Barbara Holliday @LaughManager

Producing Live Comedy Events |  Owner of Flappers | Women in Business and Entrepreneurship


Barbara is an established Entrepreneur, Speaker and Trainer who consistently wows audiences with her professionalism, business saavy and stand-up comedy skills HER MISSION: To instigate and motivate through humor and play!Barbara Holliday owns and manages two successful comedy club & restaurants in both  Burbank and Claremont.  She is also a successful and established Talent Manager and booker.   She believes her multi-talented capacity for business, producing and performing and is a result of being raised in a thoroughly mobile, adaptable “left brain/right brain” family.  She graduated from San Diego State University with her CBEST certification and a degree in Theater Arts (Hon.) English minor in 1989, she was headed for a high school teaching stint but ended up getting cast instead as a Kid’s Club Host and Producer “Roxy the Fox” for Twentieth Century Fox on the highly-rated television programFox Kids Club in Oregon.   The show allowed Holliday to hone her producing & creative writing skills on some of the toughest guests around—young children and animals.  Barbara wrote and produced, and starred in over 350 shows.  Some her clips have been featured on Worlds Funniest and other major network shows.Since moving to Los Angeles in 1993,  Holliday started a Computer Training business that caterd to the entertainment industry, has been on Eleven Game Shows, performed in films (Naked Gun 33⅓) and television shows (Friends, The Dating Game, World’s Funniest), on stage (Funny Girl, Hello Dolly, West Side Story), in theme parks (Magic Mountain) and as a stand-up and sketch comedian (The Comedy Store, The Icehouse, IGBY’s, Mr. B’s, Ha Ha Café, The Improv and various other Showcases throughout the country.  She has also worked as a Clown, and balloon artist at local theme parks, as well as being the Producer and Co-Creator of the Live Stage Shows:  Uncle Clyde’s Comedy Contest, Jokeyoke, and Survival of the Funniest.  Her unique understanding of what the entertainment industry needs in terms of creative and technical instruction with a creative flair has helped her gain the respect and business of the major entertainment companies.  Her clients include:  Warner Bros., Paramount, NBC Universal, LA Philharmonic just to name a few.  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).


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