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Comedy Central Series Order & Sundance 2019 World Premiere Featuring UCB Talent

Dec 13, 2018
By: Tulio Espinoza

Comedy Central pilot Robbie, written by Rory Scovel and UCB’s Anthony King, has been given a series order! Robbie is a half-hour scripted comedy featuring Scovel as a small town church basketball league coach. Congrats to all the UCB alumni involved, including Owen Burke and Anthony King who will executive produce, and Sasheer Zamata and Mary Holland who co-star in the series.

And, making its world premiere as part of the Midnight slate at Sundance 2019 is Greener Grass, a “deliciously twisted comedy set in a demented, timeless suburbia where every adult wears braces on their straight teeth, couples coordinate meticulously pressed outfits, and coveted family members are swapped in more ways than one in this competition for acceptance.” Congrats to directors, writers, and stars Jocelyn DeBoer (Search History) and Dawn Luebbe (Maude Night alum) as well as all the UCB performers and alumni in the cast, including Neil Casey, Mary Holland, D’Arcy Carden and many, many more!

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UCB Talent Featured on Vulture's Comedians To Know

Nov 15, 2018
By: Tulio Espinoza

This November, Vulture released its annual list of ‘Comedians You Should and Will Know’ and we’re excited for all the UCB talent featured this year. Check out our highlights below!

Matt Rogers (UCBTNY Maude Night, Characters Welcome) is a comedy force in New York City. Along with his comedy partner Bowen Yang (SNL), he is the co-host and creator of the hit podcast Las Culturistas and its jam-packed  “I Don’t Think So Honey!” live shows. Matt is also the co-host of Gayme Show, a monthly educational LGBTQ+ show at Caveat, and was featured in the Just For Laughs Festival 2018. Find him on social media @mattrogerstho

Brendan Scannell (UCBTLA’s The Cure) is a rising star in Los Angeles, appearing in College Humor, Funny or Die, and recently starring in Paramount’s reboot of the twisted comedy classic Heathers. His twitter handle is @BrendanScanell

White Women -- Zeke Nicholson, Carl Tart, Ify Nwadiwe, Lamar Woods, Ronnie Adrian, and Ishmel Sahid -- perform improv and sketch regularly at UCBTLA. White Women's members write for shows like "New Girl" on FOX, "AP Bio" on NBC, "Brooklyn 99" on NBC, and "@Midnight" on Comedy Central. As actors they've been on "The Mindy Project," "The Good Place," "Lethal Weapon," "Workaholics," "Cousins For Life" and many more! Check out their show White Women Presents: Your Token Friend, the second Friday of every month at UCB Sunset.

From the UCB stage to their hilarious digital series on Comedy Central, improv and sketch team Astronomy Club has had an incredible trajectory. You can see their show Let’s Talk About Race Baby on Mondays at 9:00pm at the UCB Theatre East Village. Astronomy Club’s cast includes Keisha Zollar, James III, Monique Moses, Jerah Milligan, Caroline Martin, Ray Cordova, Jon Braylock, and Shawtane Bowen.
Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino (UCBTLA’s Magic To Do, Baby Wants Candy, and Every Place I Cry) have appeared on Fox, Amazon, IFC, and CollegeHumor. Find them on Twitter @jessrmckenna and @zachreino.

Also featured in the Just For Laughs Festival 2018, Emmy Blotnick has appeared on Conan, The Late Show, and recently released her half-hour special on Comedy Central. Emmy is currently the host of of Big Long Sets at UCB East Village.

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