Endemol Shine Boomdog Pacts with Upright Citizens Brigade


Endemol Shine Boomdog, a division of Endemol Shine North America, is joining forces with the improv and sketch comedy theater Upright Citizens Brigade for a comedy partnership.

Designed to create the next wave of Spanish comedy talent in front of and behind the camera, the partnership will see Endemol Shine Boomdog and Upright Citizens Brigade launch a Spanish-language comedy boot camp. The aim of the boot camp is to cultivate writers and performers to participate in an untitled sketch comedy show. Upright Citizens Brigade’s existing bilingual talent will serve as instructors, while Endemol Shine Boomdog will recruit the program’s participants.

Alejandro Rincon, CEO of Endemol Shine Boomdog, said: “This unique partnership with Upright Citizens Brigade is truly exciting for all of us at Endemol Shine Boomdog. We are looking to identify and help launch the careers of the next wave of Spanish comedy talent in both Mexico and the U.S. and we couldn’t imagine having a better partner to do so.”

Matt Besser, one of UCB’s founders, added: “We are excited to partner with Endemol Shine Boomdog to showcase the incredible talent at UCB and introduce our comedy to the diverse Spanish speaking market. There is an untapped group of comedians that we look forward to growing and working with in Mexico City.”

Flavio Morales, executive VP of Endemol Shine Latino U.S. Initiatives, commented: “Comedy is one of the hardest genres to get right, so why not team up with the best in the field to create a unique show and usher in an era of new talent.”