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Mainstream Media Still Silent as Johnny McNulty Jokes at Work

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 10.17.2016 | Comedy
Courtney M. Soliday

NEW YORK - The media blackout of jokes New York comedians are making at work continues as office jokes, most importantly those cracked by Johnny McNul...

Infertile: A Sketch Comedy Show at UCB Chelsea

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 09.20.2016 | Comedy
Courtney M. Soliday

"Whether you are going through something similar or just want a good laugh based on real-world experiences, this show is worth catching." - AFAR LOC...

'M.I.L.P: Moms I'd Like to Portray' Celebrates Hollywood's Depiction of Women and Motherhood

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 09.20.2016 | Comedy
Courtney M. Soliday

In M.I.L.P., Carrie tries to join the ranks of Hollywood's best mom actresses, (ex. Julie Bowen) only to find she needs to earn that privilege by succ...

One Idiot Does True Crime

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 09.01.2016 | Comedy
Courtney M. Soliday

One Idiot: This Murder A Real Murder Did you love "Serial" and "Making a Murderer"? Well, good news: another young woman was horribly murdered! Join ...

Why Female Comedians Have A Secret World Of Facebook Groups

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.31.2016 | Women

Every woman working in comedy knows about them. They’re usually hidden from public view, but have hundreds of members. They’re most common in Los ...

Comedians Who Are Sexually Assaulted Must Decide: 'Career Above My Dignity'?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.24.2016 | Entertainment

Cathy hesitated for months to tell anyone about the fellow comedian in Los Angeles who she said sexually assaulted her. The comedy community is small,...

UCB, Comedy Celebs Dominate Kickstarter Film Festival Lineup

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 08.11.2016 | Entertainment
Courtney M. Soliday

There is so much to be excited about in regards to the upcoming Brooklyn Comedy Festival (Aug. 22-28).

It's a Saturday Night Live Reunion On This Amy Poehler Comedy

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 09.15.2016 | Entertainment
Courtney M. Soliday

Watch Now: SNL Alumni Fred Armisen & Rachel Dratch Reunite for Amy Poehler Comedy "Difficult People" They're back, and we don't just mean Billy a...

Ilyse Mimoun's New Book, Choose Your Own Love Story, Makes Romance an Adventure -- Plus It's Hilarious

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 01.28.2017 | Books
Gregory Weinkauf

The writer, actress and comedienne has taken the general template of those fun Choose Your Own Adventure books, and adapted it to today's, uh, noteworthy dating scene.

'Pizza Rat' Suspected Of Being A Hoax, Because Nothing Is Sacred

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.08.2016 | Weird News

"Is anything real?" That was the question posed to The Huffington Post by Eric Yearwood, a New York-based comedian who told Gothamist this week that ...

What College Professors Could Learn From Comedians

Whitny Braun | Posted 12.29.2016 | College
Whitny Braun

At the age of twenty-five I was hired to teach my first college course. Since I was a grad student myself at the time, and accustomed to sitting through long lectures delivered by monotone professors that yielded little information I actually retained, I was determined to be different.

Comedian Sounds Alarm On Upright Citizens Brigade's Diversity Problem

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.25.2015 | Black Voices

Rita Chinyere, a comedian and queer person of color, is calling out a serious diversity problem she says she has witnessed at the Upright Citizens Bri...

Tina Fey And Amy Poehler's First Joint Gig Is Nothing Like What You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment

By 1999, Tina Fey had scored a job writing for "Saturday Night Live." Amy Poehler was performing regularly in New York City with her sketch comedy gro...

Everything You Need To Know About Sounding Smart During A TED Talk

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.16.2015 | Comedy

He may not be saying much of anything, but his delivery is spot-on. Will Stephen, a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade, put together a -- l...

USA Network, Playing House Is Groundbreaking and Here's Why

Dana Elle Salzberg | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
Dana Elle Salzberg

USA Network, I'm trying to be on your side since you were the ones who took a chance on Playing House in the first place, but it's as if you don't understand the magic of what you now have.

Adam Pally: The Bro You Need to Know

Greg Archer | Posted 11.15.2014 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Here, on the eve of the season three premiere of The Mindy Project, the actor opens up about comedy, the secret to being part of a winning ensemble and other quirky anomalies.

WATCH: Maxi Pad Parody Uses Red Instead of Blue Liquid, Yum

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 05.08.2014 | Weird News

You've essentially seen this commercial played out a million times on public TV -- so what makes it so cringe-worthy now? In this parody of a maxi ...

Carden & Kayne From SXSW: UCB Is The Best Comedy Theater In The World

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.10.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Upright Citizens Brigade’s D’Arcy Carden & Michael Kayne give us a crash course on what to expect on Stage17 and their new series, ‘Terrible Bab...

A New Chinese Lunar Year, Still an Old Yellowface SNL

Lisa Bernier | Posted 04.12.2014 | New York
Lisa Bernier

Here again are white people doing bad, and yes, at points offensive cultural imitations and appropriations of Asian people and culture -- essentially yellowface -- and no one said, or is saying anything about it.

'House Of Lies' Improv Shows The Goofy Side of Kristen Bell And The Cast

Posted 12.30.2013 | TV

Want to see the "House of Lies" cast perform improv together? Of course you do. You may know Ben Schwartz from "Parks and Recreation" and Showt...

All Growz Up With Melinda Hill: Matt Besser

Melinda Hill | Posted 02.09.2014 | Comedy
Melinda Hill

"All Growz Up" explores what popular comedians wanted to be when they grew up and how that's panned out for them. Join me on this insightful journey into the little minds that became the big minds we love today.

Ross Luippold

Cult Show Could Be Coming To Comedy Central | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.21.2013 | Comedy

"The Chris Gethard Show" is filming a pilot for Comedy Central. Comedian Chris Gethard has been hosting his variety show since 2009, first at New Y...

Clearly, He's The Weirdest Human Being On Earth

Posted 11.12.2013 | Comedy

Mother's maiden name, name of your childhood pet, the first car you drove... these are all easy questions, right? Not if you're the weirdest, most unr...

This Amy Poehler Supercut Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post | Hannah Levy | Posted 10.01.2013 | Comedy

As Leslie Knope once said, "Every memory deserves to be chronicled -- even the saggy ones." To help Amy Poehler celebrate her birthday today, we've pu...

The Gritty Behind The Scenes At UCB

Posted 06.27.2013 | Comedy

Asssscat is a 15-year-old tradition at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. The long-form improv show features celebrity guests and improv veterans c...