Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre has affordable, comedy shows seven nights a week in NYC and LA. Watch the best improv, sketch and standup in the country. Our original comedy video productions have garnered the national spotlight. We also run the first nationally accredited improv and sketch comedy school in the country. For information on our courses, visit the Training Center.

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  • Matt Walsh Interviewed in The Onion A.V. Club Chicago

    <b>A.V. Club Chicago</b>


    Interview
    <b>Matt Walsh</b>
    by Marah Eakin
    April 13, 2012

    As one of the founding members of Upright Citizens Brigade, Matt Walsh arguably changed the course of improv comedy, routing it thankfully more toward the absurd than the mundane. After making its name in Chicago in the mid ’90s, the group—which also featured Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and some broad named Amy Poehler—headed east, then west, opening theaters in New York and L.A. that have gone on to produce... Read More

  • UCBT's Kate McKinnon Is SNL's Newest Featured Player




    Congratulations to
    Kate McKinnon, who was recently added to the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live as a featured player. Kate is a veteran performer at UCBT whose solo shows Disenchanted, Best Actress, and Kate McKinnon On Ice enjoyed runs at our New York City theatre. She has also been a member of various MAUDE Teams.

    Kate made her SNL debut in several sketches on this past week's episode including a turn as Penelope Cruz attempting to sell shampoo along side Sophia... Read More

  • Rob Delaney interview in PopMatters

    PopMatters talked with Rob Delaney about his unique style, his nice guy good looks and a lot more, from ongoing legal battles with Kim Kardashian to which books from classic American literature make for the best jokes. Read More

  • Ronna & Beverly lands UK TV series helmed by Paul Feig

    Paul Feig, who directed Bridesmaids and hatched the series Freaks And Geeks, has gotten the go-ahead from Sky Atlantic HD for Ronna & Beverly, a six part mock talk show featuring two fifty-something Jewish American mothers who ask blunt questions of real guests and offer advice those guests probably don’t need. Read More

  • Katie Dippold sells female buddy cop script

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    Deadline March 28, 2012
    ‘Parks And Rec’s Katie Dippold Sells Untitled Female Buddy Cop Script To Chernin
    by Mike Fleming

    EXCLUSIVE: Chernin Entertainment dipped into its discretionary fund to spend mid six figures to option an untitled female buddy cop action comedy written by Katie Dippold, the... Read More

  • Adam Pally's "Black List" featured in Blackbook

    Here, UCB veteran Adam Pally goes unscripted about what ticks him off, and poor Sarah McLachlan suffers the fatal blow. Read More

  • Congratulations To UCBT Performers Nominated for 2012 Comedy Awards

    Comedy Central's second annual Comedy Awards nominations have been announced! Congratulations to UCBT co-founder Amy Poehler and UCBT shows and performers Aziz Ansari, Comedy Bang Bang, Rob Delaney, Donald Glover, Anthony Jeselnik, Julie Klausner, The Midnight Show, John Mulaney and Chelsea Peretti on their nominations.

    The annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy will be taped at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, April 28 and will premiere on... Read More

  • UCBT's Katie Dippold Sells Script For Untitled Female Buddy Comedy



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    ‘Parks And Rec’s Katie Dippold Sells Untitled Female Buddy Cop Script To Chernin</b>

    EXCLUSIVE: Chernin Entertainment dipped into its discretionary fund to spend mid six figures to option an untitled female buddy cop action comedy written by <b>Katie Dippold</b>, the writer and producer on Parks And Recreation. Dippold most recently sold an untitled comedy for Chernin about babies that break out of daycare. Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark and Jenno Topping were in the middle of this and the... Read More

  • UCBT's Jen Bartels Cast in Fox's Reboot of In Living Color




    Congratulations to the UCB Theatre's
    Jen Bartels! Jen was cast in the upcoming Fox reboot of the 90s sketch comedy show 'In Living Color'.


