1. thechrisgethardshow:

    meganderson87:

    Happy Halloween!

    This is the best.

    I want to see another picture of this bad boy in a week

     
  2. helloboooooze:

    I swear to god this is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. I’m probably responsible for like half the views.

    One of the best nights of my little life

    (via thechrisgethardshow)

     
     

  3. uglysuzuki:

    I am quite afraid to promote UCBW. I know it may not seem that way at all, but I don’t mean posting flyers or video game avatars of our characters.

    I mean, me, as Fesh, saying “Hey, come to this show!,” because I know that next-to-never works. So, I sit here a wrestle (uh-huh, honey!) with the…

    In my opinion:

    UCBW CAGE MATCH IS THE BEST SHOW AT THE UCB THEATRE. And it’s weekly.

    Look, of course Fesh and I are biased as wrestling fans. But this post is less about loving wrestling and more about loving a show with endless possibilities that also happens to nail the genre it is parodying.

    Hands down: UCBW is the most inclusive show at the theatre for both performers and the audience. Every week, the hosts ask demand you to CHEER and BOO at the characters. This is the show where the polite thing to do is to participate and contribute to the show with your voice. You can be a character, even if you’re sitting in the dark. It works if you work.

    Starting in 2009, I would sit front row and center at Cage Match every week and see some of the best improv I’ll ever see in my life. The legendary Death By Roo Roo streaks, the meteoric rise of Doppelgänger, and Kevin Hines’ one man Macroscene come to mind. As an improv student, it was invaluably inspiring and unbelievable. But I would always save my energy for what most people consider the intermission.

    I got into UCBW. I saw that they were encouraging audience participation, so I took that and ran with it by playing the part of a wrestling fanatic. BOOING at the top of my lungs. Leaping out of my seat in amazement, starting ASSHOLE chants, yelling “FUCK YOU!” in the middle of a performer’s speech. If I behaved this was at any other comedy show, even at the hip and on the fringe of mainstream comedy UCB Theatre, I would have been kicked out and banned for life. But in 2011 I was asked to join UCBW officially and play the referee because I was doing the best I could to show how much I GET and LOVE the show and what it means.

    I thirst for the day that the collective audience comes around and remembers that this is the chance you get to enhance the show with your participation. You will not get in trouble for being loud. When the hosts introduce the show and you instinctually BOOOOO the thought of chicken wings being kicked in the audience and YAAAAAAAAY the rule against throwing a chair at an audience member, that is UCBW, in a very slick and sly way, letting you know you’ve crossed over into a different kind of show. You are supposed to make noise. You’re supposed to cause a ruckus. YOU vote on the team. YOU decide which wrestlers RULE and which ones SUCK. CHEER and BOO.

    Of course, please respect the improv teams. Don’t act like a UCBW audience during Cage Match. But conversely: you don’t need to act like a Cage Match set is happening during UCBW.

    There’s UCBW and there’s Cage Match. There is a difference. But together, they create the best and longest running live comedy show in NYC.

    Come to UCBW’s Special Event AUTUMN SLAMN this Friday at Midnight. Go fucking insane as an audience member at this show. We may ask you to calm down and give us the spotlight, but only for just long enough to give you another reason to go even crazier. It’s the most fun.

     

  4. johnfreiler:

    Hi, Everyone.

    If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been following my impotent rage over corporate insurance giant GEICO contracting the Martin Agency to create an ad that (With its Halloween theme) is scaaaaaaaarily close to a short I co-created with filmmaker Joe Nicolosi. If you need to get…

     

  5. When the New York indie improv scene exploded, it seemed like everyone was aware of each other’s work. People knew who was funny and which teams put on the best shows. Competition was friendly but fierce.

    Today, there are theater operated digital teams. Like Harold Night or a successful run of a sketch show on the UCB stage, it’s extremely easy to stay aware of UCBcomedy’s impressive output. Naturally, there aren’t enough spots for everybody who is doing great work honing their craft elsewhere. So a lot of great videos made by our peers get lost in the shuffle.

