Upright Citizens Brigade Signs Exclusive Audio Deal with DGital Media

Expands DGital's Comedy Footprint

24 Nov, 2015, 12:30 ET from DGital Media

NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DGital Media (http://www.dgitalmedia.com) has signed an exclusive audio deal with Upright Citizens Brigade (http://ucbcomedy.com/), the iconic comedy creation of Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh, to join its Comedy Voices audio network.

Says Matt Walsh, "I love podcasts - I've been doing mine for 9 years.  Digital technology makes them so easy to produce and on-demand is the way people get their entertainment today."

With this agreement, DGital Media will produce, distribute, market and monetize UCB's existing audio platform as well as develop new content.  The UCB podcasts will include Hooray Show with Horatio Sanz; Bear Down with Matt Walsh and screenwriter Scot Armstrong; Revenge of the Podcast with comedian Griffin Newman and critic David Sims; and The UCB Digital Podcast which takes you behind the scenes of the comedy business with the writers of SNL's Weekend Update, Key & Peele and others.

Says DGital Chief Content Officer Chris Corcoran, "We are honored and thrilled to partner with such an influential and important brand in the business of comedy. The UCB is all about creativity, discovery, and influence and it will headline our Comedy Voices on-demand audio platform."

Adds John McDermott, DGital's VP of Programming for Comedy, "Upright Citizens Brigade is an iconic brand in comedy and we are so proud to be working with them – and expand our own comedy offering in the process."

The Comedy Voices network was announced earlier this month along with a partnership with Stand Up NY, an iconic New York comedy club and podcast producer on West 78th Street.

For business inquiries, please contact: Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer at CCorcoran@DGitalmedia.com, 212 680 0151 x 105.

About DGital Media 
DGital Media (http://www.dgitalmedia.com) is an audio engagement company that creates, distributes and monetizes spoken word audio products.  DGital partners with national content producers and brands to extend their audio brands and engage their audiences.  The company is headquartered in Soho, New York, with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

About UCB
Upright Citizens Brigade (http://ucbcomedy.com/) is an improvisational comedy and sketch comedy group whose founders are Matt BesserAmy PoehlerIan Roberts, and Matt Walsh.  The TV show, 'Upright Citizens Brigade," aired for three seasons on Comedy Central. At that time, UCB opened the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and Improvisational and Sketch Comedy Training Center in New York City and then expanded and opened the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Los Angeles. UCB Theatre hosts all kinds of comedy shows including improv, stand-up, sketch, talk/variety, cool weird stuff that defies categorization and more. UCB also runs one of the largest and most respected improv schools in the country.

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