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.

Some Favorite Quotes

"...the hippest of New York's comedy rooms, and home to the highest-quality improv in the city." — Salon.com

"Best five-dollar-per-person date: Harold Nights at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre" — Village Voice

"Best acting class for non-actors" — New York Press

"...the city's best improv workshop" — New York Magazine

"In an example of selflessness uncharacteristic of the successful, ticket prices for all shows are... cheaper and funnier than a lap dance!" — Screw Magazine

"Los Angeles has the Groundlings, Chicago is known for the Second City. Now, thanks to the Upright Citizens Brigade, New York City may finally find a place on the comedy map of famous troupes." — Time Out New York

"New York City's only relevant live comedy troupe" — SPIN Magazine

"Not since Woody Allen's 'Bananas' has revolution been so funny" — Time Out New York

"Smart writing and solid acting by the goofy, hip and subversive" — Paper Magazine

"New York's hardest-working sketch comics" — New York Magazine

"witty, irreverent, and conceptually ambitious" — The Onion

"twisted and uproarious" — Entertainment Weekly

"UCB has always done it a cut above the rest. To see what separates the men from the boys, see 'Asssscat.'" — CitySearch

"Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh have adapted and mastered the techniques of jazz-riff improvisation... we are treated to smart interconnections of words and ideas, and the laughs that come are deeper and more penetrating than from a sitcom rim shot." — LA Weekly

"...a combination of subtly clever intellectual comedy and slapstick nonsense that packs a powerful punch." — The Austin Chronicle

"Experiencing truly brilliant improv comedy is like sitting in the front car of a really smart roller coaster ride with no stretches of straight track. Right now in America, no one is offering a more exhilerating ride than the Upright Citizens Brigade." — Bust Magazine

"We like whatever they're using" — High Times

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