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Upright Citizens Brigade Announces the Grand Opening of UCB Theatre Sunset

The Upright Citizens Brigade is opening a brand new theater in Los Angeles. UCB announced today that it's added a new venue called UCB Theatre Sunset located at 5419 Sunset Boulevard in LA, which will be home to UCB LA's training center for both improv and sketch writing, an 85-seat theatre, cafe/performance space called Inner Sanctum (featuring "a highly-trained team of baristas" and "an incredible art and sculpture collection"), video production offices, and even retail stores on street level. Classes at the new location will start in November, and the theater will celebrate its grand opening on November 1st with a whole day of comedy. Performers slated to show up throughout [...]

Come and Get Your Hot Bikini Girls, as Well as Bennet Dillersby

Here's a new one from UCB Comedy's The Brig, entitled Hot Bikini Girls. Dude TV knows what you want, and spokesman Bennet Dillersby (the amazing Neil Casey) is going to make sure you get it. It's what you asked for, god dammit, so just take it and fucking enjoy it.

The Delicate Art of the Spit Take

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In the world of comedy, there are few things as tried and true as the ol' spit take. But do you know the many variations on this classic? Let this new video from UCBcomedy's The Brig introduce them to you.

On a Neverending Stakeout, Bored Cops Are Forced to Entertain Themselves

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Here's the first episode of a new web series from UCBcomedy.com, "Bored Cops." It features two cops, bored, on a stakeout. Episode one features them engaging in that classic conversation game of the bored: Fuck, Marry, Kill.

Andy Richter Has a Blow Globe to Sell You

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Here's another sketch from Matt Besser's This Show Will Get You High, this one starring Conan's Andy Richter. It's called Blow Globe, and it's about a globe that performs fellatio, naturally.

Grand Opening Of UCB's Second NY Location Is (You Got It) Improvised

This weekend saw the grand opening of the UCB's second location in New York, after two long years of securing licenses, tearing down walls, and proving that it's not a sex club. Those New Yorkers, always so worried about a little sex club here or there! UCB co-founders Matt Besser and Ian Roberts couldn't get to the big opening because of that darned snowstorm, but ultimately there was a show (featuring Fugazi's Ian MacKaye) that Amy Poehler called "the perfect combination of funny and weird and sloppy." Ah, improvisers, always rolling with the punches. Welcome, UCBeast!

David Caruso Throughout History

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Here's a new one from UCB video team Diamonds, Wow! in which we see David Caruso solving murders throughout history. That guy is just completely incapable of doing detective work without a zinger, isn't he? Yeeeeeaaaaaaahhhh!

The UCB Is Putting Out Freak Dance, a Musical Parody Movie

The Upright Citizens Brigade, formerly of the Comedy Central sketch show and currently of NYC and LA improv and sketch theaters and schools, is putting out its first full-length movie. Called Freak Dance, it was written and directed by original UCB member Matt Besser and features the other three original members (Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh) as actors. Here's the first trailer.

The parody genre has not had a great run for the past decade or so, thanks in part to the tsunami of lowest-common-denominator shit from Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (Epic Movie, etc.). The only other regular parody-makers of late have been the Wayans brothers, [...]

This News Pundit Really Does Look Like a Fish

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In this new video from UCB's Diamonds, Wow!, we see how difficult it can be to defend a position against the wellbeing of a species that you really, really resemble.

Brett Gelman, Matt Besser and an Unfortunate Pee Drip

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Here's another sketch from Matt Besser's Comedy Central pilot This Show Will Get You High. It stars the hilarious Brett Gelman, who was voted as one of comedy's favorite comedians in our poll last month.

Talking to the UCB About Their Theaters and Upcoming Radio Show

The AV Club has a great interview with Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh and Matt Besser about UCB's upcoming Sirius radio show, the two existing theaters and the upcoming 2nd theater they're opening in NYC. For folks even tangentially involved in their theaters, it's a must-read.

Domino's Really, Really Wants Your Business

Here's a new one from UCB's The Brig, in which they take Domino's latest ads to their logical conclusion. Don't act so desperate, Domino's. It only makes me find Pizza Hut more attractive.

Bored Cops Overdo It With the Christmas Presents

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In the second episode of UCBcomedy's new web series Bored Cops, our heros exchange gifts in their squad car. Neither of them managed to stick to the price limit they had set, it turns out.

An Easy Way to Detect Political Bullshit

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With only one more day for political comedy videos to be relevant to the midterm elections, they're still hitting the internet at the zero hour. Here's "Political Bullshit Detector" from UCBcomedy.com, which shows how you can easily detect bullshit in political ads with a little bit of context tweaking.