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UCB Could Be Facing ‘the Beginning of the End’ Amid Coronavirus
Layoffs, theater closures, and silence from the Upright Citizens Brigade founders are alienating a community that may be unwilling to return.
iO West Is Shutting Down Next Week
iO West, the Los Angeles branch of Chicago’s iO Theater (formerly ImprovOlympic) founded by Del Close and Charna Halpern, is closing its doors […]
Sexual Misconduct Allegations Have Put the Future of New Orleans and […]
With theaters and training centers in Austin and New Orleans, three comedy festivals under its name, and a published book about improv, The New […]
The Sad, Surreal Experience of Seeing an Audience Laugh at
Were we watching the same movie?
E. Alex Jung
She Loves Me
Will Screen in Movie Theaters
On December 1.
tie-ins for the people
Birth of a Nation
Wants You to Register to Vote
Let’s all go to the lobby / And register to vote.
Broadway Mogul James M. Nederlander Dead at 94
He was the head of the Nederlander Organization, which owns nine Broadway theaters.
Second City Chicago Is Back in Business This Week
Second City has announced its first live comedy shows since a fire destroyed its offices last month. In a press release today, the Chicago […]
A Fire Reportedly Destroyed Second City Chicago’s Offices Today
Sad news: Earlier today in Chicago, an extra-alarm fire broke out in Old Town where Second City’s theater and offices are located, and the […]
A Barcelona Comedy Club Is Charging Audiences Per Laugh Through Facial […]
Well this is weird. BBC News reports that a comedy club in Barcelona called Teatreneu is experimenting with a new way to get more customers to […]
A Confederacy of Dunces
Could Be Broadway-Bound
A stage version is gunning for the Great White Way.
Read an Oral History of LA’s Wildly Influential Groundlings Theater
THR has a new oral history of The Groundlings Theater, the LA-based comedy institution where Phil Hartman, Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, and also […]
‘This Is the End’ Is Coming Back to Theaters This Friday
If you missed Seth Rogen’s apocalypse comedy This Is the End when it was released in June, you’ll get a chance to see it again on the big […]
Select Theaters Are Playing a Simon Pegg/Edgar Wright Marathon August 22nd
The World’s End, the final movie in Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost’s “Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy” hits theaters in the US on […]
the box office
Movie Theater Audiences Shrank for the Fourth Summer in a Row
But don’t panic — revenue is still technically up.
Time Warner Has a Plan to Bring Movies to TVs 30 Days After Release
They’ll only cost $20 to $30 to watch.
Adam K. Raymond
FCC Makes It Easier for You Never to Set Foot in a Movie Theater
Which is probably short-sighted of them.
3-D Screens and Wagyu-Beef Burgers
The future of moviegoing may revolve around 3-D technology and luxury theaters.