Yee-haw! Come On Down to Splitsider's Dog & Pony Show This Coming Monday, July 21!
by Halle Kiefer What better way to distract yourself from the seemingly unending horrors of the modern day world than with an hour of pure hilarity called Splitsider's Dog & Pony Show? Join your hosts me and Joe Stanton at UCBeast on Monday July 21 at 8:00pm to see such killer comedians as ... [Read More]
 
NYC block of West 121st Street officially renamed George Carlin Way
New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio signed a bill late Wednesday to place street signs naming the 400 block of West 121st Street -- between Morningside Drive and Amsterdam Avenue -- as "George Carlin Way." It's the street where the legendary late stand-up comedian grew up. Carlin would talk and joke a... [Read More]
 
Broad City, W. Kamau Bell, Nikki Glaser and more headline LGBTQ benefit concert ‘Uncivil Union’
Comedians and musicians will come together June 25th during New York City’s Pride week for a benefit concert, “Uncivil Union,” to support equality. Comedy Central’s newest break-out stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson of Broad City will headline the concert, along with comed... [Read More]
 
Come See Some of Our Very Favorite Comedians at The Bell House Tomorrow Night
by Adam Frucci Tomorrow night, we'll be celebrating the release of our standup film A Night at Whiplash by hosting a show with our pals at Whiplash at The Bell House in Brooklyn. For $20, you'll get to see Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser, Michael Che, Aparna Nancherla, Jared Logan, and a dance piece by Mon... [Read More]
 
Image of 5 Ways NYC Comedy Beats LA and 3 Ways it Sure Doesn't — Comedy Groupie
5 Ways NYC Comedy Beats LA and 3 Ways it Sure Doesn't — Comedy Groupie
Point is, I love them both. They're apples and oranges, but they're both really delicious fruit. [Read More]
 
Come Celebrate the Release of 'A Night at Whiplash' This Friday with an Amazing Lineup of Comedians
by Adam Frucci We're celebrating the recent release of A Night at Whiplash this Friday night at The Bell House in Brooklyn. The lineup is pretty badass: Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser, Michael Che, Aparna Nancherla, Jared Logan, and a dance piece by Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass. Even better? For the $... [Read More]
 
Image of Dave Chappelle at the Comedy Cellar: The Funniest Night on Earth
Dave Chappelle at the Comedy Cellar: The Funniest Night on Earth
It was a routine Wednesday at the Comedy Cellar in N.Y.C....until Dave Chappelle dropped in for a surprise set. The unicorn of comedy then proceeded to invite a few famous audience members onstage for what morphed into a kind of roast/toast/love-in/improv session—and an instant classic in the annals of funny. On the eve of Chappelle's five-night run at Radio City this month—his biggest professional moment in more than a decade—we asked the guys who were there that night (including the unicorn hi... [Read More]
 
UCB Announces Its Packed 16th Annual Del Close Marathon Lineup
by Megh Wright In a press release today, the Upright Citizens Brigade officially announced that its 16th annual weekend-long improv marathon DCM will take place from Friday, June 27th through Sunday, June 29th in New York and feature over 570 improv shows on eight different stages. UCB co-founders A... [Read More]
 
It’s Mic Nite w/ Gregory Joseph, Maribeth Mooney, & Teresa DeGaetano
To be a stand up comic in New York means to have a variety of shows to get up on. Open mics begin as early as 4:30 PM and the pro showcases at major clubs last through the date changing on your phone. The art of comedy is at its best when the performers are on their grind night after night. A chance... [Read More]
 
Let Our Dog and Pony Show Give You a Break From Your Existential Crisis
by Adam Frucci What are you doing with your life? Do you have it all figured out yet? Do you know where you'll be in 10 years? Are you planning properly for the future? And in the end, does it even matter? We can't help you with any of that, but we can give your brain a break from thinking about suc... [Read More]