• Rob Riggle doesn’t want you to watch this video

    Last night on Conan, Rob Riggle shared an important imperative with the world: Stop watching Web videos! With the help of JB Smoove, Horatio Sanz, New Girl’s Jake Johnson, and Parks and Recreation’s Alison Becker, Riggle pleads with consumers to stop supporting free videos starring wannabe actors. Of course, it’s all to promote Riggle’s new Web series Coogan Auto, which stars the aforementioned players. Check out the PSA below and

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    Exclusive first review of “High Road,” Matt Walsh’s directorial debut

    Simply put, High Road is hilarious. The audience adored the film at its world premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival on Friday, and showed their appreciation with frequent swells of laughter. There’s been plenty of speculation and Internet buzz about the Matt Walsh-helmed “improvised indie road rom com”; Is this an Upright Citizens Brigade flick? Is it just another stoner movie? What are all these well-known funny people (Abby

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    Second trailer for Matt Walsh’s “High Road” is here

    After the landing of the first trailer for Matt Walsh’s highly anticipated improvised movie High Road, people were excited, but a little confused as to what an amazing cast was up to. With a cast boasting the likes of Ed Helms, Rob Riggle, Horatio Sanz, Abby Elliot, Zach Woods, Andy Daly, Lizzy Caplan, Kyle Gass, and more, not to mention the amazing talents of those who aren’t as famous like

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    Matt Walsh: High on improv

    Improvisation in cinema has been tried a few times over history. The films of auteur Robert Altman were noted to use a script as merely a blueprint from which the actors improvised from. As the sophistication of certain audiences has risen, improvisation on screen has become more frequent with shows such as Larry David’s cult status show Curb Your Enthusiasm. Matt Walsh, one of UCB’s founder, is now stepping into

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    Ed Helms, Rob Riggle, more star in new UCB movie; watch the trailer

    The Upright Citizens Brigade, aka the UCB, are now releasing a movie! Created and Directed by one of the founding members of the UCB, Matt Walsh, High Road, the heavily improvised action-road-stoner comedy really is, as one YouTube user commented, “..like a UCB fan’s wet dream.” High Road features UCB performers of all shapes and sizes in notoriety from Ed Helms and Rob Riggle to SNL’s Abby Elliot and (alum)

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    Take a dip in Comedy Central's 'Big Lake' (get it?)

    If you recall awhile back we told you about Comedy Central’s upcoming sitcom Big Lake – starring Chris Gethard, Horatio Sanz, and Chris Parnell – about a big city banker that loses all his money and has to move back in with his parents. Well, if you’ve been excited for it’s premiere – Aug. 17th at 10 pm EST on Comedy Central – then here’s a little taste to satisfy

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    Maria Bamford, Nick Swardson, more to perform at Comic-Con for Comedy Central

    Comedy Central will travel with some of its comedian stars to San Diego’s ultra popular comic book convention and general nerdfest Comic-Con on July 23 and 24th. In addition to panels with the producers, writers, and cast of both Ugly Americans and Futurama, Comedy Central is producing a free comedy show on July 24. Hoted by Pete Holmes of Ugly Americans, Comedy Central Live will take place at the House

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    Punchline Magazine gets a sneak peek at Comedy Central’s new series Big Lake

    Chris Gethard plays the lead in Comedy Central's upcoming series 'Big Lake.'

    On Monday, I went to Upright Citizens Brigade in New York to see a screening of Big Lake, an upcoming Comedy Central sitcom set to premiere later this summer. Produced by Gary Sanchez, a production company led by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Chris Henchy, Big Lake boasts a lineup of Chris Gethard (Crossballs),

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    Colbert, Carell and more to appear on Sirius XM Second City channel

    In commemoration of Second City’s 50th anniversary, the limited-run Second City Comedy Radio channel will be launching on Sirius XM radio this Saturday, Dec. 12th. The channel will coincide with the weekend-long celebration of the anniversary, and will feature backstage interviews and segments with famous alumni, not to mention past sketches from the legendary Chicago theatre stages shows and SCTV series. Alumni attending the celebration include: Stephen Colbert, Martin Short,

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