The Flop House
The Flop House is a comedy podcast where three friends watch a bad movie and then discuss it. Since 2007, Dan McCoy, Stuart Wellington, and Elliott Kalan have taken on some of the worst in recent film, and, in the process, engaged in some of the funniest nonsense to grace the podcast airwaves, earning praise from Entertainment Weekly, Slate, The Onion A.V. Club, The Guardian, and many more in the bargain.
Dan McCoy (producer/co-host) is a writer for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and a multiple Emmy- winning writer for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. He created the webseries 9 AM Meeting which won an MTV development deal at the 2010 New York Television Festival. He’s performed and written for several live comedy shows in New York city including the sketch show “Mr. Whitepants’ Comedy Hour,” and the talk shows “Sara Schaefer is Obsessed With You”and “The Primetime Kalan,” hosted by Elliott Kalan. He’s also an (infrequent/reluctant) stand-up comic. Dan was a regular contributor to such quixotically paper-based NY humor magazines as Jest and Whim Quarterly. His sketches have been heard on the Seattle public radio program Rewind, and NPR’s Morning Edition, and his work has appeared online on Slate, Modern Humorist, and Gawker. He lives in Brooklyn with his cat, who yowls too much.
Elliott Kalan (co-host) is a four-time Emmy Award winning writer and comedian, most recently employed as the former head writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He’s also written for Marvel Comics, Discover Magazine, Metro Newspaper, and has had many pieces rejected by The New Yorker. He performs infrequently as a stand-up, the highlight of which was taking part in a USO Tour of Afghanistan. He’s also performed as one half of the sketch duo The Hypocrites, as co-host of the internet radio show Fist City, and host of no less than three different untelevised talk shows with his name in the title. He graduated from NYU’s Dramatic Writing Program in 2002. And yes, that’s his actual voice.
Stuart Wellington (co-host) Stuart Wellington was born in Indiana, USA to Mark and Shelley Wellington. He did poorly in grammar school and went on to an undistinguished career at Earlham College. One day everything changed. He found a magical amulet in an old trunk that was once owned by his great grandfather, and he became a co-host of the popular bad movie podcast The Flop House. He works in Brooklyn as a bartender, and has been described by The Onion A.V. Club as "Equally funny."