Monthly Archives: May 2014

FlappCast Episode #59 – Banter with the Bitter Buddha, Eddie Pepitone!

eddie-pepitoneEddie, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses comedy in drama, the art of channeling fear into funny when starting out, Eddie’s love of sports contrasting with his wife’s love of comic book stuff, and living with 5 cats and 1 dog. During Punch It Up, Albert Huber and Becky Robinson perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

Eddie Pepitone has been doing stand up comedy for the last 20 years (god help him). He has performed all over the country and has been on most good funny t.v. shows like The Sarah Silverman Program, The Flight of the Concords, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Reno 911, Malcolm in the Middle, Monk, Weeds. He has been a regular on Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel. Has also appeared on George Lopez Tonight and The Craig Ferguson show.

FlappCast Episode #58 Hearing Funny Voices- with Carlos Alazraqui, Jill Michelle Melean and Todd Rexx

photo Funny Voices- with Carlos Alazraqui, Jill Michelle Melean and Todd Rexx. This episode is is so engaging and energetic. What a bunch of characters these three, and they really love working together too! Guest comedians include Johnny Soul, and Alvin Chin perform for the Punch It Up Segment.

Carlos Alazraqui is not just the face of Deputy James Garcia on Comedy Central’s “Reno 911!” he has also been a stand up comedian for over 15 years, providing the voices of Rocko and Spunky on Nickelodeon’s “Rocko’s Modern Life, Mr. Weed and of course the voice of Gidget “The Taco Bell Chihuahua” just to name just a few. Hear him again as the voice of nestor, the Latin Penguin in Happy Feet 2 set to record in January of 2010 in Syndey Australia.

Jill-Michele Melean |
AKA “Jilly” is the first and only Latina Cast Member of FOX’s “MadTV”. You’ve seen her on Comedy Central’s “Reno 911″ playing George Lopez’s girlfriend and doing commentary on “E!”, “VH1” and “TVguide.” She’s not a mom in real life but plays one on TV on Nickelodeon’s hit TV show “Big Time Rush.”
Jilly is also a national touring stand-up comedienne and has seen on SHOWTIME’s stand-up special “Hot Tamales.”

Todd Rexx’s talents have not been limited to live performances, however. Todd has made numerous television appearances, including BET’s Comicview(1994-2005), Tonight show with Jay Leno(1995), HBO’s Def Comedy Jam all-stars, Comedy Factory (Netherlands) Raymond is Late (Netherlands), Rumbles (HDNet), Baggin’ (VH1). He has also appeared in such films as, “Premonitions” (Latte Stone Films); NTV (Grifftyme Prods.); “I’ll be back”, an industrial film for DeVry institute (Hope Prods.), “Love Jones” (Newline Cinema), “For the Love of Money (Pee-Air Prods.), The Fear Chamber (Night Light films) He currently is a card carrying member of the Screen Actors Guild as well as AFTRA. He currently headlines shows globally. If you get the chance to see him live, do yourself a favor and do so.


FlappCast Episode #57 – Jen Kober’s love of Swimming in the Lady Pond

JenKoberProfileJen discusses living back in Louisiana for 5 months while filming a movie, which was also the place where she started dating the girl with the “magic pussy”. Barbara Holliday, Joshua Snyder, and Jen then go on to contemplate the virtues of mayonnaise. Jen talks about her early career of acting and comedy, in which she dove into crowd work very early on. During Punch It Up, Danny Scharar and “Dr. Mike” Repik perform 3 minute sets.

Originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, Kober has bounded onto the national stage – playing colleges, theaters and comedy clubs all over the country and bringing crowds to their feet with her original blend of stand-up, story telling, and improvised rock-n-roll comedy.

FlappCast Episode #56 – V Stiviano& Donald Sterling Annoy Darren Carter & Friends

darren_carter_headshot1_2013FlappCast Episode #56 V Stiviano& Donald Sterling Annoy Darren Carter & Friends

Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder discuss the V. Stiviano and Donald Sterling phenomenon with Darren Carter- The Party Starter who is headling at Flappers Burbank May 16th & 17th.  The fun continues with the Punch It Up Segment with comedians Dez and Brent Lowrey hitth stage.  The amazing Flip Schultz also makes a surprise appearance.

As soon as Darren Carter takes the stage he unleashes a captivating flurry of impersonations, observations, and off-the-wall social commentary that is a comedy experience unlike any other. Darren’s contagious charm and vivid imagery paints a picture that is both relatable and one of a kind–no wonder critics nationwide are calling his act ‘one of a kind’ and ‘a must see’.
With acerbic wit, brilliant delivery, and an animated style of his own Darren Carter captivates a crowd and leaves his audiences rolling in laughter and begging for more. The Los Angeles based comedian has performed all over the world and is a fan favorite at the nation’s most prestigious clubs including the Laugh Factory, Hollywood Improv, Comedy and Magic Club and The Ice House.
His unique blend of comedy, sketch, and impersonations have garnered industry attention in comedy, acting, and music. After being spotted by hip-hop superstar Snoop Dogg for his dead-on impersonations of the rapper, he has performed multiple times at Snoop’s annual family reunion.
The party doesn’t stop there. After appearing in the summer blockbuster ‘Be Cool’ with John Travolta as well as a string of TV appearances including Comedy Central’s ‘Premium Blend’, BET’s ‘Comic View’, ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jay Leno, and a regular guest on ‘Comics Unleashed’ Darren is quickly becoming a household name.
So what’s next for Darren? After rocking the stage for over 20,000 fans at the nation’s largest comedy concert–LA’s prestigious Power 106 Comedy Jam–Darren was immediately dubbed a fan favorite and has been asked to return once again and bring the funny alongside the biggest names in comedy including Carlos Mencia, Lisa Lampanelli, Russell Peters, Katt Williams at this year’s Comedy Jam 2008.
Darren can be seen on “Chelsea Lately” on E! and “Comics Without  Borders” on Showtime.
Since being featured on Myspace Comedy as a ‘comic to watch’, DC has expanded his entertainment repertoire lending his voice over talents for five characters in the top selling Activision video game ‘Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland’.
In 2008, we have also seen the release of his critically acclaimed comedy album ‘Shady Side’ now available on Itunes. Waiting to catch him on TV? Tune in this September for ‘The Comedy Slam’ on Showtime. Or check him out on National Lampoon’s College Network where he is a regular on camera host.