There’s a New Oral History of the UCB Out Today in E-Book Form
Writer Brian Raftery has a new, exhaustive oral history of the Upright Citizens Brigade that was just released today, exclusively through Barnes & Noble’s Nook program. Chronicling the UCB’s rise from a small theater in the mid-’90s to a bicoastal behemoth now, the e-book is an expanded version of the excellent oral history of the UCB Raftery put together for New York magazine two years ago featuring interviews with Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, Conan O’Brien, Ed Helms, Andy Richter, and many more. The e-book version, called High-Status Characters: How The Upright Citizens Brigade Stormed A City, Started A Scene, And Changed Comedy Forever, is way longer than the New York mag piece, clocking in at nearly 40,000 words and features all-new unpublished interviews with Nick Kroll, Aubrey Plaza, Marc Maron, Andy Daly, Neil Flynn, Tom Scharpling, and the late great David Rakoff. You can by High-Status Characters via Barnes & Noble for $1.99, and you don’t need a Nook to download it; you just need the free Nook app.