FlappCast Episode #72 – Here At The Burbank Comedy Festival!

bur_comedy_fest_header-1024x241Daniel Paul, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses in depth branding yourself as a comedian. Later Dave Reinitz joins in (with a quiet mic at first, for normal audio watch our YouTube FlappCast playlist.) During Punch It Up, Steve Lee, Mike Glazer, and Jasmine Pierce perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

http://burbankcomedyfestival.com/

FlappCast Episode #71 – Comedic and Relationship Knowledge Extraordinaire – Debi Gutierrez

Debi_Gutierrez2Debi Gutierrez, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses her relationship advice of feeding and doing your man, performing relationship material that’s positive instead of negative, how men communicate… oh yes that, and her being on The View. During Punch It Up, Matt Schneider performs a 3 minute set and gets critiques.

Debi Gutierrez is not your run-of-the-mill entertainer or television personality. She is as unique in her delivery and performances as she is in her personal life. What’s more, Debi refuses to be lumped in with girl comedy and ethnic humor. Instead, she speaks of the common threads that describe us all with a relatable, sharp wit, energy and realism that makes it okay to be a human again.

FlappCast Episode #70 – Christopher Titus and his Angry Pursuit of Comedy

TitusHeadshotWise sage Christopher Titus and Rachel Bradley, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discuss Flappers having “comedy in the walls”, bringing a wireless mic when touring clubs, the one nightmare set that all comedian’s have, how to develop extended stories that are funny the whole way through, and him hosting the tv show Pawnography. During Punch It Up, Cheri Hodge and Elizabeth Klingele perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

A seemingly overnight success with his own TV series, ”Titus”, Christopher at age 35 struggled to reach that peak. His series is based on his life. His father was a womanizing beer guzzling salesman. Living with his father, he endured a series of stepmothers until, at age 12, he decided to run away from home. He moved into a garage with his biological mother, a classically trained pianist. She spent much of her time in mental institutions before finally committing suicide. From these situations he developed what Titus calls therapeutic stand-up comedy. Like his TV show character, he enjoys customizing cars and currently has four.

FlappCast Episode #69 – The Burbank Comedy Festival Bonus Edition!

bur_comedy_fest_header-1024x241Flappers owner Barbara Holliday, along with Joshua Snyder and brotherTHE, discuss the upcoming first ever Burbank Comedy Festival! The festival will include classes, panels, podcasts, showcases, and the comedians Adam Carolla, Wendy Liebman, Jeff Garlin, Joey Medina, Darren Carter and many others! Also discussed in detail are the various panels, after parites, and behind the scenes info. During Punch It Up, other Flappers owner Dave Reinitz joins in to watch Cheri Hodge, Howard Aronin, and Sara Lee perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

http://burbankcomedyfestival.com/

FlappCast Episode #68 – Tall, Dark, and Funny… Londale Theus Jr

LondaleTheusJrHeadshotLondale Theus Jr, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses his love of doing impressions as he does them, how his last name means “god” in Greek, his early comedic influences, and he recalls his first time ever at an open mic. During Punch It Up, Kevin Yee performs a 3 minute song and dance number and gets critiques.

Londale Theus Jr. is an actor, comedian, improviser, and writer hailing from Los Angeles. After a knee injury ended his days of Division 1 College Basketball, his interest in comedy and performing led him to CSU Long Beach’s Theatre Program. Upon finishing his two years in the program, he started working as a full time actor in TV (Chelsea Lately), Film, and National Commercials (State Farm, Mini Cooper). He does stand up all over LA, has won comedy competitions at Flappers, and also trains at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade as an improviser as well as performs all over town with his improv group Low Income Kids.

FlappCast Episode #67 – O Canada, O Sean Tweedley

SeanTweedleySean Tweedley, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses having duel citizenship with Canada and America, starting out doing improv at the Toronto Second City, performing with friend Harland Williams as the Apple Tree Boys, the Canadian “accent”, and both fun and risque tales from Little League. During Punch It Up, David Snow performs a 3 minute set and gets critiques.

