Monthly Archives: April 2015

FlappCast Episode #106 – Meditating Upon How To Hate Yourself… with Laura House

laura_houseLaura House, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses her being a meditation teacher while still being a smart-ass, writing for TV, being a 7th grade teacher, the focal points of different accents, changing the view from “pursuing your dreams” to “following your preferences”, and her upcoming workshop How To Hate Yourself!. During Punch It Up, Tom Slovinski and Sarah Burrows perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

Laura House is a comic, writer, and meditation teacher—tale as old as time.  She started as a 7th grade teacher by day, and stand-up comic at night in Austin, TX, then was quickly tapped to star in Mtv’s first fully-scripted sit-com, Austin Stories.  She’s gone on to write for lots of TV shows, including Blue Collar TV, The George Lopez Show, Samantha Who?,  Mad Love, Rosie and Mom (starring Anna Faris & Allison Janney).  She’s created and Executive-Produced a pilot for Nickelodeon and has had projects in development at ABC (with Barry Sonnenfeld directing) and Fx (with Katey Sagal producing).  Laura is a favorite comic and story-teller around Los Angeles, performing at Write Club, Flappers, and the Improv.  She’s performed on HBO, NBC and Comedy Central, and appeared opposite Natalie Portman in the film Where the Heart is. She’s a contributor to Comedy Film Nerds, and can be heard regularly on The David Feldman podcast and radio show (where she’s currently co-hosting with Jerry Stahl).  She has works in several books, including the well-reviewed True Tales of Lust and Love and recently obtained a publisher for her own memoir of personal essays.

FlappCast Episode #105 – Mister Grizzly Knows His Manatees… with Forrest Shaw

Forrest_Shaw_400_400Forrest Shaw, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, explore the wonderful world of manatees (ah, the cows of the sea) and discuss his upcoming bus tour with Jim Jefferies,  Punch It Up comedians include David Studebaker (related to the guys who made the car) and Rebecca Lumianski (not related to the guys who make the car) who perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

Forrest Shaw made his television debut on Conan in 2014. He has performed in numerous festivals such as, Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, & the Big Sky Comedy Festival and was awarded 2013′s Ultimate Miami Comedian. Forrest is featured in season 2 of the FX show Legit and has also appeared on Animal Planet. Forrest is co-writer (and lead actor) of the award winning web series “Labor Days” & is co-creator of the weekly “What’s What Podcast”. He can also be heard on Sirius/XM Satellite radio, Pandora, and Spotify. His debut album ‘Mister Grizzly’ was released on November 18, 2014 on Comedy Records. Find more information at

FlappCast Episode#104 – The Skilarious Sklar Brothers

SklarBrothersWhatAreWeTalkingAboutRandy and Jason Sklar dish on the Flappcast about how they got their start and what they’ve got ahead of them.  They began as one zygote and later guest starred in many TV shows, including an Emmy Award winning episode of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm,the FX hit It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as Adult Swim’s Childrens’ Hospital.They starred as conjoined twins in a memorable episode of Grey’s Anatomy and as warring agents on HBO’s Entourage.They currently host the critically acclaimed History Channel docu-comedy that highlights the ways in which statistics tell the story of America called The United Stats of America. In Nov. 2006 they wrapped Cheap Seats on ESPN Classic. The Onion A.V. Club named their latest comedy CD Hendersons And Daughters in their Top 10 Comedy albums of 2011. Randy and Jason currently reside in Los Angeles, where they record their popular weekly sports comedy podcasts Sklarbro Country and Sklarbro County for

FlappCast Episode #103 – Hand-Me-Down Mattresses… with Justin Foster

JustinFosterHeadshotJustin Foster, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses him being a bartender here at Flappers, tending bar during the open mics, his comedic beginnings in Texas as the class clown, his podcast Foster The Podcast, and the various “hand-me-down” mattresses that have gone through local comedians. During Punch It Up, India Pearl and Galina Rivina perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

Justin Foster is a Texas native area comedian now living in Los Angeles. His quick wit & faced paced style of comedy has been well received by audiences all over the nation for 7 years. Justin delves into extremely personal topics including having a dad in jail, his suffering from depression and panic attacks, and binge drinking. Throw in a dash of crowd interaction, a few hilarious stories from his stand up experiences, family, and dating advice, and you have a well rounded show that takes the audience on a fun yet honest journey. Justin has performed at the world famous Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, the Comedy Store, and is a regular headliner at the Improv in Addison, TX. He was featured on the cover of Addison Magazine & LIT Magazine, was a regular voice on the Pugs and Kelly Show on LIVE 105.3 FM, and was voted one of the top 10 Funniest Comics in Texas in 2009, 2010 & 2011. He also hosted the Body Paint Championships in Las Vegas, had a part in the upcoming film “Saints & Sinners”, did voice work for the cartoon “Sea of Idiots”, and is currently co-writing and filming a T.V. pilot entitled “S.O.L.”.