friendship, Bill Clinton
quotes with the word "ucb"
The times I met him, he stopped by UCB [Upright Citizens Brigade] one time, he did a cameo on SNL another time, and he was really lovely. It's really sad. It's really heartbreaking. It happened during the show tonight or else we would have said something beforehand. . . . was such an important person to myself and a lot of the people who work on my show, to everyone in comedy.
I don't predetermine this guy's whole history-I take guestimations . . . I also just try to think in terms of how would this guy honestly react to anything you throw at him. We used to do an improv exercise at the UCB before we'd start a show, and especially if it was a character show. We would spend the whole day thinking, acting, and reacting as that character, which can be quite annoying to people in your life but also very funny because it forced you to really put on this character all the way. And once you get to that place where you can think and react and have an answer for any question, and just generally know how this person would react, then I think you've got a good grasp on the character. I think it's more useful than trying to figure out the background and all that stuff.
I wished there was a way for people outside of the 30 to 100 people that watched us perform at UCB to see what I was capable of . . . So I thought about using the jokes that didn't make it. I was going to write them out as blog entries-this was before Twitter-but then I thought nobody would care. So I started filming myself doing them in front of no audience, and bombing, and that became RejectedJokes.com. It was a good way to get comfortable on camera, and a perfect bridge to making short films. The first one I made was called 'Cheating.' Somebody stole that one, took my name off it, posted it on her website, and it got 10 million views. My name wasn't even on it, but everybody saw my face, and I kept doing videos and getting more and more attention for them.
There should be a word that's the opposite of 'Schadenfreude' to describe the way I felt when I heard that the 'Broad City' girls and Natasha were working together at U.C.B.
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