Enter To Win Tickets To UCB East's Grand Opening This Saturday!
This Saturday, October 29th the UCB East is hosting its official Grand Opening shows at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. These shows are not open to the public, but we have some seats available for the 9:30pm show that we will give to randomly selected fans!
To enter the UCB East Grand Opening Show lottery, please email your name and the number of tickets you'd like to [email protected]. The deadline for entry is Midnight on Friday, October 28th. If you are selected you will be notified via... Read More
Registration Is Now Open for UCBT's Annual 3 On 3 Improv Tournament
<b>Itâ€™s time for the 11th Annual 3 on 3 Improv Tournament! Registration
is now open!</b>
There will be four qualifying rounds (Thursday November 3rd, 10th, and
17th at 11pm and Friday November 25th at 10:30pm). Each qualifying
round will feature eight teams â€“ seven pre-selected groups, and one
wildcard team that will be made up of audience members drawn out of a
hat that night. Each team will have seven minutes of stage time. The
audience will vote for their favorite teams, and the... Read More
UCBeast's ANIMATED STORIES featured on Huffington Post
From the Huffington Post:
Mild mannered storyteller, comedian, actor and talk show host, Chris Gethard — the guy who got P. Diddy to come to the UCB Theater — was an incredibly evil baby. It might be hard to believe, but that's why we have the magic of animated storytelling.
This cheeky animation was created by artist MaÃ«lle Doliveux, and it was created as part of the monthly show "Animated Stories" which runs at UCB's new East Village, NYC location. Check it out and learn how Gethard... Read More
Brad Sacks Gets A Handjob Reviewed on TheApiary.org
BRAD SACKS GETS A HANDJOB @ THE UCBT</b>
Illustration: Ramsey Ess
By: Lucas Hazlett
According to Joseph Campbell's definition of a monomyth, or Hero's Journey, every great narrative -- whether it be a movie, television show, play or novel -- follows the same essential story line. A single character leaves his or her normal way of life after another character compels them to obtain a valuable object or perform an important task.
In Lord of the Rings, Frodo leaves the shire after... Read More
Reigning Cage Match NYC Champs Doppelganger Profiled in Bust.com
You Know, Those Black Girls Who Do Improv</b>
â€œOur tagline on our website is â€˜You know...that black girl who does improvâ€™ because I imagine that's how people in the improv community would try to describe us,â€ Sasheer Zamata of Doppelganger told me. â€œThere was a time when there were so few black girls around, [but now] there are many more black girls doing improv and the community is getting much more diverse.â€
Zamata is one third of improv team... Read More
Kate McKinnon On Ice Reviewed on TheComicsComic.com
"Kate McKinnon on Ice," A One-Woman Sketch-tacular!</b>
Kate McKinnon earned a nomination for the ECNY's Emerging Comic Award in 2010, but how she hasn't emerged already as a comedy star is beyond me. Yes, McKinnon got to showcase her chops in Logo TV's The Big Gay Sketch Show, but odds are, you weren't watching Logo nor even know what channel that is on your cable/satellite provider.
You do have the opportunity to see how brilliant McKinnon is, live onstage, in her new... Read More
Somebody's In The Doghouse Profiled on Bust.com
Two Women That Make Me Laugh Wearing Mustaches or Sweater Sets</b>
Iâ€™ve had the recent pleasure of watching sketch team Somebodyâ€™s in the Doghouse perform their hilarious sketches. The duo, Leah Gotcsik and Marty Johnson. have been performing all over the country since 2003. With a plethora of prestigious credentials between them, the ladies just competed as finalists in the Friar's Club Improv + Sketch Competition for the second year in a row.
Gotcsik and... Read More
Ryan Karels and Radio Rogue Profiled On TimeToSignOff.com
Who's Next In NYC</b>
Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Known for: Representing North Dakota in HuffPoâ€™s â€œUnited States of Comedyâ€.
Unknown for: Appearing in a Castrol Motor Oil commercial wearing a mullet.
<b>About Ryan Karels</b>
<b>You are the star of Radio Rogue (one of the most-talked about new shows among in-the-knows) at world famous Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre â€” how did it come to this?</b>
I moved to New York the day after... Read More
SketchFest NYC 2011 in Time Out New York
<b>The scripted-comedy festival gets bigger and further from the page.</b>
By Matthew Love and Jane Borden
In its seventh year, the annual
SketchFest NYC has grown significantly, from a three-day run to four, and has also begun working with big brands, including Comedy Central and Marvel Entertainment. WaitÂâ€”what?
â€œIâ€™ve been aware of sketch trends,â€ explains festival executive producer, Alex Zalben, also a member of local troupe Elephant Larry. â€œAnd I realize... Read More
Tickets Now On Sale For SketchFest NYC at the UCB Theatre
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
PRESS CONTACT: Kambri Crews
<b>TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR SKETCHFEST NYC AT UCB THEATRE</b>
New Yorkâ€™s Seventh Annual International Sketch Comedy Festival Begins June 8th
New York, May 18, 2011 -
SketchFest NYC is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for this yearâ€™s seventh anniversary Festival. SketchFest NYC will run from June 8 â€“ 11, 2011 at
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre; 307 West 26th... Read More
The Chris Gethard Show Profiled in The Wall Street Journal
Scouring the City for a Laugh</b>
By ANDREW MARANTZ
Photo by Ari Scott
Comedian Chris Gethard, right, welcomed rapper Diddy to his monthly show in January.
