I truly enjoy the teamwork that improv needs…I genuinely get a thrill when I can set a teammate up for a joke, or when I get exactly what they were going for. It really is magic when you get on the same page.
My one piece of advice, do everything in your power to let your scene partner have a good audition. If you walk out of the audition blaming your group or your partner for a sloppy scene, it’s your fault. As auditioners, we see what’s happening in a scene, we see where it goes wrong, and we see when someone is judging. There are no mistakes, only gifts. No matter what is thrown at you, you can make it work. You must develop that part of your ego. You must take pride in making others look good. If you do that, you will excel. One of my favorite things to say to people before a big show, or audition is “Don’t Fuck It Up”. This is not to get in their head, or to intimidate, it’s a reminder that in the grand scheme of things,[Life,Love,Happiness] what you are about to do is not that important. It puts things into perspective and, hopefully, puts them at ease. I do my best work when the pressure is removed. I think more clearly, and say what I want to say. Instead of what I think they want me to say.
ugggggh ucb you are busting my balls. I get you want to steer away from people making a bunch of reservations a month in advance and then no showing but. it’s super frustrating to be someone who checks the schedule regularly and attends 98% of the things I make reservations for and then not get one for mays broad city when I clicked refresh at 10 am on the dot and it instantly said sold out.
edit: I also clicked refresh for the better par of an hour bc I thought maybe it was technical probz bc it still says “reservations will be available…” sigh.
Our first ever #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) is Amy Poehler!
You might know Amy from her starring role in Parks and Rec, from movies like Baby Mama, from Saturday Night Live, from hosting (and winning!) the Golden Globes, or from her groundbreaking turn as a Young Liz Lemon. But did you know that Amy was one of the founding four members of the Upright Citizens Brigade?
In other words, she’s the FLOUCB! (Get it? maybe?…First Lady of UCB, come on, people…)
Not only is Amy Poehler an extremely influential member of the comedy world, but she is also a role model, starting her own site and Youtube channel “Smart Girls at the Party.” Starting tonight, she will be adding “producer-of-a-hit-Comedy-Central-show” to her list of accomplishments when Broad City premieres!
Click here to see Amy and lots of other UCB talents in this behind-the-scenes look at Asssscat from UCB Comedy!
Check out Amy’s UCB Page: http://ucbcomedy.com/user/2186
In other words, we love Amy Poehler and that’s why she is our first #WCW!
photos courtesy of ucbtheatre.com, rejectedjokes.com, and justjared.com.
In 1996, Chicago comics Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh established the best-known incarnation of the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy group, whose loose, eclectic style has informed the last decade of “smart” sitcoms
Voting is now open for the 2013 Bettie (BETA) Awards! These awards will celebrate the best and funniest from the UCB house video sketch teams. Vote by Feb 17here and watch all the nominated videos here.
@Regrann from @cotnoir - Monologists Joel Kim Booster and Alan Aisenberg (Orange is the New Black)! #Repost @ucbtny with @repostapp
McCann and Jarrett broke out of the slammer to do #Asssscat last night. L-R: Brian McCann, 7:30 monologist Joel Kim Booster, Morgan Grace Jarrett, Jeff Hiller, Lydia Hensler, 9:30 monologist Alan Aisenberg, Tami Sagher, Connor Ratliff, Brandon Scott Jones - #regrann