Congratulations UCBT performers nominated for Writers Guild Awards
The 2012 Writers Guild Awards nominations have been announced! Read More
UCBT performers hit talk show circuit
UCBT performers are hitting the talk show circuit. Below a collection of recent appearances from Donald Glover, Ellie Kemper, Nick Kroll, Rob Riggle, Paul F. Tompkins and Casey Wilson.
Upright Citizens Brigade and UCBTLA performers appearing at SF Sketchfest 2012
Upright Citizens Brigade will sit down for an in-depth conversation about their role as performers and creators of a Comedy Central series and comedy theater in both New York and Los Angeles. Read More
What to Expect When You're Expecting trailer released with Rob Huebel
/Film December 9, 2011
'What to Expect When You're Expecting' Trailer - Like 'New Year's Eve', Only With Pregnancy Instead of a Holiday
by Angie Han
Because Hollywood couldn't fit all of its stars in Garry Marshall's New Year's Eve, it's also giving us What to Expect When You're Expecting, which stars pretty much everyone else. Such as: Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Brooklyn Decker, Chace Crawford, Dennis Quaid, Rodrigo Santoro, Joe Manganiello,... Read More
Evan Susser & Van Robichaux interview with Entertainment Weekly
There are 73 screenplays that made this year's Black List, Franklin Leonard's annual compilation of Hollywood's most-liked unproduced scripts. But the one that immediately captured the most attention is Chewie, a satirical look at the making of Star Wars told through the eyes of Peter Mayhew, the tall British actor who played Han Solo's loyal Wookiee. Evan Susser and Van Robichaux, two 27-year-old newcomers and members of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, wrote the... Read More
Comedy Central developing Jamie Denbo comedy
Comedy Central has picked up for development Rabbit Hole, a half-hour scripted/improv hybrid comedy created/executive produced by Upright Citizens Brigade veteran Jamie Denbo and Reno 911! alumna Kerri Kenney-Silver. Read More
Harris Wittels interview with AV Club
Harris Wittels has to make something clear. Read More
Happy Endings featured in Entertainment Weekly
If you're not watching Happy Endings you're missing the sharpest, funniest, giddiest show about six friends since that other show about six friends. Here's the amahzing story of how a midseason afterthought became a word-of-mouth favorite. Read More
Amy Poehler producing FX comedy from UCBT performers
Deadline November 22, 2011
FX Developing TV Version Of Web Series Broad City With Amy Poehler Producing
by Nellie Andreeva
EXCLUSIVE: FX has teamed with Amy Poehler to bring cult Web series Broad City to television. Poehler will executive produce the TV series adaptation of the Web comedy created by and starring Upright Citizens Brigade alumnae Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. Jacobson and Glazer are set to write and star in the half-hour FX project, which has received a script... Read More
UCBT Writers Nominated For 2012 Writers Guild Awards
Congratulations to UCBT writers and performers on their nominations for 2012 WGA awards!
See all nominations below.
THE 2012 WRITERS GUILD AWARD NOMINATIONS </b>
30 Rock, Written by Jack Burditt, <b>Hannibal Buress</b>, <b>Kay Cannon</b>, Robert Carlock, Tom Ceraulo, Vali Chandrasekaran, Tina Fey, Jon Haller, Matt Hubbard, Dylan Morgan, John Riggi, Josh Siegal, Ron Weiner, <b>Tracey Wigfield</b>; NBC
Parks & Recreation, Written by Greg Daniels, <b>Katie Dippold</b>,... Read More
Pig: A Restaurant Reviewed in NY Times Diner's Journal
â€˜Pig,â€™ a Play, Roasts the Food-Obsessed</b>
By JED LIPINSKI
Marcus Yam for The New York Times
At a performance of
â€œPig: A Restaurantâ€ at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Chelsea on Wednesday night, a deranged celebrity chef unveiled a drink list featuring â€œbacon-infused bourbonâ€ and â€œpork cheek bitters.â€ A locavore praised the taste of edible weeds picked along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. And a food publicist fretted that a photographerâ€™s flash might... Read More
Comedy Central Orders Script From UCBT's Jon Gabrus and Justin Tyler
Comedy Central Bets on 'Gajillionaires,' Two More Comedies (Exclusive)</b>
by Lacey Rose
The Viacom-owned cable network's development slate includes script orders for two animated projects and a live action buddy comedy.
