Pie is, and the appropriate amount of frosting on cakes and cupcakes; how he views performing comedy when there are children or priests in the audience; how hecklers are a comedian’s Lex Luthor; and the essentialness of committing to what you say on stage. During Punch It Up, Paige Wesley and Andy Erikson perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
Ryan is a regular the nationally syndicated, “Bob and Tom Radio Show”. His 1st comedy album, “You Were Funny Too” is on rotation on Sirius XM’s “RawDog” comedy channel. Ryan made his television debut on the third season of Comedy Central’s “LIVE AT GOTHAM.”
In 2011, Ryan made his first USO tour of Qatar and Afghanistan. Ryan took the grand prize at the 2011 World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas and was a finalist in the 2011 Boston Comedy Festival.
Ryan was a finalist in the 2012 Laughing Skull Festival. He performed in the 2012 Great American Comedy Festival as well as the “New Faces” showcase at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Ryan made his television acting debut on TBS’s “Sullivan and Son”
In 2013, Ryan received “Best of the Midwest” honors at Gilda’s Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids, MI
In 2014 Ryan was featured on AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live”
Carlie and Doni, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discuss how they first met and formed their musical comedic duo at LA Community College, and then soon after dropping out of said college, but not before doing many and various shenanigans. Check out Carlie and Doni’s comedy music video links at the bottom of this! Also later discussed are a variety of wonderful adult topics, some involving Josh, and some relating to Isadora’s set. During Punch It Up, Christine Bevis and Isadora O’Boto perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
Carlie & Doni are a best friend musical comedy duo based in Los angeles, CA. The girls perform all around the country and have quickly become a popular cult favorite. Their music video Gangsta Waitress was featured on the front page of Funny Or Die, with cameos by Lily Tomlin and Richard Lewis. Thecomicscomic.comsaid “watch all the way to the end to hear Tomlin and Lewis cut loose on the musical comedy duo of Carlie and Doni.” These soul sister comedy partners met at Los Angeles community college theater academy in 2005. They quickly dropped out realizing it wasn’t for them and began writing funny songs and banter about life experiences and being unemployed and single. In a year they went from unknowns to performing as headliners at The Improv and The Comedy Store. They were voted Best comedians in Los Angeles for 2011 by Los Angeles Magazine and Hot Comics to Watch in 2015 by Campus Activities Magazine. Carlie is bilingual in spanish and loves foreign men, Doni is a lesbian and an expert on the wooden flute.
Gangsta Waitress on Funny Or Die -
Zoltan Kaszas, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses him moving from Budapest to Pittsburg to San Diego; how after a show was over, his mom took a hecklers side, as well as his current tactic for dealing with hecklers; how he started comedy at 19; and that he’s a cat person. Oh, and The Princess Bride is an awesome movie! During Punch It Up, Stu Kosh, Mike Faerber, and Roxy Cook perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
On August 10, 2006, Zoltan got onstage to perform stand-up comedy for the first time, and bombed.
From that day forward, he dedicated himself to perfecting his comedic art. Once he found his unique storytelling style, his budding career was off and running.
Performing in comedy festivals, winning comedy contests, and doing his thing in clubs and at colleges, Zoltan was stamping his name onto the national comedy scene. In early 2011, he released his first CD, entitled Naked Cartwheels. He hopes it will stand the test of time, and survive the impending doom of 2012.
Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder discuss amazing film composer James Horner’s untimely passing, the concept of time passing at different rates during differnt periods in one’s life, and fruit… delicious delicious fruit. During Punch It Up, Ari Chapman and Paul McKeown perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder discuss Steve O and the Jackass series, the fun answer to the occasionally asked question if Flappers has a “Blacklist” for comics or customers, Tinder and the new Bumble on which Ed Shannon in the sound booth also chimes in, and many other Flapperish topics of discussion. During Punch It Up, Zak Wolf and Cheo Flores perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
Dan St Germain, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses starting comedy in New York, the different responses from LA and New York open mic audiences, his awesome beard, dating tips for those in dry spells, and twitter verification. During Punch It Up, PJ Baio and Trevor James perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
Dan St Germain was chosen as a featured comic in Variety’s annual prestigious “10 Comics To Watch” list, was listed as one of Paste Magazine’s Top 10 Great Underrated Comedians, named Time Out NY’s “Comedy Break Out” of 2013, and he’s currently developing a show with FOX. He’s got a Half Hour special on Comedy Central and has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Best Week Ever, @Midnight, We Love the 2000′s, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Electric Company, Guy Code, and will be on Friends of the People this fall. He’s the creator and star of the web series Kicking Dan Out featured on My Damn Channel, In Security on Comedy Central Studios, and has collaborated with Above Average. Dan’s been a guest on WTF with Marc Maron, Carolla, You Made it Weird, Ron and Fez, Bob and Tom, Fitzdog Radio, and The Artie Lange Show. He’s starred in a Super Bowl commercial with Howard Stern, Jack Links promos for Comedy Central, and was selected by Time Out New York as having one of the best jokes about New York City, a list that included Woody Allen. Check out My Dumb Friends, his podcast on the All Things Comedy Network and his album Bad at the Good Times on AST Records.
