IFC In Development For New Comedy Projects Featuring UCB TalentNov 8, 2018
By: Tulio Espinoza
IFC's development slate for the 2019 season includes several comedy projects from UCB writers, performers and alumni. Congratulations to Nate Dern, Mitch Magee, Timm Sharp, James III, Jonathan Braylock, Jerah Milligan, and Daniel Powell!
Funny or Die is partnering with Nate Dern to produce Annika Erotica, “a comedy series about Claire Radkowski, a sweet and simple Associate Junior Pastor whose life is turned upside down after her self-published erotic novel suddenly goes viral,” as reported by Deadline.
Art Thieves is a true adventure series following the antics of three criminal masterminds who infiltrate the homes of the obscenely wealthy and try to steal their works of art. The series is executive produced by Mitch Magee (Funny or Die Presents) and Daniel Powell (Inside Amy Schumer), head of the production company Irony Point.
Timm Sharp will be the executive producer for Beth, a comedy series about an agoraphobic man who is taken out of his comfort zone and pushed into the world after an old love interest reaches out.
The Middle Passage is an original satire comedy series focusing on America’s race relations and the current political climate. Co-executive produced by Jonathan Braylock (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), James III (Adam Ruins Everything) and Jerah Milligan (Broad City), the series will use narrative sketch comedy to create commentary on a range of cultural and social issues.
X Mayo Added to The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Writing StaffOct 30, 2018
By: Tulio Espinoza
We’re thrilled to announce UCBT performer X Mayo has joined the writing staff at The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Excited to share the news, X told us that this “feels insane and unreal. I had no money and was ready to move back to LA and BOOM this happened. God has smiled on me, and I’m beyond grateful for this opportunity.”
As a member of the UCBT community, X currently performs with Too Damn Much on Harold Night at UCBT Hell’s Kitchen and the hip-hop improv team Take it Personal with Cipha Sounds. More recently, she’s been running Unsung Heroes, a series of shows featuring POC comedians, with her co-host Shenovia Large. Outside of UCBT, she stars in the Facebook series Strangers, and is the creator and host of the show Who Made The Potato Salad? Find her on Instagram at @80dollarsandasuitcase.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs on Comedy Central. New episodes out now!