Day: June 21, 2016

UCB expands development slate with NBCUniversal’s TV, cable TV and Seeso

The Upright Citizens Brigade founders have a knack for announcing big news on the eve of their annual Del Close Marathon, and this year is no exception, as NBCUniversal today revealed it has expanded its working relationship with the UCB4 and their improvising minions to include at least five new projects in development for TV, cable TV and streaming platforms. The new deal allows UCB projects to go forward with UCP (as in, Universal Cable Productions). “UCB is comprised of a group of amazingly talented people who are fearless when it comes to taking comedic risks,” said Dawn Olmstead,...

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Lewis Black’s limited 2016 Broadway engagement of “Black to the Future”

Lewis Black will be back on Broadway in the fall of 2016, but for four performances only of his one-man show, “Black to the Future.” Black’s performances will run on four Mondays in September and October at the Marquis Theatre (nights when the Tony-nominated Gloria Estefan musical, “On Your Feet!” is dark): Sept. 12, 19 and 26, and Oct. 10. Here’s the description: “Known as the king of the rant, LEWIS BLACK uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. Just in time for the elections, he...

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Doug Smith’s debut on Conan

Fun fact about Doug Smith: His great-great-great grandfather was Ulysses S. Grant. Funnier fact about Smith: Monday night was his debut on Conan, and Smith could find ways to poke fun at how he doesn’t measure up to his famous lineage, as well as how his father lost an eye while working the BBQ grill. Roll the...

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