Barbara Holliday began her Career as a Television performer and Kids Club Host "Roxy The Fox" on air Mon-Fri she energetically helped inspire children's television programming in the late 80's at Twentieth Century Fox. Barbara wrote and produced, and starred in over 350 shows. Some her clips have been featured on Worlds Funniest and other major network shows.
After that Barbara worked for Fox Television, and Warner Bros before owning and operating several different entertainment related businesses including Attention to Detail Graphic Design (Est. 1989- Sold 1996) , Digital Design LA, Inc, Graphics and Computer Training for the Entertainment Industry (Est.1989- Sold in 2010), H2F Comedy Productions (Est. 2000 which eventually merged with her current venture Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant , which has two locations one in in Burbank and one in Claremont CA.
She is also busy Speaking, Training and Producing comedy with her passion business, Barbara is an established Entrepreneur, Speaker and Trainer who consistently wows audiences with her stand-up speaking skills and stories about growing on food stamps and living in a trailer to successfully starting her own businesses and letting go of her painful past and healing through comedy. Her mission is clear: To instigate and motivate through humor and play!
Holliday was born in Long Island, New York to computer programmer Paul Holliday and visual artist Madeline Baker, she also has one sister. When she was younger her family traveled and moved around a lot, from New York, to San Diego, CA, then after her parents divorced and mother remarried she eventually ended up in very small town called Eagle Point, Oregon where she finished out her high school years. 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.
A graduate of San Diego State University, Barbara also acquired her CBEST certification and a degree in Theater Arts (Hon.) English minor in 1989,
Since moving to Los Angeles in 1993, Holliday started a Computer Training business that caters 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.
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).
Today Holliday lives in Burbank with her boyfriend Dave Reinitz (The Jet Blue Guy- You gotta ask about this story!) and fellow stand-up comic. At home, they enjoy testing out new comedy material on their favorite audience members their Beagles, Bozley and Penny and their two cats Cosmo the Kitty & Abby the Tabby.
Barbara delivered such a high-energy dynamic presentation
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“About two years ago, I asked Barbara Holiday to speak to my standup comedy class regarding marketin...“About two years ago, I asked Barbara Holiday to speak to my standup comedy class regarding marketing and self-promotion. I thought it would be fun and interesting and a nice break from the routine. I had no idea what I was in for! Barbara delivered such a high-energy dynamic presentation with lots of great ideas. The students loved her innovative tips and her delivery style was engaging and uplifting. I have asked Barbara to speak to every class I have taught since that day. I can’t imagine not offering my students such great information in such a fun package!”
Bobbie Oliver- Currently Teaching Classes at the Ice House main Room in Pasadena California
Sally Jackson-Casting Director
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“Barbara Holliday and H2F Comedy Productions have been great to us. I have called on her management...“Barbara Holliday and H2F Comedy Productions have been great to us. I have called on her management company for comedic talent on several occasions and she has not only been effective but also efficient in supplying me with the talent I need. She has a diverse group of comedians. We used one of her comedians on a DVD project for Gilligan's Island last year and I plan to call on her again whenever I need comedic talent. I have worked with numerous managers when booking talent and Barbara is one of my favorites - dedicated and professional...and fun to work with.” Sally Jackson- Casting Director New Wave Entertainment
Gus Blackmon -Producer
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“Barbara is a dynamo and makes a strong impression in meetings. I definitely feel that H2F Comedy p...“Barbara is a dynamo and makes a strong impression in meetings. I definitely feel that H2F Comedy productions is an excellent source of comedic talent for Warner Bros. Not only are you an incredibly strong producer, but also the Stand up talent and writing abilities your clients possess is top-notch.
Matt Van De Water & Jai Khanna
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“It was a pleasure meeting you last week. Congratulations on a very successful show and thank you ... “It was a pleasure meeting you last week. Congratulations on a very successful show and thank you for a great time. Just for your information we are pursuing a few of the stand-ups for possible representation. Thanks again and see you at the next show.
WHAT HAPPY LISTENERS ARE SAYING!
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“You're a lifesaver... the promote yourself conference was very helpful...I knew I was missing stuff...“You're a lifesaver... the promote yourself conference was very helpful...I knew I was missing stuff...just didn't know what....now I do. :)” Jason Booth, Comedian, Los Angeles, CA
“Thank you for putting on a great seminar last night. It was time very well spent. We're lucky that you're willing to share all of your insight into the business.” Andrew Treptow, Akwardly Insightful Comedian, Los Angeles, CA
“I just wanted to say I enjoyed the seminar last night. It was a last minute thing for me to show up and I'm glad I did. Very informative.” Greg Pace, Comedian Los Angeles, CA
“I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to come into our Stand up Class today to speak. The business aspect of standup honestly scares me a lot more than the actual comedy, so the information was very helpful to me. My goals are to be able to support myself on doing standup, so this was the type of information that I wanted to get a better grasp on.” Ryan Niemiller, Comedian Los Angeles, CA
Thanks for a Great Event!
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THANKS FOR A GREAT EVENT! It was fun hanging out with YOU and Heather Hale. Heather Brown, Dir...THANKS FOR A GREAT EVENT! It was fun hanging out with YOU and Heather Hale.
Heather Brown, Director Student Government UNLV
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University College of London 2008
The Hollywood Series- Producing Your Own Career
The Entrepreneurial Spirit
Seven Silly Habits of Highly Successful Salespeople
Marketing & Promoting YOUrself!
How to Get on A Game Show & Other ways to Sell YOUrself!
Producing Successful Live Comedy Events
Technology & Entertainment- The Merge!
The Art of Follow Up
Yes I’m the Girlfriend! (The Jet Blue 292 Story)
New Manager & Associates Training
TeamBuilding & Leadership
Game Training- How to Add Interest to any Presentation!
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