The Upright Citizens Brigade has been consistently growing a religious following of improv disciples and comedy nerds since opening a theatre in New York City eleven years ago. In 2005, the Brigade expanded opening a location in Los Angeles. Recently, the theatre compiled videos from many of their best performers and launched UCBcomedy.com. The site was debuted with little fanfare, or hoopla, except amongst their fans and followers.
There are some gems on the site, not always appearing elsewhere in the web landscape. For those not already a part of the growing cult of UCB followers, we thought we would take note of some of funniest series here.
The Jeannie Tate Show (above)
Jeannie Tate is an annoying soccer mom with the amazing ability to book celebrity guests to do her web show from her mini-van. In the first episode, she interviews SNL star Bill Hader, also star of The Line. Created by Liz Cackowski (SNL writer), and Maggie Carey.
Another Kind of Monster
Chronicles the life of a “sexy” and “prolific” college professor who preaches the gospel of Metallica. Directed by Matt Bellino, and starring one of UCB’s founders Matt Walsh.
Be a Celebutante
Danielle Schneider (Crossballs) and Dannah Feinglass (MADTV) teach the commoners how to live like a celebrity. The show chronicles the girls’ misadventures as they create sex tapes, and faux realities ala Third Base, where the duo visits third world countries and seduces the locals.