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Labor Day at UCBT = Special Shows All Night

Mar 19, 2015

Spend Labor Day with the UCB Theatre for some special improv shows and hilarious stand-up comedy.

8:00pm
LIBERTY INN & ROGUE ELEPHANT


LIBERTY INN

Liberty Inn is a crappy hooker motel on the West Side Highway where you could pretty quickly end up with a cold piece of steel in your belly if you're not paying attention.

Liberty Inn is also an improv show starring Chris Gethard (The Stepfathers), Anthony King (Reuben Williams), and Zach Woods (The Shoves).


ROGUE ELEPHANT

Two years ago Rogue Elephant started out as just a group of good-looking improv students giving away free beer so people would come see their shows.

Since then they've performed in Philly, Chicago's venerated IO Theater, and every seedy gin joint in New York, earning praise for their unapologetic, high-energy improv comedy. Dick jokes! Monkey presidents! Talking burritos! More dick jokes!

Featuring Susannah Beckett, Tim Curcio, Eddie Dunn, Silvija Ozols, Jim Santangeli, Nate Smith, and Gavin Speiller


9:30pm
BRUCKHEIMER & DEATH BY ROO ROO


Paul Scheer, Owen Burke, and Chad Carter are BRUCKHEIMER.

DEATH BY ROO ROO

Death By Roo Roo performs break-neck, feral improv comedy that taps into the most basist of instincts and exposes humanity's darkest desires. And the swearing....oh God, there's so much swearing. Watch with rapt amazement as these princes of the universe hurtle through the cosmos devouring worlds. And it's funny.

Death by Roo Roo is John Gemberling, Neil Casey, Curtis Gwinn, & Brett Gelman


11:00pm
CRASH TEST


A weekly standup showcase for NY's top standup and alternative comedians. With special guest drop-ins, short films, and more.

THIS WEEK:

Tim Young, AD Miles, Bobby Tisdale, and special hosts Paul Scheer & Rob Huebel
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Get Tickets to SNL - Help Mercy Corps!

Mar 19, 2015

Horatio Sanz, SNL cast member, has provided two tickets to a live broadcast taping of Saturday Night Live for auction. This auction is in conjunction with Mercy Corps and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

Every dollar paid for the tickets will go directly to Mercy Corps and their relief efforts in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Just click here and make a bid for the tickets!

What: 2 Tickets to Saturday Night Live

When: TBD

Why: To help the victims of Hurricane Katrina

Starting Bid: $100

Closing Bid: Sunday September 18 at 6PM EST


The winner of the auction will be announced on Sunday September 18th at MercyCat , the Hurricane Katrina Relief Benefit at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. For more information about the benefit visit .

Winner of the auction must be at least 16 years of age. This sale DOES NOT include transportation to or from New York City or accommodations.

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Aziz Ansari, Dorff & Gausas, Demetri Martin, Charlie Todd amongst "Ten Funniest New Yorkers You've N

Mar 19, 2015

The Ten Funniest New Yorkers You've Never Heard Of

The next Seinfeld, the next Sedaris (David and Amy), and the man behind the year's most rocking TV ad.

Aziz Ansari

You May Have Actually Heard of Him If: You frequent the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre-the CBGB of alternative comedy-where Ansari hosts the weekly stand-up show 'Crash Test.' The Setup: Aziz Ansari, only 22, won this year's Best Male Stand-Up at the Emerging Comics of New York awards.
The Punch Line: "Texas senator John Cornyn's argument against gay marriage is, "If your neighbor marries a box turtle, it doesn't affect your everyday life. But that doesn't make it right." I myself was not a psychology major, but I think it's safe to assume that at one point or another, Senator Cornyn has thought about making love to a box turtle." Vernon

Chatman and John Lee

Dorff and Gausas


You May Have Actually Heard of Them If: You watch a lot of Late Night With Conan O'Brien. Kevin Dorff plays the recurring Coked-Up Werewolf, and Christina Gausas has appeared in many roles, from a mom to a porn star.
The Setup: An improv duo, Dorff and Gausas are known for brainy, off-the-cuff interplay that recalls the heyday of Nichols and May.
The Punch Line: Dorff: "It's my brother's funeral. He was a suicide bomber." Gausas: "So then he totally saw it coming." 

David Javerbaum

Sam Lipsyte

Demetri Martin


You May Have Actually Heard of Him If: You are one of the swooning Demetri-ites who flock to his appearances at UCB or the 'Eating It' show at the Zipper Theatre.
The Setup: Martin melds Wes Anderson hipster innocence with the deadpan brains of Steven Wright, crafting smart, incisive one-liners. Plus, he writes palindromes, including a 222-word opus titled "Dammit I'm Mad." 
The Punch Line: "I've noticed that at most theme parks, the theme is 'Wait in line, fatty.' "

Russ Meneve

Noam Murro

Charlie Todd

You May Have Actually Heard of Him If:
You happened to catch the two guys with a megaphone in a dinghy giving a 'Circle Line' tour of the fountain in Union Square.
The Setup: Charlie Todd is the founder of Improv Everywhere, practitioners of guerrilla improv. Basically, they loose controlled comic chaos on the city, including such stunts as placing an attendant in a McDonald's bathroom or staging a 'Meet Anton Chekhov' reading at the Union Square Barnes & Noble. It's like Candid Camera, without the camera-though the stunts are chronicled on their site, improveverywhere.com.
The Punch Line: Two guys with a megaphone in a dinghy giving a 'Circle Line' tour of the fountain in Union Square. 

Kristen Schaal

You May Have Actually Heard of Her If: You've caught her excellent character work at the People's Improv Theatre. Or you have an obsessive interest in the bit players in the Meg Ryan film Kate & Leopold
The Setup: Schaal's like the bastard offspring of Sarah Vowell and Amy Sedaris: a collection of whip-smart characters, suffused with endearing, dorky charm. 
The Punch Line: Her grade-schooler who gives a book report on George Washington and ends up dirty-dancing with the Founding Father to "(I Had) the Time of My Life."
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