TruTV development slate includes series from Curtis Rainsberry & Jeff Sloniker
TruTV‘s slate of development titles announced today. Read More
Ben Schwartz sells script to Universal
Universal Pictures has picked up No Hearts Club, a romantic comedy pitch from actor Ben Schwartz. Read More
Adam Pally interview in TV Guide
We grabbed a few minutes with Adam Pally, whose Max is easily the greatest gay character on TV right now, to talk about the season finale, Madonna tunes and why his tattoo may strike a chord with a certain criminal element. Read More
Horatio Sanz cast in ABC pilot
Saturday Night Live alum Horatio Sanz has been added to ABC’s untitled Kari Lizer comedy pilot, about Hilary Pfeiffer-Dunne (Mary McCormack), a high-powered executive who now faces the biggest challenge of her life when she finds herself unemployed and acting as a full-time mom to her two teenagers. Read More
Congratulations To UCBT Performers Nominated for 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Congratulations to UCB's
Sara Schaefer & Amy Rhodes for their Daytime Emmy Nominations!
THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES ANNOUNCES The 39th ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT EMMY® AWARD NOMINATIONS</b>
Daytime Emmy® Awards will be presented on June 23rd, 2012
At the Beverly Hilton Hotel
Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy® Awards Gala
To be held at the Westin Bonaventure in Downtown LA on Sunday, June 17, 2012
Executive Producer, Bill Geddie to... Read More
Best Friends Forever Returns To NBC on Friday, June 1st
NBC Schedules Remaining 'Best Friends Forever' Episodes</b>
The final two installments of the Lennon Parham, Jessica St. Clair comedy will air Friday, June 1.
by Lesley Goldberg
Best Friends Forever
"Best Friends Forever"
A week after being yanked from NBC's schedule, the network has scheduled an airdate to burn off the two remaining episodes of freshman comedy Best Friends Forever.
The final two half-hours will air Friday, June 1 from 8-9 p.m., The Hollywood Reporter... Read More
Rob Huebel, Riki Lindhome, Paul Scheer cast in horror comedy "Hell Baby"
The cast for horror comedy Hell Baby has added four more. Read More
Matt Walsh Live Q&A Chat On HBO Connect on Monday, May 7th
<b>Join UCB's Matt Walsh For A Live Q&A On HBO Connect</b>
Mike McLintock from Veep
A founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade, Matt Walsh has appeared in such notable films as The Hangover, Role Models and the upcoming summer comedy Ted. Walsh also recently directed the film, High Road. He's now Vice President Selina Meyer's Director of Communications in the new HBO series Veep. Join him in a
live Q&A at HBO Connect Monday, May 7 at 2pm ET/11am PT. Read More
Employee of the Month on Marketplace
Catie Lazarus and her show
"Employee of the Month" were profiled on Marketplace from American Public Media. Listen to the audio below or
read the full transcript here.
NBC and The UCB Theater (NYC) 2nd Annual Diversity Scholarship! - HOW TO APPLY
<b>NBC and The UCB Theater (NYC) 2nd Annual Diversity Scholarship - How To Apply</b>
NBC will offer a scholarship to students with advanced skills in improvisation at The UCB Theater. NBCU will sponsor one student, for a full year of UCB Classes.
A live “Finalists Showcase” will be scheduled in the fall at The UCB Theater for 10 finalists selected by the Artistic Director of the UCB Theatre. The 2012/2013 Diversity Scholar will be selected by both UCB and NBCU executives based on the... Read More
The UCB Theatre Partners with NBC For The 2nd Annual Diversity Scholarship
<b>NBC and The UCB Theatre (NYC) 2nd Annual Diversity Scholarship</b>
NBC will offer a scholarship to students with advanced skills in improvisation at The UCB Theatre. NBCU will sponsor one student, for a full year of UCB Classes.
A live “Finalists Showcase” will be scheduled in the fall at The UCB Theatre for 10 finalists selected by the Artistic Director of the UCB Theatre. The 2012/2013 Diversity Scholar will be selected by both UCB and NBCU executives based on the performances at the... Read More
Aubrey Plaza's approach to humor in Elle Canada
Aubrey Plaza's deadpan approach to humour. Read More
Matt Walsh Interviewed in The Onion A.V. Club Chicago
<b>A.V. Club Chicago</b>
by Marah Eakin
April 13, 2012
As one of the founding members of Upright Citizens Brigade, Matt Walsh arguably changed the course of improv comedy, routing it thankfully more toward the absurd than the mundane. After making its name in Chicago in the mid ’90s, the group—which also featured Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and some broad named Amy Poehler—headed east, then west, opening theaters in New York and L.A. that have gone on to produce... Read More
UCBT's Kate McKinnon Is SNL's Newest Featured Player
Kate McKinnon, who was recently added to the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live as a featured player. Kate is a veteran performer at UCBT whose solo shows Disenchanted, Best Actress, and Kate McKinnon On Ice enjoyed runs at our New York City theatre. She has also been a member of various MAUDE Teams.
Kate made her SNL debut in several sketches on this past week's episode including a turn as Penelope Cruz attempting to sell shampoo along side Sophia... Read More
Rob Delaney interview in PopMatters
PopMatters talked with Rob Delaney about his unique style, his nice guy good looks and a lot more, from ongoing legal battles with Kim Kardashian to which books from classic American literature make for the best jokes. Read More
Ronna & Beverly lands UK TV series helmed by Paul Feig
Paul Feig, who directed Bridesmaids and hatched the series Freaks And Geeks, has gotten the go-ahead from Sky Atlantic HD for Ronna & Beverly, a six part mock talk show featuring two fifty-something Jewish American mothers who ask blunt questions of real guests and offer advice those guests probably don’t need. Read More
Katie Dippold sells female buddy cop script
Deadline March 28, 2012
‘Parks And Rec’s Katie Dippold Sells Untitled Female Buddy Cop Script To Chernin
by Mike Fleming
EXCLUSIVE: Chernin Entertainment dipped into its discretionary fund to spend mid six figures to option an untitled female buddy cop action comedy written by Katie Dippold, the... Read More
Adam Pally's "Black List" featured in Blackbook
Here, UCB veteran Adam Pally goes unscripted about what ticks him off, and poor Sarah McLachlan suffers the fatal blow. Read More
Congratulations To UCBT Performers Nominated for 2012 Comedy Awards
Comedy Central's second annual Comedy Awards nominations have been announced! Congratulations to UCBT co-founder Amy Poehler and UCBT shows and performers Aziz Ansari, Comedy Bang Bang, Rob Delaney, Donald Glover, Anthony Jeselnik, Julie Klausner, The Midnight Show, John Mulaney and Chelsea Peretti on their nominations.
The annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy will be taped at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, April 28 and will premiere on... Read More
UCBT's Katie Dippold Sells Script For Untitled Female Buddy Comedy
‘Parks And Rec’s Katie Dippold Sells Untitled Female Buddy Cop Script To Chernin</b>
EXCLUSIVE: Chernin Entertainment dipped into its discretionary fund to spend mid six figures to option an untitled female buddy cop action comedy written by <b>Katie Dippold</b>, the writer and producer on Parks And Recreation. Dippold most recently sold an untitled comedy for Chernin about babies that break out of daycare. Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark and Jenno Topping were in the middle of this and the... Read More