UCB Long-Form Conversations
By John Frusciante and Will Hines
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Long-form conversations from performers/writers from the UCB Theatre community. Hosted in New York City.
||ExplicitChristian Capozzoli||In this episode our guest is Christian Capozzoli, performer on the Harold team Bucky, co-founder/creator of the 4 Square show/form and one of the most popular coaches/teachers in NYC! Listen to him tell tales of discovering improv, coming up at...||12/31/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBenjamin Apple||Enjoy the New Year of 2014 with a new episode featuring Benjamin Apple. Longtime writer for the Maude Team Onassis, writer for Jimmy Fallon, brand-new member of the Harold team The Regulars and also just a long-time devotee of UCB and improv. Hear his...||12/31/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitShaun Diston||We interview Shaun Diston! Shaun is a long-time student and performer in the UCB system. He just recently got re-placed onto a house team (The Lloyd team Musk). He talks about his work in becoming one of the most respected coaches and teachers in the...||12/3/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitConnor Ratliff||Today we interview Connor Ratliff. He's a member of The Stepfathers and Stone Cold Fox and a featured player on The Chris Gethard Show. He talks about his rise up through the UCB ranks, and his obsessive collecting tendencies and intense class...||12/3/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitCipha Sounds||Hey, we interview the podcast intern Cipha Sounds! How did one of the most prominent hip-hop radio DJs in the country get interesting long-form improv? What does he do to get out of mental blocks? What's it like founding and running one of the coolest...||10/27/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitJosh Patten||John and Will interview SNL's Josh Patten and talk about: jokes! Washington DC improv! competitive streaks! And a great new bit about Devious Maids or something!||8/22/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMatt Besser / UCB Improv Manual||We return for Season 2 of our podcast! Our guest is Matt Besser, co-founder of the UCB Theatre to discuss the newly-published UCB Comedy Improvisation Manual. The book has been available for just over a week at the time we recorded this podcast and...||8/13/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPat Baer||We interview Pat Baer who has studied, worked and performed at UCB-NY for ten years! He promotes his show "404ing It" as well as tells stories of improvising with Robin Williams, teching the writer's strike SNL show and picking Gambit to be on his...||5/23/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBrandon Gardner||We interview Brandon Gardner both because he's an interesting guest and because it helps him check off yet another "UCBT box" to go along with: indie team (Big Tobacco), Harold Team (Bastian), Weekend Team (Reuben Williams, Curfew), another...||5/21/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitZhubin Parang||We talk to The Daily Show's Zhubin Parang about failure, jealousy, resentment, ego and improv! Hear mercilessly assess his improv career (mostly him being merciless but a little bit us)! Plus a few mysterious references to Cipha Sound's tour of Italy...||4/22/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBen Rameaka||This week we welcome Ben Rameaka, member of the UCBEast house improv team Airwolf. We discuss improv, acting, getting tough notes, New England and how doing improv is sometimes like watching the train times fall into place on a split-flap display...||4/15/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitJohn Frusciante||Who podcasts the podcasters? Well, for today, we do. Because of last-minute scheduling scramble we interview one of the two co-hosts: John Frusciante! Learn about his insane brush with near-improv-fame at the tender age of 19, and hear the story of...||4/2/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitGeoff Garlock||Long-time Maude Night writer Geoff Garlock joins us to discuss: his time playing in hardcore/grindcore bands, young days in CT acting, knowing how many Dario Argento references one can get away with in a script, marriage, insecurity and more! John...||3/26/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMartha Hearn||Let's hear from someone who's just been added to the UCB system: our guest is Martha Hearn, brand new addition to Lloyd Night! Hear about being raised on South Park, South Carolina, Chicago and the stunning reveal that there has been a baby in the...||3/13/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLaura Willcox||Come on people now and check out the amazing Laura Willcox! Of the Harold teams Bucky, Very Good Kiss and The Opera! From Lapcox! From the Maude team Bellevue! Will forces in some bit of acting like he's John's dad! YOU CAN'T MISS IT.||3/5/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitJohn Murray||The amazingly affable John Murray, of Death by Roo Roo and Bastian and Stone Cold Fox steps up to the mike! The microphone. I mean he is the guest on this pdcast.||2/25/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBen Warheit||Ben Warheit, of the Lloyd team Spooky Ghost, of the Above Average web series Waco Valley, and of his own tumblr micro-blog of post-it note cartoons (imbenwarheit.tumblr.com) joins us to discuss being a graceful middle schooler, the University of...||2/19/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitGavin Speiller||Our guest is Gavin Speiller from Death by Roo Roo and Rogue Elephant!||2/5/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitD'arcy Carden||We talk to D'arcy Carden from The Curfew and Stone Cold Fox!||1/28/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBrandon Scott Jones||More Grandma's Ashes this week as we interview Brandon Scott Jones! He wore an Orioles hat during this podcast and kept rotating to different orientations on his head and it was funny.||1/22/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMorgan Jarrett||Our guest this week is Morgan Jarrett (Grandma's Ashes, Ragnarock)! Improv! Love languages! The jam! Morgan gives us her thoughts on her time learning and performing improv! Get it!||1/15/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAaron Jackson||We interview Aaron Jackson, the hilarious improviser from Sandino and Salmon Diane and from Maude Teams which do not include the Maude team Gramps. Happy New Year!||12/31/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSiobhan Thompson||This episode's guest is Siobhan Thompson, a performer from the UCB-NY Maude team The Prom. Siobhan talks about being on Maude Night, her shows with her sketch group The Charlies, as well as the stress of auditions, the fun of The League of Gentlemen...||12/17/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMatt Little||John Frusciante interviews Matt Little, improv stalwart of the legendery improv indie group Thank You, Robot!||12/10/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDon Fanelli||We talk with the handsomest man in Hackensack, Don Fanelli, about improv teams and improv classes and his journey from Lehigh frat guy / engineering student to stalwart of the UCB improv scene. We do some improv and sing a little Depeche Mode.||12/4/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAchilles Stamatelaky||Our nerdiest episode ever? We discuss general "doing improv" theory -- initiations, heightening, second beats. And for this we interview Achilles Stamatelaky, currently of the UCB East weekend team Airwolf. We did not bring on Achilles to hear...||11/19/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAbra Tabak||We talk with Abra Tabak, the warn and hilarious improviser from Grandma's Ashes. We talk about her awesome improv 101 teacher, her indie team Thank You Robot, her thoughts about people who do not behave on stage ("weinersauruses") and her own very...||11/12/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitElaine Carroll||Our guest is Elaine Carroll, the creator/star of the hit web series Very Mary-Kate (verymarykate.com), as well as the director of the UCB-NY sketch team Onassis, and a frequent performer/writer in many UCB videos/shows.||11/6/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTim Martin||Tim Martin, member of UCB East weekend team Airwolf, talks about his improv history including some memories of old-school Del Close Marathon shows and working as a journalist in Washington, DC. Hey, also this is the return UCB podcast returns with a...||10/22/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
OH THANK GOD IT'S BACK
I've missed you so much!
Invite Karin Hammerberg on!
So glad the UCB podcast is back!