Friday, January 29, 2010

Diamonds, Wow! - Behind the Scenes of Hard Rock Cafe

Nate Lang as the late Joey Ramone

Joe Strummer (Ben Rodgers) meets David Bowie (Thomas Middleditch)

Brandon Scott Jones as Johnny Rotten

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Spotlight On: Nick Wiger

Nick Wiger's a super funny guy. At the UCBTLA, he's a member of improv team Last Day of School, a writer-performer for sketch team A Kiss From Daddy, he can be found doing funny stuff for all kinds of shows throughout the week at the UCB, and he's made a whole mess of funny videos. Check a couple out below, or go straight to his performer page!

Burger Auditioner
Wri. Nick Wiger, Dir. Justin Donaldson

The Dumbest Generation
Wri. Nick Wiger, Dir. Justin Donaldson

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The World's 1st 3-D Blog!

You may now put on your 3-D glasses.

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You may now remove your 3-D glasses. Here's to a 2010 Golden Globe for Best Post on a Blog - Musical or Retarded!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Lovely Bones Commentary, From the Lady Who Sat Next To Me At The Lovely Bones

Possible spoiler alert: Because these are all someone's actual reactions to watching the film, you may be able to infer certain parts of the story-- at least, the tone of certain parts. Please take this commentary to the theater with you, as it serves to expand upon much of what is seen in the film.

Title Credits





"Oh no."

"Oh no no no."


"Isn't that awful?"








"Oh, I think those are the bones."


"Aw, shoot."







End Credits

"That was a good one, that was a good one."

No response from Peter Jackson's camp if they'll be putting the commentary on the Lovely Bones initial Blu Ray release, or if they'll save it for the Lovelier Bones: Unrated edition.

Friday, January 15, 2010

An Important Announcement from the UCB Comedy Blog

Sad news today, everyone. It seems like Jay Leno was not satisfied with his time writing for his new blog address,, and asked the powers that be to give him this address back. Unfortunately, his request has been granted, despite his tendency to use the wrong form of "they're"/"their"/"there" and his overposting of pictures of his neighbor's shih tzu, Ava, that he likes way too much.

You'll be able to find Becky at her old time slot address,, while I'll likely be going back to my old job monitoring site traffic at, the official site of Iowa Corn. Thank you very much for your readership, and we hope to see you again soon.

Jay Leno has also sent us this message, which he asked be passed along to you. It was written by Jay Leno, no lie:

Hey their, UCB Comedy blog readers! I'm very excited to be back, right heir at the UCB Comedy Blog. As you all know, my new job was a bad job so now I want my old job, right thare at! I will approach the position with great aplomb, and I know that thayer's a lot of great blogging in store for you in the near future! Also, did I mention Ava?!? OMG SO CUTE.
Also I own cars. More then five! C U L8R!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Five Best Movies of 2009

5. Watchmen
Many thought director Zack Snyder had his work cut out for him when he took on the task of bringing the most highly acclaimed graphic novel of all time (one believed to be unfilmable) to the big screen. But Watchmen was a smashing success and surpassed the simplistic nature of the original comic (the Family Circus of the 1980s, as it were), as Snyder told a complex story with absolute subtlety, no confusing or retarded crap that bogged on for days, and managed to give a computerized blue penis top billing without it becoming silly or distracting in the least. Audiences left the theaters wondering how those 162 minutes went by so fast, and especially didn't ask for their money back.

The reason this isn't higher on the list is because they occasionally wasted time not developing the character of the blue CGI wiener.

4. Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
Many thought director Michael Bay had his work cut out for him when he attempted a squeakquel to his 2007 critically acclaimed original film, Transformers. But Revenge is one of those rare squeakquels that surpasses the original in every way, elevating the franchise from one classic film to a Godfather-like epic work of art, filled with multi-dimensional characters, a subtle approach to action akin to Bay's earlier Bad Boys II, and an intricate and clever plot. Only where The Godfather got boring every now and then because they focused too much on killing horses and having abortions, Transformers 2 was SO COOL cuz they were like TRASNFORM! psshoo pshyoo! Bow bang! So cool.


3. All About Steve
Many thought Sandra Bullock had her work cut out for her when she wanted to make an immediate squeakquel to The Proposal. But what if I told you that Sandra Bullock was gonna play against type and be a QUIRKY female lead. And what if I told you that she was gonna go against type again and wear RED BOOTS. 'Nuff said.
There's even a part later in the film where she has an UMBRELLA. 'Neff soid.

2. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Sequel
Many thought that Alvin and the Chipmunks had their work cut out for them when they wanted to make a sequel to their family-live-action-CGI-mix-thing movie debut. But those people were stupid, because Alvin and the Chipmunks are fictional characters so they wouldn't be making the movie. Also, making a sequel film where the female chipmunk counterparts sing high-pitched versions of Beyonce's "Single Ladies" and Corinne Bailey Rae's "Put Your Records On" is like the Lumberjack Slam at Denny's: a no-brainer.

Alvin and the Chipmunks on set.

1. A Serious Man
Many thought the Coen Brothers had their work cut out for them in attempting to produce an entertaining film about a man who, for all intents and purposes, is serious. But they took the project very seriously, and made a serious movie on all accounts. A squeakquel has not yet been announced, but you can bet it won't be far off. Seriously, man.

A Sirius Black.

That was stupid. Goodnight everybody!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

What 2010 Has in Store... For YOU

Hello all. I know it’s been a while since I blogged, but I’ve spent some time using my brainwaves to activate an alien body on this mission that I don’t want to talk about.

It’s a new decade. That’s cool. I’m excited that this last decade was over, what with all the tragedy that happened, like NBC’s Coupling.

I have some predictions for you for 2010. Since I have déjà vu a lot, you can be pretty convinced that most of them will be right. I have, like, a million senses more than you, so trust me on this. Okay, buddy?!

Okay, here are some things that will happen in 2010 to you:

- You will go to the bathroom. It’s going to happen. Trust me. When you go to the bathroom, you’re going to be all like, “Oh my God. She was right.” And now when you go to the bathroom, you’re going to think of me. That’s okay. I’m used to it with me being magical and all.

- I will giggle as I type, “go to the bathroom.” When I was younger I used to think the phrase “go to the bathroom” was so funny because of “bathroom”. Since I am alone right now, I don’t feel any shame in laughing. Oh my God! I’m giggling right now. I’m letting out a good guffaw, if you will. I was right. My predictions are true. So there.

- You will do something with your body. The verb that you will do is tattooed on Lindsay Lohan’s wrist after she was in the hospital for an asthma attack.

- You are going to be impressed with my knowledge of Lindsay Lohan’s body adornment and medical history. Even if your brain is telling you I’m a loser, your heart is telling you I’m a genius.

- You will read this blog right now. It’s 2010 and you’re reading this blog so that means it will have happened so I’m totally right on my prediction of you reading this blog.

Done! That’s all my entire psychic eye is telling me right now. I’ll get back to you if I see anything else in the future. For now, Happy New Year!