“Surf Reality” Birth of Alt Comedy

Alt comedy in New York started in a second floor theater in downtown New York. The co-founder of “Surf Reality” talks about starting the theater that nurtured many alt comics.

After talking to Robert Prichard about his work in “The

Toxic Avenger” we started talking about his first love, “SurfReality.” He talks about the theater and all the famous people that started at the famed theater. Jeff Ross, Brody Stevens, Rev Jen, Marc Maron and performance artist and R.O.T.O.R. star Margret Trigg.

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Lost Upright Citizens Brigade Movie

UCB got together to make an improvised movie

.  “Wild Girls Gone” featured and .

Listen to guest John Ennis talks about the challenges of directing a movie on the fly. Stealing every shot and most of the props. John applied what he learned from “Wild Girls Gone” to make political documentaries. “Wild Girls Gone” also features future comedy superstars like John Ross Bowey (“Big Bang Theory”), Neil Flynn (“The Middle”), Andrew Daly, K

ate Flannery (“The Office”), Jamie Denbo, Rob Huebel, David Koechner, Kevin Farley maybe Rob Delaney and Adam Spiegelman (“Proudly Resents”).

From Wikipedia: In 2003 the UCB filmed their first full-length improvised movie, Wild Girls Gone. After several years of being unreleased, in early 2010 the long-awaited film was screened at several indie theaters in the Los Angeles area.

 

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