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The 19th Annual Del Close Marathon Schedule Is Out

The annual Del Close Marathon takes place in New York next month, and this week UCB released the full lineup and schedule for the event. The improv marathon takes place from Friday, June 23rd through Sunday the 25th, and some of the comedians [...]

By Megh Wright

The 18th Annual Del Close Marathon Schedule Is Out

The annual Del Close Marathon takes place in New York next month, and this week UCB released the full lineup and schedule. The improv marathon takes place from Friday, June 24th through Sunday the 26th, and as usual, it's completely packed with [...]

By Megh Wright

Let Thomas Middleditch Walk You Through His Del Close Marathon

Vulture had improviser and Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch keep a journal of his comings and goings during the UCB Theatre NYC's 72-hour improv festival, The Del Close Marathon, last weekend, and it's definitely worth the read if you [...]

By Bradford Evans

UCB Announces Its Packed 16th Annual Del Close Marathon Lineup

In a press release today, the Upright Citizens Brigade officially announced that its 16th annual weekend-long improv marathon DCM will take place from Friday, June 27th through Sunday, June 29th in New York and feature over 570 improv shows on [...]

By Megh Wright

The UCB Improv Manual Is Finally Here

The long-awaited UCB improv manual has arrived! At Friday's opening press conference for the 15th Del Close Marathon, a mysterious box joined the UCB 4 on stage and quickly upstaged its famous co-stars; each time Ian Roberts held it above his [...]

By Elise Czajkowski

UCB Announces Ridiculously Good Del Close Marathon Line-Up, Again

UCB has announced the schedule for its annual Del Close Marathon and as always, it seems too good to be true. The 56-hour long-form improv marathon has grown even from last year's insanity, featuring 420 shows on seven stages across New York [...]

By Elise Czajkowski

The Tightrope Act of Improv Comedy

"An art form without an author, improv comedy is sometimes compared to a high-wire act, but truly to understand the level of difficulty, imagine a team of tightrope walkers chained together. Then every few seconds one daredevil must make a [...]

By Jesse David Fox

Are You Ready For the Del Close Marathon?

The Del Close Marathon starts tomorrow!!!!!!! I've been not sleeping to get myself ready to watch comedy for 50 hours straight, which is probably a great idea! Not only did they make these useful videos (more after the jump), but there is an [...]

By Jesse David Fox

The Del Close Marathon’s Line-Up Announced

Better start figuring out how to clone yourself because the 14th Annual Del Close Marathon Line-Up is a doozy. The non-stop 50+ hour improv festival, which begins on June 29th, is nearly two months earlier than it has been in previous years, as [...]

By Jesse David Fox

Stock Up on Sleep Now, Because DCM 14 Is Coming

UCB's 14th annual Del Close Marathon will be held in New York from June 29 to July 1. Cancel your plans, submit shows, begin sculpting a life-size wax bust of Del Close. Do what you gotta do.

By Hallie Cantor

One Night at Asssscat, or What to Do With a Date Rape Monologue

We’ve been getting a lot of emails this morning about a particular audience monologist that performed at the Assssscat at the Del Close Marathon on Sunday, August 14. In case you don’t know, the Del Close Marathon is the Upright Citizens [...]

By Halle Kiefer