Podcast: January 14, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and this week we have our old pal and hilarious comedian, Bill Brady, filling in for Skinny. Skinny joins us briefly over the phone from Florida to check that he’ll still have his job when he gets back! Bill chats about his 33 years as the MC for the Barrel of Laughs Comedy Club, his upcoming comedy event in aid of St. Stephen’s Parish and he tells us about his need for humor during his heart attack 2 years ago! Our second guest is the 2016 Rose of Tralee winner, Maggie McEldowney. Maggie fills us in on the important work shes been doing as the Rose and her upcoming trip to Chernobyl. She is also hosting the Chicago Rose Pub Crawl on February 4th. Tickets available at chicagoroseoftralee.com. Our final guest is another good friend of ours from Reilly’s Daughter, Brendan O’Brien. Brendan fills us in on the busy few weeks they’ve had at the pub, what’s coming up and their sponsorship of Maggie during the Rose of Tralee competition. The craic is mighty between all four of these guests! As usual, we have our usual ‘Who Cares?” and “Who Died?” segments, featuring Bill Brady. A really fun and energetic show this, folks!

About Mike Houlihan

Mike Houlihan is the writer and star of the independent feature film “Tapioca,” also starring Ben Vereen and Tim Kazurinsky.. Mike began his professional career in show business 36 years ago as an apprentice actor with the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, Ct. Mike Houlihan is Chicago’s own “triple threat” writer, producer, and performer whose talents have earned him the respect and confidence of our media community. He is a former weekly features columnist for The Chicago Sun-Times, “Houli in ’da Hood,” and since 1996 has written his humor column in The Irish American News, “Hooliganism.”

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