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.

Lauren Lapkus

Originally from Evanston, Illinois, Lauren graduated from DePaul University and performed all over Chicago, most notably at iO Chicago. After a whirlwind year in NYC she moved to Los Angeles, where she can be seen performing improv at UCB with Bangarang! and ASSSSCAT

You can currently see Lauren in a recurring role as Susan Fischer on Netflix's hit series, "Orange is the New Black". Other credits include her series regular role as Dee Dee on NBC's "Are You There, Chelsea?""Jimmy Kimmel Live!" where she appeared in a fun sketch with Ryan Reynolds, "Hot in Cleveland" on TV Land, "The To Do List," IFC's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" and HBO's "Life and Times of Tim". She will play a strong supporting role in "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner's upcoming feature debut "You Are Here," starring Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis. She will also play a fun supporting role in "The Familymoon," starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, which will premiere May 23, 2014.  She was featured in Back Stage's "Ten Comics to Watch in 2012" and performed in the New Faces Characters Showcase in Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival. The LA Times calls Lauren "reliably funny," and the AV Club says she's "a real find."