UCB Comedy Travels Through Time to Review the Year 2016
It’s “2016 Week” at UCB Comedy, a high-concept takeover by something called Stream H, “the premiere history channel of the 33rd century.” Stream H, purportedly broadcasting from the year 3205, has been releasing a series of investigative reports looking back on the... [Read More]
UCB Comedy Travels Through Time to Review the Year 2016
It’s “2016 Week” at UCB Comedy, a high-concept takeover by something called Stream H, “the premiere history channel of the 33rd century.” Stream H, purportedly broadcasting from the year 3205, has been releasing a series of investigative reports looking back on the... [Read More]
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 Boston’s Emerson College, where tuition is over $42,000 per year — nearly $60,000 when room and board is included. Anyone who spends over $160,000 on ... [Read More]
Episode #105: Chris Gethard
Of all of the characters in Mike Birbiglia’s wonderfully true and funny film, Don’t Think Twice, Chris Gethard’s runs closest to his own. Gethard began taking improv classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade when he was only 20, and quickly became a darling of the UCB community, even... [Read More]
Episode #103: Live from DCM18 at the Del Close Marathon
The annual Del Close Marathon brings the founders of the Upright Citizens Brigade together along with thousands of performers from around the world, celebrating their late improv guru Del Close by improvising comedy shows around the clock for a three-day-and-night weekend. In its 18th year, the UCB4... [Read More]
‘Thank You Del’ Tells the Story of a Man and the Thriving Community He Inspired
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 Del Close who taught longform improv to the people who write and star in our most beloved comedies, and the people who made this film feel it is important [&he... [Read More]
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 weekend in New York. In addition to The UCB Show renewal, Seeso is also celebrating DCM by exclusively releasing the documentary Thank You, Del: The Story o... [Read More]
UCB expands development slate with NBCUniversal’s TV, cable TV and Seeso
The Upright Citizens Brigade founders have a knack for announcing big news on the eve of their annual Del Close Marathon, and this year is no exception, as NBCUniversal today revealed it has expanded its working relationship with the UCB4 and their improvising minions to include at least five new pr... [Read More]
Hire This Man for Your Wedding, Immediately
The third installment in UCB Digital team Frohnson & Frohnson‘s six part series #targetdemo, “Wedding Hashtag Designer” is truly something to behold — a mockumentary short to restore your faith in mockumentary shorts.  Written and direct... [Read More]
What the UCB doesn’t want you to know about Del Close Marathon 2016
The 18th Annual Del Close Marathon runs from June 24 – 26. There will be nine stages – 650+ shows – 56 straight hours of improv. Performers from all over the country and world come to New York City to the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre for a long-form improv marathon to honor leg... [Read More]