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.”

Podcast: January 13, 2018

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and this show has yet to air because of a “human error” committed by one of our crack staffers, who sent last week’s show into the station by mistake! So this is material unheard by human ears as of today and will probably hit the airwaves […]

Podcast: January 6, 2018

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and we open the show this week with Skinny calling in from Florida, where it is freezing, ha ha. He doesn’t know what freezing feels like obviously. Houli chews the fat with old pal, comedian Pat Chase who has just finished up 7 shows over the New […]

Podcast: December 30, 2017

Flood Bros Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and this week we welcome back our old friend Steve Davern to the show. Steve is the founder and the force behind the Annual Cash for Kids Johnny Cash Concert at the Irish American Heritage Center. All proceeds from Cash for Kids benefit the Gompers Park […]

Podcast: December 23, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and this week for our Christmas show we celebrate the reunion of the gang who joined us in Ireland last October as we reminisce and tell some tales of our adventures in Eire. We start out with Colleen Reilly, who was making her first trip with […]

Podcast: December 16, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and this week we welcome back our friend and one of our favorite performers, The Celtic Nightingale herself, Catherine O’Connell. We open the show with Bing Crosby singing “Christmas in Killarney” to put us all in the mood and then talk to Catherine about all the […]

Podcast: December 9, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and this week we are definitely heading into Christmas spirit with the return of our old friend, Chicago’s favorite Irish Tenor, Paddy Homan. Paddy is bringing his Christmas show to Chicago this weekend, Friday, Dec. 15th at Gaelic Park and Saturday Dec..16th at Irish American Heritage […]

Podcast: December 3, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and tonight we welcome Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago President Chris Kozicki to the show and Chris fills us in on all that goes  into selling out the annual shindig at the Hilton that kicks off the Christmas season in Chicago, along with some behind the scenes stories […]

Podcast: November 25, 2017

Flood Bros Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and Happy Thanksgiving to all of our loyal listeners! Because of the holiday we’ve prepared a very special broadcast of The Best of Skinny and Houli featuring some of the world class Irish musicians we have featured on the show over the years, including the legendary […]

Podcast: November 11, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and the lads welcome Stephen Randles to the show as he reps Hyde Irish Whiskey and brings along samples. Hyde is a single malt whiskey with a “great finish” says Houli. Mr. Randles knows his whiskey and tells tales of the great Irish Statesman and former […]

Podcast: November 4, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal present The Skinny & Houli Show and it’s the first show back since the lads tore up Ireland in October. Lots of funny memories get discussed and the needling continues between our hosts. Then we welcome Kate Galley and Ed Jacob of Franciscan Outreach to the show to talk up the great work […]