Monthly Archives: February 2014

FlappCast Episode #46 – Intentionally Ridiculous and Unintentionally Clean with Greg Hahn

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Greg, with his great and wonderful enthusiasm, discusses being in the Marines, doing corporate performances, and various stories from the comedy world… and exercising by surviving MMA training.

From Corporate Employee to Corporate Entertainer!

A favorite on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. He has appeared on Late Night with Conan Obrien, Comedy Central, CBS, ABC, FOX, MTV and CMT.

Greg Hahn has parlayed his absurdly energetic, all out style of physical humor, one liners and crowd work, into a performance of immediate pandemonium and fun! His crazy, likeable stylings have led to numerous television, club, corporate and now theater appearances throughout the country.

Developmentally arrested, Greg was raised in South Florida where in high school he amused the Catholic nuns by poking holes in his pockets enabling pens and pencils to shoot out of his pant leg.

As a college basketball player his tendency for half court shots got him benched.

As a Captain in the Marines Corps, Greg kept his men highly motivated and could not overemphasize that camouflage is continuous.

While a buyer for Lockheed Corporation, he thought “Why make $200 a day, when I can be a comedian and make that in a week!”

After several serious jobs where he refused to be serious, Greg turned pro as a stand up comedian and landed the absurd gig as emcee for a lumberjack show at Six Flags Great America. This show supplied him with a microphone, four huge audiences a day, drunk ax swinging lumberjacks, and a log rolling dog.

Soon afterwards, he worked as stuntman in the Wild Wild Wild West Stunt Show at Universal Studios. “For $20 an hour, I’d run out, fall down a few times and get hit in the head with a stick”.

He continually honed his unique style of comedy and headed to New York City.

While in New York, Greg developed into a touring headliner and costarred in the independent film Tomorrow Night which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Then, after successful shows at the Montreal and Chicago Comedy Festivals, Greg enjoyed hit television appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien (NBC), Premium Blend (Comedy Central), Make Me Laugh (5 episodes, Comedy Central), Louis CK’s Pulp Comics (Comedy Central), 30 Seconds to Fame (Fox), Cedric the Entertainer Presents (Fox) and Star Search (CBS).

When appearing on Star Search, Greg was spotted by Tom Griswold of the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Radio Show. Greg has since established himself as a favorite guest on the show and starred on the Bob @ Tom Comedy Central Special. He also headlines the Friends of The Bob @ Tom Theater Tour, which included a stop at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival.

A return appearance to the Montreal Comedy Festival along with the Halifax Comedy Festival and appearances on Country Music Television’s “Comedy Stage”, “Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen” and being tasered on “TOSH.O” (Comedy Central) have also added to Greg’s popularity across the country.

Continuing to advance his career in film and television, Greg now lives in Los Angeles where in between shows, he goes ballistic on the drums, destroys his pathetic fellow comics in ping pong, and flies indoor helicopters into his ceiling fan.

FlappCast Episode #45 – Wisdom From The Comedic Road with Jackie Kashian

jackiekashian2061610193036Jackie discusses what you learn from going on the road, such as her now being able to “book a shi**y one-nighter in any state in the union”. She also talks about the various other creative areas realted to comedy that comedians can delve into, such as webseries and podcasts. Jackie has her own long running podcast, The Dork Forest.

http://allthingscomedy.com/channels/18/the-dork-forest

Jackie Kashian’s comedy is like listening to a really racy episode of All Things Considered. She is comic, writer, and occasional actor… she just did her first late night set on the Conan O’Brien show, has a half hour special on Comedy Central and has recorded an episode of This American Life with Ira Glass, Her latest CD, “It Is Never Going To Be Bread” was one of the top ten comedy albums of the year on Amazon. She hosts a weekly cult fave podcast called “The Dork Forest” where she creates a safe space for people to admit that thing they dork out about more than anyone.

OTHER JACKIE KASHIAN FACTS
Jackie’s First Time: In 1985, Jackie got drunk and heckled Sam Kinison in Madison, Wisconsin. She was told, by management, that open mike night was on Sundays. Just three weeks later she did open mike. Proof that that was not a black out drunk night.

Jackie on the Road: She’s been touring about 17 years. Jackie now makes her home in LA and works the road about 25 weeks a year. This seems to be a good balance of crime and sanity.

FlappCast Episode #44 – The Fine Art of Pranking with Grant Cotter

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Club oweners Barbara Holliday and Dave Reinitz are interviewed by Cosmo Times about the origins of Flappers Comedy Club.

