UCBTLA Announces New Maude Teams
<b>New Team 2011</b>
WRITERS: Alison Agosti, Kyle Bosman, Sean Kennedy, Lauren McGuire, Tim Neenan, Aaron Preacher
PERFORMERS: Paul Downs, Barak Hardley, Mary Holland, Echo Kellum, Jessica McKenna, NoÃ«l Kristi Wells
WRITERS: Patrick Baker, Codi Fischer, Matt Manser, Tricia McAlpin, Ben Siemon, Jonny Svarzbein
ACTORS: Lilan Bowden, Eugene Cordero, Doug Jones, Pamela Murphy, Dave Theune, Madeline Walter
WRITERS: Skander Halim, Gina Ippolito, Marlene Maginot, Jake Regal,... Read More
Seth Morris cast as lead in AMC presentation
Deadline November 11, 2011
Joel Gretsch, Gillian Vigman And Todd Stashwick Among Latest Cable Castings
by Nellie Andreeva
Todd Stashwick, Steve Little, David Furr and Seth Morris have been cast as the leads in Rob Roy Thomas' presentation for AMC How To Cheat On Your Wife. The single-camera comedy, which Thomas is writing, directing and executive producing, centers on four nice guys in flyover country dealing with middle age. Stashwick, repped by APA and manager Meghan Schumacher,... Read More
Rob Riggle destroys CNN property
CNN November 10, 2011
Comedian Destroys CNN Property
In honor of Marines' birthday, Rob Riggle, former "The Daily Show" correspondent, shows off human feats of strength.
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Jake Johnson, Nick Kroll in staged reading of The Apartment
New York Magazine November 16, 2011
Natalie Portman Taking On Shirley MacLaine's Role in The Apartment
by Vulture Staff
Natalie Portman's first post-baby project: playing Fran Kubelik, the Shirley MacClaine role, in The Apartment for Jason Reitman's staged reading at LACMA. So far, the rest of the cast includes JK Simmons as Sheldrake (originally played by Fred MacMurray), Ken Jeong as Dobisch (originally Ray Walston), Nick Kroll as Kirkeby (originally David Lewis), Mindy Kaling as... Read More
Donald Glover releases new Childish Gambino album 'Camp'
AllHipHop.com November 15, 2011
Album Review: Childish Gambino's "Camp"
by Jonathan Witz
Most people are familiar with Donald Glover from his role on NBC's show Community, but under the rap moniker of Childish Gambino (created through a Wu-Tang name generator), he releases his fourth studio album and first commercial release entitled Camp today (November 15).
Throughout the 13-track album, Childish Gambino addresses criticism from his haters on topics ranging from... Read More
Alexander Payne on casting Rob Huebel in The Descendants
Moviefone November 15, 2011
Alexander Payne, 'The Descendants' Director, on George Clooney, 'Election,' and Adam Sandler
by Mike Ryan
In Alexander Payne's 'The Descendants,' George Clooney stars as Matt King, a man whose wife was just involved in a terrible boating accident, leaving her in a coma. Which would be bad enough if Matt also didn't have to deal with the newfound realization that his now-comatose wife was having an affair with a successful real estate agent (played by... Read More
"TV's newest leading man on the rise" Jake Johnson featured on Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood November 15, 2011
Rising Star: "New Girl's" Jake M. Johnson
by Jolie Lash
As television's newest leading man on the rise, "New Girl's" Jake M. Johnson is a lot of things â€“ but one thing he definitely is not, is 14 years old.
"They just finally took it off IMDB," Jake told Access Hollywood during a break from filming his FOX hit comedy series of the erroneous birth year - 1997 - previously listed on the movie website ... a date which prompted concern from a... Read More
NBC buys comedy from Scot Armstrong studio
Deadline October 26, 2011
NBC Buys Family Comedy Created By & Starring Actor-Comedian Jim Gaffigan
by Nellie Andreeva
EXCLUSIVE: NBC has bought a single-camera comedy from actor-comedian Jim Gaffigan, Universal TV and Scot Armstrong and Ravi Nandan's studio-based American Work. Gaffigan will write and star in the project based on his life as a lazy man, married to a strong woman, raising 4 children in a 2 bedroom apartment in New York City. Gaffigan will executive produce with his... Read More
Ben Schwartz interviewed in BlackBook
BlackBook October 27, 2011
Meet Ben Schwartz, The Man Behind Jean-Ralphio
by Ben Barna
Fans of Parks and Recreation will immediately recognize comedian Ben Schwartz as Aziz Ansari's trusted wingman, the skeevy but loveable Jean-Ralphio. And while the thirty-year-old actor-slash-writer remains an unknown mainstream quantity, most Americans have laughed at his jokes without even realizing it. Schwartz, a UCB-bred talent, has not only contributed jokes to SNL and The Late Show with... Read More
The Get Go featured on Jezebel
Jezebel November 4, 2011
The Sexiest Girls-Only Picnic Of All Time
by Whitney Jefferson
This video by all-girl comedy troupe The Get Go does its best to disprove the "sexy fantasies" and food fights that seem to only exist in the imaginations of stereotypical men in movies. Then again, such food-related accidents like potato salad on the tummy, salsa on the crotch, baked beans in the hair, and a case of hummus butt happen all of the time â€” maybe just not in succession, with five... Read More
DC Pierson featured in Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks video
For those who can't wait for this year's number one birdwatching movie "The Big Year," Jack Black returns to his alt-comedy roots by starring in the video for "Senator" by Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks. Read More
Dave Horwitz & Marisa Pinson discuss deal breakers with Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune November 2, 2011
The deal-breaker gambit
by By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, Tribune Newspapers
Is your romantic wish list saving you for someone better, or keeping you from Mr. or Ms. Right?
