Stephen Colbert’s nostalgic week with fellow Second City alums Steve Carell and Adam McKay
This week found Stephen Colbert welcoming a star and the director of the upcoming dark comedy about Wall Street's 2008 collapse, The Big Short. But Colbert really wanted to look further back in time and comedy history to the years he spent with Steve Carell and Adam McKay in Chicago. Colbert and Car... [Read More]
You can try out NBC's new comedy streaming channel Seeso for free
NBC's streaming comedy channel Seeso launches in beta. Members will have access to several of Seeso’s exclusive original series including The UCB Show, from hosts, creators and Upright Citizens Brigade founders Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts and Matt Besser and animated sketch series The Cyanide & Happiness Show, based on the popular web comic.Also during the beta period, users can tune in to Seeso's stand-up comedy, including an OTT first live stand-up special The ... [Read More]
Watch the First Trailer for Seeso’s ‘The UCB Show’
Ahead of the official launch of NBC’s Seeso next year, the comedy streaming site released the first trailer today for its original series The UCB Show. In addition to the UCB 4, tons of funny people show up throughout the trailer including Andy Daly, Lauren Lapkus, Scott Aukerman, James Adomia... [Read More]
This Week in Web Videos: Movie Cram III
On November 14th, 2015, for the third year in a row, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre’s best Actors, Writers, Directors, Editors, Musicians, Art Directors, and Producers got together to do — in one goddamn day — something it takes Hollywood folks like three years to do. They ma... [Read More]
Episode #36: IFC’s Benders, Andrew Schulz and Mark Gessner
IFC’s Benders follows a group of adult men who act like little boys when it comes to their recreational hockey league in New York City. It’s created by Tom Selliti and Jim Serpico and executive produced by them with Denis Leary. They’re all avid hockey fans and players themselves. ... [Read More]
Episode #36: IFC’s Benders, Andrew Schulz and Mark Gessner
IFC’s Benders follows a group of adult men who act like little boys when it comes to their recreational hockey league in New York City. It’s created by Tom Selliti and Jim Serpico and executive produced by them with Denis Leary. They’re all avid hockey fans and players themselves. ... [Read More]
Inside the Comedy Factory
As the UCB empire has grown from a punk-rock upstart to an industry institution, the way it operates affects the comedy world more than ever before. A few years back, Terry Withers, star of the Terry Withers Mysteries at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York, and also the theater’s ... [Read More]
Matt Walsh’s ‘A Better You’ Finds Humanity in Desperation
Dr. Ron Knight is a hypnotherapist and (self-published) author who promises that in just three semi-conscious sessions, you can fix whatever is wrong with your life. He is the sort of hypnotherapist who advertises on city benches. He tucks flyers under windshields; he is armed with a toupee, a heali... [Read More]
Watch Anthony Atamanuik and James Adomian Face Off in a Trump/Sanders Debate at UCB
Larry David’s appearance on SNL as presidential candidate Bernie Sanders over the weekend was unarguably great, but that doesn’t mean we should forget comedy’s current Bernie Sanders impersonation master: James Adomian. Alongside Anthony Atamanuik’s equally perfect take on Do... [Read More]
Episode #26: Ali Farahnakian
Ali Farahnakian is living the American comedy dream. Born in Iran and raised in North Carolina, Ali moved to Chicago after college and fell right in with The Second City, improv Olympic and the teachings of Del Close and Charna Halpern. Saying "Yes, And" to life led him to becoming and original memb... [Read More]