November 30, 2009

Prizes: Win ASSSCAT 3000 tix Monday

Joining the prize armada this Monday: The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

You're probably at least somewhat familiar with the UCB Theatre, a nexus of alt comedy in the city this past decade. I've seen some great stuff there over the years—and, to be fair, also some crap, but that's equally important for any comedy institution that takes chances.

And this week, we got tix to something that is most definitely not crap: UCB's marquee improv event, ASSSSCAT 3000 (any idea what the name means? or do I not really want to know?), every Sunday night at 7:30 and 9pm. Various big names get together for some of the UCB's trademark long-form improv—not the theater-games kind of improv, the more scene-oriented, less silly-gimmicky variety. As for who those big names are, it's folks from all the funniest programs on your TV set, like Saturday Night Live, Conan O'Brien, The Daily Show, and Glenn Beck. The 7:30 show is $10, and the 9pm one is free, but to get a ticket for that, you apparently have to line up, like, 37 weeks in advance or something. This show is stupidly popular, in other words.

But at this Monday's BQT, you have a chance to cut the line: Some lucky trivia/comedy hound will get a pass for two tickets to a 9:30 ASSSSCAT on the Sunday of their choosing. Hopefully, this will be the first of many UCB prizes at the BQT. Boo and ya.

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