You can tell a lot about a guy from his refrigerator, Marisa Pinson believes. If there's no food, cut bait, because chances are there's no future.
"It shows he isn't ready to settle down," said Pinson, 25, who lives in Los Angeles.
Her friend Dave Horwitz, 28, draws the line... Read More
Rob Delaney tells MTV & Village Voice why he's suing Kim Kardashian
Village Voice October 31, 2011
Rob Delaney Tells the Voice Why He's Suing Kim Kardashianby Rosie Gray
As we noted a little while ago, comedian Rob Delaney is suing Kim Kardashian and some of her corporate overlords in the wake of her divorce from Kris Humphries after a measly 72 days of marriage. The co-defendants are Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest, E!, and Comcast. Delaney is serious about this.
We just got him on the phone for a few minutes to talk about his new...</b> Read More
21 Jump Street trailer arrives with Rob Riggle, Ellie Kemper
Empire November 2, 2011
21 Jump St Red Band Trailer Arrivesby James White
From the outset, 21 Jump Street seemed like an odd proposition. A film based on an '80s TV show, given an action comedy overhaul by Jonah Hill and Scott Pilgrim co-writer Michael Bacall? Which stars Hill and Channing Tatum (who thus far has had few opportunities to really show comic chops) as mismatched buddy cops going undercover at a local high school? But with the arrival of the film's first trailer, a... Read More
Donald Glover debuts new Childish Gambino video
MTV News October 11, 2011
Childish Gambino Says Camp Tells 'A Whole Story'
by Steven Roberts, with reporting by Matt Elias
'The biggest compliment I can give it is that I like it more than everything else I've done,' MC tells MTV News.
Childish Gambino's most recent offering "Bonfire" serves as the first single from his first physical album, Camp. The action-packed, fast-paced, metaphor-filled song not only fits Gambino's camp theme, but it seems like a metaphor itself,... Read More
Pig: A Restaurant Reviewed on Eater.com
Pig: A Restaurant, a Comedy at Upright Citizen's Brigade</b>
by Raphael Brion
Last night was the premiere of Pig: A Restaurant at the Upright Citizen's Brigade in New York City, a restaurant-themed single-woman comedy that satirizes the New York restaurant scene and food culture at large. It's from writer Leila Cohan-Miccio (a former editor at Grub Street Boston and co-creator/writer of Vag Magazine) and actress Lauren Conlin Adams (who's worked at restaurants in New York including DB... Read More
NY Times Writes About the Grand Opening of UCB East
Comedy Troupe Delivers Its Second New York Baby</b>
By DAVE ITZKOFF
Taking her first tour on Friday night of the completed Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, known as U.C.B.East for short, in the East Village, Amy Poehler examined its renovated 124-seat performance space, its twin lobbies on Third Street and Avenue A and its momentarily immaculate bathrooms, â€œso clean you could improvise off them,â€ she said.
Matt Walsh and Amy Poehler hosted the opening of a new Upright Citizens... Read More
UCBTLA announces 2011 Maude Team Performer Auditions
The UCB Theatre Los Angeles is excited to announce Maude Team Performer Auditions!
<b>MAUDE TEAM INFO</b>
A Maude team consists of a group of writers and a separate group of performers who work together to put on a live monthly sketch show at the UCB Theatre. Beginning on Friday, November 11th, we will be holding auditions for performers for Maude Teams. Writers are chosen through a separate process (http://losangeles.ucbtheatre.com/news/view/1026).
The performers are the primary cast for... Read More
The Midnight Show profiled on Attack of the Show
G4tv.com October 31, 2011
The Midnight Show Crowned New Kings Of Dot Comedy
by Attack of the Show
Meet The Midnight Show, the latest sketch comedy group to win the title of Kings of Dot Comedy. With hilarious videos like 'School of French Kissing Dogs' and 'Drive Recklessly, these comedians are set to take over web comedy as we know it.
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Aubrey Plaza named on Rolling Stone's Hot List
Rolling Stone November 10, 2011
Hot List 2011: Hot Funny Girl: Aubrey Plaza
by Jonah Weiner
photo by David Black
The 'Parks and Recreation' star has a black belt in bone-dry, deadpan laughs
Aubrey Plaza negged Ryan Gosling hard one time, but she swears she didn't mean to. "I was at this juice bar, and he came in," the Parks and Recreation star recalls at a softball diamond in Encino, California, where members of the Parks cast and crew are getting their asses handed to them by... Read More