ASSSSCAT named one of the "10 Best Places in LA For a First Date" by LA Weekly
Coffee dates are the worn-in blue jeans of the dating world: about as unoriginal as a third date at a sushi bar, but still used as the comfortable, familiar fallback of choice for an outing you've been on more times you care to admit. You (and the person you're meeting) can do better. Los Angeles has other, sometimes just-as-affordable locales to get to know a potential new paramour. Read More
USA Today stories "A is For ASSSSCAT" benefit with Julie Bowen, Busy Philipps & Martha Plimpton
Sunday night, Philipps broke out her improv skills with Julie Bowen for pal Martha Plimpton's "A Is For" benefit, which champions women's reproductive rights. Read More
LAist names UCBTLA amongst "The Best Comedy Clubs in Los Angeles"
Los Angeles is home to a bounty of stand-up, improv and sketch comedy spaces, be they iconic venues boasting famous faces or intimate rooms modestly perched on a quiet side street. While the rest of the city prides in taking themselves too seriously, there exists a community committed to chortle. Here are nine of L.A.'s best comedy clubs. Read More
BlackBook reviews King of Kong: The Unauthorized Musical & Marie Lively: True Hustle "edgy and uncompromising"
One night last week, I caught a double bill of King of Kong: The Unauthorized Musical—which needs to be seen to be believed—and True Hustle, the one-woman show about a fresh L.A. fish who lands a gig as a talent coordinator at a porn company. Both are edgy and uncompromising in their own unique ways. Read More
"King of Kong: The Unauthorized Musical" featured on NPR
Tonight at the UCB Theater in Hollywood, a group of TV writers will perform an 8-bit musical version of a "King of Kong," based on the 2007 documentary film about the intense competition to get the highest score in the classic video game, Donkey Kong. Read More
LA Weekly previews "Put Your Hands Together"
Even as Scott Aukerman's Comedy Bang! Bang! continues to build momentum as an IFC talk/sketch series and Earwolf podcast, the earliest incarnation of the brand, a long-running live show originally named Comedy Death-Ray, ended its weekly run at UCB LA in late November. Most in the comedy community assumed the multimedia forerunner was simply shifting its focus (plans for a TV production and distribution company have since been announced), but the question remained: what show would assume the... Read More
LA Weekly names Shitty Jobs "Best Sunday Night Improv"
You can't do much better than paying five bucks for a hilarious, celebrity-packed live show in a 92-seat theater. Read More
LA Weekly names Last Day of School / Convoy "Best Improv Show"
For $5 at 11 p.m. on Thursdays you can see two of the most seasoned and reliably hilarious improv teams in town. Read More
Washington Post articles pilgrimage to UCBTLA
Last week I made a pilgrimage to a comedy mecca: the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Read More
The Get Go featured on Jezebel
Jezebel November 4, 2011
The Sexiest Girls-Only Picnic Of All Time
by Whitney Jefferson
This video by all-girl comedy troupe The Get Go does its best to disprove the "sexy fantasies" and food fights that seem to only exist in the imaginations of stereotypical men in movies. Then again, such food-related accidents like potato salad on the tummy, salsa on the crotch, baked beans in the hair, and a case of hummus butt happen all of the time â€” maybe just not in succession, with five... Read More
The Midnight Show profiled on Attack of the Show
G4tv.com October 31, 2011
The Midnight Show Crowned New Kings Of Dot Comedy
by Attack of the Show
Meet The Midnight Show, the latest sketch comedy group to win the title of Kings of Dot Comedy. With hilarious videos like 'School of French Kissing Dogs' and 'Drive Recklessly, these comedians are set to take over web comedy as we know it.
