The Birthday Boys pick their favorite sketches from IFC, the UCB and online
The Birthday Boys arrived at IFC last year as a fully-fledged sketch group and TV show with the stamp of approval from Bob Odenkirk, who also made himself the group's honorary eighth member. For season two, which premieres tonight, The Birthday Boys have recruited several other comedy stars who were... [Read More]
 
The Birthday Boys Return With A Little Seasoning Two
The Birthday Boys are back! The seven-man UCB alum sketch team returns to IFC for Season 2 on October 17th at 11:30PM. After successful debut season, the Boys continue to be ground-breaking with their narrative form of sketch comedy. Capturing the spotlight on cable, IFC rolls out the new seaso... [Read More]
 
UCB confirms opening date for Los Angeles training center, fourth theater
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre recently opened a brand-new training center in New York City, and they're about to open their first legitimate training center in Los Angeles, too, which also will include an 85-seat cafe theater -- the UCB's fourth performance space. UCB Theatre Sunset, 5419 W. ... [Read More]
 
Upright Citizens Brigade Announces the Grand Opening of UCB Theatre Sunset
by Megh Wright The Upright Citizens Brigade is opening a brand new theater in Los Angeles. UCB announced today that it's added a new venue called UCB Theatre Sunset located at 5419 Sunset Boulevard in LA, which will be home to UCB LA's training center for both improv and sketch writing, an... [Read More]
 
NYPD arrests audience member during UCB comedy show, heckles Adam Newman onstage
What if you're heckled onstage while you're taping your late-night submission for Conan, only it's not a heckle but a profane order from an NYPD officer to "shut the fuck up" because cops are arresting an audience member? Do you shoot down the heckler? Obviously not. Do you try to duplicate the set ... [Read More]
 
NYPD arrest audience member during Adam Newman’s stand-up set, heckle the comedian with a nice “Shut the f*ck up!”
This weekend comedian Adam Newman was doing a spot at UCB Theater in New York, when 4 New York Police Department cops came into the theater with flashlights in the middle of his set to arrest someone in the audience. When Newman directs his attention to the part of the room where the commotion is [&... [Read More]
 
The Economics of Internet Comedy Videos
by Nicole Dieker Funny videos on the internet come from a plethora of sources, from established internet studios to TV networks to independent comedians. But how do comedy production studios fund their internet comedy videos? There’s no simple answer. In fact, one of the first answers I heard ... [Read More]
 
Poor Comedians In A Car Getting Coffee debuts with guest Kevin Hines
For everyone who argues that Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee exists only for and by the rich and famous, there finally is an alternative from the alternative comedy community. Meet "Poor Comedians In A Car Getting Coffee." It's a parody, yes, but also very real, as UCB performers K... [Read More]
 
Come Out to Our Dog and Pony Show on Monday Night
by Adam Frucci This coming Monday night, it's time again for our monthly Dog and Pony Show. You know the one! It's hosted by Halle Kiefer and Joe Stanton and it takes place at one of our favorite comedy venues in NYC, UCB East. This month's show features a killer lineup: Lil Rel Howery (truTV's Frie... [Read More]
 
Inside Whiplash, 'Review,' and 'SNL' with Leo Allen
by Bradford Evans Two decades into his comedy career, Leo Allen is both the host of one of New York's most popular standup shows (Whiplash) and a busy writer who's worked for shows like Saturday Night Live, Jon Benjamin Has a Van (which he co-created), Comedy Bang! Bang!, and most recently, And... [Read More]