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Matt Besser

  1. layoffs
    Upright Citizens Brigade’s Founders Address Mass LayoffsAmy Poehler will reportedly cover an extra month of health-care coverage for full-timers.
  2. institutions
    UCB Could Be Facing ‘the Beginning of the End’ Amid CoronavirusLayoffs, theater closures, and silence from the Upright Citizens Brigade founders are alienating a community that may be unwilling to return.
  3. Inside Matt Besser’s Punk Rock Musical Podcast ‘Stolen Idea’Matt Besser has done all there is to do in comedy, but ask him and he’ll tell you about a life that could have been as a musician. In Stolen […]
  4. Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh Announce 2018 […]Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts,and Matt Walsh are bringing UCB’s popular long-running improv show ASSSSCAT to a very important stage […]
  5. How Matt Besser Combines His Love for Comedy and Music on ‘improv4humans’ A little-known fact about improv is that a lot of it used to be accompanied by music, specifically a piano. One comedian who actually began […]
  6. Matt Besser and Ian Roberts on Bringing the UCB Stages to the Screen with […] The UCB 4 – Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, and Ian Roberts – have returned for a second season of the hosting The UCB Show, a comedy […]
  7. The Now Hear This Fest Brings 30+ of Your Favorite Podcasts Together The first annual Now Hear This podcast festival is taking over Anaheim October 28-30, 2016, bringing together 30+ of the biggest podcasts in […]
  8. Check Out Matt Besser and JASH’s New Short ‘Arkippiana’UCB cofounder Matt Besser recently made a new short film with JASH called Arkippiana, and this week it’s available to view for free over on […]
  9. Breaking Records with Matt BesserThe UCB Show isn’t the only project Matt Besser is behind at NBC’s streaming comedy channel Seeso – he also stars in his own hourlong standup […]
  10. Matt Besser Makes a Beautiful Bjork on ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’First the best Bjork impersonator was Winona Ryder, then the best Bjork impersonator was Kristen Wiig, but there’s one Bjork impersonator who […]
  11. Poehler, Besser, Roberts, and Walsh Look Back on the Early Days of UCBTo celebrate UCB’s 25th anniversary and annual Del Close Marathon this weekend, founders Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh […]
  12. Sketch Anatomy: Matt Besser on His Favorite Andy Kaufman Late Night AppearancesWe spoke with Matt Besser, co-founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade, on his favorite late night appearances of Andy Kaufman from the ‘80s.
  13. Take a Trip Through the Life of Reggie Watts with Matt Besser and The […]Here’s a clip from this week’s episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! that runs through the many wacky moments of Reggie Watts’s life set perfectly to […]
  14. The Inside Story of Whiplash, One of New York’s Best and Most Influential […]“Whiplash is like a magical kingdom where laughs run free and jelly beans are the main form of currency,” says comedian Aparna Nancherla, of […]
  15. Adam McKay Responds to Jim Breuer Saying He Got Him Fired from ‘SNL’Former SNL cast member Jim Breuer went on WTF with Marc Maron last month and claimed he heard from an NBC executive that Adam McKay, who was […]
  16. Talking to Matt Walsh and Matt Besser About the New UCB Book, Improv, and […]Since longform improvisation was created by Del Close in the 1980s, there hasn’t been a book on the art form as thorough as the Upright Citizen […]
  17. The UCB Improv Manual Is Finally HereThe long-awaited UCB improv manual has arrived! At Friday’s opening press conference for the 15th Del Close Marathon, a mysterious box joined […]
  18. Looking Back at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade TV Show with the UCB4The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  19. Listen to Matt Besser and Ian Roberts Explain the History, Philosophy, and […]UCB Theatre founders Matt Besser and Ian Roberts did a special episode of Besser’s Earwolf podcast improv4humans today, in which they walk […]
  20. Improv’s Babel: Defining the Game of the SceneInterviews by Matt Visconage. Improv was doomed with a semantics crisis from the start. When long-form improvisation began to flourish as its […]
  21. Oh Hey, Matt Besser and Seth Morris, You’re in the New Apple Ads The videos star Josh Rabinowtiz, a stand-up who just performed as part of the Just For Laughs New Faces showcase last week. Despite the […]
  22. Listen to Matt Besser Explain How People Constantly Misunderstand ‘Yes, […]“‘Yes, and’ is about agreement. Agreement doesn’t necessarily mean you literally say the word yes all the time… In fact you more often […]
  23. It’s That Episode 21: Matt Besser/’Teen Mom’ - Letting GoOn “It’s That Episode,” Craig Rowin (UCB Theatre) invites guests over to his apartment to watch any episode of any TV show they want. They […]
  24. Talking with Matt Besser About ‘Freak Dance,’ improv4humans, and the […]Freak Dance, the musical/dance movie parody written and directed by UCB’s Matt Besser and co-directed by Neil Mahoney, follows a rich ballerina […]
  25. Betrayal Planned for ‘Anchorman 2’And not just by milk! Adam McKay was on the improv4humans podcast today to do some improv, which is pretty cool in of itself. However, doubly […]
  26. upright citizens brigade
    Watch Matt Walsh and Amy Poehler Discuss the History of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater on Rock CenterBriWi goes downtown for laughs.
