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RIOT LA, Improv4Humans & More With Matt Besser

I recently had the chance to sit down with one Mr. Matt Besser: master improviser and terrific human. He will be performing Improv4Humans at this year’s Riot Fest with Andy […]


Victoria’s Secret Commercial Parody From UCB Comedy

Tonight is the very important annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. As CBS puts it, “It’s not officially the holidays until the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show,” so if you’ve done anything […]


Yo, Yolonda! – A Charity Show For The Philippines At Upright Citizens Brigade

This Sunday, November 24, the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles is putting on a mega fun charity show to support relief in the Philippines. Yo, Yolonda! is featuring a […]


Danielle Cook & Mark Bisi Scare Us With ‘Sick Days’

How’s that Halloween hangover? Hopefully you’ve got a little spooky left in you! We’ve got your hangover cure and spooky fill with the ”Sick Days” pilot episode, brought to you by writer/creator […]


UCB Comedy Gets A Website Facelift

Finally! Really excited for the Upright Citizens Brigade new virtual website. Super easy to navigate through, also super easy to spend far too much time looking over all the talent, […]

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Raw & Unedited With Comedian Giulia Rozzi

Giulia Rozzi is a life enhancer, a provider of smiles. She’s also a New York based comedian, actress and writer with a career that is progressing rapidly. What do you […]

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The Inspiring Kay Cannon On Being A Writer

Kay Cannon, the Emmy-nominated writer and producer for “30 Rock,” co-executive producer for “New Girl” and screenplay writer of the hit movie Pitch Perfect is not only driven and talented, she’s beautiful […]


#tbt Interview With Rob Riggle

For this weeks #tbt we go back to June 21, 2011 when we published one of my favorite interviews of all time with the great Rob Riggle. You knew him […]

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A Ruckus With Rob Corddry

You know him, you love him, we love him and we love this interview with SO favorite Rob Corddry. Let’s give you a little rundown. He was in 2003’s Old School. […]


#tbt Interview With Scott Aukerman

This interview was originally posted on July 7, 2011. Let’s throw it back with Scott Aukerman! You might not realize it, but the majority of your favorite comedy today via: […]

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The Hilarious, Inspiring & Wonderfully Passionate Eric Appel

Eric Appel is a truly great LA director/writer/performer. You’ve easily seen his work on “The Office,” “NTSF:SD:SUV::,” “New Girl,” “Human Giant” and more. He’s done TV, film, internet videos, you […]

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An Interview With The Hilarious, Silly Genius That Is Rob Huebel

Rob Huebel. You know him and love him for being a super duper funny, silly, comedian and actor in such greats as “Children’s Hospital,” “Human Giant,” “Burning Love,” “NTSF:SD:SUV::,” and […]


SO Favorite. Just The Best. All Smiles. An Interview With Adam Pally

I talked with Adam Pally as he was driving around Baton Rouge where he is currently filming Search Party, a movie starring Adam, T.J. Miller and Thomas Middleditch, along with […]

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Get Happy & Smile Hard With Alice Wetterlund!

Alice Wetterlund is a super funny lady. She’s a talented LA stand up comedian who came to us by way of Minneapolis and New York.  If you were just thinking, […]