Monthly Archives: November 2013

FlappCast # 35 – Promoting Yourself w/ Brad Williams

Brad Williams
Brad Williams joins hosts Joshua Snyder and Barbara Holliday do talk about how he started out in the business of comedy and how he uses all venues of promotion to gain fans and promote shows. Featuring performances by Michael Kennedy and Matt Neal. Brad Williams possesses something that everyone can agree is funny: a disability. Brad is a dwarf. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including Legit, Live at Gotham, the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mind Of Mencia, and Pitboss. Brad has also performed for the troops all over the world because soldiers think dwarfs are funny too.

Brad’s show is high energy. Robin Williams called him “Prozac with a head.” Brad’s ability to make humorous observations on disability, relationships, sex, and race are winning over audiences and proving that anyone can overcome their shortcomings.

FlappCast # 34 – When to say NO!!! w/ Dave Reinitz

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National Headliner Dave Reinitz joins hosts Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder to talk about when to turn down a gig and way out the potential of the gigs you get to further your comedy career. Featuring performances by Shannon BoBo and Hans Sardo.
Dave’s unique perspective and sarcasm gives us a hilarious hour of stand-up comedy that won’t soon be forgotten. Taking nothing for granted Dave challenges “normal” beliefs and expectations. He finds humor wherever common sense is in jeopardy, such as the prescription drug industry, in ordering a simple cup of coffee and genetically engineered food “of course the bugs won’t eat it , it taste like crap”. Like a modern day minimalist Robin Hood, Dave steels small things from big companies, not just to get even but to feel even. Well-traveled and semi educated, Dave appeals to the smart and silly sides of the audience. Raised by 1960s radicals in upstate New York, Dave lists George Carlin, Bill Maher, and John Stewart as artistic influences. Dave owns a Comedy Club, teaches standup comedy and performs regularly. He lives in Burbank with 2 beagles, 2 cats his girlfriend and a sense of outrage.

FlappCast #33 – Gettin’ Dirty w/ MATT DAVIS !!!

images Matt Davis joins hosts Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder to discuss the dirty side of comedy, and how to craft jokes that are funny before they are dirty. Featuring performances by Wanjiko, Dario Konicia, and Ori Amir.

Matt Davis (born October 3, 1979, in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American stand up comedian. He is regularly featured on XM Radio’s Comedy 150 and tours internationally.
Matt Davis first took the stage at age 17 at the Comedy Club Stardome in Birmingham, Alabama where he later served as the club’s house emcee for a year and a half before taking to the road full time. Davis has since logged headlining dates in some of the most respected clubs in the country including The Punchline, Funny Bone(s), The Stardome, and many others.

Main influence: Ohio comedian Sullivan Smith.

FlappCast #32 w/ Paul Ogata

images Paul Ogata joins hosts Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder to his travels and various experiences as a international headliner. Featuring performances by Taylor Dean and Franklin Yi.

Paul Ogata’s show is an edgy, often-improvised, always-hilarious, wild ride through the corners of his mind. His quick, animated delivery of clever material led him to victory in the prestigious 32nd Annual San Francisco International Comedy Competition. Paul headlines shows around the world!

On television, you can catch Paul on the Showtime presentation of “Pacific Rim Comedy”, currently airing in rotation on the cable network. Paul has also been featured on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham”, the syndicated “Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen” and co-stars in the underground hit motion picture, “Porndogs” with adult-movie legends Ron Jeremy, Tera Patrick and the late Marilyn Chambers. He has also appeared in Damon Wayans’ film “Behind the Smile”, on CBS’ “The Late Late Show” as well as on TBS, NBC and PBS.

Paul’s first live CD, “Paul Ogata Stands Up, Live in Hong Kong”, is available now on the brand new comedy label New Wave Dynamics, and can be downloaded at Apple’s iTunes Store and other online retailers.

Here’s what people are saying:

“Fun to watch… sneakily provocative”
– Time Out Magazine

“His cherubic grin belies a wicked funny streak.”
– South China Morning Post

“This crazy dude is well worth seeing.”
– Monterey County Weekly

“Paul Ogata kills!”
– LiveComedyLA.com

“Delivers with machine-gun speed and precision, spraying the room with non-stop laughs!”
– Midweek Magazine

“Irrepressible… never short of laughs.”
– Honolulu Advertiser