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Bastian is a New York City based Harold Team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. They were formed January 23rd, 2007 and debuted on February 13. On November, 2009 they became the longest running Harold team in UCBT history. They performed their last Harold Night on January 4th.


Adam Frucci, Molly Lloyd, Brian Barrett, Oscar Magallanes, Lydia Hensler, Abra Tabak, Erik Tanouye, Brian Faas. Abra joined Bastian on January 9th, 2009 after Maggie Carey moved to LA to write for the sitcom "In the Motherhood." Erik joined Bastian on September 10th, 2009 after Brandon Gardner joined Reuben Williams. Brian Faas joined Bastian on March 24th, 2010 after John Murray joined Death by Roo Roo.


  • Intro: "Let's Dance" by David Bowie)
  • Outro: "Your Love (Keeps Lifting Me Higher)" by Michael MacDonald (Longtime Outro: "Take Me Home Tonight" by Eddie Money)


  • Bastian is the longest-running Harold team in the history of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
  • Their starter name was Taxi Slide.
  • Bastian's coaches have been (in order) Chris Gethard, Shannon O'Neill, Gavin Speiller, Joe Wengert, Chelsea Clarke and Will Hines.
  • Bastian's original lineup's average height was 71.875 inches or just a hair under six feet tall making them one of the tallest UCB Harold Teams ever.
  • At the time of publication, none of Bastian's parents have ever been divorced.
  • While all on Bastian together, Brandon, Brian and Oscar also lived together for 7 months in a two-bedroom apartment.
  • As of September, 2009, Bastian has performed a record 90 Harold Night Harolds together.

Memorable Shows

  • A "Film School" Harold in which every scene was a student's film project.
  • A "Time Table" Harold in which every scene started and ended according to a strict schedule. It was discovered that this schedule was being kept by Brian Barrett's super-agent character "Saul Murray" and his personal assistant.
  • Bastian's first Cagematch victory over The Stepfathers in which John Murray arrived with only minutes left to re-enact a scene from "Ghost" and kiss Brian Barrett on the mouth.
  • A Harold that was a play set in a prison, performed by actor's in a community theater group. The third beats/Third Act was a Musical.
  • A Harold following the stories behind three violent crime scenes. In the third beats, different performers played the parts in overly dramatic re-enactments of the previous scenes.