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
Time Out names Doug Loves Movies, SuperEgo Live "don't-miss live podcasts"
Some of the best comedy shows in LA are found at live tapings of these comedians' podcasts, where improv is given a whole new meaning. Read More
Time Out names ASSSSCAT, Diamond Lion, The Smokes, Shitty Jobs, Last Day of School & Convoy on list of "Best Improv"
For improv comedy shows in LA, look no further than our list of the best improvisational comedy teams in town. Read More
Occidental Weekly recommends ASSSSCAT, Harold Night
As is the case with most things alternative, getting into the scene needs a bit of know-with-all. Looking at a schedule and knowing where to go can be daunting. Here is a list of comedy events happening in L.A., spanning those geared towards beginners and those for more expert-level comedy fans. Read More
LA Weekly reviews God Hates Figs: "Emily Maya Mills Could Be the Next Carol Burnett"
Let's add Emily Maya Mills to that group of next-gen femmes helping to obliterate the women-aren't-funny cliche -- which, incidentally, is part of her act. Read More
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