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Sketch Comedy Saturday: Upright Citizens Brigade

by Annie Wu, posted May 30th 2009 11:55PM
UCB It's summer time and I can see you sketch comedy nerds are starting to get the shakes from Saturday Night Live withdrawal. No worries, I've got some goodness to feed your short attention span and sketch comedy needs.

Here's a program that every self-proclaimed comedy fan should know. From 1998 to 2000, the Upright Citizens Brigade television series ran for three seasons on Comedy Central, developing a solid cult following. The four stars, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Matt Besser and Amy Poehler wrote and starred in the series, playing just about all the characters and giving us gems like Ass Pennies, Spaghetti Jesus and little Girl Scout Cassie.

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Adair, er, UCB's Matt Walsh returning to star status on Spike

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 12th 2009 10:01AM
One of your television's least-appreciated funnymen is getting a second wind on cable again.

The Upright Citizens Brigade's Matt Walsh and fellow founding member Trotter, er, Ian Roberts have landed their first starring roles in a show he created for Spike.

It's called Players, names after a sports bar his character runs with his brother as part of his eternal life fantasy to hit on hot waitresses and spend his days yelling at an HD television. Think of it as Cheers, but with more penis jokes and a Carla that doesn't make your eyes bleed.

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Oregon doesn't think Dog Bites Man is funny

by Anna Johns, posted Jun 15th 2006 10:32AM
dog bites manMy home state of Oregon is awfully pissed off at Comedy Central's new mockumentary, Dog Bites Man. The show stars former The Daily Show correspondent Matt Walsh and comedian Zach Galifianakis, among others, as a morning news team. Apparently, the 'team' told the state it was making a documentary when it filmed at Portland State University earlier this year (why didn't anyone ask what Comedy Central is doing making a documentary?). At one point during filming, a student recognized Matt Walsh from Old School, but he and the crew lied and said he's always mistaken for that guy. The University says it's fine with the humor, but not the deception. The state of Oregon is asking that Comedy Central not air any of the footage filmed at PSU.

Already, Comedy Central pulled footage from another episode of Dog Bites Man where a professor at Chapman University in Texas thought he was part of a panel discussion on media, but ended up being the butt of a joke.

[Via Lost Remote]

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