About

My name is Jon. I live in New York. I'm a writer for the UCB house sketch team Beige as well as other things. This is a searing look into my beaten and broken psyche, an examination of my own crippling malaise. It's also got funny YouTube videos!

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1 day ago
You don’t want to miss #ScareCram. It’s not a comedy show. We are legitimately trying to make this scary. Tonight, midnight, @ucbtheatreny

You don’t want to miss #ScareCram. It’s not a comedy show. We are legitimately trying to make this scary. Tonight, midnight, @ucbtheatreny

2 days ago | 13 notes

I love that sketch comedy is having a heyday… But I honestly would tell anyone young to start looking at stories and learning story, because I think that’s the next step after people go, ‘OK, I’ve had enough of that improvisation, I’ve had enough of those short comedy bits. Tell me a story, tell me a more complex story, something that lasts and maybe has a little more meaning to it.’

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Bob Odenkirk (via nickdouglas)

I would wager that, cyclically, this is the direction that sketch comedy/comedy shorts will be going. For nearly a decade or so, so much online comedy was inspired by the work of Tim & Eric or, more broadly, by the new absurdist techniques that Tim, Eric, and people like them discovered through the advent of digital editing.

Recently, this aesthetic, the “early video editing/public access” look and feel, has seemed to fall out of favor. Unsurprisingly, as a response to the dominance of this look (as well as the lowering price of professional resources), non-stage sketch comedy has been moving in the complete opposite direction. If you look at a show like Key & Peele, you’ll see a move towards making the sketches as cinematic as possible. Gone is the choppy editing of last decade’s sketch comedy. Now we have sketches with visual effects and cinematography that wouldn’t be out of place in a mid-range Hollywood blockbuster.

So, if the look of Tim & Eric led to this as a response, what does the feel lead to? If Tim & Eric-inspired sketches were all about quick, absurdist silliness, it’s only logical that the response would be sketches with fuller stories.

Just something I’ve been thinking about for awhile.

Via Too Much Nick
4 days ago | 47 notes
This tweet is not a joke. I am 100% serious about this.

This tweet is not a joke. I am 100% serious about this.

5 days ago | 78,815 notes
chrisgriswold:

luvyourselfsomeesteem:

The children know


Kids on the street! Kids on the beat! Beat Kids! Beat Kids!

Cite the show, Tumblr! Wonder Showzen was so fucking good.

chrisgriswold:

luvyourselfsomeesteem:

The children know

Kids on the street!
Kids on the beat!
Beat Kids!
Beat Kids!

Cite the show, Tumblr! Wonder Showzen was so fucking good.

(Source: nospt)

Via Chris Griswold
5 days ago | 33 notes

NOUN VIDEO

robotriley:

When the New York indie improv scene exploded, it seemed like everyone was aware of each other’s work. People knew who was funny and which teams put on the best shows. Competition was friendly but fierce.

Today, there are theater operated digital teams. Like Harold Night or a successful run of a sketch show on the UCB stage, it’s extremely easy to stay aware of UCBcomedy’s impressive output. Naturally, there aren’t enough spots for everybody who is doing great work honing their craft elsewhere. So a lot of great videos made by our peers get lost in the shuffle.

There’s BEEN an explosion of indie comedy videos for years now. Personally, I would like to see the indie scene band together to better represent the community of independent video makers. That starts with:

  • Making great work.
  • Being more aware and supportive of the great work of our contemporaries.

NOUN VIDEO is an experiment in bringing this already flourishing scene closer together.

Follow NV!. Submit a link to your latest work and I’ll post it. If you want the extra notes, send me the tumblr link and I’ll reblog it. It’s where I’ll put the funny indie videos.

Super great idea. It’s more work, but anything the indie sketch scene can learn from the indie improv scene is a great thing.

Via NOUN VIDEO
6 days ago | 4 notes
beigeucb:

And then we all died. The end.
Love,
Beige

xoxo

beigeucb:

And then we all died. The end.
Love,
Beige

xoxo

Via Beige
6 days ago | 5 notes

beigeucb:

beigeucb:

At the end of the 9/15 Beige show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, a crime was committed. Police are asking citizens to please watch the following videotape of the incident and contact them with any information you may have. Thank you.

#WhoShotJM

THE MYSTERY WILL BE SOLVED IN JUST A FEW HOURS.

Reserve your tickets! They’re almost gone!

Go to Maude Night tonight, people.

Via Beige
1 week ago | 1 note
God, I wish these two posters were for the same show.

"Janet, are you having an affair with… THE CLOWN?"

God, I wish these two posters were for the same show.

"Janet, are you having an affair with… THE CLOWN?"

1 week ago | 78 notes

knockturnalleywitch:

Haunted Mansion hillside tombstones - 1992. I really wish they’d make new molds/castings of these and put them back out - they were removed for the first Haunted Mansion Holiday and never came back, likely due to rot/exposure to the elements, as some were removed earlier and never came back, various headstones shifted around, etc over the years.

Images captured from this video.

I want to be at the Haunted Mansion right now.

Via Vintage Disney Parks
1 week ago | 10 notes
This image came up on my Facebook newsfeed and I preceded to spend a solid minute seriously considering starting a blog titled “Stock Photos of People Looking at their own Genitals.”
I still may do it.

This image came up on my Facebook newsfeed and I preceded to spend a solid minute seriously considering starting a blog titled “Stock Photos of People Looking at their own Genitals.”

I still may do it.