LA Weekly Readers Poll names UCB Theatre "Best Comedy Club"
For only the second year ever, we asked you to nominate your favorite places in Los Angeles -- and then vote on the finalists. Here are your picks. Read More
LA Weekly names Snowpants "Best Place to See Celebrities Doing Improv 2013"
Anyone who has seen Ben Schwartz's turns as Jean-Ralphio on Parks & Recreation or Clyde on House of Lies knows the man can act. He can improvise, too, having studied the comedy technique for years at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Read More
LA Weekly names Put Your Hands Together "Best Live Stand-Up Podcast 2013"
Named one of our 12 L.A. Comedy Acts to Watch in 2013, Chicago transplant Cameron Esposito was already making waves as the new girl in town. Now that she's combined forces with both Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and distributor ASpecialThing Records, she's become damn near unstoppable. Read More
IFC orders Garfunkel & Oates series
IFC announced this morning that they've ordered a new TV show from musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. Read More
Splitsider talks to June Diane Raphael about 'Ass Backwards,' 'Burning Love' and 'NTSF'
I recently had the chance to talk with June Diane Raphael about some of her recent projects both as an actor and writer, as well as comedy partnership, bad movies, and marriage. Read More
Rob Riggle to play twins in 'Dumb and Dumber To'
Rob Riggle has nabbed one of the last major roles in Dumb and Dumber To, the sequel to the 1990s comedy classic being directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly. Read More
Nicole Byer featured in Paper Magazine's Beautiful People spotlight
Our annual April Beautiful People Issue, celebrating a cavalcade of cuties to watch in different disciplines, has been such a sensation we've decided to showcase noteworthy movers and shakers all-year round on Papermag.com. We kicked things off in the city of Angels, and will be posting an L.A.-based Beautiful Person a-day for the next few weeks. Read More
Jezebel praises Fran Gillespie & Kate Riley "two to watch"
Here's the new MTVOther webseries Two Guys Named Josh, featuring Fran Gillespie and Kate Riley as Josh and Josh, two bros trying to make it work in Big Apple, one backwards visor at a time. It's absurdist, fun and small step towards balancing out the countless times we've laughed at male comedians dressed as women. EQUALITY, bro! Read More
Jon Gabrus cast in MTV2 series 'Guy Court'
MTV2 today announced that “Guy Court,” a new half-hour, 10 episode series from the creator and producers of MTV’s “Girl Code” and MTV2’s “Guy Code,” will premiere on MTV2 on Wednesday, November 6 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. Read More
The Michigan Daily stories Cameron Esposito & Put Your Hands Together
My friends and I went to the Cameron Esposito-hosted “Put Your Hands Together” almost every Tuesday this summer. The lineup was always incredible, but Esposito stands out among just about every comic I saw. Read More
Flavorwire names UCB alums amongst "Most Interesting People on TV Right Now"
A comprehensive list of what, or rather who, we’re paying attention to on TV in 2013. Read More
The Huffington Post interviews Cameron Esposito
The Huffington Post recently caught up with Cameron Esposito to discuss her groundbreaking television debut, as well as her own endeavors within the comedic spectrum and the role she expects LGBT comics will play in the push for full equality and inclusion for all LGBT people. Read More
Rob Corddry & Ellie Kemper to play husband & wife in 'Sex Tape'
Ellie Kemper has joined the cast of Sex Tape, Sony’s Cameron Diaz-Jason Segel comedy that Jake Kasdan is directing. Kemper will play one of the couple’s friends and the wife to the already-cast Rob Corddry. Read More
Paul Scheer sells family comedy to ABC
ABC is jumping into the Paul Scheer business. Read More
Tim Neenan featured in Splitsider's Follow Friday
Tim Neenan is a sketch writer at the UCB in LA, a contributor for the Onion News Network, and more. He walked us through a few of his funniest tweets. Read More
Studio System News spotlight on Ian Roberts, EP of 'Key & Peele'
Comedy Central sketch show Key & Peele has a huge online audience and now that the show is kicking off its third season, executive producers Jay Martel and Ian Roberts are working to migrate that online audience to the TV show. SSN talked to the executive producers about how the show goes from the idea stage to fully-formed episodes, how they work with the show’s namesakes, Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele, to shape episodes and what they find funny. Read More
UCBT Performers Win at 2013 NY Television Festival
UCBT performers win at the 2013 NYTV Fest Read More
2013 Harold Team Auditions - Los Angeles
UCBTLA HAROLD TEAM AUDITIONS
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Los Angeles is holding auditions for placement on new Harold Teams.
AUDITIONS will be held on:
Friday, November 8 from 6pm-1am
Saturday, November 9 from noon-6pm
CALLBACKS will be held on the evening of Sunday, November 10th.
All Auditions and Callbacks will... Read More
Comedy Central Orders Pilot Starring UCBT's Dominic Dierkes and Sean Clements
Comedy Central has picked up Checked Out, a pilot created by Workaholics executive producer Craig DiGregorio that will star Dominic Dierkes... Read More
SNL Adds UCBT's Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, Noel Wells To Cast
NBC makes official one of the most sweeping changes to the show in its 39-season history. Read More