Some of the funniest writers in New York are getting together to let you know about the nights of their lives – those nights that stand out a cut above the rest, that left behind stories so full of hilarity and wonder that they’re worth sharing.
This performance was recorded on October 26, 2011 at the UCB Theater in NYC.
Hosted by David Martin.
Check out the upcoming performances of The Nights Of Our Lives:
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 9:30pm @ The UCB Theater – 307 W. 26th St., New York, NY 10001
Tickets are only $5!
David Martin began studying at the UCB in the fall of 2001. He has performed in numerous shows including The Documentary, Anydayville, Chastity Cove, Instant Cinema, as well as Police Chief Rumble’s sketch show Piece of Bullsh*t P*e. He has been a member of Police Chief Rumble, Trillion, Grenade vs. Washing Machine, and he currently can be seen performing with Arsenal. He recently had a book published by Simon and Schuster entitled Officespeak, a comedic look at office culture. It might just be the funniest book ever written.
From his website: Capozzoli has created and toured with 4TRACK, performing and instructing workshops exploring his “Aerodynamics of Yes” at improv festivals, schools and corporations all over North America, including Second City, Magnet Theater, CIG Nationals and Woodward Academy. He holds a masters in Literature and Education from Harvard University, and is currently prototyping an improv curriculum for NYC high schools.
For his birthday Ryan Paulson received $200 and a one-way ticket to New York City. He got off the plane with only a sleeping bag, backpack and guitar and pounded the pavement until he found a hostel in Hell’s Kitchen with a vacancy. When Ryan called his dad to tell him how things were going his dad said, “I don’t know, Ryan,” in a way that made it seem like he thought it unwise for a naive Scandinavian from Wisconsin to be roaming the streets of the big city. But after only three days Ryan was performing for crowds of adoring fans… and their nannies. Ryan and his guitar were a hit on the children’s birthday party circuit. Round about that time Ryan auditioned for a new musical and was promptly… rejected. But he did find a place in the show’s band. Hanging around rehearsals for which was not called Ryan charmed the cast and crew with stories and songs about his life in Wisconsin – how he’d planned on becoming a Pentecostal minister, used to like to speak in tongues, and was even crowned Wisconsin’s “Dairy King” having clinched the talent portion of the competition with his anti cow-tipping anthem “Stand Up for the Cows.” The show’s director, Virginia Scott, was so impressed that it wasn’t long before she and Ryan decided to create a new show and “Pentecostal Wisconsin” was born. While working on Pentecostal Wisconsin Ryan auditioned for other shows and was promptly… cast! He has appeared at Lincoln Center, New York Comedy Club, Chicago City Limits, the Irish Arts Center, the Sanford Meisner Theater, Oberon Theatre Ensemble, Vital Theatre Company, Breakaway Theatre Company and The Theater at Monmouth. He has also appeared on the Early Show on CBS and in a workshop of What Didn’t Happen by Christopher Shinn at HERE. And in time even the critics were won over by Ryan’s Wisconsin charm proclaiming “Ryan Paulson is a riot.”
Anthony Atamanuik has been writing, performing, and producing comedy for over ten years.?In 1997 he moved to Los Angeles after graduating with a BS in Film Theory from Emerson College. While living in LA Anthony worked for Jim Henson Interactive, Mr. Show, and sadly, Suzanne Somers. He moved to New York in 2000 and started training and performing at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in 2002. Anthony improvised films on stage with the group Instant Cinema for over two years, and performed on the Harold Teams Trillion, Grenade vs. Washing Machine and Creep. Anthony has also appeared in Kromf’s 4th of July Show as King George, Up Late with Lord Voldemort as Professor Snape and in the 420 Show as Adolf Hitler. Along with fellow Death By Roo Roo cast mate, Neil Casey, Anthony co-wrote and starred in the short lived Channel 102 series The Incredible Drunk. Anthony has also appeared in the Channel 102 series Cat News, My Wife the Ghost, and Gemberling. He has also appeared on The Caroline Ray Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brian, and Munchies. Anthony is currently a member of the UCB House Team, Death By Roo Roo, and is also a regular monologist at the extremely popular monthly UCB storytelling show, Nights of Our Lives. He can also be seen on the online in new episodes of Debate Porridge and is a regular video contributor to the Huffington Post. Finally, Anthony can be seen on NBC’s 30 Rock, playing a very expressive staff writer.
Gabrus has been studying at the UCB since 2003, and performed there in a slew of shows including: UCBW, Hot Sauce: 4th Floor Walk-up, The Documentary, Glue Trap Theatre. Harold Night (Mailer Daemon and fwand). He is one half of the duo Tybrus whose show, You’re Out Too Far ran at the theater and abroad for over a year. Gabrus has written for The Spike Video Game Awards and an upcoming Spike sitcom in which he is also starring. Jonathan has written for the web too! Credits include: College Humor, Friendspacebook, Heavy, and a web sketch show entitled El Vacio. Gabrus has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Best Week Ever, The Video Game Awards, Luncbbox on IFC.com and a number of commercials and web videos usually as the slacker, or shirtless slacker. He has a BA in film production from Marist College. He is a proud member of the Harold team The Law Firm Dan St. Germain. Dan St. Germain’s standup has been featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, MTV’s World of Jenks, and College Humor Live. He’s also been seen on MTV’s New Year’s Eve Bash, VH1?s Big Morning Buzz, Hoppus on Music, The Electric Company, Comedy Central.com’s Indecision 2010, Spike TV.com, Jokes.com, Atom.com, and in a Bushmills Whisky Ad Campaign. He’s written for the Onion Sports Network, Onion News Network, Silent Library, Hoppus on Music, and been featured on Sirius Radio, East Village Radio, and WTF with Marc Maron. He’s performed at the Eugene Mirman, Bridgetown, NY, Ars Nova, Hoboken, UNC, and Boston Comedy Festivals. He’s a 2009 ECNY nominee for Best Emerging Comic, a 2010 ECNY nominee for Best Male Standup, a finalist in the NY Comedy Contest, a Semi Finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival, and selected as part of the Young Playwrights Festival in 2002. His two man show They Hated Each Other co-starring Jared Logan is currently running at UCB.
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