Monthly Archives: February 2015

FlappCast Episode #97 – Winning A Fight With Just Words… with Joey Medina

JoeyMedinaJoey Medina, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses the similarities between being a boxer and being a comedian, being on the Original Latin Kings of Comedy, stories from when he was a cop, and how it feels to take a hard punch that you didn’t even realize you took until after it knocked you down.
He also talks about his upcoming fundraiser here at Flappers for The William H Parker Los Angeles Police Foundation on Sunday March 15th, and he’ll be headlining here on May 1st and 2nd.
During Punch It Up, Rishi Arya performs a 3 minute set and gets critiques.

FlappCast Episode #96 – Don’t Try This At Home!… with Bobby Slayton

BobbySlaytonBobby Slayton, along with Joshua Snyder, discusses in delightful roast fashion how Josh intruduced just him as the “Bulldog” instead of the “Pitbull” of comedy, how Bobby started doing stand-up, the way that he deals with hecklers as well as front row texters, and he talks about when you know you have a good joke but need some extra development that’s illuding you. This episode definitly has mature awesome content! During Punch It Up, Mateen Stewart and Dave Neal perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

A true “comic’s comic,” Bobby Slayton, often referred to as “The Pitbull of Comedy”, has been performing his own intense style of stand-up comedy for over 30 years, becoming one of the best known, respected, and energetic comics working today.

Audiences around the country may recognize Bobby from his scene-stealing roles in movies such as “Get Shorty”, “Ed Wood”, “Bandits” and, most recently, “Dreamgirls”.  He’s been seen on dozens of television shows including “The Tonight Show” and “Politically Incorrect”.   Bobby’s many appearances on HBO have included “Comic Relief” and his own stand-up special.   He was a series regular on the HBO series “Mind of a Married Man”, and played Joey Bishop opposite Ray Liotta and Joe Mantegna in the critically acclaimed film “The Rat Pack”.

Slayton’s distinctive gravelly voice has often been heard on animated shows like “Dr. Katz’” and “Family Guy”, as well as many popular radio shows across the country including Howard Stern, Kevin & Bean, and Tom Leykis.

The NY Daily News called Slayton “Armed and Dangerous” and the Las Vegas Review Journal pointed out that “Slayton’s refusal to compromise his art has always made him worth a special trip.”

FlappCast Episode #95 – Down To DTF… with Ian Gutoskie

IanGutoskieIan Gutoskie, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses the National Lampoon movie Robodoc in which he played the Grim Reaper, the story involving a certain tattoo on his arm, him being bipolar II, his PodCast Down 2 DTF, his free book An Introduction to Stand Up Comedy, and some great advice for writing new material. Also, Geri Jewell from The Facts Of Life drops in for bit. During Punch It Up, Greg Gonzalez and Daniel Zaffron perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

If there were two words to sum up Ian Gutoskie they would be Authentic Goofball. Ian will be the first to tell you he can’t tell a joke to save his life, but listening to his undeniable ability to recreate stories from his life takes you on the most interesting journey you can take sitting down! As he brings you through some familiar experiences and some not so familiar experiences his intense, yet fun-loving nature creates an authentic mix of sweetness hilarity and passion. His comedy is silly and playful even though it deals with one of the toughest subjects today, mental illness. Ian is diagnosed bipolar II and talks openly about his challenges with it through stand up. His mission is to not only make people laugh but to provide a reference point and resources for anyone that is suffering with mental illness. 

Ian is now based out of Los Angeles and hosts 2 monthly showcases which can be seen at Sage in Culver City and Bob’s Espresso in North Hollywood. He also hosts a sketch based podcast called “Down To DTF” which can be downloaded on iTunes. 

He is also available for speaking engagements on mental illness.  

You’ve seen Ian in the Movie National Lampoon’s Robodoc, heard him on The Chatter with Robin Quivers, and he’s been a part of Comics On Duty entertaining the troops.

FlappCast Episode #94 – Stuttering to Success with Drew Lynch

drewlynchblueshirtsm091113150221Drew Lynch, along with Joshua Snyder, discusses how he got his stutter and how it affected his development as a comedian, the highs and lows of touring the college circuit, and his dog Stella who goes on tour and has GoPro filmed adventures with him. During Punch It Up, Aaron Black and Will Spring perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

Born in Indiana and raised in Las Vegas, Drew graduated high school with aspirations of becoming a fully articulate film actor in Los Angeles. At age 20 during a company softball game, Drew got hit in the throat with causing his vocal chord to paralyze, turning his chattering into stuttering. This life-changing injury sparked a passion for writing and performing Stand up Comedy, bringing to life the social hardships of dealing with a newly-found speech impediment. Inspired by the comedy of Louis C.K., Dave Chappell, and the up and coming Samuel J. Comroe, Drew is on a mission to make you laugh.