PHOTO BY PAUL GALE
DEL CLOSE MARATHON
by Angel Yau
So the Del Close
Marathon is 72 hours of improv straight (with a 30 minute cleaning
break every few hours or so, over 150 shows for the weekend) mostly at the UCB
Theatre although they also rented other stages nearby. It started
Friday at 4pm with the UCB Press Conference (Matt Besser, Matt Walsh
and Ian Roberts) and the big news they shared was that they
have a new space opening called UCB EAST! It's a 150
seat theater (a bit smaller than the current UCB). They are planning to open
the new theatre in late 2011... It's going to be at 3rd and Avenue A.
The current UCB Theatre
will continue to operate as its main stage for improv and of course ASSSCAT.
They said, "[UCB East is] going to have all different kinds of comedy.
The same way this will be heavily improv, that will be heavily standup. You
will be able to do things that you can't do in a club in the Midwest."
And this place will also be fully equipped with a bar.
I wasn't there for all
72 hours but I was there every day videotaping most of the live shows. There
were definitely dedicated fans. The Theatre was constantly packed no matter
what time of day it was. One of the final shows on Sunday was Walsh and Roberts
making grilled cheese sandwiches for the audience because they knew everyone
It was definitely fun
and I got to see most of my LA UCB friends again.
Here are some highlights
already posted up at http://ucbcomedy.com
(as you can see I was part of the crew)
THE MOON IS A DISCO BALL
I believe Lucy (right) is moving to the LIGHT side of the Disco Ball Moon,
whilst Bethany Noel (left) remains on the DARK side.
Or VICE VERSA!
Good luck to The Moon is a Disco Ball!!!
NEW WEBSITE FOR LISA PETERS!
If you want the latest pix and news about Irish model Lisa Peters
then check out her new website:
You can see recent modeling shots as well as the video of Lisa on national
television this week.
Lisa claims she will have daily updates there.
Good luck to Lisa, the model/singer who co-created the 209 Show with Peter