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Upright Citizens Brigade takes Charles Barkley's stories of race, sports and childhood to the stage

Upright Citizens Brigade takes Charles Barkley's stories of race, sports and childhood to the stage

Former NBA player and TNT sports analyst Charles Barkley is rarely at a loss for words, but Sunday on stage at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, the mountain of a man was reduced to silent spasms of laughter as a troupe of improv comedians spun sketches from his monologues about childhood, race and fellow sports figures.

It was part of the UCB’s ASSSSCAT series, weekly live performances at UCB theaters in L.A. and New York, where improv sketch artists embellish the monologues of notable guests such as Kevin Bacon and Jane Fonda.  The UCB’s players include cofounders Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh (“Veep”) and Matt...