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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

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English


Episodes

Anna Rajo / Brennan Lee Mulligan

7/30/2018
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Anna Rajo / Brennan Lee Mulligan by UCB Comedy

Duration:00:53:38

Alex Fernie / Anna Rajo

7/23/2018
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UCB resident smarty pants, Alex Fernie sits down with UCB Diversity Coordinator Anna Rajo (Thirst Trap, Gringos) about discovering comedy, making the jump to improv, her desire to be an improv teacher, and how performing for Maude has influenced her improv character work.

Duration:00:50:28

Sarah Claspell / Alex Fernie

7/11/2018
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Sarah Claspell / Alex Fernie by UCB Comedy

Duration:01:03:30

Jacob Wysocki / Sarah Claspell

7/10/2018
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Jacob Wysocki returns to talk with Sarah Claspell about short form, coaching, pushing into the "silly", getting comfortable enough with your teammates to get weird, NY vs LA, her first days on Harold in NY, her differing play style between teams, and more!

Duration:00:43:07

James Folta / Jo Roueiheb

7/4/2018
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This week’s guest is the fabulous Jo Roueiheb! Jo chats with James Folta about her love of Lucille Ball and Amy Sedaris, how important it is to “not be afraid to get weird” and her experiences on Lloyd teams Seventeen and Doing Hugs.

Duration:00:52:06

Stefan Schuette / Corin Wells

5/21/2018
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Our Harold Night host Stefan Schuette is joined by Corin Wells of the Lloyd team Promises and Maude night sketch team, The Gift. Corin tells us about her improv journey, from its start as a love for Will Ferrell to her time as a teacher and performer at the Philly Improv Theater, to her experiences in ASP's and now Lloyd night. She also sprinkles in some delightful stories of auditioning to be an Eagles cheerleader, and the time she hung out with Beyonce's dancers.

Duration:00:58:53

Beth Slack / Stefan Schuette

5/14/2018
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New York Harold Night performer Beth Slack interviews fellow Harold player Stefan Schuette about his journey in improv, from short-form to long-form. Stefan tells us about his improv inspirations like TJ and Dave, the scenes he feels best about, and even provides a little wisdom with a salad metaphor.

Duration:00:55:57

Palate Cleanser: The Lady Jam

5/7/2018
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Another palate cleanser for your ears and hearts! The four hosts of UCBNY's monthly Lady Jam chat about what makes the lady jam a great space to perform and share stories of their shared experiences as women in the New York improv community. Featuring Molly Thomas, Lily Du, Jessica Morgan and Monique Moses.

Duration:00:50:43

Jon Mackey / Jacon Wysocki

4/23/2018
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Jon Mackey chats with improv prince Jacob Wysocki to talk transitioning from short form to long form, the need for a comedic outlet, learning to take the note, & more.

Duration:00:54:10

Peter Banifaz / Jon Mackey

4/16/2018
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Friends Peter Banifaz & Jon Mackey talk how Jon discovered comedy, the formation & evolution of his team Winslow, personal challenges his struggled, his approach to humor & improv, and more!

Duration:01:03:44

Ruha Taslimi / Peter Banifaz

4/8/2018
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Old friends Ruha & Peter chat about what initially following in love with the structure of UCB's improv, the moment things "clicked", "writer's brain vs actor's brain", his role on an improv team, & more

Duration:00:50:20

Marissa Strickland / Ruha Taslimi

4/2/2018
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Marissa Strickland sits down with Ruha Taslimi to talk creating characters and using them in improv scenes, Ruha finding a home at the UCB community, using improv as a form of therapy, performing as a “non-writer’s brain”, having clear emotion in scenes, and more.

Duration:00:52:58

Kimia Behpoornia / Marissa Strickland

3/26/2018
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Kimia Behpoornia (Leroy) chats with Marissa Strickland (Yeti) to talk what got them into improv, using a creativity outlet as therapy, play styles, the first time she understood game, how it’s affect her day to day interactions, and more.

Duration:00:43:07

Palate Cleanser: Black Performer Roundtable

3/17/2018
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In the palate cleaner episode, Edgar Momplaisir (Leroy, Arcade Currency) sits down with fellow black performers Ego Nwodim (Queen George, Benetton), Ashleigh Holston (Dollhouse, Obama's Other Daughters), and Carl Tart (Queen George, White Women) to discuss settling into the improv scene & UCB community, the power of representation, their peers & influences, being afraid of playing "too black", and more.

Duration:00:56:30

Matt Starr / Beth Slack

3/11/2018
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This week we have Harold night's Beth Slack as a guest! Beth delights us with her journey from the theater world to UCB, her audition process and why it's important, favorite performers and teachers, and her passion for musical improv. Check out Beth on Harold night, or performing with her musical improv duo Hansbury and Slack around the city!

Duration:00:45:12

Jon Wan / Matt Starr

3/5/2018
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This week's host Jon Wan sits down with Harold night's Matt Starr! Matt talks about his evolution as an improviser, starting all the way back in college right up to his current team, Mermaids. He describes the types of notes he's received and how they helped him grow, and also details how his improv approach changed after being cut from Harold night some years ago.

Duration:00:50:02

Mike McLendon / Kimia Behpoornia

3/4/2018
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Mike McLendon speaks with Kimia Behpoornia (Leroy, Sugar) to discuss her first year on Harold, how doing sketch & performing on Maud night informs her improv, what she gets out of improv, and more! This episode was made in partnership with the Bronx Brewery, the official house beer of the UCB Comedy Podcast Network.

Duration:00:48:28

Jacquis Neal / Mike McLendon

1/28/2018
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Jacquis Neal talks with UCBTLA mainstay Mike McLendon (Outside Dog, Too Effin’ High) to talk Mike’s moving to LA on a whim & diving head-first into the UCB improv scene & forming his first friendships, the importance of embracing failure, laying the groundwork so you can break the rules, the formation of his team Outside Dog, the growing pains of being on a new team, and more.This episode was made in partnership with the Bronx Brewery, the official house beer of the UCB Comedy Podcast...

Duration:00:48:59

Zeke Nicholson / Jacquis Neal

1/21/2018
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Zeke Nicholson chats with Jacquis Neal (Dollhouse, Some Kinda Monster) to talk Jacquis first months on Harold Night, his origins in Chicago theater scene, becoming a black performer and learning that embrace his culture & upbringing, representation in comedy, and more. This episode was made in partnership with the Bronx Brewery, the official house beer of the UCB Comedy Podcast Network.

Duration:00:49:51

Will Hines / Zeke Nicholson

1/14/2018
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Will Hines chats with Zeke Nicholson (Cardinal Redbird, White Women) to talk what came easy to Zeke & what were his huddles, his improv strengths, the importance of representation & the formation of his all black team White Women, his role on a team, and more. This episode was made in partnership with the Bronx Brewery, the official house beer of the UCB Comedy Podcast Network.

Duration:00:58:37