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  • Interview

    Lennon Parham & Jessica St. Clair Are Your New Best Friends

    Real-life buddies and creators and stars of USA’s new “Playing House,” Parham and St. Clair are living proof that sometimes, if you want to succeed, you have to write your own success story.

  • News

    Comedy Chops Can Boost Your Acting Career

    Jumping in on an open mic at your local comedy club or taking an improv class can be just the practice and exposure you need to pump up your creative juices and your résumé.

  • Interview

    Billy Eichner’s Sprint to Success

    Eichner’s Fuse game show, “Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street,” is in the midst of its successful, viral third season, but the comedian remembers a time when he wasn’t as fortunate.

  • News

    5 Funny Things to Do This Week

    To celebrate our Improv and Comedy Training issue, let’s get you out to the Upright Citzens Brigades’ “ASSSCAT 3000” show in New York City; into the Gotham Comedy Club for “SNL” alum Jim Breuer and his standup; experiencing the Los Angeles Comedy Festival; cheering on your favorite comic in ...

  • News

    Best of the Week Ahead: Aug. 29–Sept. 4

    “Shitty Jobs” at UCB; “From Mr. Chips to Scarface” at Museum of the Moving Image; the Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival; an all-female “Hamlet”; and Ethan Mordden’s new book “Anything Goes” are what we’re looking forward to this week.

  • News

    The Best of the Week Ahead: July 4–10

    In this all-comedy installment, we’re looking forward to “The Armando Show” and “The Crazy Uncle Joe Show” in L.A., and the funny people of “ASSSSCAT 3000” and Laughter in the Park and a taping of “The Chris Gethard Show” in NYC.

  • News

    The Difference Between Long- and Short-Form Improv

    "Whose Line is it Anyway?" will bring improv back to TV—but not the same kind that is in fashion on stages and at schools.

  • News

    Applications Now Open for UCB’s 15th Annual Del Close Marathon

    Submissions are now being accepted for the Upright Citizens Brigade’s 15th annual Del Close Marathon improv festival, which runs June 28-30 in New York.

  • News

    Best of the Week(s) Ahead: Dec. 20–Jan. 2 (Slideshow)

    Cheyenne Jackson’s New Year’s Eve concert at the Kennedy Center, TNT’s “Christmas in Washington,” the “Les Misérables” movie soundtrack, IMPRO(vs)TANDUP at UCB, and the Moth StorySLAM are some of what we’re looking forward to this holiday season.

  • Advice

    Xochitl Romero Trusts Her Instincts (Slideshow)

    Backstage member Xochitl Romero is a Latina SAG-AFTRA and Equity actor who studied at the University of Texas at Austin, the Groundlings, and UCB.