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.

Marissa Strickland

Marissa Strickland is a writer and performer who grew up in Los Angeles. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a bunch of honors and a degree in Anthropology before studying at UCB in 2008. 

She currently performs on Harold Night with Kid Grift and can also be seen in the sketch show she co-wrote, Kid Grift's Apartment Party, currently running at UCB. 

Offstage, her credits include: ABC's Happy Endings, Adult Swim's Newsreaders, Funny or Die's Lady Time web series, IFC's The Birthday Boys, Funny or Die Exclusives, Adult Swim interstitials, First Impressions, the upcoming indie feature Sales & Marketing and commercials that usually require her to put a pizza, taco or apple in her mouth. 

Marissa wrote and preformed her one person show Marissa Strickland: HASBEEN at UCB in 2012. Her other UCB credits include: Harold Night, Harold Matinee, Kid Grift Steals Your Show, Noises On!, Tournament of Nerds, Quick & Funny Musicals, Cagematch, Sketch Cram, Maude Night, The UCB Thanksgiving Parade, Hip Hop Penguin's Graduation Assembly, Hip Hop Penguin's Non-Denominational Christmas Assembly, Bombs Away, The Bachelor Games, Let's Do This!, The Mysterious Affair at Mr. Bendernagle's Luau, Not too Shabby, The 3 on 3 Tournament and Del Close Marathons 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15 at UCBNY.

Marissa's dream is to time travel back to be a panelist on Match Game '76.