WGN Radio’s Michael Heidemann sits down for a table side chat with famed Upright Citizens Brigade founders’ Matt Besser and Chicago-Native Matt Walsh alongside director, Todd Bieber to discuss their new film – Thank You Del, The Del Close Marathon.
Del Close was never a household name, but any comedy enthusiast is aware of his impact. From Bill Murray to Chris Farley to Amy Poehler, many of the most famous comedians consider him their mentor. 18 years after Del Close’s death, thousands of Improv students, comedy fans, actors, and successful comedians gather annually to celebrate the most important person in modern comedy that no one knows.
The Del Close Marathon (DCM) is an annual 52 hour Improv Comedy festival held at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. Starting from humble beginnings, DCM has become a beacon for comedia