Del Close Marathon 15th anniversary highlights (slide show)

The Upright Citizens Brigade reunites, Michael Cera does drama with Amy Poehler, and improvised mayhem reigns at this year's Del Close Marathon.

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Del Close Marathon 15: Amy Poehler, Matt Besser and Matt Walsh with the newly finished UCB book

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Del Close Marathon 15: Michael Delaney, Billy Merritt, Andy Secunda and Sean Conroy of the Swarm

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Del Close Marathon 15: Owen Burke in Goodfellas in 15 Minutes

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Del Close Marathon 15: Clockwise from center: Winston Noel, Peter Gwinn, Chris Grace, Mike Still, Jeff Hiller, Michael Kayne, Ashley Ward and Amber Petty of Baby Wants Candy

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Del Close Marathon 15: Winston Noel, Jeff Hiller, Amber Petty, Peter Gwinn, Ashley Ward and Mike Still of Baby Wants Candy

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Del Close Marathon 15: Scott Adsit and Cristin Milioti in Gravid Water

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Del Close Marathon 15: Michael Cera and Amy Poehler in Gravid Water

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Del Close Marathon 15: Oscar Montoya, center, in Gay Nightmares

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Del Close Marathon 15: Dan Black Won't Die

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Del Close Marathon 15: Christina Gausas and Ellie Kemper of Kempsas

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Del Close Marathon 15: Michael Delaney, Mike Still, John Gemberling and Samm Levine in Match Game '76

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Del Close Marathon 15: Nick Kroll, Andy Secunda, Zach Woods and Shannon O'Neill in Mike Birbiglia's Dream

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Del Close Marathon 15: Zach Woods, Christina Gausas, Mike Birbiglia, Chris Gethard, Nick Kroll and Andy Secunda in Mike Birbiglia's Dream

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Del Close Marathon 15: DC Pierson, Sean Clements and Dominic Dierkes in Shitty Jobs

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Del Close Marathon 15: Doug Benson and Nikki Glaser in the Benson Interruption

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Del Close Marathon 15: Billy Merritt, center right, at the Stepfathers

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Del Close Marathon 15: Horatio Sanz, Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts and Matt Besser

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Del Close Marathon 15: Wicked Fuckin' Queeyah

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Del Close Marathon 15: Jon Daly, Christine Walters, Jason Mantzoukas and Jesse Falcon of Mother

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Del Close Marathon 15: Anthony Atamanuik and Neil Casey of the Two-Man Movie

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Del Close Marathon 15: Ian Roberts, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh and Amy Poehler in ASSSSCAT 3000

The improvised Del Close Marathon's 15th anniversary began with a surprise announcement from the UCB Four (Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh and Amy Poehler) that their long-awaited book, The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual, was finally ready. The marathon ended some 56 hours later with a packed ASSSSCAT jam in the group's Chelsea space on 26th Street. Those that witnessed the funny and strange things that happened in between may have a hard time explaining everything to their friends, but these pictures from photographer Ari Scott should lend a hand.

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