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SNL's Taran Killam To Star In Indie Feature Written By UCBT's John Reynolds & Katie Dippold

Mar 30, 2015

'SNL's' Taran Killam nabs two indie roles
Actor to star in Growing Up; joins Killer Rebound Guy 

Taran Killam has been tapped to star in a pair of new indie pics during his summer hiatus from Saturday Night Live. Killam will topline Growing Up (and Other Lies) from Humboldt County helmers Danny Jacobs and Darren Grodsky; and he'll join Happy Endings star Adam Pally in Killer Rebound Guy, which marks the feature directorial debut of Funny or Die filmmakers Matt Villines and Osmany Rodriguez.

As for Killer Rebound Guy, Barry Josephson (Enchanted) and Alexander Young (Life as We Know It) are producing for Josephson Entertainment. Written by John Reynolds and Katie Dippold, chilling romantic comedy finds Pally playing a bartender who tries to convince everyone in his small town that his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend (Killam) is actually a serial killer.

Production is tentatively skedded to start this summer after Killam wraps Growing Up, but before he segues to a key supporting role in Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt.
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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!

Dominic Dierkes
Adam Lowitt
Joe Wengert

Rachel Bloom
Lauren Lapkus
Natasha Rothwell
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