America's Comedy recommends UCB Comedy Improvisation Manual: "this book is a necessity"
AmericasComedy.com recommendation: Buy! If you are an improvisor, at any level, this book is a necessity. Read More
AV Club grades The Jeselnik Offensive Season 2 "A-"
I give Jeselnik full credit for making me laugh more consistently than any other show so far this year and for continually facing the challenge of mining the darkest material possible for humor. Read More
Rob Huebel recounts the UCB show that almost killed him
Rob Huebel talks “Hell Baby,” “Axe Cop,” and LA perverts with Maxim Magazine. Read More
ABC buys family comedy from Brian Gallivan
In a competitive situation, a single-camera comedy from The McCarthys creator Brian Gallivan has landed at ABC with a significant, high seven-figure penalty. Read More
June Diane Raphael on list of "fiercely funny ladies"
We are amidst a golden age of comedy and women are at the forefront of the movement. These funny ladies are breaking down walls both on screen and off with their talent and tenacity. Read More
Aziz Ansari to write book on modern romance
Rumors about Aziz Ansari writing a book have been floating around for a while, but apparently it’s a done deal now. Read More
Ian Roberts, Josh Fadem cast in genre mash-up film "Kitchen Sink"
Sony Pictures is setting the cast of genre mash-up Kitchen Sink. Read More
June Diane Raphael cast on "Parks and Recreation"
Parks and Recreation has assembled the final piece of its forthcoming “bizarro” Pawnee plot, and we approve. Read More
TV Guide names UCB performers "Best Possible SNL Cast Replacements"
Lorne: if you're having trouble making up your mind on who to hire, let TV Guide help you out. Read More
Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero join Comedy Central's Roast of James Franco
Comedy Central announced the first round of talent set to lovingly mock the actor during his roast later this month Read More
The UCB Diaspora
In 1996, Chicago comics Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh established the best-known incarnation of the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy group, whose loose, eclectic style has informed the last decade of "smart" sitcoms. Read More
NBC buys comedy from Harris Wittels
NBC has added untitled half-hour Harris Wittels project to its slate for next season. Read More
Joe Mande attempting to buy one million Twitter followers
The comedian and Parks & Recreation writer Joe Mande has been a hellraiser on Twitter for as long as I've been following him. Now Mande is on a new quest: to acquire -- yes, acquire -- one million followers by purchasing "bots," or zombie accounts created in the tens of thousands by murky, far-flung hacking companies. Read More
ABC signs deal with Casey Wilson & June Raphael
Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael have signed a premium blind script deal with ABC Studios for a new comedy series project. Read More
Donald Glover to create and star in FX project
Actor-comedian Donald Glover is set to write, executive produce and play the lead in a half-hour comedy, which has landed at FX for development. Read More
Katie Dippold & Tracey Wigfield on Glamour's 35 under 35
Meet the new creative superstars transforming what you watch. Read More
Aubrey Plaza lands cover of Cosmopolitan for Latinas
Aubrey Plaza is Cosmopolitan for Latinas' Fall 2013 cover girl! Read More
In Their Own Words: Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh on writing “The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual”
After several years in the planning, talking and writing, the co-founding leaders of the Upright Citizens Brigade finally accomplished the publishing stage of their effort to write their own book on improv comedy. Read More
John Milhiser selected for 2013 New Faces: Characters
Montreal's Just for Laughs announced the 2013 New Faces. Read More
The UCB Theatre NY Announces New MAUDE Teams
The UCB Theatre NY is thrilled to announce the new UCBT NY Maude Teams for 2013:
RUN RONNIE RUN (STARTER NAME)
Becky Abrams (new to Maude)
Julia Ogilvie (new to Maude)
Kara Klenk (new to Maude)
Max Brand (new to Maude)
Mark Vigeant (new to Maude)
James Smith III (new to Maude)
Janet Silverman (new to Maude)
Allie Kokesh (new to... Read More