On the Cusp
On The Cusp - Ep 024 - Paul Welsh
Ben Greene interviews one of the members of the UCB House Improv Team JV, Paul Welsh. Paul is an actor/writer/improviser who has appeared on TV shows like Key and Peele, Children’s Hospital, and Broad City. He has written shows like “Paul Welsh Goes to a TED Conference” and “Men in Paintings: A Night at the Crisp Family Hall of Portraits.” In Ben’s interview with Paul, you’ll get to hear him talk about how sassy he was in elementary school, how many hours he’s put in tutoring high...
On The Cusp - Ep 022 - Nicole Byer
Ben Greene interviews one of the stars of MTV’s Girl Code, Nicole Byer. Nicole is an actor/writer/improviser who has appeared on TV shows like 30 Rock, The Birthday Boys, and Chelsea Lately. She is also a member of the UCB Maude Team New Money and the UCB House Improv Team Search History. In Ben’s interview with Nicole, you’ll get to hear her talk about how hard her dad tried to get her to love math, how little she got out of acting school, and what it was like to audition for Girl Code.
On The Cusp - Ep 021 - Peter Harmon
Ben Greene interviews Peter Harmon, the author of “The Happenstances at the Yellow County Community Swim and Racquet Club the Summer Before Last.” Peter is an author/screenwriter/producer who currently works as a story producer for the TV show, Celebrity Wife Swap. Peter has written a number of produced screenplays including Johnson Family Christmas Dinner, Nora’s Hair Salon 3, and Love in Tokyo. In Ben’s interview with Peter, you’ll get to hear him talk about the time he got a couple of...
On The Cusp - Ep 018 - Marcy Jarreau
Ben Greene interviews one of members of the UCB House Team Search History, Marcy Jarreau. Marcy is an actor/writer/improviser who has been performing on UCB’s Harold night since 2007. As an actress, Marcy has appeared in movies like The To Do List and TV shows like Comedy Bang! Bang! As a writer, Marcy has co-written shows like Girl Camp the Musical and Newsadoozies. In Ben’s interview with Marcy, you’ll get to hear her talk about how sassy she was as a baby, how she withstood multiple...
On The Cusp - Ep 008 - Ben Axelrad
Ben Greene interviews the smartest writer he knows, Ben Axelrad. Ben Axelrad is a writer who has had multiple scripts optioned by major studios over the past few years. He’s also the founder of the blog Poop Or Chocolate, and the co-writer/director of the upcoming UCB show Helen Jr. 2.0. In Ben G’s interview with Ben A, you’ll get to hear him talk about how he managed to get his own office in high school, doing standup on the streets of New York, and why he never wants to dunk a basketball...
On The Cusp - Ep 005 - Justin Michael
In this episode recorded in 2012 Ben sits down with the co-founder of the sketch group Tremendosaur, Justin Michael. Justin is a writer/actor/improviser who has been performing on UCB LA’s Harold night since October, 2011 (as a member of Winslow). He has written/directed/acted for Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Above Average, Nickelodeon and Adult Swim. He is also one of the creators of the popular web series “Friendship All-Stars of Friendship” (http://friendshipallstars.com). In Ben’s...
On The Cusp - Ep 002 - Dan Lippert
An in-depth interview with the absolute tallest member of Big Grande, Dan Lippert. Dan is a writer/actor/improviser who has been performing on UCB LA’s Harold night since October, 2011. He is 1/8th of the UCB house team Winslow (now performing every other Tuesday at UCB Theatre Sunset) and 1/4th of the sketch team Big Grande. He also can be seen performing the improvised “movie form” with his improv team Willhelm. In Ben’s interview with Dan you’ll get to hear him talking about his...
On The Cusp - Ep 001 - Ryan Rosenberg
In the pilot episode of “On The Cusp” writer/actor Ben Greene sits down with his old pal Ryan Rosenberg. Ryan is a writer/actor/improviser who has has been a part of UCB LA’s Harold Night since November, 2013 (on Belmonte and The Dragons). As a member of the renowned sketch group Big Grande, Ryan has had two sketch shows featured at UCB, and he is now one of the hosts of the monthly show “Freaks on a Leash." In Ben’s interview with Ryan you’ll get to hear him talk about his childhood...