Anna Rajo / Brennan Lee MulliganLong-Form Conversations add
Anna Rajo / Brennan Lee Mulligan by UCB Comedy
Alex Fernie / Anna RajoLong-Form Conversations add
UCB resident smarty pants, Alex Fernie sits down with UCB Diversity Coordinator Anna Rajo (Thirst Trap, Gringos) about discovering comedy, making the jump to improv, her desire to be an improv teacher, and how performing for Maude has influenced her improv character work.
Sarah Claspell / Alex FernieLong-Form Conversations add
Sarah Claspell / Alex Fernie by UCB Comedy
Jacob Wysocki / Sarah ClaspellLong-Form Conversations add
Jacob Wysocki returns to talk with Sarah Claspell about short form, coaching, pushing into the "silly", getting comfortable enough with your teammates to get weird, NY vs LA, her first days on Harold in NY, her differing play style between teams, and more!
Palate Cleanser: Brian HuskeyLong-Form Conversations add
Palate Cleanser: Brian Huskey by UCB Comedy
Palate Cleanser: Native American RoundtableLong-Form Conversations add
Native comedians Joey Clif, Lucas BrownEyes, Kelly Lynne D’Angelo, and Jenny Marlowe, talk navigating the comedy & entertainment scenes, creating outlets for native creative voices, their backgrounds, non-natives writing native stories & consulting, the power of diverse native voices, and more
Palate Cleanser: Asian Performer RoundtableLong-Form Conversations add
In this palate cleanser episode, Will Choi (Asian AF creator) talks with fellow Asian performers Alex Song (Asian AF NY Producer), Ally Pintal (Harold Team & Maude Team. Pilipino AF), Dhruv Singh (Queen John, Benton, Too Effin High, South East Asian AF) to talk about representation of Asian performs in the improv & UCB community, the differences between NY & LA scenes, overcoming the idea of needing to compete against fellow Asian performers. learning to own the stage, and more.
Jo Roueiheb / Frank MarascoLong-Form Conversations add
We're ending our NYC round with a delightful conversation between Lloyd night teammates Jo Roueiheb and Frank Marasco! Frank tells Jo about starting improv in Boston, his somewhat inexplicable love for Andy Daly, how to lean on your strengths in improv and enjoy the harder notes. We also learn that improv is actually just like bobsledding and baseball!
Corin Wells / James FoltaLong-Form Conversations add
Corin Wells is our fantastic host this week and her guest is Harold Night's James Folta! James tells us about his start in improv back in San Fransisco at End Games Theater, his background in mime, and how his passion for writing is influenced by improv. And of course we hear about his amazing Harold team, Too Damn Much!
Stefan Schuette / Corin WellsLong-Form Conversations add
Our Harold Night host Stefan Schuette is joined by Corin Wells of the Lloyd team Promises and Maude night sketch team, The Gift. Corin tells us about her improv journey, from its start as a love for Will Ferrell to her time as a teacher and performer at the Philly Improv Theater, to her experiences in ASP's and now Lloyd night. She also sprinkles in some delightful stories of auditioning to be an Eagles cheerleader, and the time she hung out with Beyonce's dancers.
Beth Slack / Stefan SchuetteLong-Form Conversations add
New York Harold Night performer Beth Slack interviews fellow Harold player Stefan Schuette about his journey in improv, from short-form to long-form. Stefan tells us about his improv inspirations like TJ and Dave, the scenes he feels best about, and even provides a little wisdom with a salad metaphor.
Palate Cleanser: The Lady JamLong-Form Conversations add
Another palate cleanser for your ears and hearts! The four hosts of UCBNY's monthly Lady Jam chat about what makes the lady jam a great space to perform and share stories of their shared experiences as women in the New York improv community. Featuring Molly Thomas, Lily Du, Jessica Morgan and Monique Moses.
Palate Cleanser: Indie Cage Match With The Mannequin Room!Long-Form Conversations add
In this NYC Palate Cleanser, The Mannequin Room joins us to talk about why YOU should come to Indie Cage Match at UCB East, and why you should also submit your team to perform! They also offer advice on growing as performers and as a team, talk about their team's journey and decide which diva represents them (hint: more than one).
Jon Mackey / Jacob WysockiLong-Form Conversations add
Jon Mackey chats with improv prince Jacob Wysocki to talk transitioning from short form to long form, the need for a comedic outlet, learning to take the note, & more.
Peter Banifaz / Jon MackeyLong-Form Conversations add
Friends Peter Banifaz & Jon Mackey talk how Jon discovered comedy, the formation & evolution of his team Winslow, personal challenges his struggled, his approach to humor & improv, and more!
Ruha Taslimi / Peter BanifazLong-Form Conversations add
Old friends Ruha & Peter chat about what initially following in love with the structure of UCB's improv, the moment things "clicked", "writer's brain vs actor's brain", his role on an improv team, & more
Marissa Strickland / Ruha TaslimiLong-Form Conversations add
Marissa Strickland sits down with Ruha Taslimi to talk creating characters and using them in improv scenes, Ruha finding a home at the UCB community, using improv as a form of therapy, performing as a “non-writer’s brain”, having clear emotion in scenes, and more.
Kimia Behpoornia / Marissa StricklandLong-Form Conversations add
Kimia Behpoornia (Leroy) chats with Marissa Strickland (Yeti) to talk what got them into improv, using a creativity outlet as therapy, play styles, the first time she understood game, how it’s affect her day to day interactions, and more.
Palate Cleanser: Black Performer RoundtableLong-Form Conversations add
In the palate cleaner episode, Edgar Momplaisir (Leroy, Arcade Currency) sits down with fellow black performers Ego Nwodim (Queen George, Benetton), Ashley Holston (Dollhouse, Obama's Other Daughters), and Carl Tart (Queen George, White Women) to discuss settling into the improv scene & UCB community, the power of representation, their peers & influences, being afraid of playing "too black", and more.