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.

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UCB Theatre LA UCB Theatre NY UCB East UCBcomedy.com
5919 Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 908-8702
307 W. 26th St.
New York, NY 10001
(212) 366-9176
153 East 3rd St.
New York, NY 10009
(212) 366-9231
Tonight's Schedule
Fri April 25, 2014
Tonight's Schedule
Fri April 25, 2014
Tonight's Schedule
Fri April 25, 2014
Today's Highlight
  • 4:30pm $5 Harold Matinee Belmonte / Mister Town City
    *Free to UCBTLA students w/ID

    You watch a Harold to see long-form improvisational comedy, and the Harold Matinee is where UCBT's house teams come to stretch their legs and get a little crazy -- it's a true afternoon delight.

    This performance is sold out. There will be a stand-by line for this show.
  • 5:30pm Free Montreal Just For Laughs New Faces: Characters

    Los Angeles' best up-and-coming comedic actors audition for the biggest comedy festival in the world.

    This performance does not accept reservations.
  • 7:00pm $5 Play by Play!

    What would make improv even better? Two improv nerds on the side with microphones providing live color commentary. Inspired by the genre known as "sports," Will Hines and Suzi Barrett give a play-by-play as some of UCB-LA's best improvisers perform a set.

  • 8:00pm $10 The Nights Of Our Lives with Jessica Lee Williamson, Brian Finkelstein, Colton Dunn, more

    Some of the funniest writers in Los Angeles are getting together to let you know about the nights of their lives - those nights that stand out a cut above the rest, that left behind stories so full of hilarity and wonder that they're worth sharing.

  • 9:30pm $10 Soundtrack & Your F'ed Up Family

    Soundtrack performs improvised comedy based on your music collection. Bring your iPods and be part of the show!

    Did your Dad try to kill your Mom's boyfriend?  Did your sister start a fire on Thanksgiving? Let us take what caused your family pain and turn it into a night of hilarious improv comedy for all to enjoy.

    This performance is sold out. There will be a stand-by line for this show.
  • 11:00pm $5 Diamond Lion: Musical Improv

    Some of Los Angeles's top improvisors create a fully improvised musical out of thin air. Its more awesome than a lion - its a Diamond Lion.

  • Midnight Free Not Too Shabby

    Comedians from the UCB sketch community try out new bits with reckless abandon.

    This performance does not accept reservations.
  • 7:30pm $10 STONE COLD FOX: Bites The Big Apple

    Join STONE COLD FOX on a tour of the city that never sleeps* in this brand new sketch revue (or as it is also spelled, review)!

  • 9:00pm $10 THE STEPFATHERS

    Join seven of New York's top longform improvisors as they get together to take you on a tour of everything that's both cute and brutal.

  • 10:30pm $10 THE LAW FIRM: Law and Disorder

    Wanna laugh so hard you crap yourself?  Join seven of America's top improvisers for a night of criminally insane comedy.

  • Midnight $5 Backyard Brawl

    Two of the best sketch groups in NYC will battle each other for laughs and votes as the audience decides which group is the best (and the funniest).

  • 7:00pm Free The Friday Night Hot Chicks Mic

    A weekly open mic in the Hot Chicks Room bar at UCBeast. Fridays at 7pm. Be there.

    This performance does not accept reservations.
  • 7:30pm $10 BUCKY: Here and Now

    One scene. One location. One show that has never been and will never be performed again. In this fully-improvised show, watch as UCB house team Bucky creates an entire show in a single, continuous scene. The audience will be moved. The location won't.

  • 9:00pm $10 TAKE IT PERSONAL: The Hip Hop Improv Show w/ Pharoahe Monch

    DJ Cipha Sounds from Hot 97fm and Chappelle's Show has uncovered  the ancient connection between Hip Hop and Improv.

  • 10:30pm $10 GENTRIFY w/ Michelle Wolf (Late Night), Nate Smith (Comedy Central), Aaron Glazer (UCB), Max Fox (HuffPo)

    GENTRIFY is a weekly variety show that brings comedy's hottest stand up, improv and sketch groups to the part of the city where no one would ever dare go: The East Village.

  • Midnight $5 Cool Shit / Weird Shit Improvised TED Talks with Sasheer Zamata (SNL), Seth Herzog and more!

    NYC's best comedians and artists present never before seen material that is cool weird.