The Upright Citizens Brigade is opening up a Spanish-language comedy boot camp in Mexico City, thanks to a new partnership with Mexico-based Endemol Shine Boomdog.
The production company in Mexico is looking to cast upcoming sketch and variety shows there. For the Mexico City boot camp, Endemol Shine Boomdog will pick the talent, while UCB will provide the training and trainers.
“This unique partnership with Upright Citizens Brigade is truly exciting for all of us at Endemol Shine Boomdog,” said Alejandro Rincon, CEO, Endemol Shine Boomdog. “We are looking to identify and help launch the careers of the next wave of Spanish comedy talent in both Mexico and the U.S. and we couldn’t imagine having a better partner to do so.”
“Alejandro [Rincon] and I are great comedy fans,” said Flavio Morales, executive vice president, Endemol Shine Latino, U.S. “When I heard that UCB was doing a Latino showcase, I reached out to them to see if they’d do something in Spanish, and that’s how the idea of a boot camp came about.”
“We are excited to partner with Endemol Shine Boomdog to showcase the incredible talent at UCB and introduce our comedy to the diverse Spanish speaking market,” said UCB co-founder Matt Besser. “There is an untapped group of comedians that we look forward to growing and working with in Mexico City,” Besser observed.
The UCB4 (Besser, alongside Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh and Ian Roberts) runs theaters and schools for sketch and improv comedy in both New York City and Los Angeles.