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
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
Adam Pally upped to regular on "The Mindy Project"
Happy Endings alum Adam Pally, who recently joined the second season of The Mindy Project as a recurring, has been upped to a series regular. Read More
Portable includes Natasha Leggero, June Raphael, Casey Wilson on list of "5 Rising Comediennes"
It’s a good time to be a comedienne, especially if you’re one of the rising stars on this list. Read More
SNL adds 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
Ben Greene named finalist in 2013 Fox Comedy Script Contest
The New York Television Festival and Fox Broadcasting Company are proud to announce the 25 finalists in the 6th Annual Fox Comedy Script Contest. Read More
Jake Johnson, Kate McKinnon, Casey Wilson nominated for 2013 EWwy Awards
It’s September, which means it’s once again time for the EWwys, EW.com’s annual awards honoring the shows, actors, and actresses that should’ve been nominated for an Emmy but weren’t. Read More
Casey Wilson & June Diane Raphael writing comedy for ABC
ABC is back in business with Happy Endings co-showrunner Jonathan Groff, star Casey Wilson and Pulling's June Diane Raphael. Read More
Splitsider interviews Matt Besser & Matt Walsh about UCB Comedy Improvisation Manual
Since longform improvisation was created by Del Close in the 1980s, there hasn't been a book on the art form as thorough as the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre's new improv textbook Read More