American Awesome Album Release Party! →
This album is amazing!! Come to the release party! dangerpin: We are celebrating the release of our first full length album, American Aweseome, at our 2nd home, Parkside Lounge! Other acts and fun info to come! It will be Fan-Ta-Bu-Lo-Sity. or something…
KABOOM: an improv benefit for Under St. Marks... →
thankyourobotnyc: Our beloved Under St. Marks Theater is for sale, and Horse Trade is trying to buy the theater. For years, USM has been a home to independent improv, and we need to make sure it stays around to nurture emerging talent. Come on out and show your love. Improv sets by (SECRET MAN GROUP), FAT PENGUIN and DREAMBOAT!, plus AN AUCTION OF AMAZING GOODS AND SERVICES. Hosted by members of...
I don’t want to go into the war of testosterone versus estrogen; but there is a...– Christine Lagarde to Newsweek in 2006, when she was still junior minister for trade in France
Lagarde even has experience stepping in to help turn an institution’s image...– Tracy McNicoll’s surprising portrait of Christine Lagarde on The Daily Beast (via newsweek-paris-france) Like Very Much
UCB Training Center Diversity Program: UCB... →
ucbdifference: The UCB Training Center Open House this Friday, July 1 from 5-8 pm at the Training Center:145 W 30th St4th Floor We’ll have food and drinks, so stop by if you can. It will be fun! You can mix and mingle with other students, teachers, and members of the comedy community. Kick off your holiday weekend with us! * * *The applications for our Diversity Program scholarships are now...
I know many people are concerned about the destruction of the sanctity of...– NY Senator Diane Savino (via lady88) AMEN. (via rachaelmason) So true and so eloquently described…
Even to the present day, we so often condemn books that were written to fight...– Jamey Fletcher
UCB Theatre's July Schedule is up! →
ucbdifference: A lot of great shows are returning, and new shows have been added! Some examples below… Welcome to Camp First Woman on the Moon Mike Still: Dictator for Life Kate McKinnon on Ice The Last Resort Thin Skin Johnny Harry Potter Musical & Hogwarts Improvisational Society And many MANY more!! We’ll try to talk more about each new show coming to the theatre this month!
Reblogged for Kirk (???) ryanxilliams: This is what I did yesterday
Poems About Online Dating →
Funny? Funny. Come see our new monthly show: Variety Amour Saturday June 25, 2011, 11 pm, at the Creek and the Cave.
And his advice to someone who just moved to NYC and wants to break into the...– Thomas Lennon (via Splitsider) (via anthonyking) Yep. Yep. Yep.
Chris Reblogs: Respecting Your Elders →
LOVE this! You go Nicole (in response to… :)) Also, what Chris says on the bottom… nicolemarietherese: Something to teach: Young improvisers should be respectful to old improvisers on stage. I use the words “respect your elders” because they communicate “respect” but also acknowledge that there is a double standard. “Respecting your elders” dictates young people’s behavior more...
Chronicle: The Dating Misadventures of a French...
So, here it is: the first story. I thought it would be appropriate to start this one in New York, since, well, I DO live in NYC these days. I’ve lived in NYC on and off for the past 10 years (I went to London and then Boston between 2004 & 2007). When I moved to New York, in July 2001, I thought I’d fall in love, and have a companion and children by now. Life has funny ways of...
Chronicle: The Dating Misadventures of a French...
In about a week, the actual day of my birthday, Schmukler wins will start a monthly show at the Creek, Variety Amour. We will be performing a form we created, Amourette, which could be defined as Bachelorette meets Harold. We created this form during a boozy brunch in Brooklyn, at Bar Tabac. I am notoriously and happily single, and some circumstances have been calling me to move back to...
Improv Nonsense: Chivalry →
If you’ve been reading this blog, you know that I love all of Will’s posts. His improv teaching style is generous and his views on improv always open up new perspective. If you’ve been reading this blog, you also know that I am a die hard, unapologetic feminist and that I believe that gender plays a role in comedy, as do sexual orientations, ethnicity, and all the...
UCB Training Center Diversity Program: First Woman... →
ucbdifference: Where does the show come from - what inspired it and why write it now? I was researching who was the first woman to ever step on the moon for a stand up joke I was writing and, after I Googled it, I realized there hasn’t been any woman to walk on the moon. It’s maybe shameful that…
Lunar Eclipse, June 15, 2011 →
It’s happening NOW fuckyeahtheuniverse: Watch it live!
Thursday, 9:30 UCBTLA: SCHOOL NIGHT HOLLYWOOD...
School Night Hollywood edition - what??? schoolnight: Aubrey Plaza Hot Sauce DC Pierson Eliza Skinner Paul W. Downs Lucia Aniello Buffoons Reuben Starship
whatever you think your dream is now, it will...
Yep yep yep… and disappointments come in waves and help you move forward by refocusing you. toyns: “Today I tell you: Whether you fear it or not, disappointment will come. The beauty is that through disappointment, you can gain clarity. And with clarity comes conviction and true originality.” —Conan O’Brien, June 12, 2011
UCB Karaoke Event - TODAY Saturday, June 11, 6 pm!...
Yayyyy!!! ucbdifference: Come on out to the UCB Karaoke night. June 11th starting at 6pm 6pm-7pm OPEN BAR!!! 7pm-9pm 2 for 1 drinks FREE KARAOKE SONGS ALL NIGHT!!!!!!! *****Pulse Karaoke lounge is located at 135 West 41st Street between 6th ave. and Broadway***** If you have any question or would like to help out please feel free to email me at email@example.com or call me at...
Matt Little: IMPROV: ...and sometimes the show... →
I was in the audience when this was happening with my team Schmukler Twins: we were competing against our favorite robots. We literally saw this unfold - we saw them start the scene and at around that time (3:00 mns) we were like “wow, this scene is way too long - where is it going”. And then it happened: their montage turned into a GREAT monoscene. There’s no secret that Thank...
Early June 2004, I started taking classes at UCB
Schmukler Twins at the Arena Tonight!
Tonight, we’re hoping to kick some BUTTS, to put the Dog Court in the dog house, and to Thank You for ousting the Robot! The Arena, 8 pm, The Creek and the Cave
The art of photobombing, by Nathan Fillion:
Reblogged for @Nicclee (and myself) - ENJOY! swarleystinson:
I loved doing this interview! It took time to...