Michael Rayner, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses shoulder gesticulation and dislocation, spinning over 10,000 total burgers on an umbrella, discovering the art of balancing shoes on his face, and his three most humiliating performances at kid’s shows. During Punch It Up, Sara Lee, Sherry Dadci, and Dawn WIlliams perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
Michael Rayner www.MichaelRayner.com is 10-year warm-up veteran and has worked on such shows as Lucky Louie, Dharma and Greg, That 70s’ Show, Reba, Two Guys and a Girl, several pilots and various Nickelodeon projects. He has also been an associate producer on Nickelodeon TV, a casting director for the Nickelodeon Variety show “What Would You Do?. Michael has also performed in his own comedy variety show Bananas that has aired in syndication all over the United States and Europe. As a commercial actor Michael has appeared with ex-Beatle Ringo Starr, Jane Seymour, Anthony Quinn, Elvis, Neil Patrick Harris, and other celebrities. He’s done national commercials for IBM, Energizer Battery, Old Spice, McDonalds, Frank Sinatra’s Compilation CD and several other worth while products. Recently Michael has appeared on the Gong Show with Dave Attell, Attack of the Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, 30 Seconds to Fame, and the new game show, Trust Me I’m a Game Show Host. With all this experience Michael is the perfect choice to teach, TV Warm-Up one day workshop, the six week Teen/Tween Stand-Up class, and Clean Comedy 201.
Jackie Flynn, along with Barbara Holliday, discusses his first time on stage doing stand-up at college in Miami, then later fully diving into comedy in Boston; him being in various comedy films, several by the Farrelly Brothers; and various great stories from his long and awesome carreer. During Punch It Up, Taquita Love performs a 3 minute set and gets critiques.
Jackie Flynn has emerged as one of the funniest and most talked about comedians to come out of Boston. Joining the ranks of Steven Wright, Denis Leary , Lenny Clarke and Jay Leno. He has quickly parlayed his success as a stand-up to firmly establish himself in the film and television arena.
Early on in his career, Jackie was discovered on stage in Boston by the Farrelly brothers, who have since cast him in back to back roles in “King Pin”, “There’s Something About Mary”, “Me,Myself And Irene” “Shallow Hal” and “Stuck On You”, where he played opposite pop-diva Cher.
Fans of the hit show “The King Of Queens”, will recognize Jackie from his many appearances on that show, as well as his role along side the likes of Burt Reynolds, NFL Coach Jimmy Johnson and Jerome Bettis as one of the “Men Of The Square Table” in the hugely popular Miller Lite “Man Law” commercials.
He is also one of the proud winners of the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition, as well as a featured performer at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival gala. Recently he was chosen to perform at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado produced by HBO.
Jackie is truly a “comic’s comic”, whose refreshingly unique brand of sarcastic observational humor puts him in a class all his own, apart from the many derivative cookie cutter comics plying the airways today.Audiences young and old appreciate his wit and rapid fire “take no prisoners” delivery.
Tim Lee, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses him being a scientist turned comedian, various marine animal life, and did I mention SCIENCE!!! Before that, Barb and Josh discuss their unnamed, untitled, undiscolsed piot shoot that they can’t talk about, and also a magazine article on medieval history. During Punch It Up, Jackie Nash, Robin Ryan, and Michael Grepp perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
Tim wasn’t supposed to be a comedian. A biologist by training, he graduated magna cum laude from UC San Diego with honors in biology. He went on to complete his PhD at UC Davis. He spent years developing simulation and analytical models of population dynamics before he discovered that this bored him to tears. When he tried comedy for the first time the tears stopped.
Tim has become an underground sensation with over 4 million views on his YouTube videos. Piggybacking that success, Tim took the show on the road selling out shows from New York to Sydney. Audiences hungry for comedy that is smart and funny flocked to the show. Lee’s comedy uses scientific phenomena and tools to explain everything from the hair that collects on a bar of soap to how his standards drop rapidly with abstinence.
Tim has performed for universities across the country and at venues like the Venetian, the Punch Line and the Improv.