Flappers Comedy Club on East Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank is putting the word out that it wants to be party central this holiday season. The Flappers’ staff dished out samples from its delicious food menu and passed around tiny versions of its speciality martinis at a promotional event, held at that club, earlier this month. The tasty Oreo-mint martinis were my favorites — I’d go back for one of those any day.
Also comic, Michael Rayner, took over the main stage to deliver a quickie version of brand of humor. Rayner does more than tell jokes. He spins a McDonald’s cheeseburger on an umbrella, turns a towel into a chicken, or balances a chair while juggling a tennis racket in his comedy routine.
Flappers owners, Barbara Holliday and Dave Reinitz, joined the crowd to spread some holiday cheer about the club’s party plans — for any size office– from less than 10 to whatever.
Also working the crowd, Santa Hollywood aka Timothy Connaghan. A Vietnam War Vet, Connaghan took on the role of Santa Claus for the first time in December of 1969 — with a shaving cream beard — and fell in love with the character. Now, several decades later, the beard is real and Connaghan has turned his hip Santa gig into a real career.
He’s appeared in commercials, television programs, on “Dr. Phil,” “The Tonight Show,” and “The Today Show.” He makes public appearances and is a holiday consultant and Santa trainer as well. Right now, Santa Hollywood is getting ready for his starring role in the Hollywood Christmas Parade 2010, Sunday November 28 at 6 p.m.