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Upright Citizens Brigade comics will stage 'The Interview' for free

Seth Rogen, left, and James Franco could have had a hit on their hands to rival summeSony

It seems like all anyone wants for Christmas, and the only thing Santa won’t leave in a single stocking, is Sony’s Seth Rogen-James Franco political comedy “The Interview.”

Somewhere between all of Sony’s dirty laundry being aired (allegedly by North Korea, though they dispute that charge – if not very convincingly) and a bomb threat being called in to the NYC theater where its premiere was scheduled, the movie has been pulled from its Christmas Day slot with no definite plans to release it in any form.

But the hacking of Sony that started the whole mess may yet be its savior. A brave trio of Upright Citizens Brigade comedians have gotten hold of a draft script and will perform it at the Treehouse Theater for one night only, Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. The event will be free, like the speech that many (including President Obama) lamented being censored by the humbled studio.

The night’s theme of not-so-friendly relations between Sony and the Communist nuclear power continues with “F— You Kim Jong Un!” in which Upright Citizens Brigade comedians will take on the role of studio executives to improv North Korean propaganda films. Show stars at 9:30 p.m. and admission is $5, with all proceeds going to Human Rights Watch.

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"The Interview" Live Reading
Dec. 27, 7 p.m.
Treehouse Theater, 154 W.29th St., NYC
Free, 212-244-1722
treehousetheaternyc.com

 
 
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