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.

Richie Root

Current Shows

Richie Root is a writer and performer in Los Angeles. He has studied improv at UCB since 2009 with such illustrious teachers as Ian Roberts. Julie Brister, Eugene Cordero, Drew DiFonzo Marks, Will McLaughlin, and Joe Wengert. Prior to that, he was a performer with Just 4 Laughs short form improv and a performer and host of UC Irvine's award winning improv troupe Live Nude People (with clothes on!). He also sold women's shoes for a long, long time, but that's not important. At UCB, he has performed in The Cagematch, Let's Do This, and is a proud member of the Harold team Kid Grift.