Grant discusses being one of MTV’s Jerks With Cameras, and also recounts his early days starting stand-up at the tender age of 19.

Originally from London, England by way of San Diego and Catalina Island, Grant Cotter is a Stand-up Comedian, Improvisor, Host and Writer.

Grant was a smart ass from a young age. Constantly getting in trouble at school for pulling pranks and disrupting his classmates he knew he had a knack for making people laugh. His school boy antics eventually lead to him winning his schools title of ‘Best Sense of Humor’ in Middle School and again in High School.

Since then Grant Cotter has appeared on numerous TV shows including, “The Henry Cho Comedy Show” on GAC, “1,000 Ways To Die” on SpikeTV, “All-Stars” on MTV, candid appearances on “TMZ” and on the Comedy Time Network’s “Man Up Stand Up”.

His stand up can be heard on Sirius/XM National Lampoon Comedy Radio. He was a recurring guest co-host on Indie1031.com’s ‘Space Invaded Radio’, ‘Wino Wednesday’s’ and can currently be heard weekly on the Cool Party Guy’s Podcast ‘Stand-ups Sit Down’.

Since the start of his career Grant has won multiple awards and contests such as The Irvine Improv’s Funniest Comedian in Orange County, Bill Word’s Ultimate Laff-Down, Funniest Comic in Anaheim and he is a 3 time winner of The Laugh Factory’s Fresh Faces contest.

Grant’s wild off the cuff anything goes style and attitude has made him a crowd favorite at comedy clubs across the country. Grant credits his approach to comedy to a summer spent in New York City where he performed up to 10 times a night.

In 2010 after a performance at The Egyptian Theater in Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival, The Park City Record wrote of Cotter, “Grant Cotter has an eclectic brand of humor, quick wit, and rapid-fire delivery that never misses a beat.”

In 2011 Grant was one of the youngest comedians ever to be invited to perform in the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition where he performed for over 1,800 people and received honorable mention. He has also appeared in the San Luis Obispo Comedy Festival and the Ventura Harbor Comedy Festival.

Grant is a regular comedian on ‘Comedy Juice’ a show that Sirius/XM Satellite radio calls “The best Stand-up show in the country” and has been featured on CNN and US Weekly.

He studies Improv with the Upright Citizens Brigade and The Groundlings.

As a Host, Grant shot an unaired pilot for CurrentTV, a music countdown show featuring the Billboard Top 40. He is the Host of ‘Cracktastic’ a pop culture web series featuring topical interviews with celebrities. He is also the producer/mastermind of the insanely popular, Rated R for RADICAL, a sell out live stand up show at the Irvine Improv hosted by Grant featuring performances by todays top comedians.

The OC Weekly recently wrote, “His raunchy subject matter and quick wit will surely leave you in stitches.Rated R for Radical isn’t just a clever name—and it’s definitely worth the $10 per hour you’re paying the baby sitter. ”

Grant Cotter has performed alongside the biggest and best comedians in the country such as Dane Cook, Ron White, Louis CK, Dave Attell and Daniel Tosh to name a few. You can see Grant performing regularly at The Improv Comedy Clubs throughout Southern California as well as The Laugh Factory in Hollywood and Long Beach were he Hosts the weekly ‘Class Clowns College Night’.

Grant Cotter currently resides in Los Angeles where he performs nightly. 

FlappCast Episode #43 – Improvising Your Gate Crash with Cash Levy

cash_levy_headshot081511202218Cash discusses the differences between doing short TV spots vs full live shows, improvisation within a stand-up set, and the great pastime of gate crashing various events.

Cash Levy has appeared numerous times on Comedy Central, Fox, NBC, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS), Comics Unleashed, Comedy.TV and is a regular at the Hollywood Improv. He can be heard daily on Sirius XM Radio, and has been heard on The Bob and Tom Show. With fifteen years of stand-up comedy expertise and national exposure, Cash has entertained to sold out comedy clubs throughout the country.

Internationally, Cash has performed for U.S. troops all over the world, from Afghanistan to Singapore.

Cash is known as one of the finest improvisers in the country. He uses this skill to interact with the audience, whether in a club or in front of a corporate crowd – spontaneously creating jokes specific to any event. Cash has a rare ability to play off the crowd. When you get Cash Levy, you’re not just getting a recital of the jokes you’ve seen him tell on TV or radio, you’re getting a personal, customized show for your comedy club, corporate event or company party.