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

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

By | June 28, 2014 at 1:21 pm | One comment

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...

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

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

By | March 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm | 2 comments

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...

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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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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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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...

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Sirius XM to broadcast Del Close improv marathon live all weekend

By | July 27, 2010 at 5:08 pm | One comment

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...

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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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