Posted in comedy | music | tour dates | venues on September 8, 2011

UCB East (photo by the Apiary)
UCB East

The Apiary reports:

The UCBT officially unlocked its East Village expansion Tuesday night, The UCB East (aka The Beast). But judging by the utter lack of wacky inflatable arm tube dudes and the three random people in the crowd for its first show (a screening of Wild Girls Gone), it's not ready for a Theater Magazine feature story yet. I strolled through, snagging shots of the new space. It seats a 100 maybe and is both long-ish and narrow. You'll need to speak with your diaphragms inserted to reach the lurkers in the back. Oh, and the stage is small, probably 12-14 feet wide? UCB West devotees will be majorly disappointed by the clear, unobstructed view from every seat. The venue has a foyer and a roomy spillway, which means you'll be able to shotgun PBRs before and after a performance without getting rained on. BYOB for now though til the liquor license fairies come by.
The Beast is located at Avenue A and 3rd Street. Initial schedule, including Totally JK with Joe Mande, Noah Garfinkel, Eugene Mirman AND DAS RACIST tonight (9/8), below!

Thursday 9/8

6:00pm - free - Oh, Hey Guys (storytelling open mic, hosted by John Flynn)

7:30pm - $5 - Adam Wade: BIG HEART

9:00pm - $5 - Totally JK (hosted by Joe Mande and Noah Garfinkel)

11:00pm - free - Gutbucket (stand-up open mic, hosted by Rob Stern and Amber Nelson)

Friday 9/9

7:30pm - $10 - Diamond Lion

9:00pm - $10 - Creaghead & Company Industrial Showcase

11:00pm - $5 - Gentrify

Saturday 9/10

7:30pm - $10 - AIRWOLF: Let's Go Back To Your Place

9:00pm - $10 - The Extended Play E.P. Music Album Release Party with TJ Miller

11:00pm - $5 - Underground Americana (w/ Jeff Rubin, Lang Fisher and more)

Sunday 9/11

7:30pm - $5 - Two Fun Men + Off The Cuff

9:00pm - $5 - Hot Soup 11:00pm - $5 - Fresh Out (hosted by Adam Conover)

Monday 9/12

8:00pm - $5 - Wheelhouse (hosted by Will Hines)

10:00pm - $5 - Improv Nerds

Tuesday 9/13

8:00pm - $5 - After Hours with Gene Hackman & Friends

10:00pm - $5 - It Is It (hosted by Adam Lowitt)



Comments (19)

Closed in two months max.

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2011 3:38 PM

i dont get it

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2011 3:42 PM

no Wet Hot American Summer? Boo....

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2011 3:50 PM

Closed in two months? You're not from around here, are you? That place is a block from where I live. It's right near the Two Boots on A. They've been getting neighborhood support for years and have been working on that for even longer.

You should do some homework before you open your fucking ill-informed mouth, asshole. Then again, that seems about par for the course these days on BV Comments.

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2011 4:08 PM


Hey, whattaya mean "these days"? Ill-informed assholery is a long standing and cherished tradition around. It has always been thus and aways shall.

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2011 4:15 PM

4:08, what gives it away is the so-called "forthcoming" liquor license and that it is being advertised as a BYOB space....something tells me it will be deja vu of the Todd P BYOB experience, and we all know how well our fine city officials took to that. "Neighborhood support" doesn't mean shit when you operate a public space that advertises liquor consumption without a license.

Perhaps "two months" is an understatement but if a liquor license is not acquired and people continue to drink there, the end result is inevitable. Hopefully I'm wrong. No need to get your panties all in a bundle.

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2011 4:18 PM

4:08 is a soothsayer, so you're all stupid...of course.

What is this place? performance space? art flick theater? porn? Nice job explaining BV...

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2011 4:21 PM

is this the old Two Boots Cinema?

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2011 5:00 PM

4:18 The UCB Theater in Los Angeles operates without a liquor license and they are doing just fine.

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2011 5:08 PM

@5:08: different states, different LCBs

@the Apiary "It seats a 100 maybe"

a quick count would have been too in depth for you? if you're that lazy of a reporter just say "it's small"

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2011 6:36 PM

@5:00 PM: Yeah, it's the old Two Boots Cinema, aka the Pioneer Theater.

Posted by Gina | September 8, 2011 7:03 PM

BYOB isn't allowed under NY state liquor authority rules.

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2011 7:24 PM

Bring your own cargo shorts

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2011 10:26 PM


I can imagine you all can guess what that one stands for.

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2011 10:50 PM

will close by xmas

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2011 11:30 PM

5:08 PM is from Ohio or elsewhere, but pretends to be a NYC long time resident just like 4:08 PM.
My god the mediocre UCB crowd is so phony almost worse than the ignorant tight pants young hiptser.

Different states have different detailed laws which is no secret comedian guy.

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2011 11:50 PM

Definitely not BYOB.

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