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.

Jessica McKenna

Jessica was born in Richard Nixon's hometown of Yorba Linda, CA. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre from Northwestern, where she first studied improv as a member of The Titanic Players and Mee Ow. She has studied at UCBTNY, UCBTLA, the Magnet Theatre, and The Groundlings. In addition to performing sketch and improv for adults, Jessica is proud to be an actor, director and teaching artist with the Story Pirates, an award-winning children's theatre company that takes stories written by kids and turns them into an awesome show. 

Jessica is super pumped to perform at the UCB with her Harold Team, Mister Town City and her Maude Team, New Money. Other UCB credits include CageMatch, TheBeatDown, and Newlywedded: The Hip-Hop Musical. You can also catch her performing around LA with her rapping, indie team MurderCliff. 

Jessica drinks too much soda. Please don't give her a hard time about it.