Best Final Jeopardy answer comes from Ari Voukydis, UCB improv teacher (Video)
One comedian and Upright Citizens Brigade improviser gave possibly the best incorrect final answer in the history of Jeopardy! (and that includes those “Sean Connery” answers on Saturday Night Live). Ari Voukydis, an improv teacher, didn’t have a clue as to the answer on last night... [Read More]
Cool thing to buy this week: Upright Citizens Brigade: The Complete Third Season
There is a lot of stuff out there in the world vying for both your attention and your hard-earned dollars. The Laugh Button is here to help you make the right decisions when it comes to purchasing funny things. Here’s what’s cool to buy this week. Upright Citizens Brigade: The Complete T... [Read More]
The Only Public Screening of the 'Chris Gethard Show' Pilot Will Be for the Winners of a 'Game of Thrones'-Style Tournament
by Bradford Evans In January, comedian Chris Gethard shot a pilot of his public access series The Chris Gethard Show for Comedy Central. The network recently passed on the show, but Gethard announced today there will be a one-time only public screening of the pilot, with a catch: you have to win an ... [Read More]
Italian Bred: The Laugh Button interview with Candice Guardino
Candice Guardino is a woman with many hats. Although we can’t find a picture of her wearing an actual hat, she’s still an actress, writer, singer, and comedian. A student of UCB and Second City, she’s also been trained in the areas of long and short-form improv. We recently spoke w... [Read More]
UCB Announces Its Packed 16th Annual Del Close Marathon Lineup
by Megh Wright In a press release today, the Upright Citizens Brigade officially announced that its 16th annual weekend-long improv marathon DCM will take place from Friday, June 27th through Sunday, June 29th in New York and feature over 570 improv shows on eight different stages. UCB co-founders A... [Read More]
This Week In Web Videos: 'Small, Medium, Tall'
by Luke Kelly-Clyne We’ve discussed the adage “write what you know” many times in this column and have provided well over 100 examples of creators following it toward fantastic results. “Write who you know” has never been covered and that’s a huge oversight on my ... [Read More]
The Inside Story of Whiplash, One of New York's Best and Most Influential Standup Shows
by Elise Czajkowski "Whiplash is like a magical kingdom where laughs run free and jelly beans are the main form of currency," says comedian Aparna Nancherla, of UCB's late night standup show. For half a decade, Whiplash has consistently proven itself as an exciting and eclectic show that stands out ... [Read More]
Splitsider Presents: “A Night At Whiplash,” a stand-up concert film
The website Splitsider has released its second movie today, this one a stand-up concert film documenting one of New York City's best weekly comedy shows -- "Whiplash," hosted by Leo Allen and produced by Jeremy Levenbach each Monday at 11 for free at the UCB Theatre in Chelsea. A Night At Whiplash c... [Read More]
Upright Citizen’s Brigade branches out with new UCB Studios, UCB Digital
Lynchpin of the New York comedy scene (and the comedy world in general), Upright Citizen’s Brigade is branching out and starting their own digital studios. The new UCB Studios and UCB Digital will produce video content from the minds of nine new digital teams. The nine teams will produce both ... [Read More]
Above Average and UCB Comedy Are Partnering Up
by Bradford Evans Web video makers Above Average and UCB Comedy are teaming up. Above Average announced today that UCB Comedy is becoming an official partner of the Above Average network and that the two entities will now co-produce new sketch videos to appear on Above Average's YouTube channel and ... [Read More]