UCBT and The Henry Miller Library Present The Tropic of Laughter at The Knitting Factory
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre presents, in a benefit performance for the Henry Miller Memorial Library: Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge, an evening of storytelling and improvisation celebrating the life and work of Henry Miller by some of New York City’s funniest performers. Read More
Lena Dunham’s Improv Night at the Upright Citizens Brigade
Lena Dunham was the guest monologuist at a special benefit performance of ASSSSCAT 3000. Read More
The 2017 Tony Awardz Reviewed By Edge New York
Just as award-show season kicks in, a mock Tony Award ceremony resists the easy knocks (well, most of them) to send up theatre’s hallowed night: "The 2017 Tony Awardz, A Musical Parody." Read More
BlackBook Reviews Employee of the Month at UCB East with Gloria Steinem & More!
What do you get when an esteemed novelist, an iconic face of the feminist movement and a political commentator walk into a theater in the East Village to ruminate on their careers? Juggling, tap dancing and a puddle of Applejack on the floor, basically. Read More
UCBTNY's Hurricane Sandy Relief Show, Sunday November 25th
On Sunday, November 25th the UCB Theatre in Chelsea will present a stand-up comedy show with all proceeds going towards The Alie Forney Center in Chelsea to repair damages from Hurricane Sandy. Read More
The UCB and the 14th Annual Del Close Marathon Profiled in the New York Times
Matt Walsh looked surprised at the number of cameras aimed at him and other members of the Upright Citizens Brigade. Read More
FREAK DANCE, The UCB's Newest Movie, Playing at UCB East For A Full Week
<b>Freak Dance, the latest movie from The Upright Citizens Brigade will be playing at UCB East for a week.</b>
Saturday, May 19th at Midnight
Monday, May 21st at 10pm
Tuesday, May 22nd at 9:30pm
Wednesday, May 23rd at 10pm
Thursday, May 24th at 11pm
Friday, May 25th at Midnight
Freak Dance is a dance musical parody in the vein of Electric Boogaloo, Step Up, Dirty Dancing, You Got Served and every other dance movie ever made. The sexy and wealthy Cocolonia must escape her... Read More
Employee of the Month on Marketplace
Catie Lazarus and her show
"Employee of the Month" were profiled on Marketplace from American Public Media. Listen to the audio below or
read the full transcript here.
The UCB Theatre NY Announces New HAROLD Team Rosters and the Debut of LLOYD Teams
UCBT Announces: HAROLD and LLOYD TEAM Rosters - March 2012</b>
The UCB Theatre NY is thrilled to announce the new UCB Chelsea HAROLD NIGHT line-up and the inaugural UCBeast LLOYD NIGHT teams!
ALL CAPS = NEW TO HAROLD NIGHT
Bold = Returning to Harold Night
WHALE PLUS (starter name)
MACK KNIT NEON (starter name)
Matt... Read More
The Bachelor: Romance, Roses, and Romance in the New York Times
The Roses! The Romance! The Roasts!</b>
By MEGAN ANGELO
“The Bachelor: Romance, Roses and Romance” at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Chelsea.
Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times
ON a recent evening the Chelsea basement theater of the Upright Citizens Brigade was packed, with people and tension. Six women paced the stage, fists clenched, eyes watering, on the brink of tears, or possibly murder. There might not have been anything funny about that the scene if they hadn’t all been... Read More
The UCB Theatre Is Proud To Announce the 14th Annual Del Close Marathon
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre is proud to announce the dates for the 14th Annual Del Close Marathon!
This year's marathon will be the last weekend of June: June 29th - July 1st. As before, it will take place on multiple stages.
We'll also have awesome special shows during the week leading up to the marathon (June 25th-28th).
And all week long we'll be offering special workshops (details forthcoming - stay tuned!).
So: If you'd like to submit your team to be a part of... Read More
This Is Not A Sketch Show: A Sketch Show Reviewed in Time Out NY
Review: This Is Not a Sketch Show: A Sketch Show</b>
This clever, self-referential show aims to rent out the UCB Theatre as an apartment.
