Friday, November 13, 2009

Spotlight On: Ben Siemon

Ben Siemon is a performer and writer at UCBTLA and watching him perform is always a pleasure. Ben has become the go-to person to spoof anything pop culture. With his big characters and knack for satire, your shame for knowing every Golden Girls episode just melts away. He's right there with you, eating a frozen cheesecake and calling you Pussy Cat.

"When Your Father Gets Home!"

"Homeward Bound"

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The 2009 Wayansies Nominee Announcement

In case you missed the announcement ceremony (or the replay on every news channel and blog), here's a repost of the recently announced 2009 Wayansies Award nominees.

Best Wayans (Sister)
Diedre Wayans
Elvira Wayans
Kim Wayans
Nadia Wayans
Vonnie Wayans

Best Wayans (Brother)
Damon Wayans
Dwayne Wayans
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Marlon Wayans
Shawn Wayans

Best Movie Starring A Wayans
Dance Flick
G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra

Best Movie Directed By A Wayans
Dance Flick

Best Movie Involving a Wayans
Dance Flick
G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra

Congratulations to all the nominees!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Spotlight On: Sue Galloway

This week's featured performer is Sue Galloway, a writer/performer/all-around-funny-lady at the UCB New York who can be seen performing regularly with improv Harold team The Law Firm, has appeared on various television shows, and is a freelance joke writer for Weekend Update and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Here's some of her work, showcasing her distinct and unique (two great traits for comedians to have) and definitely funny (also a great trait for a comedian to have) style:

Do You Work Here?
Dir. Will Hines, Wri. Sue Galloway, Sta. Sue Galloway and Charlie Sanders

Susan and Her Instruments
Dir./Wri./Sta. Sue Galloway

Sue Is Late For Lunch
Dir. Will Hines, Wri./Sta. Sue Galloway

Hooray Sue!

Got any suggestions for more great UCB performers to be featured? Let us know!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Stats!: Halloween Costume Round-up

Hey there! Hope the ol' sugar hangover's passed! Get it? Instead of alcohol, it's sugar. Because they give you candy at Halloween. So you ate a lot of it. Thus, hangover. From sugar, which is commonly found in candy.

Well, the numbers have been crunched, and the pies are graphed. Here's a breakdown of this year's most common costumes:

And here are some more in-depth statistics for the more popular costumes:

So there you go. Sobering stuff. I apologize for the classless white backgrounds-- Apple's Numbers is a mighty spreadsheet-processing beast. And thanks to Jack Allison, of UCBTLA and Lil' Folks, for Sexy Shrek.