FlappCast Episode #89 – Walking Around Your House By Yourself In “Character Mode”… with Keon Polee

keon3Keon Polee, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses him winning the 2012 Clyde’s Cup from Flapper’s Uncle Clyde’s Comedy Contest, playing college basketball before going into comedy, and some of the characters he does during his sets. During Punch It Up, Jason Visenberg performs a 3 minute set and gets critiques.

Keon Polee is one of the funniest and bright young comedians coming out of the bay area. He was the 2011 Battle of the bay winner, 2012 Rooster T Feathers annual comedy competition winner and 2012 Flappers Uncle Clyde’s comedy competition winner. You can see him on Aspire tv’s “we got next” season 2. Expect big things from him.

FlappCast Episode #88 – Jamie Kaler Has Declared That “He Will Destroy” Flappers Claremont This Weekend!

Jamie Kaler from websiteJamie Kaler, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses among many other things, his service in the Navy, how the name Callahan keeps popping up, his former sketch group I.T., and his voice work on Robot Chicken including the Blooper Guy Voice. During Punch It Up, Jeff May and Kevin Noonan perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

Jamie Kaler was born in Hooksett, New Hampshire, USA. He is an actor and director, known for My Boys (2006), Spanglish (2004) and The Family Stone (2005). He is the youngest child of a large Irish family, and he served as a lieutenant in the US Navy after college, stationed in San Diego and traveled to Hong Kong, Perth, and Bangkok.

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FlappCast Episode #87 – Middle Names and Muppet Tension with Al Jackson

aljacksonAl Jackson, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses among many other things, middle names, the special tension between Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, and how current college kids are just way too oversensitive. During Punch It Up, Tony Alfieri and Julian Fernandez perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

Al Jackson is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian, writer, and TV/radio personality best known for his 30-minute “Comedy Central Presents: Al Jackson” special, and for his role as host of the BAFTA-nominated BBC series, “Officially Amazing”. In 2014, Al will also be seen on Dave Attell’s new Comedy Central stand-up series, on FXX’s “Legit”, on GSN’s Mind of a Man”, and on the NickMOM series, “Parental Discretion”.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Al began his comedy career while working as a middle school teacher in Miami. After two appearances on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and winning several comedy competitions, Al further built his resume with a series of credits including: TBS’ “Comedy Cuts”, Showtime’s “Louie Anderson Presents”, hosting FOX’s nationally syndicated travel show “Awesome Adventures”, and writing for TruTV’s “Upload with Shaquille O’Neal”. He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s “John Oliver NY Stand-Up Special”, “50 Super Epic TV Moments” and “50 Most Insane Celebrity Oops” (both on the E! Network), and serving as a coach on an Emmy-winning season of MTV’s “MADE”. Al can also be heard on the radio via the nationally syndicated “Bob & Tom Show” and on the “Opie & Anthony” show.

In addition to his work in television and radio, Al performs regularly at colleges, comedy clubs, and prestigious comedy festivals including the Montreal Comedy Festival, the HBO Comedy Festival, and the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival where, in 2011, he was voted one of the Best of the Fest.

FlappCast Episode #86 – Jackie Kashian, Queen Enchantress of The Dork Forest

tumblr_m8jqhdAjSi1rn42g9o1_1280Jackie Kashian, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses her getting a wonderful little gift from Flappers, her process for the writing of new material, and fields questions from the audience of which one answer involves dealing with dreaded children hecklers. During Punch It Up, Kyle Chrise performs a 3 minute set and gets critiques.

Jackie Kashian has a half-hour special on Comedy Central and has appeared on CBS, NBC, and the Nationally syndicated Radio/TV show Bob And Tom. She has been a national touring comic for over 14 years and has performed at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival, the Bumbershoot Arts Festival in Seattle, Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and has toured Australia for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow. This year she travelled to Kuwait and Iraq and performed for the troops.




FlappCast Episode #85 – Eating Your Friend’s Food Is Funny with Nate Bargatze

Ep48-Nate-BargatzeNate Bargatze, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses the time his magician dad opened for him when headlining, the writing and development process of a bit, and the differeces between writing sit coms vs stand up. During Punch It Up, Pablo Avion and Jordan Tuerler perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

Comedian Nate Bargatze’s resume is nothing to laugh at. Born and raised in Old Hickory, Tennessee, he’s been following in his father’s footsteps on the long road to entertainment. Bargatze’s 2007 television debut on “CMT Comedy Stage” catapulted him into the world of comedy, as he was given his own “Comedy Central Presents” special and invited to perform on “Conan” three times. He has written for Spike TV’s Video Game Awards and received critical acclaim at the Montreal Comedy Festival. When he isn’t winning comedy festivals in both New York and Boston, or performing at Bonnaroo, he might just be performing for troops in Iraq, which he has done Five times. To learn all about Nate make sure to listen to his interview on Marc Maron’s ” WTF” podcast. 

FlappCast Episode #84 – Comedy with a Side of Squirrel… Shawn Felipe and Amir K

Shawn_Felipe_HeadshotAmir_K_HeadshotShawn Felipe and Amir K, along with Joshua Snyder and Richy Leis, go on a journey through a multitude of topics ranging from the craziest thing you’ve ever eaten to the philosophical concept of the POV (point of view) of your comedy. But before all that wonderful wackiness, Kyle Chrise promotes the upcoming The Fastest Joke In The West comedian battle show at Flappers. During Punch It Up, Jordan Leer performs a 3 minute set and gets critiques.

