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.

A is for ASSSSCAT

SPECIAL BENEFIT SHOW: A is For ASSSSCAT

With special guests Julie Bowen and Busy Philipps

Hosted by Martha Plimpton

100% of proceeds go to Aisfor.org. A Is For serves as an ally and advocate for organizations working to protect reproductive rights; we are a unifying forum utilizing social media to spotlight issues and encourage activism. A is for All of us.

ASSSSCAT, the Upright Citizens Brigade's improv juggernaut that has played to critical acclaim and sold out audiences in New York City for the past ten years, has landed in Los Angeles.  So what exactly is ASSSSCAT?  Well, it starts with a group of improv comedians currently working in film and television taking the stage accompanied by a special guest monologist. Some guest monologists are talented celebrities, others are screwed up weirdos.  Either way, they usually have great stories to tell.  We take a suggestion from the audience, then the show begins.  The special guest shares off-the-cuff thoughts, feelings, and personal remembrances inspired by the suggestion.  The improvisers in turn use this impromptu monologue as fodder for a series of high octane, balls-to-the-wall improvised sketches that have made this show one of the longest running improv shows in the history of the world.

Featuring a rotating cast of: Matt BesserIan RobertsMatt WalshChad CarterSean ConroyAndrew DalyJoe Wengert and Zach Woods, plus special guest improvisers and monologist.

"unbelievably funny" -LA Times

"Best of LA: Best Improv" -Los Angeles Magazine

"Best of LA: Best Improv Show" -LA Weekly Readers Poll

"Among improv people today, the gold standard is a group called ASSSSCAT" -Vice Magazine

"To Do" -defamer.com

"Some of the funniest, sickest, most radical comedy" -Frontiers Magazine

"Where to take a date for free -- without looking cheap" -Metromix

"The best deal in comedy. The best performers, the best improv." -LAist.com

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