Caitlin Bitzegaio& Lauren Brickman bring their pop culture expertise to the UCB stage each month to unpack and celebrate the most important pop culture news, fan theories, and Instagram stories that they can’t stop thinking about and, frankly, you can't either. Think about it like TEDTalks for people who've binged minimum 60% of all Shonda shows, slide in DMs with photos from Sarah Michelle Gellar’s insta and still think about Pacey Witter. Often. Have you read every Yelp review of SUR lounge? This is the show for you. We Stan Together.
Sometimes you want a show, where everybody knows their names...and this will be one of those! Eventually! Come see an entire sitcom episode improvised right in front of your eyes. And remember to tune in next time for the exciting follow-up episode to the only serialized improv show around!
Gavin and Trent, two of the world’s greatest bachelors, are here to teach you (the lame and hopeless audience) how to pick up women and live their lifestyle. So, pull a stool up to the bar as they rescue your lame ass through song, sketches and the strong power of bromance. What could possibly go wrong?
It’s June! That means the Broadway season has ended, and we need to honor it at The 2019 Very Big Theater Awards!
Join hosts Rosie O’ Donnell (Douglas Widick) & Josh Gad (Ken McGraw), as they give you everything you love about this yearly award show. Like: Finding out celebrities can kinda sing but not really! Watching 3-4 minutes of shows you can’t otherwise afford to see! And of course, going to the bathroom during the Play categories.
Featuring original musical performances and real Broadway special guests, The 2019 Very Big Theatre Awards is one you won’t want to miss.
Shane Shane is a writer, performer and video maker from Brooklyn, NY. He and his work have appeared in The New York Times, at Joe’s Pub, at the LaMama Theater and at too many queer parties and gay bars to list here. He has toured the US and Europe with his dance music/performance art project Shane Shane and appeared in the fashion line Opening Ceremony’s dance play “Changers” directed by Spike Jonze. He is currently a member of the UCB Theater’s Characters Welcome house team. He has a boyfriend named Dusty, a cat named Wanda and a family—both by blood and by choice—in the great Midwest, all of whom he loves a great deal.
Womaning is a talk show hosted by Caitlin Bitzegaio. It's a talk show for women who Yelp "quiet wine bar where I won't get hit on." It's a talk show for women who are constantly asking themselves "What's under Sia's wig and should I be wearing one?" It's a talk show for women who spend $300 on baby gifts for friends and then haggle the price of a can of beer. It's a talk show for women who are Womaning or at least trying.
Every month, our team of late night writers & producers selects a different one of their tippy-top favorite celebrities & UCBT performers to build a brand new late night talk show in their image.
The previous show is dismantled and our next host inspires a new theme, structure, bits, field pieces graphics, music, guests, and stunts.
We worship the host and indulge in their interests and personality. We let them do the weird things they've always wanted to do but never have -- knowing they never have to top it in episode 2.
Night Late blows up the talk show format from the inside.
Who Am I? I'm a character and my behavior is a little bit off and a lot funny. Come watch our funniest performers not be themselves in this character show.
Sarah Grace Welbourn
The Female Gaze is a super-sized parody of The View, The Talk, The Chew, and The Real. Like its source material, The Female Gaze will unite a diverse group of women to yell at each other in public. Most shows are content with four or five co-hosts, but The Female Gaze doesn't feel that's enough people yelling. The Female Gaze has over a dozen co-hosts and each has an important opinion that must be heard on all the day's top news stories and pop culture events, even if they know nothing about them. Especially if they know nothing about them!
Created by Caitlin Bitzegaio, Nayomi Reghay, and Janie Stolar
Once upon a time Lauren Brickman & Caitlin Bitzegaio went through a traumatic audition experience together. They were asked to TAKE THEIR SHOES OFF at a commercial audition. Though they both slayed, months later they saw the commercial had gone to Kristen Bell and they never stood a chance. There's a million and one reasons why actors don't book a gig. Too tall. Too short. Too female. Too this or that or not enough of a "name". Well, Brickman & Bitzegaio want to showcase UCB Talent in their roles that got away!
Did you love Serial and Making a Murderer? Well, good news: another young woman was horribly murdered!
Join us in the small town of Millborough, Maine (population: 915, non-dick population: 12) as One Idiot brings you every twist and turn in the story of Marty Morch, a man on trial for a murder he didn't commit and Sarah, the documentarian who loves him.
1) To temporarily satisfy an addiction.
ex. Man, I really need to get a fix of coke/pornography/improv etc
These improvisers have a lot of shit going on. Showbiz is keeping them from their one true love.
UCBT is here to deal them some stage time drugs/pornography/improv etc.
It’s official! Rosie O’Donnell is running as a third party candidate on The Broadway Party! Watch as Ro and her VP Running Mate, Candace Payne the chewbacca mom, give rousing political speeches, and are endorsed by their showbiz friends. Revel in Rosie’s campaign Slogan “Hakuna Matata,” which she will use to make America Bouncy and fun again!
Couple's Skate is the show that answers the ancient question, "What do skating and improv have in common?" It also answers the question, "What if you took a bunch of New York City's best improvisers, split them into unusual duos, and then had them perform together?" The answers are just as exciting as your first kiss, your first dry hump, and your first fist fight all rolled into one. Show.
On every improv team, there is the glue, that person who just tries to hold shit together while everyone descends into madness around them. Longtime UCB performer Silvija Ozols gathers some of her favorite gluey types to perform a fully improvised show. Will they stick to each other? Or will they end up huffing themselves into oblivion? Has this analogy been taken too far or is there room for one last pun? GLUE be the judge!