Monthly Archives: June 2015

FlappCast Episode #114 – Film Scores And Fruit… with Barb and Josh

flappers_logo_eat_drink_laughBarbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder discuss amazing film composer James Horner’s untimely passing, the concept of time passing at different rates during differnt periods in one’s life, and fruit… delicious delicious fruit. During Punch It Up, Ari Chapman and Paul McKeown perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

FlappCast Episode #113 – Barb And Josh Explore Their Jackassiveness

flappers_logo_eat_drink_laughBarbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder discuss Steve O and the Jackass series, the fun answer to the occasionally asked question if Flappers has a “Blacklist” for comics or customers, Tinder and the new Bumble on which Ed Shannon in the sound booth also chimes in, and many other Flapperish topics of discussion. During Punch It Up, Zak Wolf and Cheo Flores perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

FlappCast Episode #112 – An Epic Beard And Epic Tales… with Dan St Germain

dan_st_germainDan St Germain, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses starting comedy in New York, the different responses from LA and New York open mic audiences, his awesome beard, dating tips for those in dry spells, and twitter verification. During Punch It Up, PJ Baio and Trevor James perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

Dan St Germain was chosen as a featured comic in Variety’s annual prestigious “10 Comics To Watch” list, was listed as one of Paste Magazine’s Top 10 Great Underrated Comedians, named Time Out NY’s “Comedy Break Out” of 2013, and he’s currently developing a show with FOX. He’s got a Half Hour special on Comedy Central and has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Best Week Ever, @Midnight, We Love the 2000′s, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Electric Company, Guy Code, and will be on Friends of the People this fall. He’s the creator and star of the web series Kicking Dan Out featured on My Damn Channel, In Security on Comedy Central Studios, and has collaborated with Above Average. Dan’s been a guest on WTF with Marc Maron, Carolla, You Made it Weird, Ron and Fez, Bob and Tom, Fitzdog Radio, and The Artie Lange Show. He’s starred in a Super Bowl commercial with Howard Stern, Jack Links promos for Comedy Central, and was selected by Time Out New York as having one of the best jokes about New York City, a list that included Woody Allen. Check out My Dumb Friends, his podcast on the All Things Comedy Network and his album Bad at the Good Times on AST Records.

FlappCast Episode #111 – Broken Juggler Pelted with Cherry Tomatoes… with Michael Rayner

mr_color_headshotMichael Rayner, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses shoulder gesticulation and dislocation, spinning over 10,000 total burgers on an umbrella, discovering the art of balancing shoes on his face, and his three most humiliating performances at kid’s shows. During Punch It Up, Sara Lee, Sherry Dadci, and Dawn WIlliams perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.

Michael Rayner is 10-year warm-up veteran and has worked on such shows as Lucky Louie, Dharma and Greg, That 70s’ Show, Reba, Two Guys and a Girl, several pilots and various Nickelodeon projects.  He has also been an associate producer on Nickelodeon TV, a casting director for the Nickelodeon Variety show “What Would You Do?.  Michael has also performed in his own comedy variety show Bananas that has aired in syndication all over the United States and Europe.  As a commercial actor Michael has appeared with ex-Beatle Ringo Starr, Jane Seymour, Anthony Quinn, Elvis, Neil Patrick Harris, and other celebrities.  He’s done national commercials for IBM, Energizer Battery, Old Spice, McDonalds, Frank Sinatra’s Compilation CD and several other worth while products.  Recently Michael has appeared on the Gong Show with Dave Attell, Attack of the Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, 30 Seconds to Fame, and the new game show, Trust Me I’m a Game Show Host.  With all this experience Michael is the perfect choice to teach, TV Warm-Up one day workshop, the six week Teen/Tween Stand-Up class, and Clean Comedy 201.