PanelistBarbara Holliday CO-OWNER FLAPPERS COMEDY , DTN BUSINESS PARTNERNSHIP, COMEDY PRODUCER & MANAGER, COLLEGE AGENT,
Barbara is an established comedian/actress/ entrepreneur/speaker/ and trainer who consistently wows audiences with her stand-up speaking skills and stories about growing on food stamps and living in a trailer to successfully starting her own businesses and letting go of her painful past and healing through comedy. Her mission is clear: To instigate and motivate through humor and play! Not only is she a credentialed Teacher in the State of California, she is a member of MPI, SAG, NACA, APCA, and AFTRA as well as the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, ASTD, and the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE). WEBSITE | | BOOK
Chris DiPetta has been in the comedy game since The Punchline first opened in 1982. In addition to important work on the original expansion of The Punchline franchise, he has opened or consulted on comedy clubs for The Funny Bones, Catch a Rising Star, and Uptown Comedy Corner. He has managed talented performers including Jeff Foxworthy, Steve Harvey, Sheryl Underwood, J. Anthony Brown, Grant Turner, and Earthquake. He currently manages Tim Wilson, Billy Gardell, Stewart Huff, Carl Rimi, and Tommy James. Chris' relationships with many in the business go back more than two decades. It is that body of knowledge and insight which keeps him among the best prognosticators of comedy trends.
Together Jamie and Chris are principals in Matthew Victor Entertainment, which has represented talent like Sony recording artists Laughing Pizza and comedians such as Mike Speenberg and Karl Douglas. BOOK