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  1. good one podcast
    How Chris Gethard Transitioned to Comedy Cellar Stand-upOn this week’s Good One podcast, Chris Gethard discusses his transition away from improv and toward stand-up.
  2. conversations
    The TCGS Exit Interview: A Chat Between Chris Gethard and Brett DavisTwo comedians talk about the end of an era and what comes next.
  3. improv
    A Eulogy for UCB’s Del Close Marathon in New YorkA longtime improviser says good-bye to DCM before it moves to L.A. next year.
  4. improv
    Comedians Share Their Favorite Del Close Marathon MemoriesA walk down memory lane ahead of UCB’s 20th and final improv marathon in New York.
  5. improv
    UCB’s Del Close Marathon Moving From NY to LAAfter 20 years in New York City, the Upright Citizens Brigade improv comedy weekend is heading West.
  6. A Comedian Is Suing UCB for ‘Reverse Gender Discrimination’ After Getting […]Back in August 2016, New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade theaters banned a comedian after multiple women came forward with rape allegations […]
  7. See ‘See Something, Say Something’Occasionally, we’ll feature live performances-cum-web videos (best not to Google that phrase), and this week is one of those times. See […]
  8. Is It Time for UCB to Start Paying Performers?Performing improv or standup on a UCB stage might be fun, but that doesn’t mean it’s not labor worthy of payment – especially when you’re […]
  9. Talking Funny or Die and ‘Not Quite a Genius’ with Nate DernFrom humble beginnings as a participant in season 3 of The CW’s Beauty and the Geek to becoming the artistic director of UCB’s New York theater […]
  10. Inside the Weird but Wonderful World of Comedy WrestlingIf you have ever found yourself at the UCB Theatre in Chelsea at 11:00pm on a Thursday night, you’ve probably witnessed a comedy wrestling […]
  11. UCB Is Moving from Chelsea to Hell’s Kitchen Next MonthThe Upright Citizens Brigade is leaving its Chelsea location in New York to make way for a new location a little further uptown. According to […]
  12. Benjamin Apple Is the Best Bad DoctorThe bad doctor trope is one we’ve seen in TV and movies for decades. Airplane, Family Guy, SNL (Will Ferrell’s ”…quick call to Beverly”), the […]
  13. From UCB to ‘Saturday Night Live’ with Kristen BartlettThe first time I saw Kristen Bartlett was in The Dead Dads Club, a show she wrote and performed with her husband, Jason Gore. Their fathers had […]
  14. From UCB to ‘The House’ with Rob Huebel Rob Huebel is maybe a quintessential “right place, right time” example for an aspiring comedian. The place was New York and the time was […]
  15. 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 […]
  16. The 19th Annual Del Close Marathon Schedule Is OutThe annual Del Close Marathon takes place in New York next month, and this week UCB released the full lineup and schedule for the event. The […]
  17. Inside Seth Morris’s Ambitious New ‘Radio Project’ For the thousands of hopeful comedians taking classes at various improv theaters like Second City, The Groundlings, and the Upright Citizens […]
  18. 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 […]
  19. The Magic of Michael Hartney’s Grandiose Choir Teacher2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need […]
  20. Seeso Orders ‘Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle’ and ‘Andy Richter’s Home […]Seeso just announced two new specials from Steve Coogan and Andy Richter slated to premiere before the holidays. The streaming network […]
  21. From Michael Scott to Mike Birbigila: A Brief History of How Improv Is […] “Everyone In Improv Troupe Balding” declared a 2012 article in The Onion. It lays out a template - overweight, deluded, preying on young […]
  22. Rape Accusations Against a UCB Performer Have Sparked an Ugly But […] Last weekend, Facebook filled up with posts by various comedians and writers in New York after news broke that both UCB theaters in the city […]
  23. Is a $160,000 Degree in ‘Comedic Arts’ Worth It? The average cost of tuition at a private college in 2015 was over $32,000 according to CollegeData.com, but that number is even higher at […]
  24. ‘Thank You Del’ Tells the Story of a Man and the Thriving Community He […] In the documentary Thank You Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon, the thesis of the film is mercifully clear. There existed a man named […]
  25. slideshow
    Matt Walsh Takes You Inside His Del Close MarathonThe Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre co-founder takes on its annual improv festival.
