Getting Animated with Rob Huebel
by Ian Goldstein It’s not often that an actor gets the opportunity to voice a character created by a five-year-old. Rob Huebel currently plays Grey Diamond, the naïve and optimistic sidekick to Axe Cop on the show of the same name. Axe Cop is unique in its origin; it was originally a comi... [Read More]
Frank Garcia-Hejl presents “Oh No!”
That Frank Garcia-Hejl is showcasing his characters and impersonations to audiences of hundreds on weeknights in a basement, instead of to millions live on Saturday nights, really owes more to happenstance and turns of fate. For now. Watching Garcia-Hejl's current one-man show, "OH NO!", at the Upri... [Read More]
The 2015 Del Close Marathon line-up announced including Amy Poehler, Broad City and Adam Pally
The 17th annual Del Close Marathon weekend kicks off with a press conference at 4:00p on Friday, June 26th at the UCB Theatre’, Chelsea location, hosted by UCB co-founders Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, and Matt Besser and will continue that evening and non-stop through the weekend endin... [Read More]
Fuse set to premiere Got UR # May 19 hosted by comedian Timothy Dunn
Fuse has unveiled their new hour-long themed music video countdown series, Got Ur #, starting May 19. The weekly series will be hosted by comedian Timothy Dunn. Got Ur # will hit the streets to link up with the artists and conversations viewers are following as the show counts down the vid... [Read More]
The 17th Annual Del Close Marathon's Schedule Is Out
by Adam Frucci The Del Close Marathon is the annual weekend of improv comedy, beer, and sweatiness that the UCB Theatre throws every year. This year marks the 17th iteration, and it looks like it'll be the biggest one yet, with three straight days of non-stop performances spread out across eight dif... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Sue Smith
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood,... [Read More]
"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]