WE USED TO GO OUT Reviewed in the NY Times
March 8, 2006 THEATER REVIEW
'WE USED TO GO OUT' Being in Love Is Impossible, but Being Alone Is Even Worse By JASON ZINOMANJason Mantzoukas and Jessica St. Clair, who have collaborated several times, belong to the illustrious (and fading) tradition of bickering male-female comedy teams. And while Mantzoukas and St. Clair doesn't exactly roll off the tongue like Burns and Allen or Nichols and May, the pair do, to their credit, have the chemistry of an old married couple who fight better... Read More
SHOWGIRLS Reviewed by Off Off Online
Saga of a Stripper Suffragette by Kimberly PattersonShowgirls: The Best Movie Ever Made. Ever! reviewed February 16, 2006Anyone who's seen the movie Showgirls knows it's easy to mock. The film's lame performances, abysmal dialogue, and embarrassing array of naked flesh make it difficult to take seriously. In fact, one could argue that because it's so bad, it would be a hard piece to satirize well: the film itself is almost a parody of ultra-racy movies of the 90's (think Basic Instinct,... Read More
BLIZZARD OF '06 - Asssscat Cancelled - 2/12/06
Due to the record snowfall today, both performances of ASSSSCAT tonight are cancelled.If you already purchased tickets for the show through PayPal, you will receive a refund through Paypal this week.Be safe, enjoy the snow, and we'll see you at UCBT tomorrow night for our special Valentine's Eve shows. Read More
GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! in Variety
Musical, the musicals! By GORDON COX Tuners about tuners are nothing new -- think "Follies," "A Chorus Line" or "The Producers." But now you can get your musical with an extra helping of meta.There's a new production in which a composer-scribe duo appears in their own show, chronicling the minutiae of the development process of a new musical.In fact, there are two such shows.<b>"Gutenberg! The Musical!" a two-hander written by and starring Upright Citizens Brigade alums Anthony King and Scott...</b> Read More
SHOWGIRLS Reviewed in HX
Showgirls: the Best Movie Ever Made. Ever! A camp classic made betterby Sean KennedyShowgirls: The Best Movie Ever Made. Ever! is the best show ever made. Ever! A glorious spoof of the 1995 movie that was so bad it killed poor Elizabeth Berkleyâ€™s budding Hollywood career, this Upright Citizens Brigade production is laugh-out loud funny from start to finish. Itâ€™s set up as an interview between the movieâ€™s famously misogynistic screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (John Reynolds) and a worshipful... Read More
Bro'in Out w/Paul Rudd
<b>BRO'IN OUT WITH LEO & TONY with Special Guest PAUL RUDD!</b>Somewhere between "The Dick Cavett Show" and "After Dark with Hugh Hefner" lies "Bro'In Out with Leo & Tony." In this live talk/variety show, host Leo Allen and 'sidekick' Tony Camin welcome real celebrity guests for a straight up talk show with booze, swearing, sketches and music.Hosts:Leo Allen (Slovin & Allen)Tony Camin ("The Marijuana-logues")Special Guests:PAUL RUDDGAVIN MCINNESJUDAH FRIELANDERTIM HARRODPETE FITZPATRICK<b>Monday,...</b> Read More
CRASH TEST in the NY POST
INSIDE JOKERS By MANDY STADTMILLERSat Jan 21, 6:00 AM ETSURE, anyone can turn on cable to watch a club-circuit comedian offering his top line, but how many can say they played a drinking game with one of them?At How to Kick People, a literary-focused comedy room that celebrates its two-year anniversary show in February, co-hosts Bob Powers and Todd Levin make sure that comedy fans are experiencing something they can't see anywhere else, including a game of "I Never" with the entire... Read More
ASSSSCAT at SF Sketchfest!
<b>ASSSSCAT at SF Sketchfest</b>Friday, January 27 at 8:00pm ($35) with Pretty Pretty PonyFriday, January 27 at 10:30 pm ($35) with Olde EnglishVisit www.sfsketchfest.com for full schedule and ticket information. Read More
SHOWGIRLS Headed to the SF Sketchfest!
UCB Theatre's hit show <b>"Showgirls: The Best Movie Ever Made. Ever!"</b> is slated to perform at The San Francisco Sketchfest this January 2006. "Showgirls: The Best Movie Ever Made. Ever!" is an evening with Mr. Joe Eszterhas (or an actor playing the esteemed scribe) as he is interviewed by noted film historian, Jackie Flynn Clarke. Experience the power and sanctity of Esztheras' words live onstage. It's half staged reading, half "Inside the Actor's Studio," and half female empowerment,... Read More
The 2nd Annual "IT SUCKED" Awards in the NY Times
The Week Ahead: Dec. 25 - Dec. 31 <b>By THE NEW YORK TIMESTHEATERJesse McKinley</b>Ah, Christmas. A time for considering the year gone by: the naughty and the nice, the good and the bad, the funny and the less so. The giggly events will be of particular interest at a faux awards show on Wednesday night at the <b>UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE THEATER, the city's de facto town hall for alternative comedy.</b> The second annual show, whose title is too racy for a family newspaper, is a summation of all things... Read More
The UCBT NY's Best of 2005
Come see some of the best shows that played at the UCB Theatre in 2005 as they showcase for the US Comedy Arts Festival!<b>ALL SHOWS ARE FREE!!!</b><b>THE WHITEST KIDS U' KNOW</b>Sketch and video from The Whitest Kids!Wednesday, December 1411:00pmFREE!! Make Reservations Now <b>WE USED TO GO OUT</b>Sketch from Jason Mantzoukas & Jessica St. ClairThursday, December 154:30pmFREE!! Make Reservations Now <b>FIRST DAY OFF IN A LONG TIME</b>Brian Finkelstein's amazing and hilarious solo show about suicide.Thursday,... Read More
BABY WANTS CANDY comes to UCBT NY
Baby Wants Candy is a Chicago-based theater group that has amazed audiences around the world with their signature show, a completely improvised hour-long musical.The Musical has rocked audiences all around the world. Truly every aspect of the musical is improvised: the plot and characters, the musical accompaniment; even the song lyrics and the "choreography" are completely made up on the spot, with no pre-planned structure. Every single plot line may not always resolve, but the show is... Read More
TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET Show in the Village Voice!
