Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

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Anthony Atamanuik & John Gemberling Profiled in Blackbook

<p><b><font size=4><a href="http://www.blackbookmag.com/the-goofball-comedy-of-ucb-s-john-gemberling-anthony-atamanuik-1.48782">
The Goofball Comedy of UCB's John Gemberling & Anthony Atamanuik</a></b></font><br>
By Andrew Krucoff & Ricky Camilleri<br>
May 22, 2012

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tony and johnny

<P>This week, we’re bringing you video interviews with some of the biggest and most-respected names in New York comedy. While many think of comedy shows as cheesy affairs featuring lame stand-up comics and two-drink minimums, a new crowd of performers are changing the game by hosting their own shows to showcase their own talents as well as those of their friends, colleagues, and heroes. Today, we check in with <a href="http://east.ucbtheatre.com/talent/view/1603">
Anthony Atamanuik</a> and <a href="http://east.ucbtheatre.com/talent/view/449">
John Gemberling</a>, creators of <a href="http://east.ucbtheatre.com/shows/view/2847">
The Tony & Johnny Show</a>!

<P>“John Gemberling and Anthony Atamanuik are two of the funniest guys in New York City right now. They're everything that's great about the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. No one is smarter about complete utter stupidity than those two." - Jake Fogelnest

<P>"They are the dirtbag brothers I never had. They are so authentically funny--like, it bleeds from their pores, like sweat or filth—that if I didn't love them so much, I'd burn with jealousy." - Julie Klausner

<P>John Gemberling and Anthony Atamanuik make good on Jake and Julie's claims every weekend at the UCB in Chelsea where they perform in the legendary Death by Roo Roo and genre-defining ASSSSCAT shows. With the opening of UCB's outpost in the East Village, The Beast, they've expanded their improv experimentation and twisted humor by transforming into different characters every Tuesday night as hosts of The Tony & Johnny Show. The guests are primarily stand-ups, but Tony and Johnny intersperse the show with their blend of sketch and improv to ensure it is unlike any show you've seen.
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