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 August 22, 2014
Tonight's Schedule
Fri August 22, 2014
Tonight's Schedule
Fri August 22, 2014
Today's Highlight
  • 4:30pm $5 Harold Matinee BELMONTE / OUTSIDE DOG
    *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 Long Hard Improv Jam

    The Jam is the show where YOU get to be on stage. Jump up and try some long form improv with veterans, students, teachers, newbies, crazies, and people from every walk of life you can imagine.

    This performance does not accept reservations.
  • 7:00pm $5 Brand New Ball

    Brand new improv from Brand New Ball.

  • 8:00pm $10 Casey & Woods

    A tall, lanky goon (The Office, In The Loop) and a short, stout bully (Saturday Night Live, Inside Amy Schumer) improvise their way into scrapes, pickles, and mishaps.

    This performance is sold out. There will be a stand-by line for this show.
  • 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.

  • 11:00pm $5 Spoiler Country This Month's Show: Doctor Who

    An episode of your favorite television show is written in a round-robin fashion by TWENTY FOUR of the funniest UCB writers around! Then this script is handed off to the best UCB performers who read this "specsquisite corpse" to you, dear audience.

  • 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 Awful DJ: The $100 Show & BOAT: Even More Another Comedic Sketches

    A crazy-ass sketch show wrapped in a game show wrapped in an after school special wrapped in a crisp one hundred dollar bill.

    A fresh batch of hilarious, physical, and absurd sketches from the boys of Boat.

  • 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.

    This performance is sold out. There will be a stand-by line for this show.
  • 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 Free The Lady Jam

    If you want to perform in this lady only open improv jam come to the theatre, put your name in the bucket and get ready!

    This performance does not accept reservations.
  • 6:00pm $5 New Team Harold

    Catch them now before they become big stars. Students currently enrolled in Advanced Study classes at the UCB Training Center perform the "Harold" for your enjoyment.

  • 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

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

  • 10:30pm $10 GENTRIFY Alex Falcone (Portlandia), Greg Barris (Heart of Darkness), Lou Perez (Greg & Lou), and more!

    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 STRANGE MAGIC: The Improvised Stand Up Show Mark Normand (Conan), Sean Donnelly (Letterman), Nick Turner (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Jo Firestone (Punderdome), and SPECIAL SURPRISE GUESTS!