"Underground Americana" Hosted By Andy Rocco Showcases Talent From "30 Rock," The Onion, And RocketHub
Online PR News – 08-January-2011 – – Variety show "Underground Americana" – hosted by Andy Rocco, will be held at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York on January 8th at 12 midnight. Congruent with the UCB’s mission of "big names for small change" tickets are only $5. The lineup includes Anthony Atamanuik from the TV show "30 Rock," Matt Koff who writes for The Onion, and musical artist Little Embers who ran a successful crowdfunding campaign with RocketHub and is releasing a much-anticipated new album.
"Underground Americana" celebrates the seedy and urbane life in America. Host Andy Rocco likes to say "Think of us as The Prairie Home Companion, just a little more f**ked up."
Also on the bill is Alice Wetterlund, of the comedy troupe Garamond – and Steve Dressler who will perform the National Anthem.
To reserve tickets to the show: http://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/shows/2433
RocketHub Co-founder and CEO, Brian Meece is a fan of UCB and has performed on "Underground Americana" as a musical guest. "Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC is just brimming with funny talent. It was awesome to play music for Andy and hang out with notables in the NYC comedy scene."
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NYC – "Underground Americana"
Named "Hot Farm Team" by Rolling Stone magazine and "Best Comedy Club" by AOL, The UCB Theatre is widely recognized as home to today's funniest actors and writers. Among our esteemed alumni include several performers and writers for Saturday Night Live, The Office, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, 30 Rock, Best Week Ever, Old School, Blades of Glory, Semi-Pro and countless other films, commercials and television shows. Performers who have gained success continue to lend their talents to the theatre and training center.
Andy Rocco began taking classes at UCB in 1999 and has been featured in numerous TV commercials. He now hosts "Underground Americana" – a variety comedy show that features top talent in NYC.
RocketHub is a grassroots crowdfunding community for Creatives by Creatives, founded by Brian Meece – singer-songwriter, Jed Cohen – actor/producer, and Vlad Vukicevic – tech-thinker/writer. The concepts behind RocketHub stem from the founders’ own personal challenges as creative people; therefore RocketHub supports a DIY-ethos that is welcoming and supportive to all Creatives from around the world. "We are the creative underdogs with a mission to liberate creativity through our platform and educational support. RocketHub is the center of the crowdfunding revolution and the foundation of the new creative economy."