During one Del Close Marathon, around 2005, someone within the Upright Citizen Brigade organization decided it would be a good idea to buy a motorized, rideable beer cooler for the event. ... All other particulars of this performance escape me, except for our decision that Matt Walsh should “jump” the motorized rideable beer cooler off a ramp, Evel Knievel–style. We furthermore decided that the ramp should consist of a board propped up on me as I lay on the floor.
To celebrate the Del Close Marathon this past weekend, Vulture has a great set of DCM memories from UCB performers. I was at the marathon with the motorized beer cooler, including the show with the so-called ramp jump. I'd always try to get in early enough on Friday so that I could be in the main theater for the UCB Four (often three given Amy Poehler's schedule.) Not sure I hit 10, but I think I topped out at either 8 or 9 long, sweaty lost weekends "performing" (huge air quotes there) at the Del Close Marathon.
Some other random memories:
Aside from a recent exception, I don't perform improv anymore, but I always feel a twinge when I see all of the DCM action on social media. The marathon moving to LA next year makes sense, but is the end of an era for me. I'm sure it will find its way back home eventually.