Monthly Archives: December 2014

FlappCast Episode #90 – The Rubber-Bodied (Ox)Nardian… Bryan Kellen

bryankellenBryan Kellen, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses how he met his wife at a comedy club, that he had a plethora of jobs before comedy including being a counselor for autistic males, and him being completely green for his first big show. During Punch It Up, Richard Park performs a 3 minute set and gets critiques.

Rubber-bodied and dynamically engaging, comedian Bryan Kellen has become an energetic, comedic powerhouse. Bryan’s feverish mix of storytelling, observational humor, and physical comedy produces one of the most universally captivating shows in entertainment today. He has become the regular theater tour opener for television star and notable comedian, George Lopez, who noticed Bryan’s reliable abilities and similar style of turning uncomfortable life experiences into hilarious performances.

Bryan’s career hit the ground running when he bested a long list of well-established comics and won the Rocky Mountain Laff-Off in Salt Lake City, Utah just two years after his first time on stage. This coup was followed up by a 2nd Place finish in the prestigious Seattle International Comedy Competition. Shortly thereafter, ‘Entertainment Business Journal’ named Bryan as one of the “Top 100 Comedians in the Country.”

San Francisco’s NBC affiliate invited Bryan to perform on their, “Best of the Bay” stand-up comedy show. Bryan next made an appearance on The WB’s popular morning show, “The Daily Buzz,” where he brought the audience, hosts, and fellow guest, basketball player Karl Malone, to hysterics with his hilarious improvisational skills.

Bryan was awarded one of his most coveted honors at the  After a national tour of critiquing professional comedians, The National Comedy Hall of Fame named Bryan as “America’s Best Up-and-Coming Comedian.” He has since reappeared at the Las VegasComedy Festival, as well as on NBC,Comedy Central, HBO, Last Comic Standing, Comics Unleashed and Lopez Tonight while becoming a favorite headliner at America’s top comedy clubs. While living in Denver, Bryan was a regular on the NBC Affiliate’s series “The Experts.” And most recently Bryan made an appearance on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Maintaining an ever-increasing pace, Bryan has left audiences little time to catch their breath… gasping just long enough to demand more of this gifted and super-animated stand-up comedian.

 

FlappCast Episode #89 – Walking Around Your House By Yourself In “Character Mode”… with Keon Polee

keon3Keon Polee, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses him winning the 2012 Clyde’s Cup from Flapper’s Uncle Clyde’s Comedy Contest, playing college basketball before going into comedy, and some of the characters he does during his sets. During Punch It Up, Jason Visenberg performs a 3 minute set and gets critiques.

Keon Polee is one of the funniest and bright young comedians coming out of the bay area. He was the 2011 Battle of the bay winner, 2012 Rooster T Feathers annual comedy competition winner and 2012 Flappers Uncle Clyde’s comedy competition winner. You can see him on Aspire tv’s “we got next” season 2. Expect big things from him.

FlappCast Episode #88 – Jamie Kaler Has Declared That “He Will Destroy” Flappers Claremont This Weekend!

Jamie Kaler from websiteJamie Kaler, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses among many other things, his service in the Navy, how the name Callahan keeps popping up, his former sketch group I.T., and his voice work on Robot Chicken including the Blooper Guy Voice. During Punch It Up, Jeff May and Kevin Noonan perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

Jamie Kaler was born in Hooksett, New Hampshire, USA. He is an actor and director, known for My Boys (2006), Spanglish (2004) and The Family Stone (2005). He is the youngest child of a large Irish family, and he served as a lieutenant in the US Navy after college, stationed in San Diego and traveled to Hong Kong, Perth, and Bangkok.

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FlappCast Episode #87 – Middle Names and Muppet Tension with Al Jackson

aljacksonAl Jackson, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses among many other things, middle names, the special tension between Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, and how current college kids are just way too oversensitive. During Punch It Up, Tony Alfieri and Julian Fernandez perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

Al Jackson is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian, writer, and TV/radio personality best known for his 30-minute “Comedy Central Presents: Al Jackson” special, and for his role as host of the BAFTA-nominated BBC series, “Officially Amazing”. In 2014, Al will also be seen on Dave Attell’s new Comedy Central stand-up series, on FXX’s “Legit”, on GSN’s Mind of a Man”, and on the NickMOM series, “Parental Discretion”.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Al began his comedy career while working as a middle school teacher in Miami. After two appearances on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and winning several comedy competitions, Al further built his resume with a series of credits including: TBS’ “Comedy Cuts”, Showtime’s “Louie Anderson Presents”, hosting FOX’s nationally syndicated travel show “Awesome Adventures”, and writing for TruTV’s “Upload with Shaquille O’Neal”. He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s “John Oliver NY Stand-Up Special”, “50 Super Epic TV Moments” and “50 Most Insane Celebrity Oops” (both on the E! Network), and serving as a coach on an Emmy-winning season of MTV’s “MADE”. Al can also be heard on the radio via the nationally syndicated “Bob & Tom Show” and on the “Opie & Anthony” show.

In addition to his work in television and radio, Al performs regularly at colleges, comedy clubs, and prestigious comedy festivals including the Montreal Comedy Festival, the HBO Comedy Festival, and the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival where, in 2011, he was voted one of the Best of the Fest.