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The UCB Long-Form Conversations Podcast is the definitive source for news, information, and in-depth conversations about the best alternative comedy theatre on the planet. Now in its fourth incarnation, this podcast is a LaRonde, where the guest of episode 1 becomes the host of episode 2, the guest of episode 2 becomes the host of episode 3, and on, and on, and on. Sporadically, we also present “Palate Cleansers”, where UCB teachers and staff present official UCB news/updates, and offer experimental one-off episodes. Tune in for passionate, insightful conversations about the art, comedy, and love of long form improv, presented by the comedians who teach and perform at UCB (NYC and LA). This podcast feed also features the full archive of this podcast going back to 2009.

The UCB Long-Form Conversations Podcast is the definitive source for news, information, and in-depth conversations about the best alternative comedy theatre on the planet. Now in its fourth incarnation, this podcast is a LaRonde, where the guest of episode 1 becomes the host of episode 2, the guest of episode 2 becomes the host of episode 3, and on, and on, and on. Sporadically, we also present “Palate Cleansers”, where UCB teachers and staff present official UCB news/updates, and offer experimental one-off episodes. Tune in for passionate, insightful conversations about the art, comedy, and love of long form improv, presented by the comedians who teach and perform at UCB (NYC and LA). This podcast feed also features the full archive of this podcast going back to 2009.
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New York City, NY

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The UCB Long-Form Conversations Podcast is the definitive source for news, information, and in-depth conversations about the best alternative comedy theatre on the planet. Now in its fourth incarnation, this podcast is a LaRonde, where the guest of episode 1 becomes the host of episode 2, the guest of episode 2 becomes the host of episode 3, and on, and on, and on. Sporadically, we also present “Palate Cleansers”, where UCB teachers and staff present official UCB news/updates, and offer experimental one-off episodes. Tune in for passionate, insightful conversations about the art, comedy, and love of long form improv, presented by the comedians who teach and perform at UCB (NYC and LA). This podcast feed also features the full archive of this podcast going back to 2009.

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@ucbconvo

Language:

English


Episodes

Brennan Lee Mulligan / Scot Armstrong

10/7/2018
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Brennan Lee Mulligan sits down with NY OG, screenwriter, show runner, & director Scot Armstrong (Soundtrack, Mother). They cover his early days studying in Chicago at Second City under Del Close, the Chicago scene, the very first days of UCB New York, helping invite the Soundtrack format, and more.

Duration:00:47:45

Jerah Milligan / Maritza Montanez

8/13/2016
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Jerah Milligan joins this week’s guest host Maritza Montanez to discuss performing with Astronomy Club, The Spokane form, playing aggressively and supporting on the back line.

Duration:00:52:21

Maritza Montanez / Joey Price

8/6/2016
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Maritza Montanez joins this week’s guest host Joey Price to discuss recently joining Lloyd night, playing with empathy, hosting Kaleidoscope, and one’s own personal judgement of the unusual thing.

Duration:00:43:39

Coaches Table with Will Hines

7/29/2016
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First, Will Hines sits with Jonny Meeks to talk about his new book "How to Be the Greatest Improviser on Earth." Then, Will welcomes Mary Sasson, Nick Mandernach, and Alex Berg for a round table discussion about coaching improv teams.

Duration:01:23:27

DCM 18 the Novel: #DAHFOOK

7/23/2016
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Timmy Wood’s DCM novel tradition lives on! This exquisite corpse-style novel has been a staple of recent DCMs, and four of Timmy’s closest friends come together to pay tribute and read (aka improvise) the DCM 18 novel live! Featuring AJ Patton, Lui Vega, Bill DiPiero, Devin Ritchie and Nathan Russell.

Duration:00:45:08

Diversity Program at the UCB Training Center with Erik Tanouye

7/15/2016
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Erik Tanouye, School Manager for the NY Training Center, invites Ray Cordova, Alex Song and Lou Gonzalez to discuss their experience with the diversity program. This informative episode looks at what is available to new and returning students with diverse backgrounds including scholarships, jams and meet-ups. Also, the panel talks about each of their own unique perspectives starting out at UCB. Recorded live during the 18th annual Del Close Marathon.

