UCB and Nerdist will showcase comedy talent for new series on Nerdist-owned Alpha

The Upright Citizens Brigade will produce 10 weekly hours of fresh comedy for Nerdist and its Alpha streaming network.

The UCB’s Don’t Think Productions will make the as-yet untitled series, which will include sketch comedy and other short-form pieces — similar, perhaps to The UCB Show that ran on Seeso.

“At Nerdist we are committed to providing opportunities for comic talent, and no one does this better than UCB,” said Adam Rymer, President of Legendary Digital Networks. “Through this partnership, our audience can expect to see fresh, new comedic writers and performers deliver a wide scope of original content as we continue to deliver a high quality experience to Alpha members.”

“We love bringing cutting-edge comedy concepts to life and shining a spotlight on the incredible talent in the UCB community,” said Alex Sidtis, Managing Director of UCB. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Nerdist to incubate new ideas and execute them on this exciting platform.”

No word on who’ll be included in these episodes for Alpha, or whether they’ll be paid.

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