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The Inside Story of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail

“I’ve always been fascinated with the moment people go from being a just a group in a room to one unit – for me, that’s the most interesting thing on the planet,” says Emily Gordon, co-producer of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. “Movies do that, and church does that, and comedy shows do that, and I always wanted to make an environment where that happens.”

Every Wednesday night, it happens in an unlikely place: the dim, unfinished back room of a comic book shop on Sunset Boulevard. 

Just a few blocks east of Los Angeles’ biggest comedy clubs, the NerdMelt Showroom is home to one of [...]

Denver's High Plains Comedy Festival Unveils Its Huge Lineup

The High Plains Comedy Festival is returning to Denver for its second year this August 22-23, and they've put together a pretty stellar lineup. Pete Holmes, TJ Miller, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily Gordon, Cameron Esposito, Amber Tozer, Jonah Ray, Jared Logan, and many, many more will be performing. Passes for the whole weekend are $80 and on sale now, so get them while they're hot. Here's the full lineup:

Come See Some of Our Very Favorite Comedians at The Bell House Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow night, we'll be celebrating the release of our standup film A Night at Whiplash by hosting a show with our pals at Whiplash at The Bell House in Brooklyn. For $20, you'll get to see Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser, Michael Che, Aparna Nancherla, Jared Logan, and a dance piece by Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass. On top of all that, you'll get a code to download A Night at Whiplash for free. Best of all? You'll have a reason to leave home on a Friday night and drink beers and laugh. What's better than that?

Doors are at 7:30, the show starts at 8:30, and you [...]

UCB Announces Its Packed 16th Annual Del Close Marathon Lineup

In a press release today, the Upright Citizens Brigade officially announced that its 16th annual weekend-long improv marathon DCM will take place from Friday, June 27th through Sunday, June 29th in New York and feature over 570 improv shows on eight different stages. UCB co-founders Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, and Matt Besser will kick off the marathon, which will continue throughout the weekend with improv teams from New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC, Austin, Philadelphia, England, Canada, Japan, Finland, Puerto Rico, and more with shows starring the writers of Key & Peele and Late Night with Seth Meyers, a Broad City live show, reunions of [...]

Let Our Dog and Pony Show Give You a Break From Your Existential Crisis

What are you doing with your life? Do you have it all figured out yet? Do you know where you'll be in 10 years? Are you planning properly for the future? And in the end, does it even matter? We can't help you with any of that, but we can give your brain a break from thinking about such questions with some wonderful standup comedy. This coming Monday at 8pm at the UCB East in NYC is Splitsider's Dog and Pony Show. Hosted by Halle Kiefer and Joe Stanton, this month's lineup includes Jermaine Fowler, Boris Khaykin, David Smithylan, and Matteo Lane. Wonderful and hilarious people, all. Make [...]

A Live 'Simpsons' Show Is Coming This September with Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, Jon Lovitz, and More

The Simpsons will be celebrating the premiere of its 26th season this September, and to coincide with the event there will be a live Simpsons show at Hollywood Bowl on September 12th, 13th, and 14th, Rolling Stone reports. The event will be hosted by Simpsons voice regular Hank Azaria and feature Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Jon Lovitz, Beverly D'Angelo, Weird Al Yankovic, series creator Matt Groening, and many more yet-to-be-announced special guests, and Hollywood Bowl will be transformed into an immersive real-life Springfield for the occasion. The show is set to include live performances, selected scenes from all 25 seasons, and never-before-seen clips all set to the classy [...]

Monday Night: Splitsider's Dog and Pony Show Featuring the Lucas Bros., Brooke Van Poppelen, Nate Fernald, and Sabrina Jalees

This coming Monday evening at 8:30pm, Splitsider's Dog and Pony Show returns to UCB East in NYC with another lineup of funny people who will say funny things for your amusement. The Lucas Bros., Brooke Van Poppelen, Nate Fernald, and Sabrina Jalees will be joining your hosts Halle Kiefer and Joe Stanton for a night of surprises and delights. All for a mere $5!

