Once a month I invite musician/poet/sword swallower friends who are currently touring to perform original music/art that will then be used as suggestions for improv sets by the best teams in the city. Then the bands close out with a mini concert!
This month's artist:
Casey Jost playing songs from his new album Crummy! It sounds like Weezer with better lyrics, check him out on:
Mistah Corey Gibbs Thrillah
Henry Russell Bergstein
A Bunch of Fucking Legends:
Brian Furey Morabito
Forget every film you ever loved, because Erin Fenton is about to write your new favorite movie. Every month, Erin interviews a comedian about their favorite films and compresses everything movie trope they love into a 15 minute live comedy show performed by celebrity impressionists. This month, Aileen Danielle Clark is getting a mother/daughter road trip/Old People Romance/Jack Black comedy like you've never seen.
Calvin Cole is Michael Keaton
Donald Chang is Jack Nicholson
Amanda Hunt is Jack Black
Iliana Inocencio is Emily Blunt
Gwen Lawson is Helen Mirren
Havoc vs Promises
Welcome to the world's most dangerous Improv arena, where two mighty teams of improv gladiators will take the stage to prove who is the best of the best. Two improv teams each perform their set timed by an onstage clock, and YOU vote via secret ballot for the more dominant competitor. The team with the most votes returns as Champion the following week to face off against a new challenger.
For scores, records, and stats for the current season as well as archives from the past, check out http://cage-match.com/
CageMatch is hosted by the UCBW, the UCB's own ridiculous wrestling league. Each week you'll see one REAL and intense comedy wrestling match in the ring each week featuring the stable of UCBW MegaStars. Follow along with the silly story-lines as feuds lead up to big "Pay-Per-View" Saturday night shows four times a year. Follow http://twitter.com/UCBW on twitter!
Stefon. Debbie Downer. Penelope. Funny characters we love.
The only thing we'd change about them?
MAKE THEIR SKETCHES SHORT AS FUCK! JOIN A SHITLOAD OF UCB PERFORMERS AS WE BRING YOU 40 FAST FUCKIN ORIGINAL CHARACTERS IN ONE HOUR! NO BULLSHIT! JUST FAST FUCKIN' FUNNY CHARACTERS! BE READY TO PISS YOUR PANTS WITH LAUGHTER AS THE BEST COMEDIANS IN NEW YORK DESTROY THE STAGE!
222 is a 44-minute blitz of non-stop comedy! Several improv comedy teams and special guests come together to complete a gauntlet of 22 2-minute-long improv scenes. Each new scene begins with the ring of a boxing bell. All moves are fair game — no one holds back! 222 is the marathon that’ll have you laughing all the way to the finish line!
The Del Close Marathon is the largest improv festival in the world, and was founded by the Upright Citizens Brigade in 1999. The first DCM had 36 shows in 30 hours at one venue. Over the past 20 years, DCM has expanded to 3 days, multiple venues, and hundreds of shows. DCM has slowly grown into a festival that not only celebrates the man responsible for turning improvisational comedy into its own art-form, but DCM is also an inclusive celebration that embraces and brings together voices from around the country and world all in one weekend through the use of the art form of comedic improvisation.
In this unique theatrical co-creation, comedy duo, Marina and Nicco, provide scenes from a weekly CPR class and a mélange of writers and directors fill in the blanks about the students’ lives. Who steps up? Who folds like a fainting goat? Can we conquer death? We’ll sure try