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

By | October 14, 2010 at 11:04 am | No comments

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...

Posted in: Audio/Video, News

Friars Club awards $20,000 to improv and sketch groups

By | July 1, 2010 at 5:53 pm | No comments

Last Friday and Saturday marked the first ever Friars Club Improv and Sketch Competition (FrISC). Held at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, FrISC showcased the best five improv and sketch groups from over a hundred submissions. At the end of each night, a panel of judges voted...

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UCB takes on the BP oil spill

By | June 15, 2010 at 10:51 am | No comments

The Upright Citizen’s brigade has stepped out of their usual comedy zone to parody the ongoing BP oil spill crisis. It would seem that taking a stab at current events may not be a bad choice for UCB, as the video’s already managed to pull in over threee million views on...

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

By | May 11, 2009 at 8:56 am | 2 comments

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...

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