Stock up on Red Bull because this weekend because the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre is hosting the 13th Del Close Marathon in Chelsea. Check out over 150 comedy shows that go all night long throughout the weekend for just $25; That’s like $0.16 per show! Oh, and Brokelyn comedy geekery will ensue. Everyone and their mother take classes at the UCB, including contributor Eric Silver, the lovely Andrew Linderman, Sarah Bibi’s roommate and, at 6:15am on Saturday: me, Sue Smith, your menstrual cup using, Spring-Gala-hosting, sick-cat-loving Brokelynite, performing with my group Squirt!.
We’ll all be there with bloodshot eyes and caffeine shakes. And you can also catch some of your favorite comedy stars from Hollywood, including Scott Adsit, Horatio Sanz, Bobby Moynihan, Donald Glover and Paul Scheer. Festivities officially start Friday at 6pm and run straight through Sunday at 8pm. Say you wanted to see a show Watch me try to be funny after having been up the whole night before.
The UCB is New York City’s best (and cheapest!) comedy theatre, and was founded in 1999 by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, and Ian Roberts. Del Close was one of the leaders of longform improv, influencing the careers of everyone from John Belushi to Tina Fey. The Marathon began in 1999 to honor his legacy and influence.