So go ahead and make your reservations here, and we'll see you on Monday night.

The Bonnaroo 2014 Comedy Preview

Now in it’s 13th year, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival continues to draw big crowds to a 700 acre plot of farmland in Manchester, Tennessee, about one hour outside of Nashville. While music is the driving force behind the festival, live comedy has become a staple since its introduction in 2005. In addition to scheduled sets, it’s not uncommon to see comics making surprise appearances all over the festival, both on-stage and off. This year’s comedy lineup, which kicks off tomorrow, boasts an eclectic blend of heavy hitters, rising young comics, current SNL cast members and the chance to interact with some of comedy’s best filmmakers.

Some of [...]

'The Last Night of the Pythons' to Air Live in US Theaters Next Month

Monty Python's American fans now have less reason to feel left out of their live London reunion shows next month. AP reports that there are now plans to screen the legendary British comedy group's final July reunion show in hundreds of theaters across the US including branches of AMC, Regal, Showcase, and Cinemark chains. Some of the theaters will screen the performance live on July 20th with additional screenings on July 23rd, 24th, and August 6th. According to Python member Eric Idle "fans will get plenty of old favorites, as well as some surprises 'that will completely freak people out.'"

Monty Python Adds One More Night to Their Live London Show, Calls It Their "Last Live Performance Together"

The Monty Python era is nearing its end. Not even a week after releasing the music video for their new song "The Silly Walks Song," UK's Chortle reports that the legendary British comedy group has added one more night to their live reunion shows at London's O2 Arena and are saying it will "probably be their last live performance together." According to a spokesman, the Pythons were hoping to extend their London performances into a worldwide tour, "but individual commitments to other projects over the next three years has made this impossible." The show — called The Last Night of the Pythons — is scheduled for [...]

Yee-haw! Come On Down to Splitsider's Dog & Pony Show This Coming Monday, July 21!

What better way to distract yourself from the seemingly unending horrors of the modern day world than with an hour of pure hilarity called Splitsider's Dog & Pony Show? Join your hosts me and Joe Stanton at UCBeast on Monday July 21 at 8:00pm to see such killer comedians as Adam Newman (Comedy Central Half Hour), Michelle Wolf (Late Night With Seth Meyers), Naomi Ekperigin (Broad City) and Hugh Moore (truTV's Friends Of The People). A truly sick lineup, if I do say myself. As always, tickets are only $5; RSVP for yours here.

Dave Chappelle: "I'm Just Making Enough Money to Disappear Again"

"Another person screamed out 'Bring back Chappelle's Show,' to which Dave replied, 'Yeah, right after I make Half Baked 2. That when you'll know I'm really broke.' Later, when the topic of returning to standup came up, he joked, 'I'm just making enough money to disappear again. That shit's expensive!'"

- from Rolling Stone's review of Dave Chappelle's first performance at Radio City Music Hall in New York last night.

Come Celebrate the Release of 'A Night at Whiplash' This Friday with an Amazing Lineup of Comedians

We're celebrating the recent release of A Night at Whiplash this Friday night at The Bell House in Brooklyn. The lineup is pretty badass: Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser, Michael Che, Aparna Nancherla, Jared Logan, and a dance piece by Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass. Even better? For the $20 price of admission you'll get a code for a free download of A Night at Whiplash. That's a lot of great comedy for not all that much money.

The show kicks off at 8pm this Friday night, and you can buy your tickets right here. See you on Friday!

Terry Gilliam Calls Monty Python's Upcoming Farewell Shows "Depressing"

"It’s harder to do comedy now anyway: we’re older, we’ve become the Establishment we took the piss out of… Actually, the truth is I find it depressing that we’re getting back together again. It’s like, we worked so hard to get careers beyond it, to get to this stage, and now we’re being dragged back again."

- Terry Gilliam in a recent interview for the London Evening Standard, in which the American member of Monty Python reveals that he's not exactly looking forward to their round of live farewell shows this summer.