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Rob Delaney interview in PopMatters

Mar 30, 2015

The Best Twitter Comic on the Planet?: An Interview with Rob Delaney


Comedy audiences these days seem to be more bored than ever. The cyclical impulses of voyeurism and exhibitionism that have accompanied the advent of the digital age have desensitized live audiences to an art form already known for excess, prompting entertainment that just keeps getting bigger. The dirty jokes have gotten dirtier, absurd comedy pushes into the surreal, and there seems to be few boundaries concerning what should and shouldn't be talked about. And yet, as always, the brightest lights in the comedy scene still distinguish themselves by knowing when to temper their boundary-pushing with a certain degree of humanity.

Hilarious stand-up comic and Twitter star Rob Delaney epitomizes this dynamic of tempering extremes with a human touch. Delaney's subject matter is often extremely filthy, and yet he has a genuinely open style, as approachable as it is raunchy. He has risen to the top of the comedy food chain by being dirtier and more shocking than much of his cohorts, but as well by exuding an unmistakable charm. He takes the lengths of what he'll say and the depths of what he'll reveal that much further by hedging this impulse with a manner that can only described as ... niceness. There's no getting around it, for a comedian who's known to opine freely about sexual positions and pubic hair, Delaney still comes across as the kind of guy you wouldn't mind introducing to your grandmother. His juxtaposition of niceness and ridiculous oversharing is a winning combination, one side of the formula always sharpening the other.

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UCBT's Kate McKinnon Is SNL's Newest Featured Player

Mar 30, 2015

Congratulations to Kate McKinnon, who was recently added to the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live as a featured player. Kate is a veteran performer at UCBT whose solo shows Disenchanted, Best Actress, and Kate McKinnon On Ice enjoyed runs at our New York City theatre. She has also been a member of various MAUDE Teams.

Kate made her SNL debut in several sketches on this past week's episode including a turn as Penelope Cruz attempting to sell shampoo along side Sophia Vergara.

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Rob Huebel, Riki Lindhome, Paul Scheer cast in horror comedy "Hell Baby"

Mar 30, 2015

'The League''s Paul Scheer Joins Horror Comedy 'Hell Baby'


The Darko Entertainment and Principato Young Entertainment film also adds Rob Huebel, Keegan-Michael Key, and Riki Lindhome.

The cast for horror comedy Hell Baby has added four more.

Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Riki Lindhome and Keegan-Michael Key have joined the cast of the film, which tells the story of soon-to-be parents who move into a haunted home in New Orleans, prompting them to request help from a Vatican exorcism team.

The film's writer-directors Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant will play the exorcism team. Previously announced stars Rob Corddry and Leslie Bibb are set to play the expectant parents.

Darko Entertainment's Sean McKittrick, Jeff Culotta and Ted Hamm are producing, along with Principato Young's Peter Principato and Paul Young; and Garant/Lennon Productions.

Huebel, who worked on the MTV sketch comedy show Human Giant, is repped by Principato-Young and CAA. Scheer, star of FX's The League, is repped by Principato-Young and UTA. Lindhome, who is a member of the comedy-folk duo Garfunkel and Oates, is repped by Principato-Young and WME. Key currently appears on Comedy Central's Key & Peele and is repped by Principato-Young and UTA.

The film began production in New Orleans April 13.

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