  26. Seeso Renews ‘The UCB Show’ and Adds DCM Documentary ‘Thank You, Del’Seeso just announced two new projects. First up is a season 2 renewal for The UCB Show, which will be filmed during the Del Close Marathon this […]
  27. On the UCB Rise with Dan Chamberlain Above Average’s new original series Thingstarter premiered on Seeso on May 19th, parodying the absurdity of Kickstarter and other […]
  28. The 18th Annual Del Close Marathon Schedule Is OutThe annual Del Close Marathon takes place in New York next month, and this week UCB released the full lineup and schedule. The improv marathon […]
  29. Matt Walsh on ‘Veep’ and the Enduring Influence of UCB Matt Walsh is a gifted comedian and improviser, as you can many times throughout his role as Mike McClintock on Veep, which just started […]
  30. Funnyball: Can Improvisors Benefit From Using Data and Analytics? First of all, I just want to say right up top that I know this is all very uncool. Improv is supposed to be fun, like all entertainment is, […]
  31. comedy
    UCB Stand-up Set Casually Taken Over by Black Lives Matter Protesters The comedian thought it was a joke.
  32. The UCB Comedy Podcast Network Launches Next WeekUCB Comedy is getting into the podcast network game. Starting this Monday, February 22nd, the UCB Comedy Podcast Network will launch with a […]
  33. Don’t Be Confused By This Wonderfully Confusing SketchOh, man. UCB’s new Maude team, Choir only has 19 subscribers, and that’s about to change real quick if they keep putting out sketches like […]
  34. ‘The UCB Show’ Isn’t For Everyone, But That’s OK If you have been to a show at UCB, then you already have a pretty good sense of what The UCB Show, currently the flagship original offering […]
  35. 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 […]
  36. 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 […]
  37. Talking to Zach Woods About Bringing Improv to TV and Film ActingThere’s a growing flock of people in TV and movies whose primary training is improv comedy. On one hand, it makes sense: these people have […]
  38. This Week’s Web Series You Need To Watch: I Wanna Have Your BabySNL and UCB are two of the most powerful 3-letter acronyms in the New York City comedy scene (behind CFF, “cool funny frogs,” the all-amphibian […]
  39. web series
    Broad City Going to FXThe web series is graduating to TV with producer Amy Poehler producing.
  40. 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 […]
  41. clickables
    Watch the Happy Endings Cast Do Live Comedy at UCBWith special guests!
  42. 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 […]
  43. stage dive
    Stage Dive: Half-Improv, All FunnyUCB’s ‘Gravid Water’ returns tonight!
  44. Bored Cops Overdo It With the Christmas PresentsBORED COPS: Christmas GiftsUCBcomedy.comWatch more comedy videos from the twisted minds of the UCB Theatre at UCBcomedy.com In the second […]
  45. On a Neverending Stakeout, Bored Cops Are Forced to Entertain ThemselvesBORED COPS: F*ck, Marry, KillUCBcomedy.comWatch more comedy videos from the twisted minds of the UCB Theatre at UCBcomedy.com Here’s the first […]
  46. Today in Four Loko Parodies I guess it’s been about how long it takes to create a web video since Four Loko took over the news by killing idiot teenagers and being […]
  47. This News Pundit Really Does Look Like a FishTV Pundit Looks Like A FishUCBcomedy.comWatch more comedy videos from the twisted minds of the UCB Theatre at UCBcomedy.com In this new video […]
  48. The TSA’s New List of Banned Carryon ItemsTSA: Newly Banned ItemsUCBcomedy.comWatch more comedy videos from the twisted minds of the UCB Theatre at UCBcomedy.com Here’s a new one from […]
  49. Justin Bieber’s New Biopic Is Surprisingly Gritty Here’s the latest video from UCBcomedy.com, a trailer for a biopic of Justin Bieber and his real life story. If nothing else, the casting for […]
  50. An Easy Way to Detect Political BullshitPolitical Bullshit DetectorUCBcomedy.comWatch more comedy videos from the twisted minds of the UCB Theatre at UCBcomedy.com With only one more […]
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