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SXSW Comedy, day 1: Seth Meyers reveals news on Stefon, Matt Besser leads Improv 4 Humans

SXSW Comedy, day 1: Seth Meyers reveals news on Stefon, Matt Besser leads Improv 4 Humans

By | March 10, 2014 at 10:29 am | No comments

AUSTIN – South by Southwest 2014 kicked off to… rain. And cold. Apparently the polar vortex gods do not discriminate between the great white north and the usually milder environs of Texas, to the chagrin of every SX patron trying to escape winter on March 8. One of those...

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Controversy over Upright Citizens Brigade flares, but is it much ado about nothing?

Controversy over Upright Citizens Brigade flares, but is it much ado about nothing?

By | January 30, 2013 at 11:56 am | 14 comments

What started as one comedian’s off-the-cuff vocal displeasure over the way a well-respected comedy institution runs its business evolved into a needlessly divisive, hostile online battle fought via Facebook updates and Tumblr posts. I’m not including screengrabs or...

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A few thoughts on the Del Close Marathon and the original UCB crew’s closing performance

A few thoughts on the Del Close Marathon and the original UCB crew’s closing performance

By | July 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm | 3 comments

For 14 years, improv comedians nationwide have flocked to New York City for one weekend to celebrate the best of their craft and the founding father of long form improv, Del Close. The Del Close Marathon was started by the original members of the Upright Citizens Brigade and the...

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Matt Besser’s musical Freak Dance is coming, and you’re probably going to want to see it (Video)

Matt Besser’s musical Freak Dance is coming, and you’re probably going to want to see it (Video)

By | May 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm | No comments

Founding member of Upright Citizens Brigade, Matt Besser is on tour to screen and support his new movie, Freak Dance. The movie stars Megan Heyn as vixen Cocolonia. Our heroine escapes her rich mother (Amy Poehler!) and learns to dance-fight in the streets with the help of...

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“Totally Laime” podcast wins the Earwolf Challenge; we chat with Elizabeth Laime

“Totally Laime” podcast wins the Earwolf Challenge; we chat with Elizabeth Laime

By | September 16, 2011 at 12:51 pm | No comments

If you haven’t listened to The Earwolf Challenge (the world’s first reality podcast series) then stop what you are doing RIGHT NOW and listen to the entire series. Go ahead, I’ll hang out. Finished? Yeah, I know, pretty sweet. Judges Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich,...

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Earwolf comedy network launches first ever reality podcast competition

Earwolf comedy network launches first ever reality podcast competition

By | July 12, 2011 at 9:48 am | No comments

It was only a matter of time before a reality competition between comedy podcasts would arrive. The proliferation of funny folks recording anywhere from their bed to a studio shooting the shit or talking about politics in a funny way has grown exponentially over the last few...

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A message from Matt Besser about his new Comedy Central sketch show

By | October 26, 2010 at 10:11 pm | 2 comments

I got the below message in my inbox earlier today. It is a message with uplifting news. It is a message that I'm going to paste in full, because, well, there's nothing I can say about it that Matt Besser hasn't already said. Here goes: My name is Matt Besser, one of the founders...

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Various Artists: Comedy by the Numbers

By | June 25, 2009 at 5:03 pm | No comments

If comedy were a science, then maybe the Albert Einstein would have changed his name to Albert Brooks and been an ingenious funnyman instead of a brilliant physicist! (Or maybe he would have combined both professions and still invented the atomic bomb — a devastating weapon...

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