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: March 24, 2018

Flood Brothers Disposal present The Skinny & Houli Show and the lads are hurtin’ today after a whirlwind St. Patrick’s Day season and election on top of that. We welcome two of Kell Chole’s superstars of the Murphy Roche School of Irish Music  and Lexia Kennedy and Delainey Schwarz are both veterans of the show […]

Podcast: March 17, 2018

Flood Bros Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show on St. Patrick’s Day in Chicagoland as we party with the Sister Cities Committee, County Cork Delegation and our pal John Wrenn and a packed roomful of Irish revelers, including the Lord Mayor of County Cork Declan Hurley, St. Patrick’s Day Queen Mary Kate Manion and […]

Podcast: March 10, 2018

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show, recorded live this week at Reilly’s Daughter in Oak Lawn. Skinny and Houli are excited to be among a lot of their old southside friends tonight as they bring music with them from the Cloonan/Murphy band featuring the great Jimmy Cloonan, Mark Murphy, JP O’Keee, and special guest, […]

Podcast: March 3, 2018

Flood Bros Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show as we kick off the Paddy’s Day month with our young friend, the great Balladeer himself, Liam Durkin. Liam will be playing all over the south side during the month of March so check out all his upcoming gigs here.   Liam kicks off the show with […]

Podcast: February 24, 2018

Flood Bros. Disposal presents the Skinny & Houli Show and we welcome the man of the hour, Joe Ahern, CEO of the 100 Club of Chicago. Joe fills us in on the tragic details of last week’s murder and funeral of Chicago Police Department 18th District Commander Paul Bauer and the aftermath, setting in motion […]

Podcast: February 17, 2018

Flood Bros. Disposal present The Skinny & Houli Show and this week the lads are proud to interview the legendary Derek Warfield, who will be playing Thursday, March 1st at Jack Desmond’s Irish Pub at 103rd and Ridgeland in Chicago Ridge with The Young Wolfetones at 8PM. For tix call 708-857-7910 Derek speaks by phone with Skinny and Houli […]

Podcast: February 10, 2018

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and Skinny returns from sunny Florida to the wintry tundra of Chi-town. Honoring our nine-year tradition, we once again welcome Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen and her court to the show, meeting newly crowned Queen Mary Kate Manion, who is joined by two members of […]

Podcast: February 3, 2018

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houlil Show as we welcome back Mike Courtney and his Over The Side Band to the show. Mike owns The Twisted Shamrock Pub and he’s one busy guy, also promoting his friends in South City Revival Band featuring Joe Pacellie and John “The Lawman” Quinn. These three guys […]

Podcast: January 27, 2018

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and this week we welcome storyteller Bridget “Booty” McGuire to the show and she is one funny young lady with tales of her exploits chasing boys starting when she was about five years old and through her teens and more recent adventures. Booty has a lot […]

Podcast: January 20, 2017

Flood Bros Disposal present The Skinny & Houli Show as Houli continues at the helm while Skinny calls in from Florida with updates. Our guests this week are legendary musician Jimmy Cloonan and his friends, Denny Keane, Mark Murphy, and Eileen Guest. This pick-up band from the south side brings the good time with them […]