Episode #174: Heather Anne Campbell
Heather Anne Campbell is one of America’s great improvisers. She has studied under the legendary Del Close in Chicago, performed overseas with Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, appeared on MADtv, written for Saturday Night Live, and helped jumpstart FOX’s ADHD Animation Domination High-Definiti... [Read More]
Del Close biopic needs new financing, new Del in lead after Mike Myers drops out
A roast of George Wendt at The Second City over the weekend brought with it some unexpected news about an upcoming movie on the late improv icon Del Close. Various sources reported that the financing for Del needs to be reconfigured, and executive producer and Second City owner Andrew Alexander told... [Read More]
Mike Myers Drops Out Del Close Biopic ‘Del’
Earlier this year it was confirmed that Mike Myers had signed on to play legendary Chicago improv coach Del Close in a biopic called Del, but now the project is looking to recast the role. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Myers has dropped out of the project, which is written by Nick Torokvei and... [Read More]
Episode #170: Scot Armstrong
Scot Armstrong grew up outside of Chicago and first studied comedy under the legendary Del Close, before moving to New York City and joining the Upright Citizens Brigade improv troupe Mother, whose members included Jason Mantzoukas, Jon Daly and Jessica St. Clair. He has since worked with St. Clair ... [Read More]
The UCB’s 20th annual Del Close Marathon will kick off at Carnegie Hall
This past weekend, New York City’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre hosted its annual Del Close Marathon, a three-day whirlwind of… MORE The UCB’s 20th annual Del Close Marathon will kick off at Carnegie Hall appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
The UCB’s 20th annual Del Close Marathon will kick off at Carnegie Hall
This past weekend, New York City’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre hosted its annual Del Close Marathon, a three-day whirlwind of… MORE The UCB’s 20th annual Del Close Marathon will kick off at Carnegie Hall appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
UCB4 to play Carnegie Hall to kick off #DCM20
After a successful 19th annual Del Close Marathon, what else do the so-called UCB4 have left up their sleeves? How about Carnegie Hall? The co-founders of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre — Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh — announced they’ll kick off the 20... [Read More]
See present and future comedy stars improvise during the 19th annual Del Close Marathon
Each summer going back 18 years, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre has hosted improvisers from around the country — and now around the world — to celebrate the comedy form, and in particular the late improv guru Del Close. Close not only popularized the Harold form, but also taught an... [Read More]
See present and future comedy stars improvise during the 19th annual Del Close Marathon
Each summer going back 18 years, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre has hosted improvisers from around the country — and now around the world — to celebrate the comedy form, and in particular the late improv guru Del Close. Close not only popularized the Harold form, but also taught an... [Read More]
See present and future comedy stars improvise during the 19th annual Del Close Marathon
Each summer going back 18 years, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre has hosted improvisers from around the country — and now around the world — to celebrate the comedy form, and in particular the late improv guru Del Close. Close not only popularized the Harold form, but also taught an... [Read More]