MONDAY NIGHT / UCBT / 930PM / $5 / RESERVATIONS
New York City. Comedy man running w. the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, sketch with Above Average, Adult Swim, College Humor, Funny or Die, Left Handed Radio, MTV, Splitsider, ads. One time The Huffington Post said I "wowed the world."
As Chambaland, music mashups featured on The AV Club, Buzzfeed, Esquire, Gawker, The Hairpin, Interview, Pop Culture Brain, The Verge, NYMag's Vulture, and more.
Skinner: More tea, Edna?
Krabappel: What kind of little boy has a tea set?
Skinner: I think we both know the answer to that: a lucky boy.
Krabappel: [chuckles] You know, Seymour, you have an innocence about you that can be quite charming.
Skinner: Oh? Well, I’ve always admired your tart honesty and ability to be personally offended by broad social trends.
Krabappel: Oh really?
Skinner: Very much. And your laugh.
Krabappel: You mean, “Ha!”
Skinner: Mmm-Hmm. That’s the one that makes me feel… oh boy. Do you have a, uh, breath mint that I could borrow?
Krabappel: I have some menthol cigarettes.
Skinner: Oh, the heck with it.
Oh boy, this was a fun one. We’ve been a fan of this New York comedian for quite some time so it was exciting to shoot the shit with him on Talking to Strangers. Dan Chamberlain is going places, that’s for sure. On this episode we bounce around to topics like Erotic Jenga, Beggar Monkeys, Final Destination movies and Mash Ups. We also explore the weirdness of the band, LMFAO. Please enjoy!
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I had a lovely talk w. Zach Broussard and Sarah Tollemache on this week’s Talking to Strangers. Subscribe to their show via iTunes here!
An enthusiastic reader recently sent us some video lovemaking suggestions. This one’s called the “Daddy at Lamaze Class”.
Check out extremely-funnyman Dan Chamberlain showing off some barely-legal sex moves in The Occasional (Funny or Die’s magazine for yer iPad/iPhone!).
I was secretly hoping that someone else would write some florid post about the magical experience of this weekend’s Movie Cram at UCB as yesterday I was too tired to express how I felt and just wanted to reblog with a “^this!!” and go back to bed.
Between midnight Friday and midnight Saturday, over 100 people collaborated to write, shoot, score, and edit a full-length comedy movie. 20 directors, 13 writers, 8 musicians, 70+ actors, and a fistful of producers did this, and it was NOT A HUGE MESS and ACTUALLY ASTOUNDINGLY FUNNY and I HOPE IT IS ONLINE SOON. The movie, A New McDonalds, is about three best friends who love McDonalds so much they decide to open a McDonalds of their very own in their apartment. It is great.
L-R around table: Pat O’Brien, Ben Wietmarschen, Micheal Pielocik, Dan Mirk, Dan Chamberlain, Shaun Diston, Brandon Gulya, Georgie Aldaco, Kate Vatter, Benjamin Apple, Kathy Salerno, Glenn Boozan, Matt Mayer, Melinda Taub, Zack Poitras, Zack Phillips. Photo by Matt Klinman.
Say Yes - Elliott Smith
I haven’t listened to Elliott Smith with any regularity in a few years, a bittersweet positive in that I’m just not in a place where I feel the need to warm myself with those little whispers of hurt, grooving on bleak and nurturing the worst of my emotions. My relationship with these songs has been as private and real as depression itself though, and reading Jayson Greene’s inimitable Keep the Things You Forgot this afternoon, I was brought back to Washington Square Park, late October 2003- caffeine pills, cloves, and- to quote Bruce McCulloch- “beautiful seventeen year old children in dreadlocks, white hippies celebrating dark death.” When I was called in for Book of Mormon last year and asked to prepare a contemporary song alongside “Man Up,” I sang the above, though much closer to Ben Folds’ arrangement.
This was the biggest deal in the world to me ten years ago.
