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2017 Writers Guild Awards Winners Announced

Mar 8, 2017

The 2017 Writers Guild Awards winners have been announced!

Congratulations to UCBT alums, performers and writers Andy Breckman, Josh Comers, Fran Gillespie, Donald Glover, Sudi Green, Chris Kelly, Josh Patten, Craig Rowin, Pete Schultz, Alex Scordelis and Will Stephen.

COMEDY SERIES


Atlanta, Written by Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Jamal Olori, Stefani Robinson, Paul Simms; FX - WINNER

Silicon Valley, Written by Megan Amram, Alec Berg, Donick Cary, Adam Countee, Jonathan Dotan, Mike Judge, Carrie Kemper, John Levenstein, Dan Lyons, Carson Mell, Dan O'Keefe, Clay Tarver, Ron Weiner; HBO

Transparent, Written by Arabella Anderson, Bridget Bedard, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster, Jessi Klein, Stephanie Kornick, Ethan Kuperberg, Ali Liebegott, Our Lady J, Faith Soloway, Jill Soloway; Amazon Studios

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
, Written by Emily Altman, Robert Carlock, Azie Mira Dungey, Tina Fey, Lauren Gurganous, Sam Means, Dylan Morgan, Marlena Rodriguez, Dan Rubin, Meredith Scardino, Josh Siegal, Allison Silverman, Leila Strachan; Netflix


Veep, Written by Rachel Axler, Sean Gray, Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck, Erik Kenward, Billy Kimball, Steve Koren, David Mandel, Jim Margolis, Lew Morton, Georgia Pritchett, Will Smith, Alexis Wilkinson; HBO

NEW SERIES


Atlanta, Written by Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Jamal Olori, Stefani Robinson, Paul Simms; FX - WINNER

Better Things, Written by Pamela Adlon, Louis C.K., Cindy Chupack, Gina Fattore; FX

Stranger Things, Written by Paul Dichter, Justin Doble, The Duffer Brothers, Karl Gajdusek, Jessica Mecklenburg, Jessie Nickson-Lopez, Alison Tatlock; Netflix

This Is Us, Written by Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, Bekah Brunstetter, Dan Fogelman, Vera Herbert, Joe Lawson, Kay Oyegun, Aurin Squire, K.J. Steinberg, Donald Todd; NBC

Westworld, Written by Ed Brubaker, Bridget Carpenter, Dan Dietz, Karl Gajdusek, Halley Gross, Lisa Joy, Katherine Lingenfelter, Dominic Mitchell, Jonathan Nolan, Roberto Patino, Daniel T. Thomsen, Charles Yu; HBO

COMEDY / VARIETY SKETCH SERIES


Documentary Now!, Writers: Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Erik Kenward, John Mulaney, Seth Meyers; IFC

Inside Amy Schumer, Writers: Kim Caramele, Kyle Dunnigan, Jessi Klein, Michael Lawrence, Kurt Metzger, Christine Nangle, Claudia O'Doherty, Dan Powell, Tami Sagher, Amy Schumer; Comedy Central

Maya & Marty, Head Writers: Mikey Day, Matt Roberts, Bryan Tucker Writers: Eli Bauman, Jeremy Beiler, Chris Belair, Hallie Cantor, David Feldman, R J Fried, Melissa Hunter, Paul Masella, Tim McAuliffe, John Mulaney, Diallo Riddle, Maya Rudolph, Bashir Salahuddin, Marika Sawyer, Streeter Seidell, Martin Short; Emily Spivey, Steve Young; NBC

Nathan For You, Written by Leo Allen, Nathan Fielder, Adam Locke-Norton, Eric Notarnicola; Comedy Central

