The specific purpose of The Animal Protectorates ( TAPS) is to facilitate the direct protection of animals in every possible way; provide sponsorship for, and financial support to programs and awareness of animal cruelty; encourage every citizen to become active, involoved and responsible animal guardians; promote legal re classification of animals to a category other than property; and, to carry on other charitable activites associated with thesegoals as allowed by law
We are undeniably different as an animal welfare organization. Rather than focusing just on finding homes for pets, we are about improving the overall health and well-being of communities by improving their relationships with animals. We accomplish this through education, advocacy, and partnering with other non-profits that share our mission to change laws and legislation. We are working professionals in diverse fields donating a vast array of skill sets to raise the bar for animals and change the way they are classified – currently viewed and treated as mere property. Through community outreach to all age groups and demographics, we are teaching those who may be unaware about the multitude of inhumane ways animals are treated in our country and inspiring them to get involved to help improve the lives of animals. While we are changing laws to protect animals, we are also educating the next generation to be responsible stewards in continu ing this mission.
When Flip Schultz was eight years old, he won a summer camp talent show by performing stand up comedy. There was never a doubt in his mind that comedy would be his future. For a while he performed wherever he could find an audience, whether at a family get together, bar-mitzvahs, seniors center; he didn't care. He just wanted to make people laugh. Finally, at 18, he braved a real comedy stage and won the open mic contest. For the next few years Flip performed at many comedy clubs (and bars) honing his craft, paying his dues and finding his comedic voice. And he still managed to earn his degree in theater. After leaving South Florida as a local favorite, Flip now lives in Los Angeles, tours in clubs & colleges all over the US and Europe, and has quickly become a sought after comic in Scandinavia. WEBSITE | BOOK
Comedian Joshua Snyder FLAPPCAST, COMEDY STORE, FLAPPERS COMEDY CLUB
Joshua Snyder grew up in beautiful and pastoral Colorado, where he did not participate in such activities as mountain climbing, rafting, spelunking, and power walking. His parents taught him that sex was a natural act, and that he should use his time in college to "have fun." (his parents are currently looking into adopting their own grandchildren).
Josh has gone on only three dates in his lifetime, and each ended as it began: with a skin rash.
Hobbies include tracking changes of hair style on the extras in Star Trek: The Next Generation, trying to cry, and crying.
The lure of Southern California's market research facilities could not keep Josh in Colorado. He currently works as a Client Service Representative, where he makes name tags, defends the dignity of the office printers, and shows clients how to use the coffee machine with only one button on it. WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |
Comedian Dana Eagle THE LATE LATE SHOW, COMICS UNLEASHED, COMEDY CENTRAL, HBO,
Miss Eagle appeared in an ABC Pilot with Jason Alexander and was the host of Comcast On Demand's UNConventional. She has been seen on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central and Byron Allen's Comics Unleashed, following which she became a contributing writer. She is most proud of the unique experience performing throughout Iraqi bases for the troops. She was showcased in HBO´s US Comedy Arts Festival in her solo show, Stones From Glass Houses followed by the second in the series, Mood Disorders: A Light-Hearted Romp Through Crippling Depression, featured at the Los Angeles Women´s Theatre Festival. She recently completed a pilot for the E! Entertainment Network, and has been seen in a series of memorable commercials beside Jay Mohr and football legend, Boomer Esiahson. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Drew Lynch OPENER FOR BO BURNHAM, NBC DIVERSITY FINALS 2013, COMEDY & MAGIC CLUB, FLAPPERS COMEDY CLUB,
Born in Indiana and raised in Las Vegas, Drew graduated high school with aspirations of becoming a fully articulate film actor in Los Angeles. At age 20 during a company softball game, Drew got hit in the throat with causing his vocal chord to paralyze, turning his chattering into stuttering. This life-changing injury sparked a passion for writing and performing Stand up Comedy, bringing to life the social hardships of dealing with a newly-found speech impediment. Inspired by the comedy of Louis C.K., Dave Chappell, and the up and coming Samuel J. Comroe, Drew is on a mission to make you laugh. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Dan Gabriel COMEDY CENTRAL, LATE LATE SHOW W/ CRAIG F, SHOWTIME, LATINO LAUGH FESTIVAL, LATE FRIDAY
Canadian comedian Debra DiGiovanni is one of a kind. She´s been called the "Best Comedian to see after a Messy Break Up" and for several years she was named Toronto´s (her home town) favorite comedian. Her first comedy special, Single Awkward Female taped for Showtime is now available on Netflix. Debra´s comedy has a sharp edge while maintaining a playful, happy air and her persona is one of the best developed of any comic working today. Couple that with a hilarious act that is so personal everyone can relate and you see why Debra is so popular; her humour and charm lies in her unflinching honesty and openness. WEBSITE | | BOOK