Comedy Dynamics will be waving its flag in Austin during SXSW 2015 through its involvement in numerous comedy happenings during the festival. The exploding comedy brand is sponsoring a handful of special events with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) from March 14-17. This partnership includes a variety of UCB programming, including its world famous improv show ASSSSCAT, led by UCB Theatre co-founders Matt Besser and Matt Walsh. A panel on improv in the Austin Convention Center featuring Nick Kroll; a taping of Besser's podcast improv4humans, The George Lucas Talk Show, The Hooray Show, and a performance by the all-star improv troupe, Wild Horses.
The brands will also combine forces with Above Average for a one-off show that will feature Matt Besser, Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Jay Pharoah, Tim Robinson, and Mike O'Brien. Other UCB players attending Austin for UCB programming include Horatio Sanz, Shannon O'Neill, Lauren Lapkus, Stephanie Allynne, Mary Holland, Erin Whitehead, Katie Dippold, Shaun Diston, and Chad Kreuger.
Brian Volk-Weiss, President of Comedy Dynamics says, "SXSW has become an important platform for showcasing comedic talent and promoting creativity. The opportunity to work with comedy-forward brands like The UCB Theatre is extremely exciting and an honor."
Comedy Dynamics is the largest independent producer and distributor of comedy content in North America and has worked with A-list comedic talent including Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Bill Burr, and Katt Williams. Additionally it maintains production, development, and distribution arms for all of its original content, collaborating with companies such as HBO, Netflix, Showtime, USA, TBS, Comedy Central, and ABC. Comedy Dynamics is available on video streaming platforms Hulu, XBOX, PSP, Roku, iOS, Android and Amazon devices.
The Upright Citizens Brigade was founded and is currently owned by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh. With two theaters in New York and one in Los Angeles, the UCB continues to offer the best and most innovative improv and sketch comedy every day of the week on both coasts. Named "Hot Farm Team" by Rolling Stone magazine and "Best Comedy Club" by AOL, the UCB Theatre is widely recognized as home to today's funniest actors and writers. Among their esteemed alumni include several performers and writers for Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation,Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, The Mindy Project, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Colbert Report, Conan, Key & Peele, Broad City, The League, Veep, Silicon Valley, The Hangover, Bridesmaids, Anchorman, The Heat and countless other films, commercials and television shows. Performers who have gained success continue to lend their talents to the theatre and accredited training centers in both New York and Los Angeles.
The Upright Citizens Brigade continues the spread of their unique brand of no-holds barred comedy to audiences across the country through UCBcomedy.com. UCBcomedy is the virtual home of all things comedy from improv, sketch and standup to pranks, jokes, podcasts, f'ed up and illegal videos and much more from the performers, teachers, students and friends who have made the Upright Citizens Brigade the leading brand of comedy in the country.
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