Monthly Archives: October 2014

FlappCast Episode #82 – Lamont Ferguson… Lover Of The Canadian Delicacy Poutine

DSCF9756Lamont Ferguson, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses his upcoming Supernatural Junkyard show with Karen Rontowski, the reason why he only plays 8 places in the US, and the uplifting concept of how life is crap after 28. During Punch It Up, Sam Morrison, Dex Carvey and Tom Carvey perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

“Officially’ began his comedy at the age of 17 at the Comedy Store in La Jolla. The list of credits he has amassed since is rather impressive, including 2005 Winner of the Seattle International Comedy Festival, Twice named San Diego Comic of the Year, Voted LA’s Hottest Comic, Twice named “Top Ten Comics” at the Boston Comedy Festival, recently invited to perform at the Halifax Comedy Festival and he was a finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition; which lists him along with other finalists which includes Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres,  Sinbad,  Kevin Pollak, Dane Cook, Marsha Warfield, and Rob Schneider.  His television appearances include Comedy Central and Comics Unleashed. He has the distinction of being one of the only comedians to have been the opening act for all of the following comedy heavy hitters: George Lopez, Garry Shandling, Steve Harvey, Richard Jeni, Bill Cosby and George Carlin.

FlappCast Episode #81 – Comedy and Lady Lovin with Chaunte Wayans

DSC02950Chaunte Wayans, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses how she didn’t want to go into show business at first, featuring for Katt Williams, and lady lovin… in depth. During Punch It Up, Alex Weitzman and Paul Walter Hauser perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

Chaunte recently toured for three months opening and featured for Katt Williams, performing in large theaters and arenas across the nation. While touring, she also taped a New Year’s Eve special with him at the Nokia Theater. Although Chaunte loves touring and performing her stand-up comedy, she remains busy working on several upcoming film and television projects, including “Suicidal,” written and directed by her. Chaunte will also be appearing in an upcoming dance film, in TLC’s television show “Trading Spaces” and as a cartoon character in the new animated series Thugaboo. She’s hitting the stage with a message to the ladies. Chaunte takes you into her life of alcohol and drug addiction, and with her firsthand experience of dating women, she describes how she relates to men about their relationships with women. Also be on the look out for Chaunte’s production company Anotha Way Productions which will have many new and exciting projects! Love, Laugh, Live.

FlappCast Episode #80 – Kevin Shea

kevinsheaKevin Shea, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder discusses preferred burial preferences, and that Kevin came right from the airport to the FlappCast. Before that, Barb goes over the current events of newly returned from vacation Josh’s life, banter on fashion, laundry, and an interesting way to “recycle” clothes, then Barb sings musical numbers. During Punch It Up, Rachel Scanlon performs a 3 minute set and gets critiques.

FlappCast Episode #79 – Humorous Stories of Heckling with Jiffy Wild

jeff-jiffy-wildJiffy Wild, along with Barbara Holliday and Richy Leis (Josh is still vacationing in the TARDIS), discusses how he got the nickname “Jiffy” from Chelsea Handler of Chelsea Lately, his worst heckling experience ever which also happened to be his first real show, and other cool stuff! During Punch It Up, Christina Marie Leonard and Skip Beals perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

Jeff “Jiffy” Wild is an actor, known for Chelsea Lately, After Lately, and Heather McDonald: I Don’t Mean to Brag.

FlappCast Episode #78 – Maronzio Vance Imparts His Phenomenally Wise Understanding

vance_blog_picMaronzio Vance, along with Barbara Holliday and Richy Leis (Josh is vacationing in the TARDIS), discusses his start in stand-up at the age of 15, his comedic influences, doing short notice TV spots, and his writing process. During Punch It Up, Jeremy Bassett, Monarey Martinez, and Jeff May perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

Making people laugh for as long as he can remember, this witty, sarcastic, observation storytelling North Carolina-born comedian/actor (who also refuses to accept the fact that he comes from the South because his state starts with “North”) once waited in a men’s bathroom for two and a half hours for a chance to meet the Kings of Comedy– something he has vowed never to do again, unless he has something to do besides pull-ups in the stalls.

If you haven’t seen him in any local bathrooms exercising, you may have seen Maronzio on: “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment”, ‘Wanda Sykes: Wanda Does It”, “Comicview”, “Showtime at the Apollo”, or Montreal’s “Just for Laughs Comedy Festival”.