comedy, film, and music in Los Angeles
Install Theme

9.14.14 Hot Sauce at UCB. Seeing these guys do improv together is literally the best possible way to end one’s weekend. 

Happy birthday, Benny Schwaz!

Thomas Middleditch, Ben Schwartz, Jake Hurwitz

—'If I Were You' Episode 100 Intro

Maybe this will make up for Middleditch & Schwartz being cancelled this month! Or not. :’( But it’s still good!

(Source: sweetbabybucky)

9.7.14 Gravid Water at UCB LA. September’s Gravid Water lineup: improvisers Sean Conroy, Stephnie Weir, Thomas Middleditch, Becky Drysdale and Brian Stack, paired with actors Maria Thayer, Shelly Slocum, Cristin Milioti, Michael McMillian and Kimmy Gatewood, directed by Neil Ruddy. Truly, they’re all great (as Mr. Ruddy said at the top of the show), but Becky Drysdale finds new ways to kill me with my own laughter every time she does this show. 

9.5.14 Dead Authors Podcast at UCB LA. Last night, podcast host H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) had author Ian Fleming (Matt Gourley) on the program. Fleming was a bit of a scoundrel, but it made for a great show, and I highly recommend tuning in when it comes out!

9.4.14 Casey & Woods at UCB LA. I’m telling you, watching these guys improvise together just does not get old. Some of the topics addressed last night: the immorality of video game cheat codes, Flannery O’Connor, and the Prince of Darkness. 

9.3.14 Amy Poehler: Yes Please Live at UCB. Sometimes being unemployed is the most depressing thing in the world. But other times, it allows you the opportunity to snag free tickets for events that sell out in seconds, like Amy Poehler at UCB LA. Despite having been to literally hundreds of shows at the LA theater, I had never seen Amy perform, since she doesn’t do improv there. So I was absolutely ecstatic to get the chance to see her at least once, and so were all of the other people in the audience. I have honestly never heard such intense applause at UCB for anyone else. She read us a chapter from her new book, and unsurprisingly, it was funny, relatable, and awesome. Cannot wait to read the whole thing.

8.30.14 Zamata and Byer at UCB. I’ve seen both of these ladies at UCB before, though this is the first time I have seen them do improv together. It was definitely worth the wait. They spent the first few minutes of the show just talking about what they’ve been up to lately (and honestly, I would have watched a whole show of just that). Then, they interviewed a pair of best friends from the audience, and improvised for close to an hour based on that interview.

Obviously, both of these ladies are very busy, but I do hope they get a chance to do this show again sometime soon. 

8.28.14 Extreme Gaming Championship at UCB. Thursday was the premiere of the EGC, hosted by Thomas Middleditch with assistance from Ben Schwartz and Wario (Jake Perlman). Three audience members, one representing each host and a portion of the audience, played old school video games in an attempt to amass the most points. It was really fun to see people who we literally always see improvising doing something a bit different. While our team captain (allons-y!) did not make it to the end of the last game, I was pleased that the lady contestant scored the win. 

8.22.14 Casey & Woods at UCB. On a very dramatically lit (and as always, badly in need of a paint job) UCB stage, Zach Woods and Neil Casey did some two-man improv. They are having their next show in a couple weeks, so if you are in LA, check out the UCB schedule! We’ll be there.

rejectedjokes:

THE SIMPSONS MARATHON LIVE VIDEO FEED IS UP AND RUNNING! WATCH ABOVE! SIMPSONS WRITERS! COMEDIANS! GUESTS GALORE! TALKING SIMPSONS WHILE THE EPISODES AIR ON FXX! WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WE ARE DOING! THIS WILL LAST ALL DAY! #EverySimpsonsEver

This has been so fun to watch so far! Sad that I actually have things to do later today.