On my very first night in New York, after moving from London, I randomly stumbled in on the UG Comedy night in Lower East Side. Almost a year later, I bumped into its founder Todd Montesi. He was preparing to celebrate 9 years of the UG Comedy Club and asked me if I was interested in making a short documentary about the people involved and their dreams for the next 9 years. Here’s what we came up with.
This is the pilot for a short documentary series following the denizens of Lower East Side/East Village. More coming shortly.
Read more about the legendary UG Comedy Club here
Special thanks to Charlton Ruddock, Savvy Jaye and Nick Gentile.