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Tig Notaro Is Releasing an Expanded Version of Her Largo 'LIVE' Set

Record label Secretly Canadian announced today that they're releasing an expanded CD version of Tig Notaro's acclaimed Largo performance from last year, during which she discussed her cancer diagnosis and a number of personal tragedies that had befallen her during that year in an emotional, raw, and funny set. The performance achieved acclaim from Notaro's peers Ed Helms (who called it "One of the most amazing stand-up sets I've ever seen"), Bill Burr ("made me feel like I was an open miker. Absolute genius!"), and Louis C.K. ("in 27 years doing this, I've seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night [...]

Left Handed Radio: Freddy's Back in '9thmare on Elm Street' Thursday Night

Left Handed Radio presents The Sequel Machine, a monthly live show where 25 writers of all stripes (The Onion, Fast Company, McSweeney's) collaborate on a sequel to one of film's biggest franchises. The catch is that the writers pen one page at a time, and only get to see the page before their own. The results are hilariously twisted and virtually no different than a real sequel.

This month is 9thmare on Elm Street! Freddy Kruger is back in action to slash throats and sling puns.

Thursday, October 4th at 11:00 PM, UCB East Theatre, 3rd Street and Avenue A, NYC. Tickets are $5. Make [...]

Watch Jimmy Fallon's Live Late Night Opening Touchdown

If you turned off your TV after the Super Bowl to cry yourself to sleep with disappointment or to run out to the streets in celebration, here is what you missed: Jimmy Fallon pumping up the Adele and partying with cheerleaders, mascots, a guy in shower caps, and of course the Roots. It's Indiann-mother-flipping-apolis! This is probably what they do every night!

A Reading of a Screenplay Based on Glenn Beck's Novel

Comedian Joe Mande's Adaptation of Glenn Beck's Novel UCBcomedy.com

Apparently, the new hot thing to do when making a comedy video is just to find lousy material written by someone else and then winkingly read it on stage. Joe Mande, the comedian behind the blog-to-book Look at This Fucking Hipster, wrote a screenplay based on Glenn Beck's The Overton Window and then had people like Kristin Schall, Big Lake's Chris Gethard and stand-up and 30 Rock writer Hannibal Buress perform a staged reading of it at New York's UCB Theatre. The dialogue is about what you'd [...]

The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: Videogame Debate Club LIVE from New York Podfest

This week's episode of The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show is a LIVE edition from the NY Podfest. Jeff is joined by Adam Conover and Jared Logan to play Metagame (as previously heard on JRJRS), a game where all three contestants are asked the same question, and choose which of 5 different game titles they think is the best answer to that question. The one who gives the most convincing answer gets one point.

To decide who makes the most compelling argument special guests are welcomed on stage to judge a round each. The guest judges are Scott Weiner, an Applause-O-Meter in the form of Scott [...]

Left Handed Radio: Come to a Staged Reading of 'Dark Knight 4' Thursday Night

Left Handed Radio presents The Sequel Machine, a monthly live show where 25 writers collaborate on a sequel to one of film's biggest franchises. The catch is that the writers of all stripes (The Onion, Fast Company, McSweeney's) pen one page at a time, and only get to see the page before their own. The results are hilariously twisted and virtually no different than a real sequel.

This month is Dark Knight 4! Batman faces off against his old nemesis: plot holes.

Thursday, September 6th at 7:30 PM, UCB East Theatre, 3rd Street and Avenue A, NYC. Tickets are $5. Make reservations now!

Director Beth McCarthy-Miller on Filming the 30 Rock Live Episodes

According to director Beth McCarthy-Miller, the most impressive thing about the 30 Rock live episodes was not Jon Hamm, but rather that no one managed blow the whole thing. As McCarthy-Miller tells The Hollywood Reporter, "During the show, I was in the booth calling it live, and I think two people missed a line. Not one camera shot was missed. I mean, it was so lucky. All the special effects happened on time; all the cues happened on time. It was crazy how perfectly it all came together." Having directed on SNL for 11 seasons, getting the go-ahead from Lorne to shoot the eps at the SNL [...]

Tig Notaro's Album Made a Ton of Cash

Stand-up and cancer survivor Tig Notaro's recording of her acclaimed, heartbreaking Largo performance, which was released two weeks ago via Louis C.K.'s website, turned out to be a whopping success. The A.V. Club reports that the album has sold about 75,000 copies so far, which would put it at #3 on the Billboard charts if releases on C.K.'s website were set up to register on Billboard. Some estimate that the recording, which was sold for just $5 a pop, has made somewhere in the $250,000 range for Notaro so far. That's a lot of well-deserved money for Tig Notaro and cancer research.

It's That Episode 32: LIVE! with Henry Zebrowski, David Young and Connor Ratliff

It’s a special LIVE episode of “It’s That Episode” with guests Henry Zebrowski (Murderfist), David Young (Late Night With Jimmy Fallon) and Connor Ratliff (The Stepfathers) recorded at the UCBEast Theatre. Learn about Connor getting fired by Tom Hanks from Band of Brothers, meet the love of Henry's life from The Bad Girls Club, listen as David and Craig give director's commentary from their time as extras on Stella, and experience the weirdest TV crossover, when Kramer was on Mad About You.

The Best Comedic Monologue You'll See Today

This comedic monologue by Joe Wengert, performed last night at Dave Holmes and Rob Delaney's Mapping the Heavens show at UCB in LA, is one of my very favorite things. This video is from a performance of the same monologue from last year, but I assume it was pretty similar last night. I wasn't there, but knowing that it happened is a good enough excuse for me to post this, right? Seriously, if you've got 8 minutes to spare, watch this. It's pretty much perfect.