At Upright Citizens' Brigade Theater, Fred Armisen drops in on an old network of comedian brothers-and-sisters-in-arms
In recent months, the variety has been intact, but the SHAC has not—the name is an acronym made from the first initial of each member of the troupe—with both the H and the C missing from the lineup. Heather Lawless, a comedian and actor, sold her pilot to Adult Swim last year and has been busy working on that, while Chelsea Peretti, a writer and actor who starred in the pilot of Louie, got signed as a writer for NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation to participate. So then the actual variety, at least in the past few shows, has come in the form of numerous guests to augment the remaining S (Shonali Bhowmik) and A (Andrea Rosen). Among last night’s scheduled guests were a New York-based comedy dance troupe, a musical theater act, Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi, and Saturday Night Live and Portlandia star Armisen.