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  1. Meet Melanie Iglesias, MTV's red-hot hostRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 23 | New York Post

    ... scenarios, like smashing cars in a junkyard). She even takes improv-comedy classes at NYC's famous Upright Citizens Brigade theater, cofounded by Amy Poehler, to hone her skills. "It helps me be on my toes," Iglesias says. "I'm naturally inquisitive ...

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  2. DVD review: 'The Upright Citizens Brigade: The Complete Third Season'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 22 | Examiner.com

    We caught up with some of your favorite funny people at the Upright Citizens Brigade Del Close Marathon red carpet including Ben Schwartz, Zach Woods and more.

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  3. Women behaving badly - just like menRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 16 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... Glazer, 27, first met in New York in 2006. They were both studying improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, the school co-founded by comedy heavyweight Amy Poehler. However, the two never had a class together, meeting ...

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  4. Into the Storm squanders its best assetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2014 | Chicago Reader

    ... while watching Matt Walsh - another veteran comic actor, who made his name with the sketch troupe Upright Citizens Brigade - in the new disaster movie Into the Storm , largely because the film gave me little else to think about. A flimsy genre ...

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  5. The Most Intriguing Actors, Writers, and Directors at Comic-Con This YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 28 | Wired

    ... that." Matt Walsh, actor in Into the Storm Why you know him: A founding member of the comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade, you may recognize him as the hapless Mike McLintock on Veep . On his online research for the film: "I listened to a lot of ...

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  6. Australian Actor And Performer Josh SaksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2014 | Examiner.com

    ... Chubbuck Studio. I have also completed improvisational comedy training at the Amy Poehler founded Upright Citizens Brigade. It would be Barry McClean in Face to Face. It's humbling and challenging to play someone so straightforward. He's not the ...

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  7. 'Chris Gethard Show' making comedy wavesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2014 | New York Daily News

    ... cool. After all, Gethard isn't cool. Sure, he's written for "Saturday Night Live" and has done the Upright Citizens Brigade circuit for 15 years, but he remains an Everyman people can relate to - someone who champions the kids who don't quite fit ...

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  8. The Hotwives Of Orlando Review: Hulu's Reality Spoof Flaunts Impeccable Female EnsembleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2014 | Cinema Blend News

    ... oblivious to the constant distaste displayed by her increasingly broke husband Anthony, played by Upright Citizens Brigade mastermind Matt Besser. She's friends/not friends with the trophy wife Tawny St. John (Casey Wilson), a faux-faux-blonde who ...

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  9. Poehler and Rudd make the best of 'They Came Together'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2014 | Examiner.com

    ... a girl." Poehler is funny, period. This goes back to her days on the landmark sketch comedy show "Upright Citizens Brigade." In a comedy world dominated by men, Poehler understands that being in control of a scene means being able to match any ...

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  10. The Last Time Ellie Kemper Drank Before Improv, She Ended Up Kissing Aubrey PlazaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2014 | Vanity Fair

    Ellie Kemper normally does not drink alcohol before performing improv comedy. "In general, if I drink, I don't get smarter, so it doesn't serve anyone well," Kemper explained at a cocktail reception on Friday, kicking off the Upright Citizens Brigade's Del Close improv marathon.

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  11. 'Veep's Matt Walsh Joins Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange In 'Wild Oats'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2014 | Deadline

    ... is handling domestic while Sony will distribute abroad. Walsh, who is one of the co-founders of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, is having a busy year: On August 8, he takes on his first action lead role in Warner Bros./New Line's Into the ...

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  12. That's OK, We'll Wing itRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2014 | City Paper

    ... it is, I think it gets a bad rap because there's a lot of bad improv out there. You go to see the Upright Citizens Brigade perform, they're amazing, Amy Poehler is one of the best comedians out there, she comes from an improv background. I think ...

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  13. First Look - Amy Poehler Reveals Cover Art for New Book 'Yes Please'Read the original story

    May 28, 2014 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... to advice on love and life. In 1996, the comic became part of the improvisational comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade, which later developed into an eponymous television show that aired on Comedy Central for three seasons. Poehler was also one of ...

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  14. Music Amy Poehler Is Pop Culture's Fairy GodmotherRead the original story

    May 21, 2014 | VH1

    ... producing a comedy for NBC, created by her brother. Did we mention she's one of the founders of the Upright Citizens Brigade? Over nearly 15 years, we've been lucky enough to watch Poehler play everything from a cool mom who'd rather you drink in ...

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  15. Ouch! Skinny Dipping Ends Poorly on Playing House-Plus, Reasons ...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2014 | E! Online

    ... Bobby Moynihan from SNL , Keegan-Michael Key from Key and Peele , Ian Roberts - the founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater who taught us how to improvise. We had to give him the note, "Could you f - k this woman's face harder?" in a Magic ...

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  16. Matt Walsh Joins '6 Miranda Drive'; Frank Langella Cast...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2014 | Deadline

    ... the trip, the Taylors unwittingly bring a supernatural force home with them. A co-founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade, Walsh co-stars on HBO's Veep and in the upcoming tornado pic Into The Storm . He is repped by CAA, Principato Young and ...

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  17. Behold, Our New TV Obsession! Playing House Comes From Two Amazing Real-Life Besties and New MomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2014 | E! Online

    What happens when you take two women who have extensive comedy experience - they were trained by the likes of Amy Poehler in the Upright Citizens Brigade - and are real life best friends and give them a TV show? USA Network's wonderful new comedy Playing House , our new TV obsession.

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  18. 'Playing House' review: 'Gilmore Girls,' gone wildRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2014 | Newsday

    ... City," USA's single-camera "Playing House" is created and run by its stars, best buds from the Upright Citizens Brigade improv house that hatched Amy Poehler. After their 2012 NBC misstep with NYC-set "Best Friends Forever," the pair has recast the ...

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  19. Billy Eichner on His Slow (and Loud) Rise to StardomRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2014 | Hollywood Reporter

    ... theater training to good use, before embracing his penchant for comedy and heading to the Upright Citizens Brigade to hone his skills as a comedian. It was then that the former high-school speech and debate team member came up with Creation Nation , ...

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  20. 5 Comedians who got their start at Upright Citizens BrigadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2014 | She Knows

    There's a common thread between some of the funniest people in comedy today: They all were performers with the Upright Citizens Brigade.

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