Genre:Sketch Comedy / Improv / Alternative
TV ShowsSaturday Night Live (Bryan), Chappelle's Show (Bryan), Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn (Bryan), Chris Rock Show (Bryan), Premium Blend (Bryan), America's Funniest Home Videos
FilmsStonebrook (Andy), The Pink House (Larry, Andy)
AlbumsLooking for Fun, Everybody's Crazy But Me!!! - both albums from Larry feature contributions from Bryan and appearances by Dave and Andy.
Selected Hilarity began as five college students having fun. The guys were doing stand-up comedy around the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They would play anywhere that people would take them: charity shows, contests, even dormitory basements and recreation rooms. Then Larry Weaver had an idea. He asked his friends Scott Brown, Bryan Tucker, David Drake and Andy Bagwell to form a group. Larry thought that it would be easier to play places if you had an entire hour-long show to offer instead of several disjointed segments. Soon, Selected Hilarity did its first show at an outdoor festival in Burlington, N.C.
In the next few years, the group's popularity slowly grew. Selected Hilarity played at coffee shops, used book stores and even health clubs around the Chapel Hill area. Although the guys would make some money, the main reason for performing was because it was a fun outlet for their own creativity. After all, the members were all still students and had other concerns like graduation.
Before graduation, Selected Hilarity made a tape and sent it out to several agents. After several offers of representation, the group went with D.C.A. Productions out of New York city. With their agent's help, Selected Hilarity broke into the college market and was an immediate hit with its offbeat, high-energy style. At their very first college market showcase in Boston, they booked well over 100 shows in one day, setting a record that will likely never be broken. They started touring regularly at colleges around the country and finally quit their day jobs.
Two years later, the touring was constant. Two of the original members, Andy and David left the group to spend more time with their families and pursue other interests. The other three members decided to keep the group going and put together a new show while keeping with the style that made them so original.
Selected Hilarity went on to play well over 500 shows in 35 different states. They were twice nominated for national college comedy act of the year, played the top comedy clubs across America, and inspired countless young comedians and troupes.
Group members have gone on to work at Saturday Night Live, appear in movies, record comedy CDs, and write novels. Expect new projects from Selected Hilarity in 2007 and beyond.
MembersAndy Bagwell, Scott Brown, David Drake, Bryan Tucker, Larry Weaver
InfluencesMonty Python, Kids in the Hall, Whose Line is it Anyway?, The Ben Stiller Show
- May 2, 2008 2:46 PM Feature Story on Bryan from Richmond Style Weekly
- Apr 16, 2008 7:42 PM SNL Behind the Scenes: Ashton Kutcher show
- Feb 26, 2008 6:00 PM SNL Writer Bryan Tucker Discusses the Return of Saturday Night Live
- Nov 14, 2007 5:40 AM Buy Larry’s New Book: Funny Employee Awards
- Jun 4, 2007 6:52 PM Where are they now? Scott from Selected Hilarity (rumor)
More Selected Hilarity Videos:
The Best of Bryan
Bryan Featured in SNL Digital Short!
Impressions - The Game Show!
Funny Country Song Parody
Oxymoron Song - Funny!
Redneck Video: UFO Sightings
Foosball Table Models
Very Silly Songs
State Fair Woman Music Video
Blue Collar Comedy: Ghost in the Trailer
Tribute to South of the Border
Be sure to post your favorite Selected Hilarity memories below in the comments section. Keep checking back - there's more to come!
Who I'd like to meet:
- Status: Married
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Occupation: Retired.
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
1988 to 1993
- Chapel Hill,NC
- Graduated: N/A
- Student status: Alumni
- Clubs: Student Television (STV)