Brandon Scott Jones cajoles Jon Gutierrez and Alison Bennett
Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
Hey, reader. Yeah, you: Looking for a nice apartment? You might want to talk to Andy Stevens, the Realtor (and aspiring comedian) who seems to be behind This Is Not a Sketch Show: A Sketch Show. He’s got this really hot property, perfect... Read More
Todd Bieber's Commercial Interruption on AdWeek.com
One Man's Story of Making Some of the Worst Commercials Ever</b>
Todd Bieber on being amazing at something awfulBy David Gianatasio
Showing commercials during live theater—has it really come to that? For
Todd Bieber, it most definitely has. The filmmaker is launching an advertising-themed one-man show at New York's Uptight Citizens Brigade Theatre, where he also serves as content and production director. In
"Commercial Interruption," Bieber shares stories from his "secret life"... Read More
UCBT's Doug Moe Interviewed In The Brooklyn Paper
Comedian Doug Moe is Brooklynâ€™s worst dad!</b>
By Kate Briquelet
The Brooklyn Paper
Photo by Elizabeth Graham
Comedian Doug Moeâ€™s new show is all about being a bad dad in Windsor Terrace â€” and trying to stay cool by going to Brooklyn Commune on Greenwood Avenue with his daughter Phoebe, 5.
Comedian Doug Moeâ€™s stage may be the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Manhattan â€” but the heart of his one-man show is all Brooklyn.
â€œDoug Moe is a Bad Dadâ€ is based on his... Read More
Pig: A Restaurant Reviewed in NY Times Diner's Journal
â€˜Pig,â€™ a Play, Roasts the Food-Obsessed</b>
By JED LIPINSKI
Marcus Yam for The New York Times
At a performance of
â€œPig: A Restaurantâ€ at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Chelsea on Wednesday night, a deranged celebrity chef unveiled a drink list featuring â€œbacon-infused bourbonâ€ and â€œpork cheek bitters.â€ A locavore praised the taste of edible weeds picked along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. And a food publicist fretted that a photographerâ€™s flash might... Read More
Comedy Central's Corporate Retreat Reviewed in Wall Street Journal
Comics Get a Pipeline to TV</b>
By REBECCA ROTHBAUM
At most New York comedy showcases, comics flog material in hopes of catching the eye of a talent scout. The cable channel Comedy Central is turning that formula on its head with a new showcase aimed at road-testing and polishing the talents it has already discovered.
For audience members, the twice-monthly showcase, Corporate Retreat, offers glimpses at the comedians who the network is betting could become the next Jon Stewart or... Read More
WWE.com Reviews Mick Foley at UCBTNY
Mick Foley leaves NYC in stitches after Survivor Series</b>
By: Bobby Melok
NEW YORK - After 17,000-plus cleared out of Madison Square Garden following Sunday nightâ€™s Survivor Series, a select portion of the WWE Universe headed a few blocks south of The Worldâ€™s Most Famous Arena to the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre to have a few laughs before the night ended.
However, the headliner at the club for this intimate midnight show was no ordinary comedian. On this night, the... Read More
Pig: A Restaurant Reviewed on Eater.com
Pig: A Restaurant, a Comedy at Upright Citizen's Brigade</b>
by Raphael Brion
Last night was the premiere of Pig: A Restaurant at the Upright Citizen's Brigade in New York City, a restaurant-themed single-woman comedy that satirizes the New York restaurant scene and food culture at large. It's from writer Leila Cohan-Miccio (a former editor at Grub Street Boston and co-creator/writer of Vag Magazine) and actress Lauren Conlin Adams (who's worked at restaurants in New York including DB... Read More
NY Times Writes About the Grand Opening of UCB East
Comedy Troupe Delivers Its Second New York Baby</b>
By DAVE ITZKOFF
Taking her first tour on Friday night of the completed Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, known as U.C.B.East for short, in the East Village, Amy Poehler examined its renovated 124-seat performance space, its twin lobbies on Third Street and Avenue A and its momentarily immaculate bathrooms, â€œso clean you could improvise off them,â€ she said.
Matt Walsh and Amy Poehler hosted the opening of a new Upright Citizens... Read More
Enter To Win Tickets To UCB East's Grand Opening This Saturday!
This Saturday, October 29th the UCB East is hosting its official Grand Opening shows at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. These shows are not open to the public, but we have some seats available for the 9:30pm show that we will give to randomly selected fans!
To enter the UCB East Grand Opening Show lottery, please email your name and the number of tickets you'd like to [email protected]. The deadline for entry is Midnight on Friday, October 28th. If you are selected you will be notified via... Read More