UCB artistic director debunks “reality” TV romances via his experience on “Beauty and the Geek”

As 2012 comes to a close, Nate Dern celebrates his first full year as artistic director of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, overseeing one of the hubs for developing young sketch and improv comedic actors. Dern’s UCB bio lists his TV appearances on Comedy Central’s Daily Show and Colbert Report, ESPN, The Onion and more. Missing, however, is his first and still most prominent (for now) TV role to date: “Reality” TV star on season three of The CW’s Beauty and the Geek, which ran for several weeks at the beginning of 2007. Back then,...

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