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New York City, NY

Description:

A behind-the-scenes look at comedy filmmaking featuring conversations with creators about their craft in a converging digital media landscape. Expect to hear from a varied group of industry professionals (writers, directors, actors and more) who shed light on their unique creative process. New episodes bi-monthly on Tuesdays.

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@ucbcomedy

Language:

English


Episodes

Nate Dern – From Screen to Page

9/17/2017
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Nate Dern is the senior writer of Funny or Die and the former Artistic Director of the UCB Theatre. He's now also a published author with his book of essays, Not Quite a Genius, available in stores now. He stopped by UCB Comedy to chat with Nate Russell about his rise from comedian to author, what his process is like as an editor at Funny or Die, and his recent move from NY to LA. This episode was made in partnership with the Bronx Brewery, the official house beer of the UCB Comedy Podcast...

Duration: 00:51:38


Career Tracker Week 21

9/11/2017
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A new installment of our Career Tracker series! At week 21, our four makers are facing new challenges, successes, and some unexpected twists in their career paths. Join host Nathan Russell and filmmaker Alden Ford as they check in with our subjects Nic Stanich, Mehdi Barakchian, Marla Black and Ben Marshall on everything that's happened in their lives in the last seven weeks. This episode was made in partnership with the Bronx Brewery, the official house beer of the UCB Comedy Podcast...

Duration: 01:34:06


Dan Erickson – Making an Indie Movie

9/2/2017
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Dan Erickson (UCB, Blue Bloods) is in the studio this week! Dan recently completed his first full-length independent feature and as a follow-up to our book club, he's chatting with Nate about his process in comparison with Reed Martin's guide to indie filmmaking, The Reel Truth. We get into the nitty gritty of licensing, music choices, distribution, and the festival circuit. This episode was made in partnership with the Bronx Brewery, the official house beer of the UCB Comedy Podcast Network.

Duration: 00:54:04


The Maker Book Club

8/27/2017
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UCB Digital presents its first-ever Maker Book Club episode! We read The Reel Truth: Everything You Didn't Know You Need To Know About Making an Independent Film, by Reed Martin. In this episode, Nate sits down with members of the UCB Comedy team Sophie Yalkezian, Matthew Torres and Sonya Saepoff to break down what they learned from the book and their thoughts about it, all while sipping a delicious Bronx beer. This episode was made in partnership with Bronx Brewery, the official house...

Duration: 01:01:34


Ryan Spears – Short Form Editing

8/21/2017
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This week Nate Russell sat down with freelance film editor Ryan Spears about his time editing digital shorts for SNL and leading the post-production team at Above Average. Ryan's now a freelancer and explains how he made contacts in the comedy world, how editing short form content has become a stronger career option over the years, and some of his favorite projects to work on, like Paula Pell's Hudson Valley Ballers. This episode was made in partnership with the Bronx Brewery, the official...

Duration: 00:59:54


Alyssa Limperis - Seizing Your Goals

8/13/2017
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Writer, Performer and Stand-up Comedian Alyssa Limperis (Conde Nast) chats with host Nate Russell about how her father's recent passing motivated her to pursue her career goals. Alyssa produces video content for Conde Nast's digital platform, The Scene, and performs standup across the city, including the recent staging of her one-woman show, No Bad Days. This episode was made in partnership with the Bronx Brewery, the official house beer of the UCB Comedy Podcast Network.

Duration: 00:34:35


Rachel Roderman - Being Nimble

8/6/2017
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Producer Rachel Roderman (Bustle) joins Nate Russell in-studio to chat about her UCB Digital team Brinkman and their latest and final release, Trolls. She explains how working for an ad agency has made her a better producer, and describes ways to keep a high production standard even on low-budget projects. This episode was made in partnership with the Bronx Brewery, the official house beer of the UCB Comedy Podcast Network.

Duration: 00:55:35


Lee Chin - Connecting Your Crafts

7/31/2017
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Writer, performer and editor Lee Chin joins host Nate Russell in-studio to chat about his departure from The Flama, how his work as an editor influences his pitches and timing as a performer, and his latest project for digital outlet Mas Mejor. This episode was made in partnership with the Bronx Brewery, the official house beer of the UCB Comedy Podcast Network.

Duration: 00:42:33


Career Tracker Week 14

7/23/2017
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This week is our latest Career Tracker check-in! Host Nathan Russell sits down with writer, editor and talented multi-hyphenate Megan Stein to discuss her work and chat about the journeys of our filmmakers: Nic Stanich, Mehdi Barakchian, Marla Black and Ben Russell. From new jobs to potential development deals, each filmmaker has a path worth following. This episode was made in partnership with the Bronx Brewery, the official house beer of the UCB Comedy Podcast Network.

