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UCBT Performers Nominated for 2008 ECNY Awards

Mar 9, 2015


2008 ECNY AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED


AWARDS TO CELEBRATE THE COMEDIC PERFORMING ARTS IN NEW YORK CITY

The public voting period is now open and will end Wednesday, March 4th at midnight.

Vote now!



The ECNY Awards, New York's original comedy awards are honored to announce the nominees for the 2008 awards, representing the absolute best in New York comedy. Voting will be open to the general public at ecnyawards.com. Winners will be announced at the 2008 ECNY Awards ceremony, held March 9, 2009, at 8:00pm; at Comix NY; 353 West 14th St. The ceremony will be hosted for the second year in a row by Jon Friedman.

THE OFFICIAL 2008 ECNY NOMINEES

Best Female Standup Comedian

* Giulia Rozzi (Co-host, UCBT's Stripped Stories)

Best Host

* Eliza Skinner and Shockwave - The Beatdown

* Leo Allen - WHIPLASH

Best Improv Group

* Bastian

* Death By Roo Roo

* Mother


Best Male Standup Comedian

* Joe Mande (From UCBT's 'Workdays With Maury)

* Kumail Nanjiani (From UCBT's Game Bros Live)

* Pete Holmes (From UCBT's Gutbucket)


Best Musical Comedy Act (Solo or Group)

* I Eat Pandas


Best One Person Show

* Charlie Sanders - Minnesota Muslim

* Chris Gethard - Chris Gethard's MAGIC BOX OF STORIES

* Kumail Nanjiani - Unpronouncable

* Lennon Parham - She Tried to Be Normal

Best Short Comedic Film

* Eugene Cordero - Green Screen

* Rob Lathan - The Phelps Minute

Best Sketch Comedy Group

* BriTANick

* Derrick

* Pangea 3000

Best Technician

* Jon Gutierrez (Current UCBT Tech Supervisor)

* Pat Baer (Former UCBT Tech Supervisor)

Best Variety Show

* The Dave Hill Explosion

* High School Talent Show
* The Rejection Show
* WHIPLASH

Emerging Comic Award

* Lennon Parham

Outstanding Achievement in Flyer or Postcard Design

* Dyna Moe - Gavin Speiller Needs Your Approval

* Steve Dressler - High School Talent Show

Best Website

* Upright Citizens Brigade - UCBComedy.com

* Charlie Todd - Improv Everywhere

Best Performance in a Commercial or Episode of Law and Order

* Brett Gelman - NY Lottery (Little Bit O' Luck)

* John Gemberling - Boost Mobile

Vote for your favorite UCBT performers and shows

now!


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'Medicine for Melancholy' starring Wyatt Cenac opens Friday, February 20

Mar 9, 2015

The Daily Show correspondent and former UCBTLA Harold Team member Wyatt Cenac stars in the feature film Medicine for Melancholy opening this Friday, February 20 at Laemmle Sunset 5.

Medicine for Melancholy is a love story of bikes and one-night stands told through two African-American twenty-somethings dealing with issues of class, identity, and the evolving conundrum of being a minority in rapidly gentrifying San Francisco-a city with the smallest proportional black population of any other major American city.

Film is nominated for 3 Spirit Awards including 'Best First Feature.'

Praise for Medicine for Melancholy:

'Clip this article. Put it on your refrigerator to remind yourself, your roommates, your friends and family to see Medicine For Melancholy... In the face of an impending cultural extinction and the potential loss of SF's soul, this excellent movie is part of a necessary discussion.' -San Francisco Bay Guardian

'Enlightened and tenderly beautiful ... easily my favorite film at SXSW 2008.' -Premiere

'Stunningly photographed... Medicine for Melancholy is an appealingly modest film with two strong lead performances (by Wyatt Cenac and, particularly, Tracey Heggins), and a beautiful sense of balance; it never presupposes that the romantic possibilities of its two illicit lovers are more important than the social reality Jenkins quite deftly embeds them in.' -Filmmaker Magazine 
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"Fired Up" featuring Mookie Blaiklock opens Friday, February 20

Mar 9, 2015

Nicholas D'Agosto
Opening this Friday, February 20 is comedy Fired Up featuring UCBTLA performer Mookie Blaiklock.

Shawn (Nicholas D'Agosto) and Nick (Eric Christian Olsen), the stars of the Gerald R. Ford High School football team, are dreading the prospect of another summer at football camp.  When Nick hatches a scheme for the two to join their school cheerleaders at cheer camp instead, they find themselves awash in a sea of gorgeous young women.  It all goes great until Shawn falls for Carly (Sarah Roemer), the beautiful head cheerleader who sees right through them.

"It's just fucking funny." -Ain't It Cool News
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