How Matt Besser Combines His Love for Comedy and Music on ‘improv4humans’
A little-known fact about improv is that a lot of it used to be accompanied by music, specifically a piano. One comedian who actually began the deviation from live music in improv was UCB co-founder Matt Besser, but as many things in life seem to do, those elements have come full circle. On his podc... [Read More]
How Matt Besser Combines His Love for Comedy and Music on ‘improv4humans’
A little-known fact about improv is that a lot of it used to be accompanied by music, specifically a piano. One comedian who actually began the deviation from live music in improv was UCB co-founder Matt Besser, but as many things in life seem to do, those elements have come full circle. On his podc... [Read More]
Bill Cosby, Aisha Tyler, Greg Proops, many more announced for SXSW Comedy 2014
SXSW Comedy 2014 has announced its line-ups for the monster March festival. Rising stars and comedy legends will grace the stages of Austin, TX from March 8 – March 15. Funny or Die will host An Evening with Bill Cosby. The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater will bring their famous ASSSSCAT trou... [Read More]
RIOT LA, Improv4Humans & More With Matt Besser
I recently had the chance to sit down with one Mr. Matt Besser: master improviser and terrific human. He will be performing Improv4Humans at this year’s Riot Fest with Andy […]Author informationLisa LauretaContributor Lisa Laureta is a Los Angeles based comic, writer and actress. Videos... [Read More]
Inside Look into Upright Citizens Brigade Featuring Amy Poehler
Watching an improvised show is like viewing something unique and off the wall because there is likely never another time you will see the same exact thing again. For the past 15 years, Asssscat, has been the epitome of just that. Asssscat is an improvisational show created by Matt Besser, Amy Poehle... [Read More]
Watch “Never Before, Never Again: Behind the scenes of ASSSSCAT” at the UCB Theatre
Just in time for the 15th annual Del Close Marathon, here's an inside behind-the-scenes look at the Upright Citizens Brigade's signature long-form improv show and form, "ASSSSCAT." The long-running UCB ASSSSCAT show, which helps close out DCM and packs the theaters in New York City (and now Los Ange... [Read More]
Assssscat Monologist's Identity Revealed, Forwarded to the Authorities
The guy who told the story of when he had sex with a woman against her wishes as part of the Asssscat show at the Del Close Marathon's identity has been outed and confirmed by Jezebel; they also got in touch with his prior employers at Second City as well as his new theater Improv Vegas. Second City... [Read More]
One Night at Asssscat, or What to Do With a Date Rape Monologue
We’ve been getting a lot of emails this morning about a particular audience monologist that performed at the Assssscat at the Del Close Marathon on Sunday, August 14. In case you don’t know, the Del Close Marathon is the Upright Citizens Brigade’s annual improv fest in New York and Asssscat is the i... [Read More]
Conan's writers, "I Am Comic," Never Not Funny, Asssscat, WTF at 2010 Bridgetown Comedy Fest | the comic's comic
The Bridgetown Comedy Festival announced its lineup for its third annual celebration of comedy in Portland, Ore., and high among the highlights has to be the panel of longtime Conan O'Brien writers [Read More]