Duration:00:45:04

Pattern Game Summit

7/9/2016
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The pattern game is an essential tool for students and performers of the Harold. But what’s the RIGHT way to do the pattern game? 4 Pattern-game zealots, Kevin Hines, Shaun Diston, Nick Mandernach and Jake Regal, come together to discuss and defend their distinct version of the pattern game, and settle this issue FOREVER. Recorded live during the 18th annual Del Close Marathon in New York City.

Duration:00:35:12

Londale Theus Jr. / Paul Welsh

7/1/2016
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Londale Theus Jr. joins this week’s guest host Paul Welsh to discuss being introduced to improv by his father, adding strategic support moves, and becoming less precious about doing things right and just playing.

Duration:01:06:32

Paul Welsh / Billy Merritt

6/25/2016
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Paul Welsh joins this week’s guest host Billy Merritt to discuss doing what you want to do, having a compelling scene for your game, and going back to your root exercises.

Duration:00:50:10

Billy Merritt / Dhruv Uday Singh

6/17/2016
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Billy Merritt joins this week’s guest host Dhruv Uday Singh to discuss answering the "question" with justification, the atomic harold, and going beyond the obvious jokes.

Duration:00:53:04

Dhruv Uday Singh / Beth Appel

6/11/2016
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Dhruv Uday Singh joins this week’s guest host Beth Appel to discuss learning new things, returning to the base reality, and the difference between persistence and tenacity.

Duration:00:57:27

Beth Appel / Dan Black

6/4/2016
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Beth Appel joins this week’s guest host Dan Black to discuss not playing coy, being strategic with your auditions, and rising from the ashes after being cut.

Duration:01:01:51

Joey Price / Lou Gonzalez

5/28/2016
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Joey Price joins this week’s guest Lou Gonzalez to discuss the straight man technique, comedy writing, their mutual love for cage match and Everyone’s Favorite Game Show. This week’s episode will conclude the second round of the LaRonde in New York City, and next week will pick up back up in Los Angeles.

Duration:00:47:21

Lou Gonzalez / Lily Du

5/21/2016
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Lou Gonzalez joins this week’s guest host Lily Du to discuss performing and teaching improv overseas in Denmark, thoughts on the pattern game versus organic openings, diversity and why great improv comes from individuals with different points of view converging and creating something together.

Duration:00:58:57

Lily Du / Frank Garcia-Hejl

5/14/2016
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Lily Du joins this week’s guest host Frank Garcia-Hejl to discuss her love for 2 Square with Peter Grosz and John Lutz, the influence that ASP ‘Suck My Dick II’ with Shannon O’Neill had on her, returning to Lloyd night after getting cut and Billy Merritt’s theory of types of players: pirates, robots and ninjas.

Duration:00:53:44

Frank Garcia-Hejl / Natasha Vaynblat

5/7/2016
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Frank Garcia-Hejl joins this week’s guest host Natasha Vaynblat to discuss teaching all three of the Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center’s curriculums (improv, sketch and character), using the monoscene form with UCBTNY house team Bucky, finding impressions, and doing good work while still having fun. Plus, check out USA’s First Impressions premiering tomorrow, May 10, for a chance to see Frank compete in the impressionist competition show.

Duration:00:58:19

Natasha Vaynblat / Alex Song

4/30/2016
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In this week’s episode, Long-Form Conversations returns to New York City for it’s second round of the LaRonde with Natasha Vaynblat joined by Alex Song returning as guest host! Together they discuss Natasha seeing Death by Roo Roo live at her college, improvising as a character, exploring narrative writing, and the sliding doors form.

Duration:00:52:04

Programming the Annual Del Close Marathon

4/23/2016
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On today’s special episode, Artistic Director of The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NY, Shannon O'Neill, is joined by former AD Nate Dern to discuss the history of DCM, offer a behind the scenes look into planning the ever growing event, and together share some of their favorite past marathon experiences.

Duration:00:42:28

Dan Black / Ronnie Adrian

4/16/2016
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Dan Black joins this week’s guest host Ronnie Adrian to discuss moving to LA, professional wrestling, being Dan Black while playing a character and the importance of first beats.

Duration:01:04:02

Ronnie Adrian / Mary Holland

4/9/2016
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Ronnie Adrian joins this week’s guest host Mary Holland to discuss acting naturally, being an emotional player, the hilarity of a bad idea and praising Casey Feigh on pretty much everything he does.

Duration:01:05:14