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.


Dasariski combines the names and talents of Robert Dassie, Rich Talarico and Craig Cackowski.   Dasariski is a long-form improv group known for their slow play style, taking a single audience suggestion and creating a half-hour to hour-long piece of theater, focusing on creating believable characters and relationships, eschewing the cheap joke for the long-term payoff.

Bob, Rich, and Craig first met at Chicago's IO in 1992, and over the years have played together in such ensembles as Mr. Blonde, Close Quarters, Baby Wants Candy, Trio, Cog, Quartet, and The Armando Show. All three are veterans of Chicago's Second City, and their TV and film credits as writers and actors include Saturday Night Live, Key and Peele, Mad TV, Arrested Development, Monk, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, the feature film High Fidelity, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Community and HBO's Funny or Die Presents. Festival appearances include Chicago Improv Festival, L.A. Improv Fest, Austin's Out of Bounds, and UCBTNY's Del Close Marathon.

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