From our News Desk: On Saturday, October 8, MASS MoCA will be the place to find what Conan O’Brien calls “the type of manic, original, inventive stuff I’m always interested in” when the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company brings two hilarious halves of the freshest longform improv the nation has to offer to North Adams, Mass. Hand-picked from the best improv comedians in New York City and Los Angeles, the cast is the “next wave” of comedy superstars from the theatre that brought you Amy Poehler, Horatio Sanz, Rob Corddry (The Daily Show), Ed Helms (The Daily Show, The Office), Rob Riggle (SNL, Daily Show), Paul Scheer & Rob Huebel (Best Week Ever), and many many more.
MASS MoCA theater-goers can expect to see cutting-edge work and some big stars-in-the-making from this troupe where Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show regularly turn when they need comics. The Onion calls them “witty, irreverent, and conceptually ambitious” and says they are the place to “catch the next generation of comedy superstars before they all sell out to . . . sitcoms and VH1 list shows.” Charleston City Paper calls them “the Juggernaut of American Comedy, the new millennium’s comedy equivalent of Motown in the ’60s.”