Thursday, October 28, 2010

Matt Besser says...

Because I cover comedy and theater for a popular arts website, I often receive press releases about live performances, movies and television shows. On occasion I mention them here.

Matt Besser, Upright Citizens Brigade co-founder, comedy guru, nasal prankster, gentleman philosopher, has checked in with news on his latest sketch comedy project.  I love me some UCB, so let's help Matt spread the word.

More after the break.

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Hello fans and friends,
Our sketch special, THIS SHOW WILL GET YOU HIGH, is on tonight and a couple of times this week late night/early morning. Set your DVRs.  If you can retweet me today that would be great. [Sorry, Matt, I was too busy sleeping through Game One of the World Series to post this last night, but it's on again tonight. -bjb] 
Tonight, Wednesday, at 7pm PST I will be on Yowie doing a live Q&A with Whiny Baby (John Gemberling)
You can follow me on Twitter at
And I’m pretty sure I’m on this week’s Modern Family!
Thanks for you support,
Matt Besser
My name is Matt Besser, one of the founders of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and one of the creators of This Show Will Get You High.  A year ago I approached the leaders of Comedy Central with the idea to create a sketch show so funny that it had the power to get the viewer high. I theorized that if we can get the kids high on sketch comedy, then they won’t have to be in the empty lots and the abandoned malls looking for real drugs like heroin, crack, and worst of all, marijuana. To accomplish this dream I recruited some of the best sketch comedians from the UCB Theatre including Brett Gelman, John Gemberling, Paul Rust, Betsy Sodaro, combined with the directing genius of Eric Appel, plus Nathan Barnatt, Sergio Cilli, Allan McLeod, andJessica Williams.  Upon completion of the experiment, Comedy Central showed it to focus groups where it was determined that it got them way too high.  It has since been decided that the safest time to exhibit the special are the hours when only those who are used to being “way too high” are still awake.  On November 2, citizens in communities across America will vote on various marijuana legalization propositions.  Before that date, America needs to wake up and realize that you don’t need to get high on the weed, when you can get high on This Show Will Get You High.

October 27  at  3 am
October 28  at  4:30 am
November 1  at 4 am
*Really it’s the 28, 29 and Nov. 2. It depends on if you consider these times to be late at night or early in the morning.
**Please don’t watch this show if pregnant, recovering addict, or while driving.

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