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Buy Dave Hill's New Book, Tasteful Nudes

Mar 30, 2015

Congratulations to Dave Hill (The Dave Hill Explosion, Big In Japan), who has released his first book, Tasteful Nudes

From the Book Jacket:

Dear ridiculously attractive person who just so happens to be holding Tasteful Nudes in his or her soft and supple yet commanding hands,

Hi. My name is Dave, and this is my very first collection of essays. As you can probably imagine, it pretty much has everything. In fact, if you like stories about stolen meat, animal attacks, young love, death, naked people, clergymen, rock 'n' roll, irritable Canadians, and prison, you have just hit a street called Easy because my book talks about all that stuff and a bunch of other stuff, too.

Getting back to that prison thing for a second- I can think of almost no better place to read my book than from within the confines of a correctional facility. For starters, you will definitely have the time. Also, cozying up with a good book in front of your fellow inmates is a great way to show them a softer side that for some reason no one ever wants to hear about in the yard.

Fear not, though, non-convicts, my book makes for a solid read outside of prison, too. At the beach, on the subway, while whitewater rafting, during couples counseling, under local anesthesia-I have personally seen to it that my book is totally readable in all these scenarios, as well as in most other scenarios out there today. It will make you laugh, cry, and maybe even think so much that you will forget all your problems while simultaneously creating a few new ones. In limited instances it has been known to cause severe dehydration and the occasional groin pull, but honestly I don't know what that's about. That said, it's probably not a bad idea to keep a glass of water handy and really stretch things out before strapping yourself in for a literary thrill ride you will want to experience again and again until you are either dead or your eyesight fails completely, whichever comes first. In fact, if I end up being wrong about any of this stuff, you can kick me right in the privates. Also, I will send you a nice ham (serves twenty). In short, you really can't lose on this one.

Your man,

Dave Hill

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UCBT Performers Named Just For Laughs New Faces of Comedy

Mar 30, 2015

Congratulations to these UCBT performers, named New Faces by Montreal's Just For Laughs festival!

Just For Laughs reveals New Faces of Comedy
 
Each year, the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal produces the New Faces showcase, where upcoming stand-up comedians - deemed the world's most promising - perform for industry and comedy fans alike. It's sort of a big deal. And this year, JFL is offering not one, but three groups of New Faces, presented by CollegeHumor and categorized as such: New Faces of Comedy, and New Faces of Comedy: Characters (the best in sketch performers) New Faces of Comedy: Unrepped, which includes comics that work without agents or managers.

The groups of comedians are listed below!

NEW FACES OF COMEDY
Dominic Dierkes
Adam Lowitt
Joe Wengert

NEW FACES OF COMEDY: CHARACTERS
Rachel Bloom
Lauren Lapkus
Natasha Rothwell
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Pilots From UCBTNY Performers and Writers Selected For The 2012 NY Television Festival

Mar 30, 2015

Congratulations to the below UCBTNY performers and writers whose pilots have been selected for the NYTVF 2012 Independent Pilot Competition! 


2012 Official Selections

New York Television Festival is proud to announce the following Official Selections to the 2012 Independent Pilot Competition.

Scheduling information and ticket reservation will be available in early October.

Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to our 2012 IPC Artists!

Comedy Pilots

Breaking the News (Workplace Sitcom)
Created by: Matt Evans - New York, NY
News Action News is the lowest-rated local news station in Westchester, but, with a 'can do' attitude and a commitment to excellence, they just might make it to second-lowest. Starring Miriam Tolan (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Brian Stack (Conan, 30 Rock), Dave Pasquesi (Strangers With Candy, Boss), and Christine Walters (Beavis and Butt-Head, Sesame Street).

From Adam (Comedy)
Created by: Stephen Soroka and Will Bozarth - New York, NY
When Adam has no choice but to return to his hometown after his seemingly perfect, 'big city' life crumbles around him, he's forced to answer questions that he's struggled with his entire life. Starring Rob Michael Hugel (I Hate Being Single), Leslie Collins (VH1's Best Night Ever), Henry Zebrowski (Girls, Michael and Michael Have Issues), and Kurt Braunohler (Bunk, Delocated).

Gary Teaches Guitar (Sci-fi Comedy)
Created by: Tony Zaret, Stephen Levinson, Andrew Lin, Dave Croatto, and Ed Mundy - Brooklyn, NY
Gary and (alien) Grizmore only care about making their guitar tutorial web series, even when they're surrounded by government conspiracies, alien invasions, and murderous clone soldiers.

King Temp (Workplace Sitcom Web Series)
Created by: Jason Saenz and Nick Turner - New York, NY
Nick has never had a real job in his life so he takes advantage of the temp-to-perm lifestyle any way he can.

Pam and Sue (Sketch Comedy)
Created by: Pam Murphy and Sue Galloway - New York, NY
Pam and Sue transform everyday situations into absurdly awkward and ridiculously funny sketch comedy. Starring Sue Galloway (30 Rock), Pam Murphy (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), and the voice of John Lutz (30 Rock).

The Untitled Webseries That Morgan Evans is Doing (Comedy Web Series)
Created by: Morgan Evans - Astoria, NY
Morgan Evans is a guy living in New York trying to deal with a bunch of people from Paramount Pictures' please don't sue him. Starring Morgan Evans (The Onion News Network) and Ilana Glazer (Broad City).

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