Deborah Thomasian

Quick Dish LA: CATHARSIS Dramatic Improv 5.29 at UCB Sunset

Quick Dish LA: CATHARSIS Dramatic Improv 5.29 at UCB Sunset

When I hear the word drama, I immediately find myself shouting the Master Thespian’s famous words “Acting! GENIUS. Thank you.” If you find yourself in need of a Dramatic Improv fix, look no further than the UCB Sunset Theatre. The CATHARSIS begins Monday, May 29th where talent from the UCB Community is showcased with a […]

 Deborah Thomasian

Video Licks: A Fella Proves None Too Reliable in This Musical Parody of MY BOYFRIEND’S BACK

Video Licks: A Fella Proves None Too Reliable in This Musical Parody of MY BOYFRIEND’S BACK

I’m sure you are familiar with the 1963 song by the Angels My Boyfriend’s Back. In the classic song the narrator gives a stern warning to a would-be suitor, who’s romantic advances she’s rejected, that her boyfriend is back to settle the score. In this updated parody written by Jessica Ross and starring Kat Palardy, […]

 Cody Ziglar

Layers: Reasons to Be Thoroughly Impressed by The SNAP IMPRESSION Gameshow Podcast

Layers: Reasons to Be Thoroughly Impressed by The SNAP IMPRESSION Gameshow Podcast

The Snap Impression, based out of NY with hosts Andy Beckerman and Ramsey Ess has a basic (but funny) premise: each episode they father a panel of their favorite comedians & improvisers who are asked to do an impression from a list of random names gathered from the audience, all judged by a special guest. […]

 Deborah Thomasian

Quick Dish LA: THE BUSINESS LA ft. UCB Co-Founder MATT BESSER Tonight at Little Joy

Quick Dish LA: THE BUSINESS LA ft. UCB Co-Founder MATT BESSER Tonight at Little Joy

It doesn’t get much better than this, kids. TONIGHT at Little Joy put on your favorite kicks and get on down to the best stand-up this side of the Mississippi. THE BUSINESS LA brings the legacy of the pre-tech bubble SF comedy scene to Echo Park just for YOU. The comedic talent from UCB, Earwolf, […]

 Deborah Thomasian

Icing: Get To Know Comedy’s Cult of Personality NATASHA VAYNBLAT

Icing: Get To Know Comedy’s Cult of Personality NATASHA VAYNBLAT

If there is any more powerful tool for creating a cult of personality, it has to be Instagram! What better way to bring on heaps of unquestioning adulation and praise than photos of yourself in mind-altering brights and blinding graphic prints. You may be familiar with the commandingly funny Ig work of UCB Comedy’s NATASHA […]

 Deborah Thomasian

Video Licks: When The Men in Your Life Disappoint You, Just Get Crafty

Video Licks: When The Men in Your Life Disappoint You, Just Get Crafty

That male lover, friend, co-worker or boss got you down? Instead of moping about, maybe it’s time to get proactive with a DIY craft. Simply substitute that awful person with an inanimate object which can’t possibly do wrong by you. (Here’s a hint: that object once caused an Irish famine.) Surely, casting that male figure […]

 Deborah Thomasian

Quick Dish LA: Adam Newman’s “Fuzzies” Seeso Special Celebration Show TONIGHT 1.25 at UCB Franklin

Quick Dish LA: Adam Newman’s “Fuzzies” Seeso Special Celebration Show TONIGHT 1.25 at UCB Franklin

Hey kids, ADAM NEWMAN’s first one-hour special comes out on Seeso TONIGHT at midnight! What better way to celebrate that event than with a Adam Newman “Fuzzies” Special Celebration Show at UCB Franklin! I understand that Newman is all about the mic drop on the special (+ very dark Jetsons humor), so there’s no doubt […]

 Deborah Thomasian

Quick Dish: Humor Meets Scene Kids Culture Meets Xmas 12.16 at UCB’s TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS

Quick Dish: Humor Meets Scene Kids Culture Meets Xmas 12.16 at UCB’s TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS

Please tell all your friends about Tell All Your Friends. Friday, December 16th at UCB Sunset, comedy meets your favorite music from the emo scene kid culture of 2003-2008. But that’s not all! At this show there will also be plenty of holiday angst to go around. So bring those sensitive feels and an ironic […]

 Deborah Thomasian

Video Licks: Two Ardent Lovers of Autumn Face Off in This Musical FALL BRAWL Sketch

Video Licks: Two Ardent Lovers of Autumn Face Off in This Musical FALL BRAWL Sketch

How much do you love the early arrival of night, falling leaves, and copious consumption of heated beverages known as the fall season? In this musical sketch from a Maude Night at UCB’s Chelsea Theatre, Ashley versus Ashlee in the Fall Brawl of the century. This sketch was written by Jason Sweeten and stars Desi […]

 Deborah Thomasian

Video Licks: Dru Johnston’s Customer Service Confidence Game Does A 180 in UCB-IRL

Video Licks: Dru Johnston’s Customer Service Confidence Game Does A 180 in UCB-IRL

I recently caught this Fusion Comedy vid on the good ole Facebook and thought it was funny, charming and highly educational. A trifecta of goodness! For some of us the world can be just a slight bit intimidating. Yes, not everyone is born with blazing assertiveness like you. According to this UCB-IRL episode, 71% of […]

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