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. Here are some of the best!
Hosted by David Martin.
Theme: On this encore performance of their 4th anniversary show (first aired Mar 30, 2010), the Nights crew tells some of their favorite stories.
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.
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.
Hometown: Chelsea, MA
Chris Gethard is a teacher at the UCB Theater and a member of The Stepfathers, who perform every Friday night at the UCB theater. He has appeared in dozens of shows at UCBNY, and has also traveled around the globe as a member of the UCB Theater Touring Company. Chris has appeared on Late Night With Conan O’Brien and the ABC sitcoms Hope & Faith and the Knights of Prosperity. In 2007, Chris served as a guest writer for Saturday Night Live. He has also contributed writing to the Onion News Network, the Fuse Network, and more. He acted on and assisted the writing staff of the Comedy Central show Crossballs. In the world outside of comedy, Chris is a writer for Weird NJ magazine. In November of 2005, Weird NY, a hardcover book he wrote, was published by Barnes and Noble. Chris is obsessed with seminal early 80s pop group The Smiths. Chris is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Renzo Gracie. Which is kind of weird.
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.
John Flynn is an actor and writer currently living in New York City.
He is one of the co-creators of the hit show “Showgirls: The Best Movie Ever Made. Ever!” He is also one of the writers of Logo’s NewNowNext Awards, airing in June. John also created, produced, and hosted the internet show “Project Improviser,” a competitive reality show that explored the world of long form improvisation. His one man shows, Themepark Superstar and Dances With Pitchforks: Confessions of a Farm Boy, have been performed in New York at Caroline’s Comedy Club, Joe’s Pub, and the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, and in Los Angeles, Boston, and Key West, Florida. He’s a regular contributor to the monthly storytelling show at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, “Nights of Our Lives,” and has been published in The Daily News, Go Metric Magazine, and an upcoming book about Craigslist hook-ups.
John has appeared off-Broadway in What in the World: The NEWSical Revue, Oedipus the Musical, All American Boy, and Around the World in a Bad Mood. Regionally, he appeared in the musical Gypsy (starring Betty Buckley and Deborah Gibson), Cold As Ice (an ice skating musical starring Oksana Baiul), A Chorus Line, and The Mystery of Irma Vep. On television he’s appeared on 100 Centre Street and Saturday Night Live, as well as numerous commercials, industrials, print ads, motion capture work, and he’s even done some hand modeling despite a life long habit of biting his nails.
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