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.

Matt Newell

Matt Newell is a improvisor, actor and writer from Youngsville, NC. He began studying improv at Comedy Sportz in Chapel Hill, NC and then continued at The Upright Citizens Brigade when he moved to Los Angeles.

His has written and performed several shows at UCB including: Smart & Brave, Hubble Telescope and Kid Grift's Apartment Party. He has also been in several videos for Funny or Die including: Fiat: Backseat Italians, Cheech & Chong's History of 420, Children's Theater Critic with Alfred Molina, Dudes-N-Bros Talking Points, The Exorcism of Sarah Jo (Writer/Performer) as well as videos for the UCB Beta Teams Sneak Thief and Muddleberry.

TV credits include: Spots for Statefarm Insurance, IHOP, Fiat, Stifel Nicolaus, and NHTSA: Click It or Ticket.

UCB credits include: Harold Night (Outside Dog, Kid Grift), Maude Night (The Royal Bermuda Whiskey Club, New Money), Hubble Telescope (Writer/Performer), Smart & Brave (Writer/Performer), Bombs Away, Kid Grift's Apartment Party, Kid Grift Steals Your Show, Breaking Bad: The Musical, Hip Hop Penguin's Summer School Assembly for Juvenile Delinquents, Hip Hop Penguin's Non-denomational Christmas Assembly, Sketch Cram, Sketch Showdown, UCB Variety Hour, Quick & Funny Musicals, UCB Cagematch, Long Hard Improv Jam, and Not Too Shabby.

He writes regularly with his sketch team Smart & Brave and performs with the all Southern improv team, Lord Willin'  as well as the two person team, Fiddler's Green, with Mary Holland.