Tuesday, February 22, 2011

About the Hot Chicks Room

We noted a few days back that the Upright Citizens Brigade had unveiled some signage at their new home on Avenue A at Third Street ... Including!


While it's a nod to this skit (thanks Erin!) ... a few commenters are not amused ... Like!

Anonymous said...
Are you people not looking at this unfunny, SNL obsessing, new-jack cornball, out-of-place, cargo-short and frisbee throwing, annoying piece of shit sign? I will spit on all these mothrfuckers as they wither in their adidas and converse and cold-weather sandals, as their nasally laughter and unfunny jokes penetrate my soul.

Enjoy your signs, they will soon be sent back to the college campus graveyard where they belong.

30 comments:

Larry Slade said...

I wonder what part of the income of UCB is the wannabe mill. Actors pay a fee to take improv classes. Then their class has a performance where the audience, their friends, pay a small $5 admission to see the result of this training. This happens at off hours, like 5 or 6 in the evening, when the theater would otherwise be dark.

You too could be on SNL with the proper training and perhaps agents will come and see you and then you can quite your day job, if you still have one, and live happily ever after.

HEY19 said...

whoa, that guys anger seems a little extreme for this... Right?

glamma said...

i was absolutely mortified when i walked by that sign this weekend. i mean seriously, wtf?

Damien A DuPont said...

People think the only people who should do comedy in front of other people are the ones who will definitely have a career in comedy. Why? I'm more worried forthe kid who thinks they're gonna be a rap star or baseball player than the 20-something with a college degree that wants to make people laugh.

Anonymous said...

The anger does seem a bit extreme (maybe it's someone doing "angry man" improv?) but that sign is hideous and tacky. It's bad enough to lose old etched and neon signage all the time and now we have sub-Vegas style crap all over the neighborhood. Between this Hot Chicks bullshit, 13th Step, Billy Hurricane's, and the mother of all storefront assholism, Superdive, EV street-level composition is taking on a distinct aura of cheese. No -- make that cheese whiz.

It's very depressing so I understand the angry man's vitriol.

Anonymous said...

Seems a bit frat-boyish even for them.
It would make more sense inside. Outside it's just a tacky, out of place annoyance. I hope they reconsider.
The fact that it's from a skit (that most people have never seen or care to) is neither here nor there.

Anonymous said...

Comparing this to 13th Step or Billy Hurricane's is ridiculous. You are all clearly taking this way too literally, it's a reference to a sketch... and UCB is one of the few places in the country with amazing underground comedy talent every night of the week for five bucks. I think that this is a fantastic addition to the neighborhood, not another tacky pick-up joint, and anywhere else in the country people would be rejoicing about UCB joining its ranks instead of complaining because they can't understand a joke.

Anonymous said...

East Village is a place for the arts. I'd find something else to complain about then a theatre opening up. It could have a been a starbucks or a brother jimmy's. So stop your complaining and go back to feeding your 100 cats and complaining about how NYC is changing. (NOTE: thats why people love NYC, the ever changingness)

Anonymous said...

I'm not saying UCB is *like* Billy Hurricane's or 13th Step as far as who they are and what they do. That would be silly. I'm saying their SIGNAGE is equally ridiculous. I'm sorry, but the awning IS tacky as hell and the vast majority of people will have absolutely no idea to what it refers, so this whole "Hot Chicks is a UCB skit reference!!" defense is utterly meaningless. You're right, I don't get the joke. UCB is about as famous as the State/Stella ... how about an awning suggesting "I Want to Dip My Balls In It!"? See what I mean?

I don't think anyone here has objected to the UCB's presence in the EV, they seem like fine folks. We just hate the sign, OK?

Anonymous said...

Wow, a cat-lady joke! You must be a professional comedian!

FFS, no one is complaining about the UCB opening here! Just the stupid damn awning! Reading comprehension is your friend.

As for "thats why people love NYC, the ever changingness"?

http://vanishingnewyork.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

The Hot Chicks Room sketch is gold; worth looking up on YouTube or the Netflix. I couldn't have less interest in improv comedy and will probably never go, but I'll give this sign a pass. Some people are just never happy!

Anonymous said...

Several of my friends, and even I, got caught up in taking classes at UCB and after the first one or two you realize what a moneymaking machine this place is. I'm not faulting the owners. Good for them for cashing in. I wish I had thought of this!

Anonymous said...

I agree, I don't really have a problem with the place, I'd definitely rather a theatre than a number of thngs, (although yeah they do tend to have that corny college crowd), but yes the sign is annoying and most people don't know what it is referring to so that doesn't matter. Which is why I agree with the poster saying it should be inside if it's a "joke".

Theatre - good. Girls Gone Wild sign - selfish and ugly and out of place and if they had any respect for the neighborhood or for chrissakes themselves they'd rethink that one.