Award winning Actor/Comedian, Sean Tweedley, was head writer/producer for Canada’s top rated, longest running, “Late Night Talk Show” on CTV.

He also enjoyed a successful 2 year run as host of the highly rated ‘cult hit’ “Warm Up Show” on CTV/Comedy Network. In 2007, Tweedley landed a job as head writer of “Alf’s Big Late Night Talk Show” for TV Land/MTV. Shortly after that he was recruited by the Funny or die offshoot “Bluecollarordie.com” to write and star in web series internet videos with Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall.  In 2009, Tweedley returned to TV as host of ”The Limo Show”, a comedy/talk show that takes place inside a stretch limo, complete with guests and a four piece band.

Sean Tweedley is one of North America’s top headlining Standup Comedians.

FlappCast Episode #66 – A Riddle, Wrapped In A Mystery, Inside A Girl Code… Alice Wetterlund

alice-wetterlundAlice Wetterlund, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses her being on MTV’s Girl Code, starting comedy doing “theater improvey sketch”, her former career in textiles design, and Alice being a winning contestant on Cash Cab. During Punch It Up, Aaron Black and Pedro Salinas perform 3 minute sets and gets critiques.

… oh, and Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Select Start, shhhhh don’t tell anyone ;)

FlappCast Episode #65 – The Upcoming Amazing Burbank Comedy Festival!

bur_comedy_fest_header-1024x241Flappers owners Barbara Holliday and Dave Reinitz, along with Joshua Snyder and Brent Lowrey, discuss the upcoming first ever Burbank Comedy Festival! The festival will include classes, panels, podcasts, showcases, and the comedians Adam Carolla, Wendy Liebman, Jeff Garlin, Joey Medina, Darren Carter and many others! Also discussed is advice for submitting to next year’s festival… and Josh reveals he has had sex 4 times as of now. During Punch It Up, Matty Wurst and Jordan Chyzowski perform 3 minute sets and gets critiques.

http://burbankcomedyfestival.com/

FlappCast Episode #64 – The Motorcycling Jester, Alonzo Bodden

Alonzo-Bodden-11Alonzo Bodden, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses his affinity for jesters, his upcoming book, starting out comedy in LA, vroom vroom motorcycles, and how much comics love hot psychos!
During Punch It Up, Kimberly Clark performs a 3 minute set and gets critiques.

Alonzo Bodden Fast Facts:

    * Worked as an airplane mechanic for nine years before becoming a stand-up comic.

    * Got his break opening for In Living Color’s Tommy Davidson.

    * Has performed all over the world as an entertainer with the USO comedy tour.

    * Won Season 3 of Last Comic Standing and was the runner-up the previous season. In 2007, he appeared on the NBC reality competition as a talent scout/judge, alongside fellow LCS alums ANT and Kathleen Madigan.

FlappCast Episode #63 – Fanning the Comedic Flames with Ken Garr

KenGarrKen Garr, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses his professionally fighting fires at age 12 with his father, the art of doing material about your current significant other, the difference between performing comedy in a person’s hometown vs L.A., and the interestingness of comedy in fundraisers.
During Punch It Up, Ari Ruelas and Tom Knight perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

Ken Garr grew up on the south side of Chicago. The son of a retired Chicago Fire Fighter and Homemaker, Ken proudly hails from three generations of fire fighters. The youngest of 4 children, Ken’s hilarious views on life are derived from growing up in a blue collar family with his own white collar aspirations.

Ken’s countless life experiences including his recent divorce, a journey to “creepy” baldness and numerous run-ins with the law and subsequent trips to the hospital make his seemingly never-ending journey to fame and fortune a can’t miss experience.

A graduate of the world famous Second City Conservatory, Ken brings the influential characters of his life to stage with energy and zeal to produce a show that is nothing less than extraordinary.