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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.

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...

Ross Luippold

Author: 'Comedy Culture Is UCB Culture'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ross Luippold | Posted 06.21.2013 | Comedy

It's impossible to ignore the effect that the Upright Citizens Brigade has had on the world of comedy. Like "The Simpsons" and "Saturday Night Live" b...

WATCH: Bam Margera Pranks Parking Attendants

Posted 06.04.2013 | TV

It's the penultimate episode of TBS' hidden camera comedy "Who Gets The Last Laugh?" (Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET), and this week's episode features "Jacka...

A Week at San Francisco Sketchfest: Part I

Tony Bartolone | Posted 04.15.2013 | Comedy
Tony Bartolone

During my week in San Francisco, there were so many tantalizing events it was hard to decide what to see. The 12th Annual Sf Sketchfest was an ambitious undertaking, featuring 166 shows, lasting three and a half weeks and showcasing some of the best talent performing today.

Controversy Over Upright Citizens Brigade Flares, But Is It Much Ado About Nothing?

Dylan Gadino | Posted 04.03.2013 | Comedy
Dylan Gadino

What started as one comedian's off-the-cuff vocal displeasure over the way a well-respected comedy institution runs its business evolved into a needlessly divisive, hostile online battle fought via Facebook updates and Tumblr posts.

UCB Comedy Presents: Funniest UCB Videos of the Week (July 17)

UCB Comedy | Posted 09.17.2012 | Comedy
UCB Comedy

Each week I count down my favorite online videos created by UCB performers and alumni. This week we have videos from Matt Besser, Paul W. Downs, and many more.

'Freak Dance' Is The Anti-Dance Movie Parody

Katla McGlynn | Posted 08.01.2012 | Comedy
Katla McGlynn

Upright Citizens Brigade co-founder Matt Besser had never written a musical before "Freak Dance," his answer to perhaps Hollywood's cheesiest genre, b...

ZooFari At National Zoo: HuffPost DC Top 5 For May 17, 2012

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.17.2012 | DC

TOP 5 PICKS FOR THURSDAY, MAY 17 1. ZooFari At National Zoo Bummed the Betty White event sold out? This National Zoo's annual fundraiser will brig...

Matt Besser Brings Improv For Humans To Virginia

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.15.2012 | DC

One of the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade, Matt Besser is coming to Richmond and Arlington touring his new film, "Freak Dance." A pa...

'God Bless America' At West End: HuffPost DC Top 5 For May 14, 2012

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.14.2012 | DC

TOP 5 PICKS FOR MONDAY, MAY 14 1. "God Bless America" At West End Cinema It's horrible outside so today is all about movies. Bobcat Goldthwait's n...

A Brief History Of The UCB By New York Magazine

New York Magazine | Posted 11.26.2011 | Comedy

The Upright Citizens Brigade arrived with a mission: to make New York comedy smart again. And to get on TV. Fifteen years on, members of the scene tha...

WATCH: Nick Kroll & Matt Besser On 'Parks & Rec'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

On this weeks' episode of "Parks & Recreation," Leslie, Ben and Tom go on a "media blitz" to promote the fast-approaching Harvest Festival in Pawnee. ...

Matt Besser Protests L.A. Marathon For 'This Show Will Get You High' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Upright Citizens Brigade co-founder Matt Besser has taken to the streets for his new Comedy Central sketch special "This Show Will Get You High" -- sp...