Michael Musto's Village Voice column mentioned the November performance and presentation of R. Kelly's TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET.<b>At the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, comics were strapping on extra brain cells to do an elaborate deconstruction of R. KELLY's Trapped in the Closet, the insane r&b opera in which Kelly monotonously sings every character's dialogue, leading up to the closet-busting revelation, "The man is a midget!" (When the midget literally shits himself, you want to put him ...</b> Read More
VH1's BEST WEEK EVER - LIVE!
<b>VH1's Best Week Ever - LIVE!</b>See Best Week Ever's top panelists slice and dice their way through the week's big stories in pop culture. They won't have the crutch of basic cable production values -- it's nothing but raw nerve and sharp wit in this live show.TWO HOT SHOWS!<b>Wednesday, November 99:30pm$8Starring: Paul Scheer, Christian Finnegan, Pete Holmes & Doug Benson</b><b>Thursday, November 109:30pm$8Starring: Paul Scheer, Christian Finnegan, Doug Benson & Danielle Schneider</b> Buy Tickets Now >> Read More
Matt Besser in NYC for Two Shows
Catch Matt Besser at the UCB Theatre NY in two awesome shows.<b>Woo Pig Sooie! with Matt Besser</b>Matt Besser of the Upright Citizens Brigade performs a one man show about how he is going to hell. If you are a deeply religious person this is not the show for you.This show has appeared under the alternate titles: â€God vs. Matt Besser,â€ â€œBesser In Satanâ€™s Service,â€ â€John the Baptist, Matt the Atheist,â€ â€œVaticanâ€™t,â€ â€œR U There Shaq? Itâ€™s Me, Matt Besser,â€ and â€œThe Bible... Read More
Spend Halloween at the UCB Theatre
Halloween brings two hilarious, one-time-only shows to the UCB Theatre.<b>THE DEMON HALLOWEENUS</b>The Demon Halloweenus comes out only one night a year - and this year he's coming to the UCB Theatre.We're throwing a party to await his coming - with a bizarre, frightening, and hilarious cast of characters.Join us as we await him, for surely The Demon Halloweenus will destroy us all.<b>Monday, October 318:00pm$5</b> Make Reservations Now <b>CHILDREN OF THE CORNY</b>Children of the Corny is an improv show like no... Read More
3 For All at UCBT NY!
San Franciscoâ€™s hottest improv ensemble, 3 FOR ALL, brings its own inimitable brand of high-stakes improvisation to the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre!Critically acclaimed improvisers Rafe Chase, Stephen Kearin and Tim Orr create a unique blend of intensely dramatic and outrageously funny, completely improvised scenes based on audience suggestions.Donâ€™t miss New Yorkâ€™s premiere of the group that critics call "BRILLIANT...HILARIOUS...A MUST SEE!"<b>Thursday, October 20 @ 8:00pmFriday,...</b> Read More
The NY Underground Comedy Festival at UCBT
<b>The NY Underground Comedy FestivalOctober 3 - 8</b> featuring:<b>BALL TICKLE CHICKEN</b>Sketch & Improv from the UCB Tour Co.Come check out all the hilarious stuff that makes the folks in the red state laugh until they turn blue. And discover the meaning of three simple words: Ball. Tickle. Chicken.Starring: Katie Dippold (Reuben Williams, Late Night with Conan O'Brien) Bobby Moynihan (The Stepfathers, Late Night with Conan O'Brien) John Reynolds (Reuben Williams, The Showbiz Show)Eric Scott... Read More
- CRASH TEST & AZIZ ANSARI Featured on Rolling Stone's HOT LIST 2005
NYMF: PROJECT FOOTLIGHT - WRONG NUMBER
<b>Project Footlight: Wrong Number</b>A new musical commissioned by NYMF & UCBT's PROJECT FOOTLIGHTBook by Kait KerriganLyrics by Kait Kerrigan & Brian LowdermilkMusic by Brian Lowdermilk<b>Developed with a team of UCB Theatre improvisers</b>You wake up to the sound of a phone ringing. A voice on the line says that he has kidnapped your child. There's only one thing: you don't have a child. Do you find out whose kid it is, or roll over and head back to sleep? This is one of many choices you, the audience,... Read More