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UCBT's Ben Schwartz Releases Grandma's Dead: Breaking Bad News with Baby Animals

Mar 10, 2015

Amanda McCall
Afraid to tell your girlfriend her ass looks fat? Need to let your neighbors know you're a registered sex offender? Why not let a lovable baby bunny in a basket do it for you? Grandma's Dead: Breaking Bad News with Baby Animals softens the blow of even the harshest news, saving you anxiety and time. From 'It's Malignant' to 'Daddy's Never Coming Home' these functional postcards will make anyone's life a little more adorable.

Not only will GRANDMA'S DEAD save you time, but the recipient can treasure the postcard forever, whether in a scrapbook or pinned to a bulletin board. This way, you'll never have to waste time reminding him that there is no Santa! He'll remember it forever...whether he likes it or not.

About the Authors

Amanda McCall is the co-author of Hold My Gold: A White Girls Guide to the Hip-Hop World (Simon & Schuster, May 2005), and Britney's Baby Book (Penguin, September 2005). Her work has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Los Angeles Times, Allure, New York magazine, Vibe, and on Gawker.com. She has appeared on E! Entertainment Television, ABC News Now, WB11, and on a variety of nationally syndicated radio shows, such as Hot 97s Miss Jones in the Morning, The Wendy Williams Experience, Mancow in the Morning, and Sirius Satellite Radio. Amanda works at The Late Show with David Letterman.

Ben Schwartz is a writer/actor/comedian from New York City. He was a staff writer on the third season of Adult Swim's Emmy nominated show Robot Chicken as well as a freelance writer for Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update and The Late Show with David Letterman's monologue. Although many of his jokes made it to air, Ben created a website to give his rejected jokes and short films a home - . He is a sketch and improv comedian at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and has performed in shows around the world including the Montreal Comedy Festival. Ben has acted in numerous television shows and feature films including 2007's New York City Serenade, which made its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

GRANDMA'S DEAD: Breaking Bad News with Baby Animals


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ROLE MODELS, featuring UCBTLA performers Matt Walsh and Armen Weitzman, Opens Today

Mar 10, 2015

Upright Citizens Brigade co-founder Matt Walsh and UCBTLA writer/performer Armen Weitzman are both featured in the new film Role Models, starring Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott and directed by David Wain. It opens in theaters nationwide today.

At UCBTLA, Matt Walsh regularly performs in ASSSSCAT. Armen Weitzman will be performing in this weekend's Sketch Cram and is writing for Writing Under the Influence on Saturday, November 22nd, at midnight.
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UCBT student & performer Abby Elliott joins cast of Saturday Night Live

Mar 10, 2015

Abby Elliott
Michaela Watkins
Two Women Join 'SNL'

With Amy Poehler gone to motherhood, and Tina Fey having retired her Sarah Palin wig, Saturday Night Live is in the market for a few good women. And two new female cast members, Michaela Watkins and Abby Elliott, will join the show on Saturday as featured players. Ms. Watkins, from Syracuse, is an actress and sketch performer who trained in the Groundlings improvisation group. Ms. Elliott, from Wilton, Conn., performed with the improv group the Upright Citizens Brigade and most recently did voice work on a new ABC animated series from Mike Judge called The Goode Family. Lorne Michaels, the executive producer of Saturday Night Live, may be adding more cast members later this season. He said in a telephone interview, 'I still hope Amy will come by and say goodbye.'

Abby was a cast member in 'The Midnight Show' at UCBTLA. Abby plays wife to host Steve Agee in the video below, shot for 'The Midnight Show's' most recent staging on November 1.




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