Inside the Weird but Wonderful World of Comedy Wrestling
If you have ever found yourself at the UCB Theatre in Chelsea at 11:00pm on a Thursday night, you’ve probably witnessed a comedy wrestling match. Since 2006, Upright Citizens Brigade Wrestling, or the UCBW, has nestled these campy and over-the-top comedy wrestling matches between two competing... [Read More]
Inside the Weird but Wonderful World of Comedy Wrestling
If you have ever found yourself at the UCB Theatre in Chelsea at 11:00pm on a Thursday night, you’ve probably witnessed a comedy wrestling match. Since 2006, Upright Citizens Brigade Wrestling, or the UCBW, has nestled these campy and over-the-top comedy wrestling matches between two competing... [Read More]
Netflix’s ‘GLOW’ Is an Ensemble Comedy Triumph
GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) opens on a close-up of Ruth Wilder’s (Alison Brie) face at an audition giving a rousing speech that makes her look like a shoe-in for the role. The punchline, of course, is that she’s actually been reading the man’s part. Her line? “Sorry t... [Read More]
Netflix’s ‘GLOW’ Is an Ensemble Comedy Triumph
GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) opens on a close-up of Ruth Wilder’s (Alison Brie) face at an audition giving a rousing speech that makes her look like a shoe-in for the role. The punchline, of course, is that she’s actually been reading the man’s part. Her line? “Sorry t... [Read More]
Talking Wrestling and Comedy with “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase
Ted DiBiase is one of the most memorable performers in the history of professional wrestling – not just because of his legendary abilities inside the ring, but for his World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment) stint as The Million Dollar Man, a super-rich villain who used ... [Read More]
John Cena, The Miz, and the Prophetic Comedy of ‘Total Bullshit’
Record-tying sixteen-time World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion and comedy role model John Cena made headlines this weekend when he took a moment at WrestleMania 33 to propose to his longtime partner, Nikki Bella. Beneath Bella’s ultimate storybook ending – her WrestleMania Moment &n... [Read More]
John Cena, The Miz, and the Prophetic Comedy of ‘Total Bullshit’
Record-tying sixteen-time World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion and comedy role model John Cena made headlines this weekend when he took a moment at WrestleMania 33 to propose to his longtime partner, Nikki Bella. Beneath Bella’s ultimate storybook ending – her WrestleMania Moment &n... [Read More]
Colt Cabana on Comedy Wrestling, ‘The Chris Gethard Show’, and His New Documentary
Colt Cabana is a true alt comedian, but instead of plaid, he wears spandex. Aside from his own Art of Wrestling podcast, he’s guested on WTF, Doug Loves Movies, and most recently Who Charted?. He appeared on season 3 of IFC’s Maron and on one of the most memorable episodes from the first... [Read More]
Dwayne Johnson, Will Ferrell, and Adam McKay Are Developing a Wrestling Comedy at Fox
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is turning his real-life experiences as a wrestler into a new comedy at Fox. According to Variety, the network has given a put pilot commitment to an hourlong single-cam comedy produced by Johnson, Will Ferrell, and Adam McKay loosely based on Johnson’s ex... [Read More]
Jake “The Snake” Roberts on Wrestling, Comedy, and His ‘Unspoken Word Tour’
Even if your older brother wasn’t into ’90s pro wrestling, you’ve probably heard of Jake “The Snake” Roberts. It’s hard to miss a six-foot-six growly monster that carried a giant snake around with him everywhere. After a falling out with WWE in the late ’90s... [Read More]