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.

Jess Lane

Jess Lane is an actress, writer, and comedian originally from Jackson, New Jersey. She has been studying improv at the UCB Theater and Magnet Theater since 2005. At the Magnet Theater, she performed for three years with house team Featherweight. Her hour-long hip-hop musical Mizz Miraculous had a run at the Magnet in 2009, in which she starred as the titular 17-year-old British rapper.

She also wrote and starred in the web series Teen Homicide, Anne Frank: The Lost Pages, The Jon and Jess Variety Hour, Chicks In The City, Me and My Cat, and Punks for both the NY and LA versions of Channel 101. In 2008 and 2009 she was awarded Best Actress at the New York Channy Awards.

But her most impressive achievement has definitely been appearing in the music video for "My First Kiss" by 3OH!3 featuring Ke$ha, which her whole family definitely saw.