Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre to Debut New Sketch Comedy THIS IS GOING TO HURT, 4/10
April 10th will be the premiere performance of "This is Going to Hurt," a new sketch and storytelling show written and performed by Glenn Boozan and Karin Hammerberg running at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre (307 W 26th Street).
For the past six months, Karin and Glenn have emailed each other every time they cried. The resulting list was so simultaneously sincere and ridiculous they knew they had to write a comedy show. About feelings. Glenn and Karin perform sketches where the characters are experiencing particularly heightened emotions. From cautiously joyful morticians to an embarrassed Jeffrey Dahmer, they hilariously cover the spectrum of feelings. For the finale, Karin and Glenn delve into their past struggles with eating disorders and suicide to tell heartfelt stories about the saddest moments in their lives. Then they tell late nightstyle monologue jokes about those stories in order to test the old adage "Tragedy plus Time equals Comedy."
Tickets are $5 and can be reserved at ucbtheatre.com. Specifically: http://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/shows/view/3798.
Written and Performed by: Glenn Boozan is a performer and writer at UCB in New York. Glenn has contributed to places like College Humor, Jest, MTV, The Onion, Comedy Central, and The Geffen Playhouse. Karin Hammerberg is a performer and writer at UCB in New York. She has performed in these places, College Humor, Official Comedy, Channel 101, and various commercials. Karin has written for these websites, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Hello Giggles, and Jest.
Directed by: Brandon Gulya (Stone Cold Fox, MTV), and Leslie Miesel (Stone Cold Fox, Bachelorette)