From Michael Scott to Mike Birbigila: A Brief History of How Improv Is Depicted on Screen
“Everyone In Improv Troupe Balding” declared a 2012 article in The Onion. It lays out a template – overweight, deluded, preying on young female improvisers – that practically could have inspired Mike Birbiglia’s character Miles in his new film Don’t Think Twice. I... [Read More]
From Michael Scott to Mike Birbigila: A Brief History of How Improv Is Depicted on Screen
“Everyone In Improv Troupe Balding” declared a 2012 article in The Onion. It lays out a template – overweight, deluded, preying on young female improvisers – that practically could have inspired Mike Birbiglia’s character Miles in his new film Don’t Think Twice. I... [Read More]
Seeso announces additional renewals including “What’s Your F@%ing Deal!?!”
Exciting news coming from the Seeso camp today as they’ve announced a fresh batch renewals joining the previously announced shows that are to return. We already knew that Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ and The UCB Show would be back. And now we can add Hidden America with Jonah Ray, Cyanide &... [Read More]
Rape Accusations Against a UCB Performer Have Sparked an Ugly But Important Debate in the Comedy Community
Last weekend, Facebook filled up with posts by various comedians and writers in New York after news broke that both UCB theaters in the city decided to ban a male comedian after multiple women came forward with rape allegations against him. Over the next few days, a dialogue opened up online about h... [Read More]
Rape Accusations Against a UCB Performer Have Sparked an Ugly But Important Debate in the Comedy Community
Last weekend, Facebook filled up with posts by various comedians and writers in New York after news broke that both UCB theaters in the city decided to ban a male comedian after multiple women came forward with rape allegations against him. Over the next few days, a dialogue opened up online about h... [Read More]
Review: Mike Birbiglia dots the i in improv teamwork within “Don’t Think Twice”
We're told as young boys and girls to dream big. Be the best you that you can be! Whether you want to become president of the United States, a professional athlete, a movie star or anything and everything in between, in whatever career may pay you enough to support a family and take care of [&hellip... [Read More]
UCB Comedy Travels Through Time to Review the Year 2016
It’s “2016 Week” at UCB Comedy, a high-concept takeover by something called Stream H, “the premiere history channel of the 33rd century.” Stream H, purportedly broadcasting from the year 3205, has been releasing a series of investigative reports looking back on the... [Read More]
UCB Comedy Travels Through Time to Review the Year 2016
It’s “2016 Week” at UCB Comedy, a high-concept takeover by something called Stream H, “the premiere history channel of the 33rd century.” Stream H, purportedly broadcasting from the year 3205, has been releasing a series of investigative reports looking back on the... [Read More]
Is a $160,000 Degree in “Comedic Arts” Worth It?
The average cost of tuition at a private college in 2015 was over $32,000 according to CollegeData.com, but that number is even higher at Boston’s Emerson College, where tuition is over $42,000 per year — nearly $60,000 when room and board is included. Anyone who spends over $160,000 on ... [Read More]
Episode #105: Chris Gethard
Of all of the characters in Mike Birbiglia’s wonderfully true and funny film, Don’t Think Twice, Chris Gethard’s runs closest to his own. Gethard began taking improv classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade when he was only 20, and quickly became a darling of the UCB community, even... [Read More]