Upright Citizens Brigade to air improv marathon


SIRIUS XM Radio announced that all of the events from The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre’s 12th Annual Del Close Improv Marathon from the UCB Theatre will air live in its entirety on SIRIUS XM Comedy Showcase, SIRIUS Internet Radio, SIR channel 814, and XM Radio Online, XMRO channel 93, beginning Friday, July 30 through Sunday, August 1.

Completely uncensored highlights and live cut-ins from the three day improv comedy marathon, which is a tribute to the Godfather of improv, Del Close, will air on Raw Dog Comedy, SIRIUS channel 104 and XM channel 150.

The improv marathon will feature The Upright Citizens Brigade (Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh) and performers from 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report and some of the best comedic improv group members from across the country.

The three-day event will also present performances by Horatio Sanz and the Kings of Improv, Adsit & Gausas (featuring Scott Adsit of NBC’s 30 Rock and Christina Gausas of The Colbert Report & Delocated), Paul Scheer (FX’s The League, Human Giant), John Lutz (NBC’s 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live), Jason Mantzoukas and Rob Huebel (I Love You Man, Human Giant). SIRIUS XM listeners will also hear UCBT favorites Hot Sauce (featuring Ben Schwartz of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, Adam Pally of CBS’ Happy Endings & Gil Ozeri of Death By Roo Roo) and Derrick Comedy (featuring Donald Glover of NBC’s Community, DC Pierson and Dominic Dierkes).   

Additionally, to unofficially kick off the three-day marathon, The UCB Theatre will present an exclusive one-night-only performance, “Radio Underground,” which will broadcast on Raw Dog Comedy. “Radio Underground,” hosted by Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh, will feature performances by Stephanie Allynne, Chris Gethard, Michael Hartney, Jamie Kilstein, Nate Lang, Joe Mande, Amber Nelson, Shannon O’Neill and Joe Wengert. The exclusive performance will air on Thursday, July 29 at 1:00 pm ET and 9:00 pm ET.

Over the 4th of July weekend, Raw Dog Comedy broadcast The Upright Citizens Brigade’s “Waiting for Obama: A Night at the Hall of Presidents” show. Part political satire, part work-place comedy, the one-act play explored the legacy of American presidents and tested their knowledge of Disney movie lyrics.