Based on demand, Shawn’s live stand-up performances continue to extend worldwide from the U.S to Singapore, Canada, Japan, and the Middle East, as well as to universities nationwide. Most recently, Shawn and a team from Hawaii- “ALOHA PLATE”- casted in Season 4 of “The Food Network’s No.2-ranked reality show, “The Great Food Truck Race.” The season will premiering on Aug 18, 2013 – Finale on Sept 29 2013. The “ALOHA PLATE” food truck ended up winning the Season Four Competition-the finale of which was held in Washington, D.C–and Shawn and his team are currently starting up their own food truck business, with the goal of franchising and expanding their brand once they acquire more trucks. The Original “Aloha Plate” food truck that entered “The Great Food Truck Race” competition will stay in Irvine, CA.

Amir K is one of the fastest rising young comedians in Los Angeles today. Born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Southern California, his comedy is a hilarious blend of character work, storytelling and improvisation shaped by a multi-cultural upbringing. Amir has been featured on DFDTV’s live-laughs and has won the 100 comic Ultimate Laff-Down XVIII stand-up competition in Orange County. Amir K has most recently won OC’s Funniest stand-up competition and was a finalist in NBC’s 2010 Stand-Up for Diversity Showcase. Amir’s raw talent is showcased on a nightly basis at various venues including comedy clubs, colleges and theaters around the country. For more upcoming show dates check www.amircomedy.com

FlappCast Episode #83 – JJ Whitehead… Touring Tips and Tattoos (no, not that kind)

com0000001256_bigJJ Whitehead, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses first how his dad was in the movie Outlander with Jim Caviezel, how he started stand up in Edinburgh, and an in depth discussion on Military Tattoos… no, not that kind, the other… just watch this link:

During Punch It Up, Yedoye Travis performs a 3 minute set and gets critiques.

 JJ Whitehead is an International stand Up Comedian in demand. He brings to the stage a mix of storytelling and off beat one liners that catch an audience off guard. Don’t be fooled by the accent, 2014 sees his first foray on to American stages. He has performed at Comedy festivals all around the world including Dubai, Sweden, Amsterdam, New Zealand, Sydney, Melbourne and Edinburgh where he has performed 8 solo shows and won the prestigious BBC Comedy Award. In 2011 he did a world tour of his critically acclaimed one man show ‘Letters From Mindy’. He has also appeared on numerous Stand Up television programs and panel shows throughout Europe, Canada and the Antipodes.

FlappCast Episode #82 – Lamont Ferguson… Lover Of The Canadian Delicacy Poutine

DSCF9756Lamont Ferguson, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses his upcoming Supernatural Junkyard show with Karen Rontowski, the reason why he only plays 8 places in the US, and the uplifting concept of how life is crap after 28. During Punch It Up, Sam Morrison, Dex Carvey and Tom Carvey perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

“Officially’ began his comedy at the age of 17 at the Comedy Store in La Jolla. The list of credits he has amassed since is rather impressive, including 2005 Winner of the Seattle International Comedy Festival, Twice named San Diego Comic of the Year, Voted LA’s Hottest Comic, Twice named “Top Ten Comics” at the Boston Comedy Festival, recently invited to perform at the Halifax Comedy Festival and he was a finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition; which lists him along with other finalists which includes Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres,  Sinbad,  Kevin Pollak, Dane Cook, Marsha Warfield, and Rob Schneider.  His television appearances include Comedy Central and Comics Unleashed. He has the distinction of being one of the only comedians to have been the opening act for all of the following comedy heavy hitters: George Lopez, Garry Shandling, Steve Harvey, Richard Jeni, Bill Cosby and George Carlin.

FlappCast Episode #81 – Comedy and Lady Lovin with Chaunte Wayans

DSC02950Chaunte Wayans, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses how she didn’t want to go into show business at first, featuring for Katt Williams, and lady lovin… in depth. During Punch It Up, Alex Weitzman and Paul Walter Hauser perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

Chaunte recently toured for three months opening and featured for Katt Williams, performing in large theaters and arenas across the nation. While touring, she also taped a New Year’s Eve special with him at the Nokia Theater. Although Chaunte loves touring and performing her stand-up comedy, she remains busy working on several upcoming film and television projects, including “Suicidal,” written and directed by her. Chaunte will also be appearing in an upcoming dance film, in TLC’s television show “Trading Spaces” and as a cartoon character in the new animated series Thugaboo. She’s hitting the stage with a message to the ladies. Chaunte takes you into her life of alcohol and drug addiction, and with her firsthand experience of dating women, she describes how she relates to men about their relationships with women. Also be on the look out for Chaunte’s production company Anotha Way Productions which will have many new and exciting projects! Love, Laugh, Live.

FlappCast Episode #80 – Kevin Shea

kevinsheaKevin Shea, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder discusses preferred burial preferences, and that Kevin came right from the airport to the FlappCast. Before that, Barb goes over the current events of newly returned from vacation Josh’s life, banter on fashion, laundry, and an interesting way to “recycle” clothes, then Barb sings musical numbers. During Punch It Up, Rachel Scanlon performs a 3 minute set and gets critiques.