IFC Teams Up with UCB and Above Average for New Online Comedy Hub
by Megh Wright IFC is getting into the online comedy game. The network announced today that they've launched the IFC Comedy Crib, an online hub for short-form comedy that will feature content from online comedy powerhouses UCB Comedy and Above Average, with four brand new web series premiering today... [Read More]
 
How to Start Your Career in Comedy: A Guide for College Students
by Nicole Dieker So you want to work in comedy when you grow up? First of all, I'm really glad you’ve started reading Splitsider. You already know the first step of building a comedy career: learn as much as you can about the industry. Second of all, are you reading this during class? Because ... [Read More]
 
Amy Poehler: “Yes, Please” and how your career is a bad boyfriend
In Amy Poehler's inspirational new book that's part memoir of her life in comedy -- up, up and still rising from iO to UCB to SNL to Parks and Rec -- and into advising young comedians and other "Smart Girls at the Party" as an executive producer, Yes Please really speaks to many of us when she write... [Read More]
 
Image of Video: Upright Citizens Brigade opens new Los Angeles comedy theater on Sunset
Video: Upright Citizens Brigade opens new Los Angeles comedy theater on Sunset
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre has carved out a big place in the Los Angeles comedy scene, with a popular comedy training program and performers who regularly turn up in TV and film. Now they're expanding that influence with a new theater and training center on Sunset Boulevard, while continuing to put on shows at their old Franklin Avenue location. [Read More]
 
Check Out UCB's Special Halloween Series 'Gary Saves the Graveyard'
by Megh Wright Here's the first episode of Gary Saves the Graveyard, an equally spooky and hilarious web series by UCB that marks their largest production to date. The series follows a man who takes up a new job at a cemetery only to make some unlikely friends inside the gates. Gary Saves the Gravey... [Read More]
 
Bill Murray Stories told around a campfire become downright spooky
Bill Murray Stories are so crazy and bountiful that of course there's a website catering to them. He's such an eccentric icon, that Bill Murray. So funny. So fun. So lovable. But what if you told those same stories at night around a campfire, in hushed tones? Downright spooky! Just in time for Hallo... [Read More]
 
The Birthday Boys pick their favorite sketches from IFC, the UCB and online
The Birthday Boys arrived at IFC last year as a fully-fledged sketch group and TV show with the stamp of approval from Bob Odenkirk, who also made himself the group's honorary eighth member. For season two, which premieres tonight, The Birthday Boys have recruited several other comedy stars who were... [Read More]
 
The Birthday Boys Return With A Little Seasoning Two
The Birthday Boys are back! The seven-man UCB alum sketch team returns to IFC for Season 2 on October 17th at 11:30PM. After successful debut season, the Boys continue to be ground-breaking with their narrative form of sketch comedy. Capturing the spotlight on cable, IFC rolls out the new seaso... [Read More]
 
The Birthday Boys Return With A Little Seasoning Two
The Birthday Boys are back! The seven-man UCB alum sketch team returns to IFC for Season 2 on October 17th at 11:30PM. After successful debut season, the Boys continue to be ground-breaking with their narrative form of sketch comedy. Capturing the spotlight on cable, IFC rolls out the new seaso... [Read More]
 
UCB confirms opening date for Los Angeles training center, fourth theater
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre recently opened a brand-new training center in New York City, and they're about to open their first legitimate training center in Los Angeles, too, which also will include an 85-seat cafe theater -- the UCB's fourth performance space. UCB Theatre Sunset, 5419 W. ... [Read More]