Episode #170: Scot Armstrong
Scot Armstrong grew up outside of Chicago and first studied comedy under the legendary Del Close, before moving to New York City and joining the Upright Citizens Brigade improv troupe Mother, whose members included Jason Mantzoukas, Jon Daly and Jessica St. Clair. He has since worked with St. Clair ... [Read More]
Benjamin Apple Is the Best Bad Doctor
The bad doctor trope is one we’ve seen in TV and movies for decades. Airplane, Family Guy, SNL (Will Ferrell’s “…quick call to Beverly”), the list goes on…and on. But have we seen it on the web? Probably, yes. Probably an equally large number of times.... [Read More]
From UCB to ‘Saturday Night Live’ with Kristen Bartlett
The first time I saw Kristen Bartlett was in The Dead Dads Club, a show she wrote and performed with her husband, Jason Gore. Their fathers had died only months apart but, after dealing with some peculiar characters, they found a way to turn their grief into comedy. The sketches were as funny as the... [Read More]
Chris Gethard prepares to launch the LIVE edition of The Chris Gethard Show on truTV
After a 14-month break, The Chris Gethard Show is back in session. Same host. Same cast. Same set. Same band. Shannon O’Neill, Bethany Hall, The Human Fish, Vacation Jason, Murf and all haven’t left the building. But Gethard and his merry minions will now be broadcasting LIVE, and o... [Read More]
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]
The UCB’s 20th annual Del Close Marathon will kick off at Carnegie Hall
This past weekend, New York City’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre hosted its annual Del Close Marathon, a three-day whirlwind of… MORE The UCB’s 20th annual Del Close Marathon will kick off at Carnegie Hall appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
The UCB’s 20th annual Del Close Marathon will kick off at Carnegie Hall
This past weekend, New York City’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre hosted its annual Del Close Marathon, a three-day whirlwind of… MORE The UCB’s 20th annual Del Close Marathon will kick off at Carnegie Hall appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [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]