Duration: 01:10:04


Trevor Williams - Freelance Directing

7/16/2017
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Trevor Williams is a director, filmmaker and actor, and one third of New York-based production company Pig Apple. His credits include ESPN, MTV, Comedy Central, IFC, and Nickelodeon. This week he and host Nate Russell chat about freelance directing as part of a collective, how to get the best out of actors, the similarities between editing and sculpting, and his thoughts going forward after completing his award-winning short film, The Jane. This week’s episode was made in partnership with...

Duration: 00:55:03


Kelley Quinn and Chris Burns - Where Values Meet Comedy

7/9/2017
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Chris Burns and Kelley Quinn (UCB) are the creators and stars of the web series Straight Marriage. This week they sat down with Nate to chat about how they've infused their personal values into the production process, how they see the series evolving over time, and how they balance their work as writers and performers with the needs of a self-produced project. This week’s episode is in partnership with Bronx Brewery, the official house beer of the UCB Comedy Podcast Network.

Duration: 00:49:00


Announcing: The Maker Book Club

7/2/2017
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Happy Fourth of July! We're excited to announce our brand new Maker Book Club. Over the summer we'll be reading The Reel Truth by Reed Martin, and we're inviting you to join along with us from home so we can break it down together via livestream in August. As always, this episode is made in partnership with Bronx Brewery, the official house beer of the UCB Comedy Podcast Network.

Duration: 00:06:48


Comedy: Do It Live! Panel at #DCM19

6/26/2017
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What makes livestream comedy work (or not work)? This week we’re chatting with early-adopter comedian live-streamers Anna Roisman (The Unemployed Show), Carly Jane Hoogendyk (Play You Guys), and Eric Yearwood (Face Taze Live) to break down their creative process, offer insights on audience interaction, and generally nerd out about making comedy in this exciting new way. This week’s episode was recorded live (and of course livestreamed) from the #DCM19 Podcast Lounge, and made in...

Duration: 00:53:10


Moujan Zolfaghari - Getting Staffed

6/17/2017
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Moujan Zolfaghari (The Detour Season 2 staff writer) is in the studio this week to talk about what it's like making the jump from comedy production work to getting staffed as a performer and writer on big projects. Moujan tells Nate how she established herself on a UCB Digital team, created industry connections while writing for MTV's Middle of the Night Show, and continued to stay true to her sense of humor and perspective as a Persian-American performer. This week's episode is in...

Duration: 00:44:09


NYTVF & UCB Comedy - Getting The Most In Post

6/11/2017
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This week UCB Digital Podcast has teamed up with the New York Television Festival to bring you a panel discussion about the comedy editing process with some of the city's best editors and visual effects artists. Featuring Tessa Greenberg (MTV, UCB), Nick Mougis (Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City), Ed Mundy (Louie, Archer) and Ian Thake (NYTVF Director of Programming). This week's episode is in partnership with Bronx Brewery, the official house beer of the UCB Comedy Podcast Network.

Duration: 01:03:52


Career Tracker - Week 7

6/4/2017
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It’s week 7 of UCB Digital’s new Career Tracker series, where we follow the careers of four emerging filmmakers: Ben Marshall, Marla Black, Mehdi Barakchian and Nic Stanich. For this week 7 check-in, we’ve got director Kris Knight in the studio to chat with us as we see how each filmmaker is doing, and where they're at on their paths as artists, comedians and creators.

Duration: 01:13:02


Doug Moe - Writing A Comedy Book

5/28/2017
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In Part 2 of a crossover episode with the UCB Long-Form Conversations Podcast, Doug Moe and Nathan Russell continue their conversation about Doug's new book Man vs Child (available now!). They discuss how the project moved from one-man-show, to blog, and eventually to its publisher and book stores. Doug talks about the importance of being willing to ask people for help (without coming off desperate), learning how to write a book treatment, and how the book editing and publishing process...

Duration: 00:56:02


Alden Ford - Directing As A Trio

5/22/2017
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Alden Ford - Directing As A Trio by Nathan Russell

Duration: 01:01:24


Lisa Kleinman - Part Actor, Part Development Executive

5/14/2017
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Lisa Kleinman, Senior Director of Development at NorthSouth Productions, who started as a actor, scored her first writing/producing gigs without much prior experience, and just figured it out as she went. Her familiarity with the New York comedy scene gave her a huge Rolodex of talent to consult as a development executive. Along with host Nathan Russell, she talks about the importance of pitching original ideas instead of derivative ones, and advises up-and-coming comedians to focus on...

Duration: 00:56:49


Sean Weiner - Incubating Emerging Filmmakers

5/7/2017
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Host Nathan Russell sits down with Sean Weiner, filmmaker and director of the Creative Culture Initiative at the Jacob Burns Film Center, which is a nonprofit art house theater and education center in upstate New York. His position is focused on creating a collaborative atmosphere amongst students, debunking the idea that working in film needs to be a ‘me against the world’ effort. Topics include why young filmmakers should focus on making one, good five-minute film, the importance of...

Duration: 01:21:34

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