Comedy Central is bulking up on its comedic offerings.
In an effort to expand its slate, which already includes such shows as South Park, Workaholics and Tosh.0, the Viacom-owned network has ordered scripts for three more projects, two of which are animated.... Read More
Aziz Ansari on cover of Los Angeles magazine
Los Angeles Magazine December 2011
by Garrett Snyder
Aziz Ansari, star of NBC's Parks and Recreation, might be the hungriest man on Twitter
Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari is more likely to use his Twitter feed (1.3 million followers and counting) to promote sushi in the Valley or mini tacos in East L.A. than the latest episode of Parks and Rec. Since moving here from New York City three years ago, Ansari has become one of L.A.'s most committed culinary adventurers,... Read More
Comedy Central's Corporate Retreat Reviewed in Wall Street Journal
Comics Get a Pipeline to TV</b>
By REBECCA ROTHBAUM
At most New York comedy showcases, comics flog material in hopes of catching the eye of a talent scout. The cable channel Comedy Central is turning that formula on its head with a new showcase aimed at road-testing and polishing the talents it has already discovered.
For audience members, the twice-monthly showcase, Corporate Retreat, offers glimpses at the comedians who the network is betting could become the next Jon Stewart or... Read More
Trailer released for new Showtime series House of Lies co-starring Ben Schwartz
CraveOnline.com November 14, 2011
'House of Lies' Season One Trailer
by Blair Marnell
This January, Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell take it to the 1 percent.
Beginning in January, Oscar nominated actor, Don Cheadle will make the leap to TV in Showtime's new series, "House of Lies."
Based upon Martin Kihn's book, "House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time;" the Showtime incarnation casts Cheadle as Marty Kaan, a ruthless... Read More
Amy Poehler wins 2011 Variety "Power of Comedy" award
Variety November 17, 2011
Amy Poehler: Renegade roots are showing
by Steve Heisler
Comedy Impact Report 2011: Honoree
When the Upright Citizens Brigade opened its second New York location Oct. 29, Amy Poehler was there, improvising for disciples who often hear her name but rarely see her. "It was emotional for me," says Poehler, who 15 years earlier had moved to New York with Ian Roberts, Matt Besser and Matt Walsh, where they soon found themselves operating a theater and acting... Read More
Amy Poehler To Produce TV Version of Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer's Web Series for FX
Congratulations to UCBTNY performers Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, whose web series Broad City is being developed by FX!
FX Developing TV Version Of Web Series â€˜Broad Cityâ€™ With Amy Poehler Producing</b>
By NELLIE ANDREEVA
EXCLUSIVE: FX has teamed with Amy Poehler to bring cult Web series Broad City to television. Poehler will executive produce the TV series adaptation of the Web comedy created by and starring Upright Citizens Brigade alumnae Abbi Jacobson and Ilana... Read More
WWE.com Reviews Mick Foley at UCBTNY
Mick Foley leaves NYC in stitches after Survivor Series</b>
By: Bobby Melok
NEW YORK - After 17,000-plus cleared out of Madison Square Garden following Sunday nightâ€™s Survivor Series, a select portion of the WWE Universe headed a few blocks south of The Worldâ€™s Most Famous Arena to the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre to have a few laughs before the night ended.
However, the headliner at the club for this intimate midnight show was no ordinary comedian. On this night, the... Read More
Andrea Rosen Joins Cast of Showtime Pilot
Andrea Rosen joins Showtime pilot 'The Andrew Gurland Project'</b>
By Catriona Wightman
Andrea Rosen has signed up to appear in Showtime's pilot The Andrew Gurland Project.
The show has previously been described as a "first-person documentary" comedy.
It is expected to focus on the life and career of Andrew Gurland, who penned The Last Exorcism.
Rosen has now landed the female lead opposite Gurland, Deadline reports.
Rosen previously appeared in Stella and Michael &... Read More
Amy Poehler Wins Variety's 2011 Power of Comedy Award
Amy Poehler: Renegade roots are showing</b>
Comedy Impact Report 2011: Honoree
By Steve Heisler
When the Upright Citizens Brigade opened its second New York location Oct. 29, Amy Poehler was there, improvising for disciples who often hear her name but rarely see her. "It was emotional for me," says Poehler, who 15 years earlier had moved to New York with Ian Roberts, Matt Besser and Matt Walsh, where they soon found themselves operating a theater and acting in a Comedy... Read More