From UCB to ‘The House’ with Rob Huebel
Rob Huebel is maybe a quintessential “right place, right time” example for an aspiring comedian. The place was New York and the time was the late ‘90s, and Huebel was a 27-year-old “struggling wannabe comedian” who hadn’t quite found his specialty yet in the comed... [Read More]
Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh Announce 2018 Carnegie Hall Show
Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts,and Matt Walsh are bringing UCB’s popular long-running improv show ASSSSCAT to a very important stage next year. According to Entertainment Weekly, the UCB cofounders are teaming up for a very special edition of ASSSSCAT at Carnegie Hall for one night only... [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]
Episode #155: Mark Lonow
Mark Lonow is an actor, producer and talent manager, but he’s perhaps best known for something else he did offstage — going into business with Budd Friedman to save the Hollywood Improv and help oversee its expansion as the first major comedy club chain. But there’s a lot more to L... [Read More]
The 19th Annual Del Close Marathon Schedule Is Out
The annual Del Close Marathon takes place in New York next month, and this week UCB released the full lineup and schedule for the event. The improv marathon takes place from Friday, June 23rd through Sunday the 25th, and some of the comedians slated to show up throughout the weekend include Amy Poeh... [Read More]
The 19th Annual Del Close Marathon Schedule Is Out
The annual Del Close Marathon takes place in New York next month, and this week UCB released the full lineup and schedule for the event. The improv marathon takes place from Friday, June 23rd through Sunday the 25th, and some of the comedians slated to show up throughout the weekend include Amy Poeh... [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]