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Tuesday
January 7
2014

Please watch and share my new video, “I’m Concerned About Where All The Snow Is Going To Go.” It’s important.

Thursday
December 19
2013

BENJAMIN APPLE

magic-buttons:

I feel like the UCB4 created a place with a great energy. They picked the right people to start off with, or maybe they didn’t pick them, maybe the right people found them. But they started a really good thing that feels self-sustaining to me. I know that the theatre is getting bigger, and the training center is getting bigger, but it doesn’t feel, to me, different than it does when I started.

I think throughout all of life, across the board, people tend to think things are changing a little more than they actually are changing because they themselves are moving through it. They are navigating and maneuvering through their own life. So UCB has changed in relation to them, because they changed in relation to UCB.

Shannon O’Neill just Instagrammed a picture of the ASSSSCAT line. It was raining or snowing, it was really shitty out, and they had duct-taped a plastic tarp to the wall and draped it over the divider so they could stay a little dry and get into the free show to see Shannon and Gethard and the greatest improvisers at the theatre perform. And seeing that really brought me back, because I would wait in that line in the dead of winter, until I couldn’t feel my feet, to see that show. Even though I knew that I could spend the ten dollars or whatever, it was like a ritual that I had with my friend—the same friend who told me about UCB at that hostel. We stayed friends, we were UCB buddies. And we would go to ASSSSCAT every Sunday, no matter what the weather was.

Seeing that picture reminded me that yeah, I’m not doing that now, but there’s still new people doing that. It still has that exciting “new crazy awesome thing in my life and I need more of it” effect on people. So I’m not concerned. I think that UCB is in a great place.

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I was happy to be interviewed by Lauren and Erin of Magic Buttons for this project. Here are the results.

Wednesday
December 18
2013
Monday
December 9
2013
Wood Snata.

Wood Snata.

Wednesday
December 4
2013

Monkey Teaches Human How To Crush Leaves - via Reddit.

This is heartwarming and painfully cute.

salgentile:

williebhines:

Men’s Thanksgiving. 

Written by George Kareman, Pat O’Brien, and Ben Wietmarschen

Directed, Edited, and Filmed by Tom Levin

George, Pat and Ben: you wrote a great strange film. But I’m in particular awe of Tom. His stuff is so special and weird, I love it so much. I want to build a house out of this stuff and live in it forever.

This is just a great, funny, subtle, creative delightfully weird film. I’ve already watched it twice. Everyone watch it, and tell other people to watch it. Again and again.

I finally just watched this after meaning to for a week. I’m glad I got around to it because it’s very funny and interesting.

Monday
October 28
2013

vaov:

jonbershad:

Here’s the official trailer for A New McDonald’s, a feature length movie that was entirely written, shot, edited, scored, and screened in one day.

I got to act in this ridiculousness (you can see me being super dramatic a couple times in this trailer) and it was one of the most fun things I’ve ever been a part of. The whole thing is hilarious, absurd, and also weirdly inspiring. Go here to learn more about the whole project.

Can’t wait for this thing to be unleashed on the world!

Hi friends, this is the trailer for an insane project that could’ve failed so easily because it had so many moving parts and so little time. I’m glad I was part of it. It fulfills the ultimate desire of this community: To make what we love with friends… so many friends!

Anyone who was at the premiere knows how electric it felt, when the cram guys announced the movie was ready, a few minutes before the deadline (midnight) everyone cheered of true happiness and the smiles did not stop flowing until past 5am at McManus.

Having about 70 different hilarious comedians play the same four-ish characters was incredible because the choices were all hilarious proving THERE ARE NOT WRONG CHOICES! Just bringing your funny is all we needed all along. 

Here’s the trailer for “A New McDonald’s.” Check it out, pass it on! More info at http://www.sketchcram.com/moviecram.

Saturday
October 19
2013
This group of people just wrote a feature-length comedy film in 12 hours. Right now 20 directors and 70 actors are preparing to shoot and edit it, and tonight at UCB Theatre (Chelsea) at midnight, we’ll premiere it. Come check out Movie Cram, it’s going to be amazing.

This group of people just wrote a feature-length comedy film in 12 hours. Right now 20 directors and 70 actors are preparing to shoot and edit it, and tonight at UCB Theatre (Chelsea) at midnight, we’ll premiere it. Come check out Movie Cram, it’s going to be amazing.

Tuesday
October 8
2013
natgeofound:

Commuters travel on a four-lane escalator in Moscow’s subway system, March 1966.Photograph by Dean Conger, National Geographic

natgeofound:

Commuters travel on a four-lane escalator in Moscow’s subway system, March 1966.Photograph by Dean Conger, National Geographic

Monday
September 30
2013

Just watched this Onassis sketch of mine from 2011 for the first time in a long time. I’m happy with it. Rob really lets loose.

Earlier this month I went to Boston with Matt Klinman to participate in this thing called Comedy Hack Day where comedians and programmers collaborate to make funny apps and websites. It’s like Sketch Cram plus computers. Anyway, here is a video of me demoing something I made.

Monday
September 16
2013
startrektnfg:

Season 1, Episode 1: Encounter At Fucking Farpoint
The new starship Enterprise begins her maiden voyage by uncovering the mysteries of an advanced fucking space station. The crew’s mission is threatened by an omnipotent being named Q, who puts them on fucking trial for the crimes of all of fucking humanity.

startrektnfg:

Season 1, Episode 1: Encounter At Fucking Farpoint

The new starship Enterprise begins her maiden voyage by uncovering the mysteries of an advanced fucking space station. The crew’s mission is threatened by an omnipotent being named Q, who puts them on fucking trial for the crimes of all of fucking humanity.

Why Does Jennifer Lopez Have Her Own Cell Phone Store?

I asked a bunch of people on the street if they knew why Jennifer Lopez has her own cell phone store. We got some great answers, check it out!

Written by Matt Klinman, hosted and edited by me, shot by Veronica Osorio. Part of Saturday’s Sketch Cram at UCB East.

Wednesday
September 4
2013

George Kareman’s Japanese acting reel. This is fucking great.

Monday
August 5
2013