The 18th Annual Del Close Improv Comedy Marathon, NYC


Affair: The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater Presents: The 18th Annual Del Close Improv Comedy Marathon

When: Friday, June 24- Sunday, June 26, 2016

Hot Spot: Upright Citizens Brigade Theater Chelsea, NYC

Deets: The Del Close Marathon is the largest improv festival in the world, and was founded by the Upright Citizens Brigade in 1999. The festival includes three days of continuous improv, panels, and parties in New York City. This year DCM will take place at 7 venues (9 stages and 1 podcast lounge), with over 600 shows by thousands of performers from around the world.

Del Close is generally considered the father of Improv. He was the driving force behind improvisational comedy in Chicago for over 30 years, influencing Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Mike Myers, John Belushi, Chris Farley, and the Upright Citizens Brigade, to name a few. After Del's passing in 1999, the UCB started the Del Close Marathon to celebrate their mentor and keep alive his name and teachings for future generations.

Who You May Spot: Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Amy Poehler, and performers Horatio Sanz (SNL), Ilana Glazer (Broad City), Abbi Jacobson (Broad City), Ben Schwartz (House of Lies), Katie Dippold (Ghostbusters), Nick Kroll (Comedy Central's Kroll Show), John Gemberling (Marry Me), Jason Mantzoukas (The League), Chris Gethard (Broad City, The Chris Gethard Show), Scott Adsit (BIG HERO 6, 30 Rock), Bobby Moynihan (SNL), Mike Birbiglia (Thank God For Jokes, Don’t Think Twice), Nicole Byer (Party Over Here), Alison Rich (Party Over Here), Shannon O’Neill (The Chris Gethard Show), D’Arcy Carden (Other People), Owen Burke (Funny or Die), Gil Ozeri (Happy Endings), Luka Jones (Her), Drew Tarver (Bajillion), Cipha Sounds (RocNation, Tidal), Jon Daly (Kroll Show) and many more!

Hint For The Average Socialite: Passes and tickets are available for purchase.

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