"Politicians Aren't Geniuses, They're Human Beings": Matt Walsh and the Humanity of 'Veep'
by Phil Davidson That Veep is the funniest show on television is certainly debatable, but there’s no doubt no other show has better insults. Take Selina Meyer’s description of former White House liaison Jonah Ryan, for example. “You let that unstable piece of human scaffolding into... [Read More]
UCB1 catches people who wave at TV news cameras
This should be required viewing by everyone, and shown in orientation for every TV news reporter and camera crew. Why do people feel the need to wave or make fools of themselves in the background of a live TV news report? Who are they? In this UCB1 report from UCB Comedy, they decided to have fun wi... [Read More]
Scenes from a 1995 TV pilot starring Del Close, Amy Poehler and Matt Dwyer: RVTV
Before Parks and Recreation, before SNL, before the Upright Citizens Brigade set up shop in New York City, Amy Poehler was a fresh-faced college grad studying with the rogue improv mastermind Del Close and performing with The Second City. In 1995, Poehler and Close starred together in a pilot called... [Read More]
SXSW announces 2015 Comedy Lineup including Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Bill Burr, and NBC’s “Undateable”
Comedy has become a force to be reckoned with more so now than ever and SXSW, widely known as a heavy player in the music industry, has been doing its part to serve the comedy community and its universe over the last eight years by hosting hundreds of acclaimed performers, and un... [Read More]
Read a New Oral History of the Upright Citizens Brigade
by Megh Wright Uproxx has a brand new oral history of the Upright Citizens Brigade out today, and it's a fantastic in-depth look at the theatre founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, and Ian Roberts that's grown into the ultimate comedy institution and home of countless successful film and... [Read More]
UCB Comedy’s “Last Two People on Earth” from Brinkman
Rarely would I suggest that you watch something starting with episode 2, but in this case I feel it’s better to go 2, 1, 3, 4, 5 6. Pretend the first episode is the prequel. My reasoning… it’s how I did it, accidentally. And I love this show. The story follows the Last Two People ... [Read More]
Shout! Factory TV launches new streaming entertainment site
Shout! Factory TV launched today as a new free streaming service offering cult comedy favorites, from stand-up specials to sitcoms to movies, all available on your computer, cell phone, tablet or TV (via Roku app). The programming comes culled and curated from the company's Shout! Factory, as well a... [Read More]
Watch: “PACT” Webseries from UCB Comedy team Brinkman
Love this concept. Three childhood friends make a silly suicide pact… but 18 years later one of them actually goes through with it. Now what? Here’s a cool webseries from the UCB comedy team Brinkman. Enjoy. Watch: “PACT” Webseries from UCB Comedy team Brinkman appeared firs... [Read More]
Mayor Bill De Blasio and the NYPD dance out their problems courtesy of UCB Sia parody video
The NYPD and New York Mayor Bill De Blasio dance out their problems in this parody of Sia’s Elastic Heart video from Pocketwatch courtesy of UCB. Enjoy. Mayor Bill De Blasio and the NYPD dance out their problems courtesy of UCB Sia parody video appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Comedian Connor Ratliff got stuck on a train for hours, live tweeted his descent into madness
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to descend into madness? If so, comedian Connor Ratliff can help you understand through his twitter feed. Ratliff, took the train this morning, which would prove to give him one of the roughest rides of his life. His train was stuck on the tracks for ov... [Read More]