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On SNL and Mainstream Comedy

On SNL and Mainstream Comedy

By Adrienne Messina, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Top Stories

Saturday Night Live has dominated the mainstream comedy scene for decades, but the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre has become an uncensored and independent force on the scene.

UCB Crafts a Late Night Show from Scratch Every Month

UCB Crafts a Late Night Show from Scratch Every Month

By Talia Milavetz, Entertainment Editor

March 3, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

"Night Late" is a once a month show at UCB that creates a late night talk show on the spot.

Bust a Gut at Comic Sans’ UCB Show

Bust a Gut at Comic Sans’ UCB Show

By Lily Dolin, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

NYU sketch group Comic Sans brought the laughs to the School Drools event at UCB.

What to see at the New York Comedy Festival

What to see at the New York Comedy Festival

By Ryan Matera, Staff Writer

November 9, 2015


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Comics from SNL alum Billy Crystal to up-and-comer Iliza Shlesinger will perform at the NY Comedy Festival, running from Nov. 10 to Nov. 15. The event will take place across various venues across the city, including NYU Skirball and the Comedy Cellar.