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 *
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)
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)
What happens when you go to both UBCeast and UCBT in one night?
You see the premiere of “Freak Dance” (which was hilarious)
There is fast food
Hannibal Burress makes you laugh
Some kick-ass band named Langhorne Slim and the Law plays a set*
REGGIE WATTS SHOWS UP AND KILLS IT
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 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.
Look a poster! The Fascinator is this Saturday, August 11 at 7 pm at the UCB East Village Theatre! Featuring a totally incredible panel: Brett White (Matt & Brett Love Comics, UCB’s Maude Night, Sitting 3 feet away from me right now), Jackie Jennings (The Improvised Play, UCB’s Harold Night), Nicole Byer(Doppelganger, UCB’s Harold Night), and Josh Ruben(CollegeHumor, Most Web Comedy Videos)!
This one is going to be extra fun. I can guarantee this will be the most fun you will have learning on August 11 at 7 PM in New York City’s East Village. And DEFINITELY stick around for Pat Baer’s love letter to the internet… show, 404int It!
Poster by Dyna Moe, ham fisted addition of people’s headshots by me and MS Paint.
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!
Even though it snowed in October, UCBeast managed to have a NYT worthy opening. I love everyone involved in the process of making this opening a success and I look forward to keeping everyone giggly by providing the beer and/or fancy pants beer.