Flappcast Episode #169: DonFriesen: Talking More Politics With Don Friesen

On this weeks episode, Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder interview Don Friesen. If you missed Don’s hilarious Showtime one-hour Special,   Ask Your Mom  you’ve got to catch him Live!  Don captures the irony of parenting, marriage and everyday absurdities through characters, voices, parodies and some of the best written routines around!

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Flappcast Episode #168: JamesP.Connolly: Talking Politics With James P Connolly

On this weeks episode, Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder interview James P Connolly. James P. Connolly is a stand up comedian and radio/TV host known for his playful, confident style and unique sense of humor.
In addition to having appeared on Comedy Central and HBO, James hosted VH1′s “Movie Obsessions” and more recently “Live From Here” on XM Radio for National Lampoon. He is recognized across the country as one of the most played comedians on the Sirius XM Comedy Channels and is a frequent guest on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. James has also made multiple trips overseas to entertain the troops.
His latest CD “The Master Plan” debuted to rave reviews on XM Radio’s Comedy Concert Series and has been called “captivating” and “laced with intelligent humor, edgy opinions” and “leaves them (the crowd) hanging on his every word!”
James also wants you to know you he has a very manly voice.

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Flappcast Episode #167: Richard Pryor: Richard Pryor and the rise of the dead comedians

On this weeks episode,  Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder give rise to the great Richard Pryor

Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940 ? December 10, 2005) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, and actor. Pryor was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, which employed colorful vulgarities and profanity, as well as racial epithets. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comedians of all time: Jerry Seinfeld called Pryor “The Picasso of our profession” and Bob Newhart heralded Pryor as “the seminal comedian of the last 50 years”. This legacy can be attributed, in part, to the unusual degree of intimacy Pryor brought to bear on his comedy. As Bill Cosby reportedly once said, “Richard Pryor drew the line between comedy and tragedy as thin as one could possibly paint it.

 

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Flappcast Episode #166: Dwayne Perkins: Dating advice from Dwayne Perkins Joshua can appreciate

On this weeks episode, Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder interview Dwayne Perkins. Brooklyn native Dwayne Perkins is a young vet in the comedy game.  He has earned a spot in today’s elite class of standup comics with several appearances on Comedy Central and on Conan.  Most recently, he has been getting a lot of buzz for his recurring piece on The Jay Leno Show entitled “Great White Moments in Black History

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Flappcast Episode #165: Jeff Richards: Comedy That Makes You Want To Go Home and Make A Sandwich

Jeff Richards describes his early years, favorite impressions, and his musical comedy in a British accent that he sustains through the entirety of the 1 hr interview.

From the LA Weekly Article by Julie Seabaugh:

“Working with musicians Ben Seaward, Brandon Christy, Peter Von Pinnon and John Sanders he eschewed the clever acoustic-guitar ditties popularized by the likes of fellowSNL vet Adam Sandler up through duo Garfunkel & Oates, who are debuting their eponymous new series August 7 on IFC. Richards’s output is instead experimental and eclectic, something akin to next-level Reggie Watts by way of electronica and dubstep.

Above all, the songs are defiantly, joyously weird. (Sample lyric: “Lightning could strike you dead / Slip in the shower, crack your head / Tricked by an ex-wife with an improvised explosive device / Ripped apart by horses or stomped by horses or kicked by a horse or just fall off a horse” from the addictively hummable “Someday You Will Die.”) “You can laugh at it, and you can dance to it,” Richards explains. “I used to go out and dance, and no matter how I danced people would laugh at me, so I just wanted to make something that was the max percent of that feeling.”

The full-length Singles includes six highlight tracks from previous effortsA$$WAX and Rain Makes Me Wet, plus new numbers “Def Wanna F,” “Tracking You,” “Your Brain” and “Muscle Bitch.” The latter serves as the album’s de facto single complete with a music video incorporating sinister British accents, animation, Richards in a marching-band jacket and an elderly bodybuilder flexing in a unitard.”

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Flappcast Episode #164: Accidental Pregnancies with Ian Harris

On this weeks episode Joshua Snyder interviews Ian Harris. A fascinating and funny mix of spot-on impressions and clever, cutting-edge
comedy, headliner Ian Harris’ act has landed him coveted appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Comedy Central, DirecTV’s MMA drama “Kingdom, as well as his own hour TV special “Critical & Thinking” which AXS TV  called “A truly masterful hour of wit, humor and derisive jabbing.” Ian was also named #25
on Entertainment Journal’s Top 100 Comedians list, was a semi-finalist in Comedy Central’s “Laugh Riots Competition” and dubbed “Top Character Comedian in Town” by Backstage West.  His keen grasp of science, evidenced by his satirical, skeptical take on everything from religion to global warming-deniers and beyond, has also earned him comparisons to favorite
thinking-man’s comics like Lenny Bruce, Bill Maher and George Carlin.

Flappcast Episode #163: Gig-Mastering with Nick Cobb

Hailing from Memphis, TN, Nick Cobb attended Indiana University where he majored in Psychology and learned to obsess over meaningless nonsense. This led him to work in his first comedy club, aptly named “The Looney Bin.” It was at a tiny Beale Street bar where Nick won a stand-up competition, was bitten by the comedy bug and moved to New York to pursue The Dream.

While in New York, Nick was seen on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, VH1′s Morning Buzz, AMC’s Date Night as well as on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where he not only earned a spot in the semi-finals, but was also featured in a montage of comics recognized for having highly original material.

Less than a year ago, Nick took his talents to Los Angeles. Since moving out West he won the March Madness Competition at the Hollywood Improv, appeared on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, and had his late night debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He also recently performed on AXS’s Gotham Comedy Live.

He also played the lead in the espn.com comedic web series “Team Players,” and has been seen in many commercials including Pepsi Max, Asthma.com, Joe’s Crab Shack, Carmax and starred in an e*Trade spot during halftime of the Super Bowl! When not performing standup, Nick is brooding over that one guy in the crowd who was texting during his act.*

Author’s note:

Nick Cobb’s bio was written by Nick Cobb, but in the voice of an extremely enthusiastic fan.

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