CHELSEA — Amy Poehler's Upright Citizens Brigade will throw a 72-hour improv bender this weekend, and she and the original improv team will perform two sold-out shows.
The 17th annual Del Close Marathon starts Friday, kicking off 636 shows at nine stages across the city. Improv's legendary Upright Citizens Brigade, which includes "Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler, started the festival as an homage to their teacher.
Poehler will perform two ASSSSCAT 3000 improv shows Sunday night at 10 p.m. in the Haft Auditorium at FIT. The shows are sold out as of Wednesday.
More than 2,600 people will perform over the weekend, from masters of the craft to relative unknowns. Visitors from Poland, Iceland, and Finland and four high school groups will perform alongside local favorites like the Swarm, the Stepfathers and the Mantzoukas brothers.
You can buy a weekend wristband pass for $35 cash, which gets you into all shows except a handful of "premium shows" based on seating availability during the marathon. The "Broad City" premium show on Friday is already sold out.
Wristbands will go on sale Friday, June 26th, at 12 p.m. at the UCB Theatre at 307 W. 26th St. in Chelsea and 30 minutes before the first show at all other venues, according to the festival website.