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: August 19, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show as we welcome back our old friend, comedian Pat Chase to the show. Pat is his usual funny self as he tells of some of the trials and tribulations of being a stand-up comic. Pat has a gig coming up on Saturday Aug. 26th to help […]

Podcast: August 12, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show as we hear the lads once again basking in the delights of a summer evening along the river at Lizzie Mc Neill’s Irish Pub. We welcome a trio of musicians who represent the Trad Music superstars of tomorrow from The Murphy Roche Irish Music Club including […]

Podcast: August 5, 2017

Flood Bros Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show on a “soft” night of drizzles on the patio of Lizzie McNeill’s Irish Pub. and we welcome new sponsor Nathan Carter to the show. We welcome back to the show piper Max Dunne and fiddler Rachel Gribben as our musical guests. Rachel leads the Thursday night […]

Podcast: July 22, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and Skinny is absent this week, helping out his relatives in New Jersey doing a good deed. But have no fear because the one and only Geno Cooney is sitting in for Skinny and he and Houli click this week with very special guests The Jim […]

Podcast: July 15, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal present The Skinny & Houli Show and this week the lads are celebrating Katie Grennan Week in Chicago with the one and only Irish fiddler Katie Grennan on the show. It’s been quite a week for Katie, starting with her Chicago debut with Gaelic Storm at Irish Fest last Sunday night. She was […]

Podcast: July 8, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show as we welcome back old friends, father and son Irish filmmakers Dave and Colin Farrell. The Farrells will be screening their latest film, FINGAL’S FINEST at Irish Fest over the weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The film tells the story of Irish patriot Thomas Ashe who […]

Podcast: July 1, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and this show is a firecracker, as we kick off the 4th of July weekend. We welcome brilliant young musician Kavan Donohoe from County Cavan, aka “Kavan from Cavan” a food scientist working here in Chicago for the last year who is an accomplished harpist, flute […]

Podcast: June 24, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and Skinny has taken it on the Arthur T. Duffy and slipped away on the lake tonight. Luckily enough The Great One himself, Geno Cooney, drops by and sits in for Skinny doing a magnificent job with his wisecracks and really crummy puns. Our guest, the […]

Podcast: June 17, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and we open the show with a recap of last Saturday night’s Irish American Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies and the great acceptance speech delivered by our pal Bob Flood and the overall appreciation of the whole evening at the Heritage Center, including the presence of […]

Podcast: June 10, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Showa and we are very proud to welcome our old friend, Chicago’s favorite Irish tenor, Cork’s gift to the USA, Paddy Homan to the show. The trio of Paddy, Skinny and Houli shoot the biscuit along the river at Lizzie McNeill’s as they welcome in the first […]