Redford Is a Really Funny Sketch Group That’s (Gasp!) Not From UCB
It’s no secret that there are a lot of funny sketch groups outside of the also very funny UCB community but, because UCB is so incredibly prolific, that reality isn’t always given its due. For that reason, this week’s column is devoted to Redford, an LA-based main stage s... [Read More]
Redford Is a Really Funny Sketch Group That’s (Gasp!) Not From UCB
It’s no secret that there are a lot of funny sketch groups outside of the also very funny UCB community but, because UCB is so incredibly prolific, that reality isn’t always given its due. For that reason, this week’s column is devoted to Redford, an LA-based main stage s... [Read More]
UCB Comedy presents “The Jane” coming to Vimeo
UCB Comedy will be releasing The Jane, a prize-winning short film about monogamy and desire, on April 13 via Vimeo. The film features Nate Dern (Fox Searchlight’s Youth), Veronica Osorio (Hail, Caesar!), Bridey Elliott (Ft. Tilden, Grand Jury Prize SXSW), Kate Riley (Gossip Girl), and Siobhan ... [Read More]
Sketchy MVPs: Ian Roberts from “Upright Citizens Brigade”
We all love Amy Schumer, everyone knows how brilliant Key & Peele are, and you’ve watched Will Ferrell’s classic SNL sketches countless of times. But in this weekly column Sketchy MVPs, The Laugh Button shines a light on comedians from our favorites shows and troupes w... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Anna Roisman
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]
Meet Me In New York: Anna Roisman
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]
Natasha Rothwell undermines and exceeds your expectations on The Characters
Natasha Rothwell has traded 30 Rock for the Sony lot, writing now for Issa Rae's HBO series, Insecure. But Rothwell's own characters in her half-hour special for The Characters on Netflix are quite secure, assured and ready to break down barriers. She had been writing and creating characters for yea... [Read More]
Review: Chris Gethard, “Career Suicide”
By most outward measurements, Chris Gethard's comedy career is great. A longtime favorite of both performers and audiences alike at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, Gethard has taken his everything-and-everyone-is-welcome notion of a talk show from the UCB's basement theat... [Read More]
Review: Chris Gethard, “Career Suicide”
By most outward measurements, Chris Gethard's comedy career is great. A longtime favorite of both performers and audiences alike at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, Gethard has taken his everything-and-everyone-is-welcome notion of a talk show from the UCB's basement theat... [Read More]
The UCB Comedy Podcast Network Launches Next Week
UCB Comedy is getting into the podcast network game. Starting this Monday, February 22nd, the UCB Comedy Podcast Network will launch with a slate of both new and returning shows hosted by Matt Walsh, Horatio Sanz, Shannon O’Neill, Diana Kolsky and Murf Meyer, and more. Check out the current li... [Read More]