Monthly Archives: March 2014

FlappCast Episode #50 – Helen Hong Fights Back

HelenHong4Helen discusses loving Star Trek, being on The Thundermans, the organization Girls Fight Back, chasing down a mugger, her first time on stage, the importance of being confident in front of any audience, and Barb learns about Grindr.

Helen Hong plays “Janet Fung” in the Coen Brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” and recurs as “Mrs. Wong” in Nickelodeon’s “The Thundermans.” Her voice can be heard as “Thistle Lady” in 20th Century Fox Animation’s “Epic” and she has appeared on “New Girl” on Fox and “The Crazy Ones” on CBS. Helen’s comedy is featured on “The Arsenio Hall Show,” OWN Network’s “Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious,” TV Guide Network’s “Standup in Stilettos,” and the Showtime documentary “Why We Laugh: Funny Women.” Look for Helen in two Comedy Central series: “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Adam Devine’s House Party.” As a producer/director, Helen’s credits include “What Not to Wear” and “Say Yes to the Dress.” And she sings some serious karaoke.

FlappCast Episode #49 – Balls Deep in Comedy with Jimmy Shubert

Jimmy-ShubertJimmy discusses the difference between comics and comedians, how political correctness limits good word choices, performing in China, and how he develped his comedic “voice”.

Philly native Jimmy Shubert began performing stand-up right out of high school. After moving to Los Angeles, Sam Kinison included him as one of the original “Outlaws of Comedy”.  His hour-long stand-up comedy special won Punchline’s top 10 comedy dvds for 2010.

A plethora of television credits; most recently Jimmy has appeared on “Two Broke Girls” and “Off Their Rockers”. He also has been seen in a recurring role (17 episodes), his character appropriately named Jimmy, on CBS’s “King of Queens” for five seasons. He has also made appearances on such shows as “Entourage,” “Heist,” “ER,” “Monk,” “Reno 911,” “Rude Awakenings,” “Angel,” “Once and Again,” “Lucky,” “New Car Smell,” “Secret Service Guy,” “The Loop ” and “Youth In Revolt,” to name a few.

FlappCast Episode #48 – Bottle Service Comedians Thai Rivera and Jay Davis

ThaiRivera_JayDavisThai and Jay discuss open mics, the road, promoting both yourself and shows, and bottle service.

 

Thai Rivera will make you uncomfortable in the best way possible. His politically incorrect style of humor has taken the comedy world by storm.

Having moved from Arizona to LA Thai quickly became a fixture and force on the comedy scene. After becoming a favorite and regular at clubs such as the Hollywood Improv and World Famous Laugh Factory he started to travel across the country in the most unlikely of places, redneck bars.

He has performed with some of the biggest name’s in the world of stand up, some of you may recognize him from the Jo Koy Comedy Tour, he has also been featured on Comedy Central’s Live At Gotham and The Logo Network’s One Night Stand up.

While Thai is very proud of who and what he is his disarming style and easy going delivery will put you at ease and there is no doubt that by the end of his set you will understand that Thai is comic who happens to be gay and not a gay comic, or as he would put it “a comic who happens to be a fag and not a fag comic.”

Thai’s comedy has not only taken him across this country but as far away as Austraiia and Thule Greenland where he performed for our troops.

 

Jay Davis is best known for starring on HBO “Dane Cook’s Tourgasm” series. Davis has appeared on ABC television shows “Boston Legal” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live”. You can catch him in the web series “Unknown Sender – Laundry Day” starring with Mindy Sterling at Strike.tv. He was also a part of a nationwide Tourgasm theater tour produced by Live Nation. Davis can be seen on Comedy Centrals “Tosh.0″. Jay received a lot of respect from his comedy peers by creating and producing amazing live stand up comedy shows all over Los Angeles, California. He has produced comedy events at The World Famous Comedy Store, The Improv and Laugh Factory. He currently produces and hosts some of LA’s hottest shows “Comedy at The Parlor” Hollywood every Monday.

FlappCast Episode #47 – The Keys to Comedy: Professional, Supportive, and Funny

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THE KEYS TO COMEDY
PROFESSIONAL   |     SUPPORTIVE     |     FUNNY

Flappers Comedy Club & Restaurant owners Barbara Holliday and Dave Reinitz, along with Sales & Promotions Manager Joshua Snyder, discuss the keys to being successful in comedy, House Manager Bobby Quinn Rice also joins in the discussion. Stand Up comedian Brandon Scott Keller perform his Stand Up Comedy Set during the Punch It Up segment.