As if you needed ANOTHER reason to attend, FMP is excited to announce that parody master, The Key of Awesome's Mark Douglas will be doing a very special HallowMEME performance! (And, btw, a little birdie told us that they will be releasing a very royal spoof this week, so be on the lookout for that.)
ALSO! Past attendees — remember dancing yr booty off last year? Get psyched because DJ CHAMBALAND will be manning the decks again, playing the hits all night long, including his epic mashups. We recommend downloading his Now Then mixtape to get amped whilst you apply that face paint/cardboard/fox hair/styrofoam/tears.
It’s not too late to RSVP. Though, there’s a ton of ‘em, so be sure you get there early to make sure you’re IN for the action.
HALLOWMEME IS BACK AT THE BELL HOUSE THIS THURSDAY!
Costume contest hosted by VSAUCE3’s Jake Roper, w. your judges Lauren Thompson (2012’s Best Costume winner), Tanner Ringerud (BuzzFeed Geeky Editor), Amanda Brennan (Know Your Meme), and special guest judges Michael Maronna & Danny Tamberelli (Pete & Pete)!!
This group of people just wrote a feature-length comedy film in 12 hours. Right now 20 directors and 70 actors are preparing to shoot and edit it, and tonight at UCB Theatre (Chelsea) at midnight, we’ll premiere it. Come check out Movie Cram, it’s going to be amazing.
TONITE + THURS: BACK 2 BACK UCBTNY VARIETY HOUR SHOWCASE
Come to UCBChelsea tonight and UCBeast tomorrow for TWO real good yuk-yuk shows and DVD tapings hosted by John Milhiser (SNL) & Matt Fisher (The Law Firm)! Tickets are only $5 or FREE for UCB Students. PEEP IT:
8PM - UCB Chelsea (307 W. 26th Street)
Will Hines and Neil Casey / Chris Gethard / Sasheer Zamata / Russ Armstrong and Jordan Klepper / Natasha Rothwell / Adam Newman / Leslie Meisel, Connor Ratliff, and John Murray / Justin Tyler / Dan Chamberlain / Kara Klenk / Michael Antonucci / Boat
9:30PM - UCB Chelsea (307 W. 26th Street)
Summer and Eve / Sasheer Zamata / Russ Armstrong and Jordan Klepper / Natasha Rothwell / Adam Newman / Leslie Meisel, Connor Ratliff, and John Murray / Justin Tyler / Dan Chamberlain / Kara Klenk / Michael Antonucci / Boat
Thursday 7:30 and 9PM - UCBeast (153 East 3rd Street)
Avery Monsen / Veronica Osorio and Dan Hodapp / Adam Conover / Don Fanelli / Natasha Vaynblat / Ben Rameaka / Jocelyn DeBoer / Riley Soloner, Phil Jackson, Tom Levin / Halle Kiefer / Michael Hartney and Tim Dunn / Sue Smith / Matt Fisher
— Lorrie Moore, Anagrams
Chambaland - “Black and Troubled” (Taylor Swift vs. Wiz Khalifa)
Available on the Juice EP.
I’m hearing a lot of talk about the Cryptkeeper these days. It’s important to remember his star turn a few Halloweens ago on Left Handed Radio. Here’s his opening for LHR episode 10 with a special appearance by the Clearfield County Spooky Patrol at the end.
Just Spooky Enough!
I guess you could say this voice is MURDER ON MY THROAT
My friend Zack Poitras made a really funny talk show for hands, by hands. I think it’s adorable. And I love Zack Poitras.
Rushing from another show, I only got to see the final (fifth? sixth?) episode of The Hand Show at its screening last month- this came out so, so wonderfully, and I hope Zack keeps this little set forever.
This first episode features Zack, Phil Jackson, and Benjamin Apple who also directed. Music by Patrick Noth, graphics by Michael Antonucci, and camera work by Matt Mayer and David Bluvband. I am the announcer and ad man.