    There’s BEEN an explosion of indie comedy videos for years now. Personally, I would like to see the indie scene band together to better represent the community of independent video makers. That starts with:

    • Making great work.
    • Being more aware and supportive of the great work of our contemporaries.

    NOUN VIDEO is an experiment in bringing this already flourishing scene closer together.

    Follow NV!. Submit a link to your latest work and I’ll post it. It’s where I’ll put the funny indie videos.

     
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  7. Come to History Gals! 

    Claire Downs and Joanna Solotaroff host a fictional podcast in a Wisconsin library as weirdo history buffs Deblina Keck and Heidi P. Vanderhooval. I’m excited to be a part of the show tonight. Check it out!

    Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St, 10pm.

     
  8. patbaer:

    Referee Robot Riley

    (photo by Arin Sang-urai)

    Tagged #blessed #ucbw
     
  9. Improv Openings as Band T-Shirts

     

  10. 100 Things You’d Find On A Desk

    1. Computer
    2. Mug
    3. Pencil
    4. Pencil Holder
    5. Paper Clip
    6. Paper
    7. Rubber Band
    8. Jar of Peanuts
    9. Cell Phone
    10. Landline Phone
    11. Speaker Phone
    12. External Hard Drive
    13. Computer Speakers
    14. Printer
    15. Pen
    16. Rolodex
    17. Letter Opener
    18. Envelope
    19. Family Photo
    20. Stress Ball
    21. Action Figure
    22. Bag of Chips
    23. Ashtray
    24. Cigarette
    25. Keyboard
    26. Mouse
    27. Tape Recorder
    28. Camera
    29. Post It Note
    30. Thumbtack
    31. Scotch Tape
    32. Water Bottle
    33. Highlighter Pen
    34. Takeout Menu
    35. Hair
    36. Book
    37. Wallet
    38. Keys
    39. Wristwatch
    40. Clock
    41. Scanner
    42. Scissors
    43. Pendulum Toy
    44. Business Card
    45. ID
    46. Paperweight
    47. Inbox
    48. Outbox
    49. Coffee Stain
    50. Sugar Packet
    51. Stevia Packet
    52. Milk Carton
    53. Half and Half Carton
    54. Coffee Stirrer
    55. Book About Coffee
    56. Simple Syrup Residue
    57. Coffee Grounds
    58. Coffee Puddle
    59. French Press
    60. Coffee Grinder
    61. Coffee Grounds Measuring Cup
    62. Coffee Grounds Measuring Spoon
    63. Keurig Machine
    64. Keurig Machine Instruction Manual
    65. Keurig Coffee Pod
    66. Broken Coffee Mug
    67. Broken Glass (Old French Press)
    68. Band Aids
    69. Gauze
    70. Paper Towels
    71. Burn Ointment
    72. Coffee Beans
    73. Coffee T-Shirt
    74. Starbucks Gift Card
    75. Thermos
    76. Plastic Cup
    77. Jar
    78. Bowl
    79. Saucepan
    80. Frying Pan
    81. Bucket
    82. Blueprints for “Mega Coffee” Facility
    83. Bunson Burner
    84. Fire Extinguisher
    85. Goggles
    86. Fireproof Apron
    87. Rubber Gloves
    88. Respirator
    89. Defribilator
    90. Miniature Maze
    91. Test Mice
    92. "Mega Coffee" Prototype NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
    93. Mouse Feces
    94. Mouse Bones
    95. "Mega Mice"
    96. Blood
    97. Apology Letter
    98. Memoirs
    99. Secret Plans for “Mega Coffee: Phase 2”
    100. Glasses
     
  11. My Harold teammate (and Coconut Berry Lemon Tree producer, and all around great guy) Patrick Noth made a series of music videos with Morgan Evans for MTV. The series is called Music Television.

    The videos are really funny.

     
     
  12. Improv support moves as band T-Shirts

     
  13. Improv forms as band T-shirts

     
  14. New York Improv practice spaces as band T-shirts

     
  15. redhotvideo:

    PillowTalk

    Cray Train

    So funny