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The Inside Story of Whiplash, One of New York's Best and Most Influential Standup Shows

"Whiplash is like a magical kingdom where laughs run free and jelly beans are the main form of currency," says comedian Aparna Nancherla, of UCB's late night standup show. For half a decade, Whiplash has consistently proven itself as an exciting and eclectic show that stands out even in the city's buzzing comedy scene, a favorite of megastar names like Louis C.K. and Chris Rock as well as a reliable well-spring for the next big stars — the likes of Pete Holmes and Kumail Nanjiani were once regulars. It's the reason that Splitsider turned to Whiplash for our first concert film, where host Leo Allen welcomed Jared Logan, Sheng [...]

NBC's Best Friends Forever Looks Worth Looking Forward To

Speaking of UCB, here's a preview of an upcoming NBC show created by two UCB performers (Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair), whose writing staff includes former UCB NY artistic director Anthony King, and which originally starred UCB's Adam Pally (though it lost him to Happy Endings). The improvisational force is strong in Best Friends Forever, and judging by this preview, so is the comedy and the heart. The show premieres April 4.