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Ronna and Beverly reviewed by Examiner
Examiner October 1, 2011
Comedians Ronna and Beverly Interview Celebrities Ellen Page and Alan Tudyk
words and photo by Liz Kelly
In a sold out show at the Upright Citizens Brigade in LA last night, comedians Ronna and Beverly interviewed Ellen Page (Inception, Juno) and Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory, Batman) with their quick wit style that leaves audiences laughing both offline and online in their podcasts. Ronna and Beverly are America's favorite fifty-something Jewish mothers comedy... Read More
The Realest Real Housewives returns to LA
Examiner August 11, 2011
Casey Wilson's "The Realest Real Housewives" to return to L.A.!
by Danielle Turchiano
There's big news for Happy Endings' Casey Wilson come September! Not only is the actress getting to play opposite comedy royalty Megan Mullally who was cast as her mom but she'll also have a "hilarity ensues" storyline all her own when her character of Penny moves in with Elisha Cuthbert's Alex. Judging from their antics while having "girls' nights" last season, these... Read More
Cagematch featured in LA Weekly
LA Weekly July 7, 2011
<b>Let's Get Ready to Improv!</b>
by Steve La
Though improv is generally about love and support, Cagematch is all about improv teams battling each other in a knock-down, drag-out fight of comedic scene work. It's hosted by the dynamic Harrison Brown, whose hilarious show intro played to Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher" displays an impressive feat of aerobic, high-five, cartwheeling delirium that gets the crowd pumped for some improv action. Be warned: There is a good... Read More
USC reviews Facebook
Neon Tommy February 28, 2011
<b>Facebook Turns Funny At The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre</b>
by Natalie Tkalcevic
With all the hype of Facebook, it was only a matter of time before someone took it to a new comedic level.
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre does exactly that every Wednesday night, turning Facebook into a fully improvised comedy show. Starring Owen Burke, Chad Carter, Rob Huebel, Seth Morris and Paul Scheer, this event get everyone laughing so hard that tears are a... Read More
LA Weekly reviews The Realest Real Housewives
LA Weekly January 28, 2011
The Realest Real Housewives at UCB: A Celebration of the Best Show Ever + Paul Scheer!</b>
by Ali Trachta
Despite that it conflicted with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion show, diehard fans of the series (or at least diehard fans of hilarious women) turned out to see The Realest Real Housewives at the Upright Citizens Brigade last night - a reenactment roundup of the greatest catfight drama scenes in franchise history.
The cast was really a... Read More
What's Going On? with Mike Mitchell featured in LA Weekly
LA Weekly August 25, 2010
<b>'What's Going On? With Mike Mitchell': Late Night Show Brings Laughs and Charm to Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre</b>
by Steve La
photos by Steve La
It's close to midnight on Saturday as an army of comedy fanatics amass in front of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Hollywood. They're all eager to see the evening talk show What's Going On? With Mike Mitchell. The program has attracted a huge following and usually sells out quickly.
The premise is... Read More
What's Going On? with Mike Mitchell profiled in LAist
LAist June 17, 2010
<b>What's Going On? With Mike Mitchell</b>
by Farley Elliott
In the entertainment industry, everything is about "being prepared". People have to look the part, know their lines, keep a script in their back pocket, and produce business cards like ninja stars with a flick of the wrist. Indeed, that great scientific milkman Louis Pasteur himself is quoted as saying "chance favors the prepared mind". So then what exactly is going on with Mike Mitchell? "Nothing much", if... Read More
LA Weekly calls Death by Roo Roo "some of the funniest and raunchiest improv in town"
LA Weekly April 30 - May 6, 2010
<b>You & Your Fucked-Up Family</b>
by Steve La
The Web-based Urban Dictionary defines "roo roo" as a "form of severe, brutal and enthusiastic sodomy perpetrated upon the posterior nether regions of the victim." This definition sure resonates when you're watching Death by Roo Roo perform some of the raunchiest and funniest improv in town. Roo Roo's Jackie Clarke, Brett Gelman, Curtis Gwinn, Adam Pally and Danielle Schneider possess the uniquely perverse gift of... Read More
pre-order "A Night of 140 Tweets" to benefit the Haitian School Initiative
Are you a fan of Ashton Kutcher, Will Ferrell, or Ben Stiller? Do you want to help Haiti? A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweetathon for Haiti is the world's first live tweet stream, featuring 140 celebrities reading their favorite tweets. Sponsored by Funny or Die, Stillerstrong.org, and The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 100% of the proceeds go to Artists For Peace and Justice to benefit the Haitian School Initiative. Pre-order the DVD or the digital video exclusively from... Read More