Broad City on Smart Girls at the Party with Amy P!


It’s time for round 2 in UCB’s Black History Month series! This time we have a little audition advice for you. BE BLACKER.

CollegeHumor’s writers and performers are Internet folk who don’t get out much. So we shut down our computers and pushed them into the world for a set at DCM (Del Close Marathon) at UCBeast. Come laugh at the freakishly pale staff as they improvise with their famous funny friends.

This is all weekend. Find out more.


It gives me great joy to be able to announce that UCB’s long awaited East Village venue — UCBeast — will be open as of tonight at 7:30pm. A new website will be forthcoming in the near future. 

Please come check out the new space (155 E. 3rd Street and Avenue A). There is an attached bar (The Hot Chicks Room), where we’ll be serving soft drinks to start out and beer and wine soon.

The theatre itself is a beautiful 124 seat space, totally refurbished with brand new seats and fixtures, that will make for some great live comedy, despite the notable absence of multiple columns blocking significant portions of the stage.

Stop on by and buy a ticket at the door! Or use your improv Student ID for free entry to shows marked with an *


  • Tuesday 9/6 (today)
    8pm - FREE - Wild Girls Gone (movie screening)
    10pm - FREE - Mystery Team (movie screening)
  • Wednesday 9/7
    7:30pm - $5 - Outlook of the Poet + Two Man Movie *
    9:00pm - $5 - Doppelganger + Cheating On Harold (this week: Standard Oil + Very Good Kiss) *
    11:00pm - free - The Improv Jam (hosted by Grandma’s Ashes) *
  • Thursday 9/8
    6:00pm - free - Oh, Hey Guys (storytelling open mic, hosted by John Flynn)
    7:30pm - $5 - Adam Wade: BIG HEART
    9:00pm - $5 - Totally JK (hosted by Joe Mande and Noah Garfinkel)
    11:00pm - free - Gutbucket (stand-up open mic, hosted by Rob Stern and Amber Nelson)
  • Friday 9/9
    7:30pm - $10 - Diamond Lion 
    9:00pm - $10 - Creaghead & Company Industrial Showcase 
    11:00pm - $5 - Gentrify 
  • Saturday 9/10
    7:30pm - $10 - AIRWOLF: Let’s Go Back To Your Place
    9:00pm - $10 - The Extended Play E.P. Music Album Release Party with TJ Miller
    11:00pm - $5 - Underground Americana (w/ Jeff Rubin, Lang Fisher and more)
  • Sunday 9/11
    7:30pm - $5 - Two Fun Men + Off The Cuff
    9:00pm - $5 - Hot Soup11:00pm - $5 - Fresh Out (hosted by Adam Conover)
  • Monday 9/12
    8:00pm - $5 - Wheelhouse (hosted by Will Hines)
    10:00pm - $5 - Improv Nerds *
  • Tuesday 9/13
    8:00pm - $5 - After Hours with Gene Hackman & Friends 
    10:00pm - $5 - It Is It (hosted by Adam Lowitt)

Nate Dern
Artistic Director
UCB Theatre NY

Get your tickets to the first NYC Hello Giggles show! It features these lovely schmucks:

Hosted by Marcelle Karp

Eliza Hurwitz (http://hellogiggles.com/eliza-hurwitz [hellogiggles.com])
Deanna Raphael (http://hellogiggles.com/deanna-raphael [hellogiggles.com])
Jake Fogelnest (http://jakefogelnest.com/ [jakefogelnest.com])
Jennifer Still (http://hellogiggles.com/jennifer-still [hellogiggles.com])
Meghan O’Keefe (http://hellogiggles.com/meghan-okeefe [hellogiggles.com]) — Whoa! That’s me!
Ruby Karp (http://hellogiggles.com/ruby-karp [hellogiggles.com])
Sarah Sophie Flicker (http://hellogiggles.com/sarah-sophie-flicker [hellogiggles.com])

Special Guest to be announced


Is anyone NOT a Jenny at a singles mixer?

Join us for an advanced screening of Comedy Central’s new series Broad City. Followed by a performance from the stars of from the show, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the girls you love from UCB. Free admission and one free drink included (must be 21 or over to drink).

Online reservations accepted but not guaranteed. There will be a stand by line at the door.

Click the image for reservations and more info.


Connor Ratliff doing some crowd work at CS/WS.

NYC: Conspiracy Theory Live - TUE 6/26

Conspiracy Theory Live with Jesse Ventura
9:30 p.m. Tuesday 6/26 at UCBeast (East Village)

Join The Governor as he uncovers what’s really happening, with experts David Icke, G. Gordon Liddy, plus James Adomian, Anthony Atamanuik, Jermaine Fowler, Yannis Pappas, John Roy, Dan Soder and more surprises!

(photo: Ambria Cone/ poster: Jim Van Blaricum)


This is unprecedented! TWO indie Cage HYPE videos from the same TEAM!

What happens when you go to both UBCeast and UCBT in one night?
  1. You see the premiere of “Freak Dance” (which was hilarious) 
  2. There is fast food 
  3. Hannibal Burress makes you laugh
  4. Some kick-ass band named Langhorne Slim and the Law plays a set*
  6. You don’t pay a dollar for any of it. 

You should have seen my face when they announced Reggie Watts was going to perform. I lost my mind. I went from

  • to 
  • to having an emotional breakdown at how fucking awesome tonight has been

I have no regrets. 

*sidenote: I have been listening to Frontier Ruckus a lot lately. I had been avoiding them because they reminded me of Matt and that normally led to crying fits and homesickness and tumblrposts that get taken way out of context by tweens/reblogged by “fuck yeah love” etc. 

For some reason, they have really been touching my heart. Everything they have recorded is absolutely beautiful. It made me miss my guitar. It was this sound that I needed and I wanted to replicate and be a part of somehow. I haven’t played in months and left my shitty hand-me-down guitar at home because I figured I wouldn’t have time to play at all. 

So I bought a guitar. 

A cheap, not so great Fender acoustic. It’s getting the job done. 

The band that played at UCB was such a pleasant surprise because they were like the upbeat Frontier Ruckus I needed to hear. The banjo player was just amazing. Everything about their performance was great. If you get the chance, listen to both these bands. You won’t regret it.