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

Dana Elle Salzberg | Posted 09.24.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

FLASHBACK: Young Amy Poehler On 'Late Night' With Conan

Posted 06.13.2013 | Comedy

Who's that hilarious young woman with the pigtails and headgear sitting in the audience of "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" back in the 90s? No, it's n...

Top 5 Videos of the Week: Presented by UCB Comedy

UCB Comedy | Posted 06.01.2013 | Comedy
UCB Comedy

It is not, the "United Christians Brigade," as my mother calls it. Close, but not quite. The Upright Citizens Brigade is the ultimate hub of comedic talent, a religion for some, and a cult classic for the young at heart.

Improv Everywhere the Documentary Premieres at SXSW 2013 (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.14.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Backed by Kickstarter, Adams originally planned to release the film online but as he started meeting more people from the group, he grasped what the movie would really be about, which was the evolution of the group and the creative transitions from text to photo to HD video.

Those Netflix Film Suggestions Might Just Get You In Trouble [WATCH]

Jason Gilbert | Posted 03.31.2013 | Technology
Jason Gilbert

You know those zany, adjective-heavy categories of movies that Netflix recommends for you, based on your prior streaming history? Sure, they may occas...

John Ennis Talks About His Journey in Comedy

Steve Karras | Posted 12.30.2012 | Entertainment
Steve Karras

John Ennis is well-known to some as one of the stars of the legendary HBO comedy series "Mr. Show" and has been a ubiquitous presence on TV and in movies ever since.

WATCH: A Look Back At How Mitt Got The Nomination

Posted 10.22.2012 | Comedy

Mitt Romney is slowly gaining ground in the polls as we draw closer to Election Day. But why should we be surprised? After all, Mitt Romney beat out s...

Chris Gethard Coming To IFC

The | Ross Luippold | Posted 08.20.2012 | Comedy

Chris Gethard, a comedian and improviser best known for his cult public access program "The Chris Gethard Show," will soon join IFC, the cable channel...

Choose Your Own Interview Disaster in 'The Job Interview'

Edmond Hawkins | Posted 10.10.2012 | Comedy
Edmond Hawkins

Joe Bonacci and Michael Canfield recently created a comedic, interactive Choose Your Own on Youtube that allows the viewer to botch a job interview over and over again. I recently met up with Michael and Joe to pick their brains about this quirky ideas.

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.

WATCH: 'F*ck You, Sting!'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 07.13.2012 | Comedy

Wednesday night at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York, Aziz Ansari was the guest on SiriusXM's newest installment of their "Unmasked" se...

Carolla, Delaney, Another White Guy, Esposito

Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.21.2012 | DC
Brandon Wetherbee

In my limited experience, I've found that gender, sexual preference and race don't necessarily matter when it comes to funny. I have found that there are more male than female comics. There is a problem and it's not Adam Carolla's viewpoint.

UCB Comedy Presents: Funniest UCB Videos of the Week (June 19th)

UCB Comedy | Posted 08.19.2012 | Comedy
UCB Comedy

Each week I count down my favorite online videos created by UCB performers and alumni. This week we have videos from John Lutz (30 Rock, Saturday Night Live), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation, Scott Pilgrim), and many more.

UCB Comedy Presents: Funniest UCB Videos of the Week

UCB Comedy | Posted 08.12.2012 | Comedy
UCB Comedy

2012-06-12-videopull.jpgFrom Saturday Night Live to The Daily Show to Veep to crappy webcam videos, if someone from UCB made it and it's funny, it's here.