We’re doing a project where we ask people: what’s your UCB? We talked to Cathryn Mudon about Chris Gethard, ASSSSCAT, and doing experimental shows with Dreadnought.
LW: How’d you find UCB?
CM: I had some friends visiting in town and they were doing touristy things. I was working at J.Crew at the time and they were like, “Come meet us at this show! You camp outside on the sidewalk, we’ll get Chipotle and sit there for like three hours, but it’s super fun!” I was in such a grumpy mood after my shift and the last thing I wanted to do was go sit on the sidewalk, but I went.
That was May. I remember it because it was Fleet Week of 2007 and there were a bunch of naval officers everywhere. So we went and camped out for ASSSSCAT and got into the 9:30 show.
It’s been 2 years tonight since the “Checkin’ In with Alyssa” episode of TCGS (the first episode I ever went to).
Last night I was at a “college party” (blegh) and a girl said “what the fuck is wrong with you?” because I sat for 2 hours with the same people talking about One Direction and pretending I was at my favorite bagel place eating a bagel and drinking an ice cold Peach Snapple because I wanted to be there instead of the party.
My fate was determined after episode 35, it seems.