This is great.
Color in the UCB Chelsea theatre in Abbi Jacobson’s coloring book!Abbi Jacobson is an actor, writer, and illustrator. She is one-half of the cult web series Broad City. She also published 2 coloring books, in which you can joyfully color in the UCB Chelsea theatre! Available now on Amazon and in stores.
This is a GREAT thing to see - CLASSIC UCB PHOTOS
All I want in life is to be the “Who is that person?” person in a famous person’s old Harold team photo.
New York Times: What’s the best thing about writing a book?
Jonathan Franzen: The meaning it temporarily lends to my existence.
New York Times: The hardest or least enjoyable part?
Jonathan Franzen: The years of doubting whether I actually have another story to tell.
In 2006, the awesomely wonderful Kate Spencer ran a marathon (and dedicated the run to her mom) in Maine. Justin Purnell organized a group of folks together to drive up and surprise Kate on the route. We left NYC at 1am on a Saturday and drove straight there. Katie Dippold and Chad Carter flew in to see Kate as well (only Justin knew this, we were also surprised by them!).
I was digging through my old flickr account when I found these photos. Moments like these are what I think of when I think about this community.
I’ve written before about the amazing support I received from the UCB community/friends when my mom was ill, and this is a wonderful example. I don’t really have words for how much this meant to me and still does. These are some of the greatest people I know.
Also pictured: my BFF Liese who ran the race with me even though she has the agility and speed of an antelope whereas I run like a manatee trying to move on land. Not pictured: the large group of college friends and my mom’s friend Kathlyn, who also ran this race, and the hundreds of people who donated and helped me raise $20k for pancreatic cancer research. Thanks for posting these Pat. My friends are amazing! I’m so lucky.
I hear Will Hines singing songs to my baby on internet radio most mornings and I finally recorded one of ‘em for all of us to enjoy.
Will sang this song to my daughter again this morning.
I’m not complaining.
Imagining this is Will Hines singing is one of the funniest things I’ve ever asked my brain to do. Thank you Birch.
Four good life lessons I learned at Pixar that I was thinking about this am:
1/4. Story is king. Don’t just give it lip service but mean it.
2/4: It’s ok to be wrong. Be wrong often and be willing to change your mind fast. You tell a lot of the wrong stories to get the right one.
3/4: Don’t hesitate to throw away work and re-do it, especially if it lets you tell a better story.
4/4: Kind people who collaborate on a team, with a clear leader, tell better stories than unkind mini-dictators who think they know it all."
Cancer needs to stop taking our nation’s film critics.
TEN YEARS AGO.
(postcard image from DAY 8: TAKE COMPLETE CONTROL, my one-man show about, among other things, a man in a love/hate relationship with a giant picture of Bryant Gumbel, a birthday clown who wants permission to stab people, an awkward guy hitting on a waitress by justifying his use of the n-word, and a sad stand-up performing for the first time since the death of his monkey…)