Day: July 1, 2013

Nick Thune documents his comeback from injury in the short film, “Disarmed”

Nick Thune taped his first hour-long TV special last week in Brooklyn, and the stand-up comedian and guitarist mentioned how he’d had to postpone the taping due to a broken arm. You don’t have to wait to find out why he broke his arm or what he did in the intervening two months — Thune just released a documentary (or really, a mocumentary) about his ordeal, a 13-minute short film, Disarmed, on the JASH YouTube channel┬ácurated by Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Reggie Watts and Tim and Eric. It’s written and directed by Doug Lussenhop and Brent Weinbach. Thune spoke...

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Improv gone loopy: Vines from the UCB’s 15th annual Del Close Marathon #DCM15

The Upright Citizens Brigade’s 15th annual Del Close Marathon, which wrapped up another weekend of around-the-clock improvised comedy, attracts thousands of comedians and comedy fans from around the world and offers surprises of all sorts. Performers you wouldn’t expect to see on a show but do — Michael Cera acted in a scene with Amy Poehler improvising her lines in the scene; Samm Levine hamming it up as part of the annual time-warped Match Game ’76 tribute (photographed above by Meghan R. Ross); Louis C.K. providing the monologue inspirations for the marathon’s final performance of ASSSSCAT. And performers you...

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