  27. sitcoms
    See a Comprehensive Chart Detailing the Hardest-Working Actors in SitcomsIs there a show you love that hasn’t featured Megan Mullally? Nope. No, there is not.
  28. Matt Besser Launches Longform Improv Podcast on EarwolfDo you like improv and podcasts? Sorry, I forgot who I was talking to. Do you loooooove improv and podcasts? Then this is fantastic news! UCB […]
  29. Grand Opening Of UCB’s Second NY Location Is (You Got It) ImprovisedThis weekend saw the grand opening of the UCB’s second location in New York, after two long years of securing licenses, tearing down walls, and […]
  30. Freak Dance Review: No Butts Allowed That Ain’t WorkingIt’s pretty remarkable how many dance movies Hollywood has churned out over the years. What’s even more remarkable, though, is how godawful […]
  31. A Love Letter To UCB’s 15 Years In New YorkTo honor the UCB’s 15 years in NYC and the opening of UCBeast, New York Mag checked in with about 50 alumni of the many-headed comedy hydra, […]
  32. The Earwolf Challenge Declares its WinnerIt’s a big week for the Earwolf podcasting network for two reasons: 1) Earwolf’s partnership with Funny or Die just kicked off on Monday, and […]
  33. Earwolf Challenge Update: Week EightIn this week’s Earwolf Challenge, podcast network Earwolf’s weekly competition to select its newest show, host Matt Besser and the producers […]
  34. Earwolf Challenge Update: Week SevenThe Earwolf Challenge, the weekly contest to crown one amateur podcast as the Earwolf network’s newest show, is barreling towards it dramatic […]
  35. One Night at Asssscat, or What to Do With a Date Rape MonologueWe’ve been getting a lot of emails this morning about a particular audience monologist that performed at the Assssscat at the Del Close […]
  36. Checking In With the Cast of Upright Citizens BrigadeWhatever happened to predictability, the milkman, the paperboy, evening TV…and the cast and creators of Upright Citizens Brigade? The list of […]
  37. Life After Being a Part of a Human Centipede What happens to the victims in Human Centipede after they’re separated from each other? They’ve got a lot of interpersonal issues to deal […]
  38. clickables
    Watch a Cat-Fancying Scene From Matt Besser’s New Sketch ShowThe UCB co-founder is part of a new Comedy Central special, ‘This Show Will Get You High,’ airing October 27.
  39. Paul Rust’s Questionable Relationship with CatsCat FuckingUCBcomedy.comWatch more comedy videos from the twisted minds of the UCB Theatre at UCBcomedy.com I’ve posted a few sketches from […]
  40. Andy Richter Has a Blow Globe to Sell YouBlow GlobeUCBcomedy.comWatch more comedy videos from the twisted minds of the UCB Theatre at UCBcomedy.com Here’s another sketch from Matt […]
  41. Brett Gelman, Matt Besser and an Unfortunate Pee DripDrip DropUCBcomedy.comWatch more comedy videos from the twisted minds of the UCB Theatre at UCBcomedy.com Here’s another sketch from Matt […]
  42. Serena Williams Sex TipsSerena Williams Sex TipsUCBcomedy.com Original UCB member Matt Besser was tapped by Comedy Central to do a new sketch show pilot, and what he […]