Monday, August 22, 2011

Report: Upright Citizens Brigade booking shows next month at East Village location

An EV Grieve reader sent along a link to a recent post on the Comic's Comic that provides some details on the Upright Citizens Brigade's East Village outpost on Avenue A. Sure has been quiet here of late. Workers even removed all the signs.

But! As Sean L. McCarthy reported:

UCB people told The Comic's Comic ... that they're "getting ready to open" UCB East, and I've already received word from some shows booking gigs there in September. The aim of UCB East is to provide a home for more stand-up and variety shows, thereby allowing the main UCB New York City theater in Chelsea to open up more primetime hours for improv and sketch.

So there's still time for residents to get outraged by something connected to this location.

Previously on EV Grieve:
[Updated] Your 'Hot Chicks Room' sign update

[Updated] Resident starting a petition to have the 'Hot Chicks Room' sign removed at the Upright Citizens Brigade

Breaking: UCB will remove the 'Hot Chicks Room' sign!


Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

UCB East is a place to discover composting, the art and science of turning food and yard waste into a healthy soil amendment. Come for a fun and a chance to unravel the mysteries of "black gold" and pet our newest compost workers - 35 adorable "hot chicks!" Kidding! Looking forward to the opening.

Anonymous said...

Gee Standup kind of sucks
wish they would stick to the improv stuff
wonder if they are going to offer classes in EV spot?

glamma said...

for the east village to become a stnad-up comedy destination is like a nail in the coffin. how i wish this whole operation would just get the hell off ave b.

Dr Gecko said...


So, Ave A is the new Ave B? It used to be the other way around but nostalgia, as they say, ain't what it used to be.

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

First came complaints about cargo shorts and sandals. Next a stupid sign controversy and then an even stupider curtains controversy. Now having a comedy club with a decent reputation and cheap admission into a 99 seat theater on Avenue A is "like another nail in the coffin." For the love of god, please just ignore some of us and open your club already.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I am outraged that this place hasn't opened yet! Where are the rest of the angry East Villagers? It's time to mount a protest! I'll write a poem!

Anonymous said...

They don't teach classes at the other UCB location, they have a training center nearby.

crab apple said...

I'm offended at the lack of signage!