My name is Todd. I direct and write videos for UCB Comedy.
Each week I count down my favorite online videos created by UCB performers and alumni. From Saturday Night Live to The Daily Show to Veep to crappy webcam videos, if someone from UCB made it and it's funny, I'll feature it here. My goal is simple: Make you pee your pants with laughter. Please let me know when I succeed and when I fail.
UCB Comedy's Amy Poehler answers some very intimate questions during the first episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! (that last sentence was a lie) I hope they follow through with this bit and make a new version every month. You'll see what I mean when you watch it. <strong>WHY I LIKE IT: </strong> The mouths. Holy sh*t their mouths are hilarious. P.S. Did you know you catch a live version of Scott Aukerman's show at<a href="http://losangeles.ucbtheatre.com/shows/view/745" target="_hplink"> UCB Theatre in LA</a>? It's true.
Keeping track of all your passwords sucks. UCB Comedy Director/Writer <a href="https://vimeo.com/orchardville" target="_hplink">Patrick Mahoney</a> leads us down the spiraling decent to hell that is RESETTING YOUR PASSWORD. <strong>WHY I LIKE IT: </strong>I've lived this experience... repeatedly.
The ratings for this year's Tony Awards hit an <a href="http://www.deadline.com/2012/06/ratings-rat-race-tony-awards-hit-low/" target="_hplink">all time low</a>, despite having movie stars and television stars. Isn't theatre supposed to be above glitz and celebrity? <strong> WHY I LIKE IT:</strong> The shot of Hugh Jackman clapping at the end. Just wait for it.
If think stoners are annoying when their stoned, imagine them on their death bed. This was performed live on the <a href="http://www.ucbtheatre.com" target="_hplink">UCB Theatre</a> stage in New York City. <strong>WHY I LIKE IT:</strong> There's a moment around 1 minute in when Don Fanelli says "Dude I have a job." It kills me every time I watch it.
Matt Walsh is one of the founding members of Upright Citizens Brigade. If you haven't caught him on HBO's Veep you're missing something special. <strong> WHY I LIKE IT: </strong>One of the best improvisers on the planet, performing some improv on HBO. That's awesome. (Yes, I know this show has writers and it's scripted and I'm sure they're very talented too. But director Armando Iannucci, allows for a lot of improvisation on set and the results are stupendous)
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