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Looking Back at the Upright Citizens Brigade
« on: September 30, 2011, 04:41:55 pm »
Long, fantastic article focusing on the Upright Citizens Brigade, its former members, and the lasting effect it's had on comedy.  There's some truly incredible shit in here.

http://nymag.com/arts/comics/features/upright-citizens-brigade-2011-10/

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Re: Looking Back at the Upright Citizens Brigade
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 05:10:38 pm »
Neat.

someone needs to do something on The State.  Another great troupe that didn't get nearly enough accolades. 
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Re: Looking Back at the Upright Citizens Brigade
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 07:02:22 pm »
I fucking loved The State.

I still find myself saying "I WANNA DIP MY BALLS IN IT!" at every opportunity.
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Re: Looking Back at the Upright Citizens Brigade
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011, 10:08:44 pm »
I have never seen The State!

Upright Citizens Brigade was one that I grew up on, though, sneaking episodes in when I was supposed to be in bed in middle school.  The "ass pennies" sketch is still pretty fresh in my lexicon.
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