Saturday Night Live, Head Writers: Rob Klein, Bryan Tucker Writers: James Anderson, Fred Armisen, Jeremy Beiler, Chris Belair, Megan Callahan, Michael Che, Mikey Day, Jim Downey, Tina Fey, Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Tim Herlihy, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Zach Kanin, Chris Kelly, Erik Kenward, Paul Masella, Dave McCary, Dennis McNicholas, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Josh Patten, Paula Pell, Katie Rich, Tim Robinson, Sarah Schneider, Pete Schultz, Streeter Seidell, Dave Sirus, Emily Spivey, Andrew Steele, Will Stephen, Kent Sublette; NBC - WINNER

COMEDY / VARIETY SPECIALS

68th Primetime Emmy Awards, Written by Jack Allison, Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Joelle Boucai, Robert Cohen, Gary Greenberg, Josh Halloway, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Jimmy Kimmel, Bess Kalb, Jeff Loveness, Jon Macks, Molly McNearney, Danny Ricker, Jeff Stilson, Joe Strazzullo, Alexis Wilkinson; ABC

73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, Written by Barry Adelman; Special Material Written by Dave Boone, Ricky Gervais, Jon Macks, Matthew Robinson; NBC

88th Annual Academy Awards, Written by Dave Boone, Billy Kimball; Special Material Written by Scott Aukerman, Rodney Barnes, Neil Campbell, Matthew Claybrooks, Lance Crouther, Mike Ferrucci, Langston Kerman, Jon Macks, Steve O'Donnell, Nimesh Patel, Vanessa Ramos, Chris Rock, Frank Sebastiano, Chuck Sklar, Jeff Stilson, Richard Vos, Michelle Wolf; CBS

Triumph The Primary Election Special 2016, Written by Andy Breckman, Josh Comers, Raj Desai, David Feldman, R J Fried, Jarrett Grode, Ben Joseph, Matthew Kirsch, Michael Koman, Mike Lawrence, Brian Reich, Craig Rowin, Robert Smigel, Zach Smilovitz, David Taylor, Andrew Weinberg; Additional Materials by Ray James, Jesse Joyce, Jason Reich, Alex Scordelis; Hulu - WINNER

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UCB TourCo Heads to MPAC

Aug 2, 2016

The UCB Theatre's touring company has been traveling all over the US and beyond to bring improvisational comedy to theatres, universities, and organizations.

In November they head to the Mayo Performing Arts Center, a nonprofit performing arts organization with a mission to entertain, enrich, educate and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. Their stage has played host to the likes of Liza Minelli, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld and now the UCB TourCo.

Get tickets at MPAC's website!
http://tinyurl.com/hxyhqnv

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Just For Laughs Chooses Its 2016 New Faces of Comedy

Jul 26, 2016

Congratulations to the twelve UCB performers who have been selected by the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal for the "New Faces" showcase!

Jo Firestone, Sarah Tollemache, and Tim Dillon have been selected in the standup category, and Alan Starzinski, Ego Nwodim, Christine Bullen, Joanna Bradley, Colin O'Brien, Frank Garcia-Hejl, Natalie Palamides, Richie Moriarty, and Nicole Sun represent 9 out of 10 performers in the characters showcase.

NEW FACES OF COMEDY
Ahamed Weinberg
Casey James Salengo
Chris Garcia
Dave Ross
David Gborie
Dino Archie
Evan Williams
Jacqueline Novak
Jenny Zigrino
Jesus Trejo
Jo Firestone
Joel Kim Booster
Jordan Rock
Josh Johnson
Matt Donaher
Matt Ingebretson
Naomi Ekperigin
Randy Syphax
Robert Powell
Sarah Tollemache
Tim Dillon

NEW FACES OF COMEDY: CHARACTERS
Alan Starzinski
Lily Sullivan
Ego Nwodim
Christine Bullen
Joanna Bradley
Colin O'Brien
Frank Garcia-Hejl
Natalie Palamides
Richie Moriarty
Nicole Sun

NEW FACES OF COMEDY: UNREPPED
Brendan Lynch
Casey Crawford
Danny Palumbo
Geoffrey Asmus
J.B. Ball
Ismael Loutfi
JP McDade
Janelle James
Molly Ruben-Long
Neko White
Raul Sanchez



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