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Fun Fun Fun Fest announces comedy lineup; Reggie Watts, Brian Posehn, Donald Glover and more scheduled to perform

Fun Fun Fun Fest announces comedy lineup; Reggie Watts, Brian Posehn, Donald Glover and more scheduled to perform

By | August 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm | 2 comments

Austin City Limits and South by Southwest aren’t the only music fests in Austin, Texas-- the hipster capital of the South. Fun Fun Fun Fest, a relatively new addition to the scene, has just announced their line-up – and it looks to be an insane mix of music and comedy. You...

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Watch UCB and Kurt Braunohler make fun of stupid animal videos

Watch UCB and Kurt Braunohler make fun of stupid animal videos

By | July 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm | No comments

One of the biggest everlasting trends of Internet videos is animals. Whether it be cats, dogs, honey badgers, unicorns, whatever. The human love of watching animals doing stuff -- anything! -- goes unmatched. Yet, a pair of new videos might prove there's a backlash brewing;...

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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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Amy Poehler and UCB launches ‘secret evil’ plan on SiriusXM

By | June 7, 2011 at 12:20 pm | One comment

SiriusXM radio’s Raw Dog Comedy Channel is launching an exclusive weekly show that will feature live sets recorded at the legendary Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater. The show will boast live sketch, improv and stand-up performances on channel 99 (Raw Dog Comedy.) The show...

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Matt Walsh: High on improv

By | April 25, 2011 at 9:40 am | No comments

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...

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

By | April 5, 2011 at 12:37 pm | No comments

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...

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A $1 million UCB comedy prank goes up in flames

By | February 3, 2011 at 4:47 pm | No comments

Craig Rowin asked for one simple thing: One million dollars. Not $5,000. Not $100,000., but one million dollars. "Not for anything specific. I just think it would be awesome," says the UCB sketch actor in his first of three request videos. Rowin gained notoriety after calling...

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

By | January 18, 2011 at 12:12 pm | One comment

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...

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

By | January 13, 2011 at 11:16 am | One comment

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...

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