• Best Final Jeopardy answer comes from Ari Voukydis, UCB improv teacher (Video)

    One comedian and Upright Citizens Brigade improviser gave possibly the best incorrect final answer in the history of Jeopardy! (and that includes those “Sean Connery” answers on Saturday Night Live). Ari Voukydis, an improv teacher, didn’t have a clue as to the answer on last night’s Jeopardy!. Host Alex Trebek presented the Final Jeopardy category “Science and Industry”. The clue was, “In 1891, this European said, ‘Perhaps my factories will

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    Meet Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live’s newest featured player (Video)

    With the likely departure of Kristen Wigg and Abby Elliot’s status unknown after being let go from a FOX sitcom, Lorne Michaels is in need of securing a few funny ladies to round out the cast of Saturday Night Live. During the past few weeks, the brass at the iconic sketch show have been testing new performers with the possibility of joining the cast. According to Deadline, the following four

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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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    Rob Riggle, UCB and HP join for interactive YouTube improv comedy webcast

    If the past few days of snow and cold are any indication, most of the country is probably not enthusiastic about going outside until July. But being hermits doesn’t mean we don’t want entertainment, right? Luckily, some new comedy is heading our way on Jan. 21, and no one has to leave the comforts of home. HP is presenting an online live improv comedy show called “ePrint Live,” hosted by

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    Rob Delaney is Naked and Bloody: Post-show video interview

    Last night, I had the chance to check out comedian Rob Delaney’s one-man show Naked and Bloody; it went down at a packed house at the UCB in New York City. Delaney’s been performing his show around his base in Los Angeles. But this was the first time he brought the show to the East Coast. As you could probably surmise from the title of the show, Delaney dips into

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    Upright Citizens Brigade theatre joins 'It Gets Better' campaign, shows support for gay youth

    In response to the recent bullying and resulting suicides of gay youths in America, mainstream media and comedians alike have been speaking out against homophobia and offering support to the LGBT community. Folks like Ellen DeGeneres, Margaret Cho and Dane Cook have all been heard. And now, the gay membership of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City have offered the below video– an extension of the government’s

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    Sirius XM to broadcast Del Close improv marathon live all weekend

    The Colbert Report, 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, The Upright Citizens Brigade, Human Giant, The League, Parks and Recreation, Community. Are you a fan of any one of these TV shows? Are you subscribed to Sirius XM radio? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then you are in for a massive treat. Sirius XM Radio will be airing all the events from The Upright

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    Wrap-up: Janeane Garofalo, Rob Riggle, Eugene Mirman at AltCom

    Opening the second AltCom show on Friday night in Somerville — that’s in the Greater Boston area — Eugene Mirman skewered the debate over what’s “alternative” perfectly as he read from a manifesto strictly defining the rules of alternative. The list included items like “art before commerce” and “smash old items and make new ones out of the bones of the status quo, human hair, and glue, and then smash

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