Chris Gethard, a pale, compact man with the trusting face of a child, looked up from his laptop. "This guy says he has a strong desire to be nude in front of people." He leaned forward and began typing. "Hi! Would you like to get naked tonight in front of 250 people? This is not a joke."
Mr. Gethard, 31, was in the lobby of the... Read More
DING DONG MEOW: The Andrea Rosen Show Reviewed in TheComicsComic.com
Ding Dong Meow (Cookie!), aka The Andrea Rosen Show</b>
Andrea Rosen's current show at the UCB Theatre, "Ding Dong Meow," really should be called "Ding Dong Meow (Cookie!)"
It's neither one-woman show nor performance art piece, but rather a showcase for Rosen's variety of talents as a comedian. Want to hear her stand-up comedy about true and often embarrassing stories from her life? Ding! Want to see her portray various oddball characters such as a half-deaf bride, an embarrassed... Read More
CANCELED - The April 28th Performance of JOHN MULANEY: For The Hour
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the performance of JOHN MULANEY: For the Hour at the UCB Theatre on Thursday, April 28th at 8pm has been cancelled. We apologize for this unexpected occurrence and for any inconvenience it may cause.
The show on the 28th will be replaced with <b>HAPPY HOUR</b> - Some of your favorite UCBT improvisers saddle up to the bar with their favorite drinks and spin their ribald and ridiculous bar tales into improv comedy you'll still remember in the morning.
Make... Read More
SketchFest NYC 2011 To Feature Whitest Kids U Know, CollegeHumor, Marvel Comics & More at UCB Theatre
<b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:</b>
<b>WHITEST KIDS U KNOW, COLLEGE HUMOR, MARVEL COMICS
AND MORE TO APPEAR AT SKETCHFEST NYC</b>
Featured Shows to Honor the Past, Present and Future of Sketch Comedy
<b>New York, April 15, 2011 -</b> SketchFest NYC is pleased to announce the featured shows at this yearâ€™s seventh anniversary Festival, including the Whitest Kids U Know, College Humor, and Marvel Comics.
The seventh... Read More
DING DONG MEOW: The Andrea Rosen Show Reviewed in Time Out NY
Review: Ding Dong Meow: The Andrea Rosen Show</b>
A childlike adult writes herself into a smart, infectiously silly show.
In the first moments of
Ding Dong Meow: The Andrea Rosen Show, the comic solemnly kneels, prays that her dead cat Pico Oscar Boulevard gets a good view of her show from Heaven and is answered by Jesus (whose real name is Bernice, but who prefers Bernie, Bern or Buh). Twenty-five minutes later, Rosenâ€™s show ends as it began: powered by smart... Read More
BoF Interviewed in The Apiary
<b>INSIDE WITH: STEVE SOROKA & MAMRIE HART OF BÅŒF</b>
Matt Fisher, Steve Soroka & Mamrie Hart
Photo: Eric Michael Pearson
By: Meghan O'Keefe
Friends are people who see the best in us and like us for it. Best friends are people who see the best and the worst in us and still love us for it. Mamrie Hart and Steve Soroka are best friends who combine their friendship and their foibles to create the sketch group, BoF. In their latest show, â€œBoF: Itâ€™s Pronounced Boaf!â€ the duo combines... Read More
Interview With The C Word's Pam Murphy in Ladies' Home Journal
The C Word: Making Fun of Breast Cancer</b>
by Amelia Harnish
Pam Murphy was a comedian. Then she got breast cancer. Now sheâ€™s merged the two for a one-woman comedy show about her life as a cancer survivor. Since opening last October at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (founded by Amy Poehler and friends) in New York City, Time Out New York named it the best solo show of 2010.
â€œThe C Wordâ€ is only a half-hour long, but Murphy packs in more than a handful of... Read More
The Friars Club Improv & Sketch Competition Returns to The UCB Theatre
<b>The Friars Club Improv + Sketch Competition [FrISC] is back for 2011!</b>
Attention improv and sketch performers: FrISC submissions are now open! Enter your team for a chance to win this year's FrISC title, cash prize and the chance to make a short film that will debut at the 2011 Friars Club Comedy Film Festival in October.
Open to improv and sketch performers worldwide, FrISC was launched last year by the Friars Club in effort to foster the next generation of comedy filmmakers.... Read More
Citizen Radio LIVE Profiled in Time Out New York
Citizen Radio LIVE!</b>
A pair of talk-show hosts make their laughs lean left.
By Jane Borden
Left, Kilstein and Kilkenny; below, Comedy Central star Sarah Silverman.
Photograph: C. S. Muncy
Once a month in the basement of the UCB Theatreâ€”and more regularly in their free and independent podcastsâ€”Citizen Radio is strengthening the link between progressive politics and comedy. Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny started the project last year. Kilkenny, a writer for The... Read More
The UCB Theatre Announces The 13th Annual Del Close Marathon!
<b>The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NY is proud to announce the dates for the 13th Annual Del Close Marathon!</b>
This year's marathon will be the weekend of <b>August 12-14</b>, and will take place on multiple stages in NYC. We'll also have awesome special shows during the week leading up to the marathon (August 8-11)
And all week long we'll be offering special workshops. Details TBA.
If you'd like to submit your group to be a part of the DCM, please see our submission guidelines and... Read More