    <b>
    Fox's 'In Living Color' Reboot Rebuilds Cast</b>

    EXCLUSIVE: Kali Hawk, who recurs on Fox’s freshman comedy New Girl, has been tapped as a performer on the network’s In Living Color reboot, executive produced by Keenan Ivory Wayans, creator and star of the groundbreaking 1990s original. Also cast in the remake is <b>Jennifer Bartels</b>. They join... Read More

  • Join The UCB Theatre NY's AIDS Walk Team

    On Sunday, May 20, 2012, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre will be participating in the annual New York City AIDS Walk. This team will be organized by UCBT's John Milhiser and Ryan Williams

    This will be the first year that UCBT will be participating in the walk. UCBT performers, writers, students, employees, friends and hangers-on are invited to take on the challenge of raising funds for the AIDS Walk by asking friends, family members, co-workers, neighbors, audiences and teammates to... Read More

  • The UCB Theatre NY Announces New HAROLD Team Rosters and the Debut of LLOYD Teams


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    UCBT Announces: HAROLD and LLOYD TEAM Rosters - March 2012</b>

    The UCB Theatre NY is thrilled to announce the new UCB Chelsea HAROLD NIGHT line-up and the inaugural UCBeast LLOYD NIGHT teams!


    <b>HAROLD NIGHT</b>

    ALL CAPS = NEW TO HAROLD NIGHT
    Bold = Returning to Harold Night

    WHALE PLUS (starter name)
    George Kareman
    Pat Noth
    Zach Willis
    Phil Jackson
    ZACK POITRAS
    GRANT O'BRIEN
    JOCELYN DEBOER
    SHALYAH EVANS

    MACK KNIT NEON (starter name)
    Karin Hammerberg
    Matt... Read More

  • Congratulations UCBT performers nominated for 2012 Comedy Awards

    Comedy Central's second annual Comedy Awards nominations have been announced! Congratulations to UCBT co-founder Amy Poehler and UCBT shows and performers Aziz Ansari, Comedy Bang Bang, Rob Delaney,... Read More

  • Rob Corddry to star in horror comedy "Hell Baby"

    Rob Corddry and Leslie Bibb will star in the horror comedy Hell Baby, which is being produced by Darko Entertainment and Principato Young Entertainment. Read More

  • Adam Pally joins cast of A.C.O.D. starring Amy Poehler

    Happy Endings' Adam Pally will join Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler and Adam Scott in the big-screen indie comedy A.C.O.D. Read More

  • Amy Poehler & Matt Walsh discuss UCB on NBC's Rock Center

    The newsmagazine takes a look at the improv group that gave many comedy stars their starts. Read More

  • Jezebel names Pam Murphy & Sue Galloway "your new favorite comedy duo"

    Pam & Sue are a delight and you should watch their wonderfully absurd, mildly hostile and always funny videos so that they keep them coming forever and ever. Read More

  • Jenny Slate to co-star in CBS pilot

    Saturday Night Live alumna Jenny Slate has been cast as a lead opposite Rebel Wilson in CBS’ comedy pilot Super Fun Night. Read More

  • Paul Downs & Lucia Aniello interview with International Business Times

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    International Business Times March 19, 2012
    ‘Real Housewives of South Boston’ Creators Talk Dollar Shave Club, Birth Control, and Zac Efron’s Eyes
    by Ellen Killoran

    "The Real Housewives of South Boston" have taken YouTube by storm: In the latest episode, the motely housewives crew -- Jackie, Amber, Dawn, Sharon and and freshly paroled Chaffin -- celebrated St. Patrick's Day in true... Read More

  • Seth Morris interview in Splitsider

    Splitsider sits down with Morris during the SXSW Interactive and Film Festival to talk about the show, writing for Funny or Die, and his support of funny women. Read More

  • Margot Leitman To Publish Book of Stories


    Congratulations to UCBT performer and teacher
    Margot Leitman (Stripped Stories), who has signed a deal to have her book of stories published with Seal Press. Look for it on your favorite book retailer's shelf in 2013.

    From the publisher's description:

    Comedian Margot Leitman, a storytelling teacher at the Upright Citizens Brigade, puts tall girls into three categories. There’s the effervescent model-types, who glide from room to room with grace and elegance, whose clothes drape... Read More

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