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I went to see “This Show Is Not Funny” at UCB Sunset and their guests were Tatiana Maslany, Ben Schwartz, Thomas Middleditch, and Gil Ozeri!

The show was AMAZING and afterwards I got to meet both Tat and Tom (Cullen)! Such awesome and wonderful people. Love them both!

Meeting some of my favorite people and watching my fave (Improv) at my favorite place (UCB), what a great night! <3

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UCB's Founding Members Announce Reunion Performance
The foursome’s on-stage reunion will serve as the kickoff for the 20th annual Del Close Marathon, a days-long improv festival named for the man whom many consider the father of modern improv.

Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, and Ian Roberts — the comedy quartet who became the founding members of the UCB — will bring a performance of the long-running A.S.S.S.C.A.T. improv show to the hallowed concert hall for one night only on Thursday, June 28, 2018.

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I love improv so much. Listening. I think that’s the key. When you improvise, you put a lot of pressure on yourself to create, and to be generating information, and trying to be funny, but if you just listen to what’s being said to you, and then react honestly, you generally get better results.
—  Rob Riggle
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My third year attending the UKS panel at Upright Citizen’s Brigade on Thursday was so unfudging believable that when I woke up this morning, at first I thought it had been a dream. If you don’t think these writers and cast actually care, you’d be wrong.

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“I was a total tomboy,” Plaza says of her childhood in Delaware, where she attended an all-girls Catholic school and was raised, along with two younger sisters, by a lawyer mother and wealth-manager father. “I was really shy and really quiet until middle school, I guess.” That’s when she discovered community theater, which changed everything. She eventually moved to New York in 2002, attended NYU film school and performed improv comedy with the Upright Citizens Brigade. “I’m actually not that great at long-form improv,” the actress admits. “I like doing characters, but long-form improv is really hard. It requires a lot of mental acuity. I had some great moments, but I had really embarrassing awful fails.”

Aubrey Plaza for The New York Post | February 2017

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tatianamaslany:
My #wcw: The ridiculously talented @maryhollandaise ❤️❤️❤️ Check out her awesome show #thisshowisnotfunny every month @ucbtla ❄️🐒”

❗️❕❗️❕Tat just posted my photo and tagged me! AND this is after she liked my photo, retweeted my tweet, followed me on Instagram and DMed me! I love her! 😵😻💞