Amy Poehler doesn’t know if UCB will reopen
Poehler states she took the previous year to work with Task Reassess, formed by UCB alums in order to get their feedback, and while she’s enthusiastic for some sort of “new version” of the area and group, she is not sure UCB will make it through.
“I don’t know. It’s been brutal for us,” she informed the NYT. “We’re basically using the fire of Covid to start some new version. We’re changing our school and our theater to not-for-profit. Whether or not we’ll be able to get there, I don’t know.”
In 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, staff members at the UCB theaters in New york city and Los Angeles were laid off.
Funny clubs throughout the nation are shuttering due to the pandemic, with renowned club Dangerfield’s in New york city City shutting its doors just recently.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.