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iO West Is Shutting Down Next Week

iO West, the Los Angeles branch of Chicago’s iO Theater (formerly ImprovOlympic) founded by Del Close and Charna Halpern, is closing its doors for good next week. In an email sent to performers today, iO West Managing Director Zach [...]

By Megh Wright

Talking Improv, Marriage, Cats, and Musicals with Jeff Hiller

You know Jeff Hiller, or you recognize his face. His disapproving, glowering mug can be seen in every customer service position in every auteur sitcom of the past 15 years. Hiller has played a disapproving flight attendant on 30 Rock, a nude [...]

By Bethy Squires

Is It Time for UCB to Start Paying Performers?

Performing improv or standup on a UCB stage might be fun, but that doesn’t mean it’s not labor worthy of payment -- especially when you’re performing in front of an audience who paid money to be there, and the tech in charge of the lights [...]

By Megh Wright

UCB Is Moving from Chelsea to Hell’s Kitchen Next Month

The Upright Citizens Brigade is leaving its Chelsea location in New York to make way for a new location a little further uptown. According to The Wall Street Journal, UCB is moving from its West 26th Street location to Hell’s Kitchen at 555 [...]

By Megh Wright

Catching Up with Colton Dunn

A lot of people have probably heard about the Upright Citizens Brigade by now. They know about Amy Poehler as an original member, seen Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas, or Jack McBrayer perform in a recent show at the LA theater, and heard about [...]

By Kenneth Arthur

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

Prepare for Tax Day with This 2007 Clip from The Second City

Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their [...]

By Megh Wright

The CW Renews ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’

More Whose Line Is It Anyway? is in the works at The CW. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has officially renewed the long-running improv show for another season. It will make the show's fifth season on The CW and the 13th season [...]

By Megh Wright