Eden Bee said...

I just joined UCb for Improv classes. I am going to be reporting about the number of cargo shorts that show up etc on my blog. That sign is annoying, the skit is okay..I will probably check this place out and see what the hell it is and what is has to do with UCB. UCB does have some great shows..like Whiplash on mondays which I intend to sneak into without paying.

Anonymous said...

"You're right, I don't get the joke."

More like: 'I'm just bitter I wasn't in on it.'

It's called Google. Use it. You might learn something. Or (God forbid) have a laugh or two.

This is a nice addition to the neighborhood. Find something real to get upset about.

Anonymous said...

Awww, a poor wannabe actress with her filthy tattoo body, being the bitter one while calling others bitter.

Yes, we know of Google. You sound like you're 14. We realize we can look up what Hot Chicks Room means to the people who own the theatre - which has asbolutely nothing to do with what is annoying about it.

Anonymous said...

Bitter? "In on it"? What are you even talking about? And why would I need Google? Grieve/Erin provided the link to the skit right above.

For the billionth time, I have absolutely nothing against UCB or its presence in the EV. The street-facing "Hot Chicks" sign, however, is ugly, and nonsensical to the vast majority of people. No one has said a bad word about UCB here, only the sign has been criticized! How difficult is this to understand?

You are being melodramatic and overly defensive and I'm done repeating myself. goodbye!

Jane said...

filthy tattoo body? yikes. take a xanax. you sound like a rapist.

Anonymous said...

Jane, I just want to say that I am not the tattoo-hater (I wrote 10:04, 12:31, 12:59, and 11:31 -- without resorting to personal insults, even when they were hurled at me, I might add). Oh, the perils of being anonymous.

But I also dislike the "filthy tattooed actress" comment and don't want to be associated with it.

as you were!

Anonymous said...

I watched the "hot chicks room" sketch. It raised a slight smile from me, it's by no means a legendary piece of comedy history.

I think it's obvious the UCB only decided on using this signage for attention and controversy. And lo and behold, it worked!

Eden Bee said...

Well, since I am the only one posting with my pic and I have tattoos..I assume I'm the "filthy actress with the tats" which is weird because my comment was neutral. Also, I wouldn't call taking Improv 101 being a wannabee actress. I'm more like a wannabee musician. I never wrote anything about google either so i think Anon is SO angry about this sign and the hot chicks that he has confused our posts. Why don't you use google to see my filthy tattooed wannabee band? ----->Shameless plug since there are 20 comments on here! NEW CD OUT NOW ON AMAZON!
And anon-please read comments more carefully..If you want to insult me and my awesome career and tats, please read what people are actually writing..take your meds first..THEN post!
And yeah, you sound like a stalker/serial killer woman hater which means you are probably googling where I live right now..

Anonymous said...

Eden, you are a superstar! 'wannabee musician' please, you are a legend, lady.

xoxo from one badass EV girl to another

EV Grieve said...

@Eden

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Eden Bee said...

Thanks anon! My bands CD is actually doing really well so far..without any reviews yet! Grieve-Haw! I want a t-shirt that says "I troll blogs and post anonymous mean things at evgrieve and all i got was this lousy t-shirt."
I think it will go well with my new distressed denim cargo shorts.

Anonymous said...

UCB is an amazing theater, I can't speak for the classes, but I have seen many shows at the UCB and they are all great and attract very talented comedians for shows usually only $5. And - at least at the Chelsea one - the staff is vigorous in its crowd control and telling people to be quiet in lines. I applaud them coming to our hood. The sign, while tacky, is better than some of the other signs in the EV (see: vampire shop on ave a)

Erin Bradley said...

Evil may lurk in the form of anonymous jerktastic commenters who leave remarks resembling the very population of people they're railing against (i.e. crude, rude, frat boy-esque, etc.) but on EV Grieve goodness will prevail. Yay for Eden & others.

Anonymous said...

My blessed Eden - I retract my statement, I did get the posts confused

Eden Bee said...

Well, thanks for the sentiment, as I did not post anything bitter and had no idea what you were talking about. However, I highly doubt the ANON who wrote, "aww..poor bitter wannabee filthy body tattoo actress" or whatever, is the same ANON that now says, "my blessed!" At any rate-I am a wannabee musician and any attention makes me happy-I even updated my facebook with that crazy ANON'S quote and had a great thread going on there! So thanks for that!

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing the only people annoyed with this are ugly people...

it's a joke, lighten up.

Also, why do you choose to live in NYC if you can't accept the fact that diversity is all around you; which mostly likely includes things that aren't agreeable with your tastes?

Move to Iowa if you can't accept it

Anonymous said...

Hooray! The shrieking, perpetually aggrieved, bunched-panties brigade wins!