Posts tagged as will hines

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Patton Oswalt, Lauren Lapkus, and Will Hines Do 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Comedy Bang! Bang! – Patton Oswalt, Lauren Lapkus, Will Hines

ZOE: For everyone who missed [...]

Watch a Clip From Tonight's 'Inside Amy Schumer' Finale in Which Will Hines Is Penetrated

Tonight at 10:30pm is the season finale of Inside Amy Schumer, the latest in a line of sketch comedy wins from Comedy Central. Up there is a preview from the episode, from a sketch appropriately titled "Penetrating Phil." Phil is played by UCB NY mainstay/Very Mary Kate star Will Hines, who I think we can all agree makes the best facial expressions possible when passively participating in a conversation about being penetrated.

Make Yourself Comfy with Abra Tabak #5: Bubble Birds with Will Hines, Morgan Grace Jarrett, and Michael Kayne

Oh, hello! In this week’s episode of “Make Yourself Comfy with Abra Tabak” improv wonders Will Hines (The Stepfathers), Morgan Grace Jarrett (Grandma’s Ashes), and Michael Kayne (Diamond Lion) join Abra to create a world where nipple clamps find danger, kids be munching on tiles, and movie theaters are for dump offs.

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.

The Cherokee Effect Comedians: Will Hines on Deciding to Pursue Comedy Full-Time

Shucking the day job and hitting the open road is a dream for many, but for aspiring comedians, it’s a mandatory step to full-time success alongside countless open mics, late gigs at half-empty clubs, and competing with loud drunks and bar televisions all to hone their craft and launch their name. For The Cherokee Effect Comedians, we interviewed four performers who made the journey from 9-5er to professional comedian to learn how they did it and how today’s aspiring comedians can too.

Today we're featuring longtime UCB performer and teacher Will Hines, who has written, directed, and appeared in many web shorts for Upright Citizens Brigade and [...]

Make Yourself Comfy with Abra Tabak #15: Taco Vault

In this week’s episode, Chad Carter (The Daily Show), Will Hines (The Stepfathers), and Cathryn Mudon (I'm Too Fragile For This) join Abra to create a world where Kimmy needs castle rent, glitter lung kills, and well, shit my ass.

It's That Episode 35: Will Hines watches 'Kolchak: The Night Stalker'

On "It's That Episode" Craig Rowin (UCB Theatre) invites guests over to watch any episode of any TV show they want. They discuss the episode and other crap.

Will Hines (The Stepfathers) stops by Craig's apartment to watch Kolchak: The Night Stalker, a show that was terrifying to him as a child. Experience vampire prostitutes! A script written by David Chase pre-Sopranos! A list of Will Hines' most watched shows of the 1970s! And the dad from Murphy Brown!

Download now (MP3), listen on iTunes here, or stream the full episode below.

Left Handed Radio: 'Youth is Officially Gone'

On this episode: Olmec from Legends of the Hidden Temple shills for life insurance, Mitch has a points system for Facebook, Crazy Eddie does whatever his cousin tells him, Malvo wanted to grow up and be a deer, adults try to play Star Wars, DadzBop, the mysterious three-day hangover, and Springtide Cryonics Institute promises you'll stay Forever 29. Plus, voicemail RSVPs for our 30th birthday.

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Left Handed Radio is written and performed by Adam BozarthMatt LittleAnna Rubanova, and Brett White with Will Hines, Mike [...]

Improv's Babel: Defining the Game of the Scene

Interviews by Matt Visconage.

Improv was doomed with a semantics crisis from the start.

When long-form improvisation began to flourish as its own art form under comedy guru Del Close in Chicago in the 1980s, “improv” referred to The Improv, a popular chain of stand-up comedy clubs in dozens of cities around the country. The Palm Beach Improv, for example.

When I used to intern at an improv theater in Hollywood, it wasn’t uncommon to find a couple who wandered in from the street, expecting to see a guy with a microphone, telling jokes. Television shows like Whose Line Is It, Anyway? helped audiences distinguish improv from stand-up, [...]

Very Mary-Kate Keeps Getting Better

Elaine Carroll's Very Mary Kate web series, in which she plays both of the Olsen twins as they navigate life as former child stars and current multi-gajillionaires, is amazing. And despite pumping out two episodes a week for CollegeHumor these days, it hasn't seen a dip in quality. I think it's because she isn't afraid to turn the focus to her guest performers regularly, be it spot-on Philip Seymour Hoffman and Woody Allen impressions or Will Hines' awesome professor, such as this episode. She's creating a world around these characters — a very weird world — and it's very fun to keep checking in with it.