Monthly Archives: April 2014

FlappCast Episode #55 – Off The Cuff with The Real Andy Peters

andypeters2Andy discusses beginning comedy in Seattle, being on TruTV, helping make Jack In The Box commercials, doing prepped material vs off the cuff, and battles over the various “Andy Peters” online handles.

Andy Peters will get you. Where you sit, stand or hide. Wherever. Peters is a stand-up comedian who enjoys getting to the audience like no other. Along with his typically irreverent topics, he has the skills to go off script and still get the laughs. Fearless and often off-the-cuff, Peters has toured the country performing in both big  cities and small towns.  He won the Rocky Mountain Laugh-Off, was a Finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition and participated in the San Francisco Comedy Competition, D.C. Comedy Fest, and Boston Comedy Festival.

After years as a stand-out in the Seattle comedy scene, Peters now calls Los Angeles his home.

FlappCast Episode #54 – Down To Earth Wisdom of Billy Wayne Davis

BillyWayneDavis_HSBilly discusses starting out comedy in Nashville, the fine art of listening vs talking, the importance of all you can learn from emceeing, and many many other awesome things.

Since getting his start in his hometown of Nashville, TN,Billy Wayne Davis has performed in virtually every corner of the United States. He has appeared on TruTV and written for NFL on FOX. His festival credits include theBridgetown Comedy Festival, the Laughing SkullComedy Festival, Bumbershoot, and Sketchfest in San Francisco. His Rooftop Records release, Billy Wayne Davis, was featured on Sirius XM and named one of Paste Magazine’s Top Ten comedy albums of 2012.
Billy Wayne currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

FlappCast Episode #53 – Impressions of an Impressionist with Melissa Villasenor

melissaredMelissa discusses being on America’s Got Talent, auditioning for SNL, absorbing her family’s mannerisms into her performance, the art of doing impressions, and guys making mix tapes for her.

Melissa is a Stand-up comedian, Impressionist, and Singer.
She has appeared on FrankTV on TBS, Family Guy,Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, Adventure Time on Cartoon Network, America’s Got Talent on NBC.
And, she’s HAPPY TO BE WACKY!

FlappCast Episode #52 – Cowboys Fan Loves Action Figures with Jerry Rocha

pic_jerry_rochaJerry discusses being a part of Stand-Up Revolution, a surprise trip to WrestleMania, surviving going to an Eagles-Cowboys game, and his start in comedy which was in part being a prankster in catholic high school.

Jerry Rocha is one of the hottest comics on the scene, constantly on tour and leaving a trail of busted guts and broken hearts in his wake. Well not really, but he has been a featured performer on SiTV, The Latino Laugh Festival, was the subject of a half-hour documentary on the Travel Channel, and was a Semi-Finalist on Season 7 of Last Comic Standing on NBC. He has worked at comedy clubs all over the country, and is now
living in L.A., if that doesn’t work out, he’ll move back in with his Mom in Texas. His routine is all over the map, and he is able to make light of any subject, making people laugh at things they normally wouldn’t, and also making them laugh at the easiest target… himself.

FlappCast Episode #51 – Fools of April with Dan Gabriel

danheadshotDan discusses starting out in the San Francisco comedy scene, performing tv spots, and once performing for the Columbine survivors.

Dan Gabriel got bit by the comedy bug early in life. Dan grew up immersed in the world famous San Francisco comedy scene where his mom took him to comedy shows when he was just in grade school. While other kids were trading Garbage Pail Kids, Dan was trying to make his friends listen to Steve Martin albums on his travel case record player.

In college, he stepped up on stage for the first time and was instantly hooked. Ignoring his studies, Dan spent his nights at any open mic night or comedy event he could find. After graduation he began opening for his heroes like Dave Chappelle, Mitch Hedberg and George Lopez. Since then Dan has worked his way from opening act to nationally touring headliner.

Now considered a veteran jokesmith, Dan has appeared on CBS’sLate Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Showtime, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, CBS’s Star Search, NBC’s Late Friday just to name a few. He was an award winning writer for Thugs on Film on BBC America and the Winner of the L.A. Take Out Comedy Competition. Take Out opened the doors for Dan to co-develop and host the hit first season of Asia Street Comedy, on AZN TV. Today you can hear his podcast, “The Best Medicine” on iTunes as well as his two critically acclaimed comedy albums, “Giant Robot” and “Baby For Sale.”