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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  • LA Weekly PICK OF THE WEEK: F'ed Up & Illegal Videos

    LA Weekly March 3-9, 2006<b>F'ed Up & Illegal Videos: GO</b>by Anthony D'AlessandroA 10-year-old boy struts his fetish for Adolf Hitler and tongue twisters.  A Japanese woman gives new meaning to the phrase "smells like fish" by demonstrating the storage power of her orifice.  A guy jumps out of his car only to be run over by it.This is one short-film festival you'll never, ever see at the American Cinematheque.  Every month, Dr. Cocky Muther F'r (Matt Besser) and Mister Aidsnotfunny (Matt Walsh)... Read More

  • Los Angeles Magazine dubs See You Next Tuesday THE CITY'S BEST BARGAIN

    From the February 2006 issue of Los Angeles Magazine:<b>THE FRUGAL ALMANAC</b>Riot Act<b>Upright Citizens Brigade</b> is new to these parts.  But the comedy troupe has a long history in Chicago and New York and has turned out some great talent, including SNL's Amy Poehler and The Daily Show's Rob Corddry.  On Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. the theater hosts a free stand-up show called See You Next Tuesday.  Most performers are UCB newbies honing their craft; once in a while a big name (like Andy Kindler or John... Read More

  • The 2005 IT SUCKED! Awards: celebrate the suckfest with us 12/30

    We're hungover from the holidaze of Xmas and Hannukah and stabilizing ourselves to get lost in the debaucherous haze of the new year. Please join the UCB Theatre as we look back at 2005 and reflect on the moments that made us say to ourselves, "That sucked!"From Paris Hilton and her monkey to John Roberts and his abortions to everything in between including R. Kelly's "Trapped In A Closet," there was plenty in 2005 that totally sucked. Nothing is sacred when everything sucks.<b>Featuring:</b> Doug... Read More

  • Bob Odenkirk recommends Red Sandwich Christmas Hour

    <B>Bob Odenkirk Begs of You...</B>The funniest Christmas Show ever is playing one more time this Saturday Night at the UCB in Los Angeles; The Red Sandwich Christmas Hour. I saw it last Saturday and I was crying with laughter...the only time you will ever see tears fall from this man's ducts, goddamnit! I'm not gonna do it...yes I am--I'm gonna say: if you liked Mr. Show, you gotta see it.*I have never recommended a show or movie on the website; not even ones that I have made or been in...there's... Read More

  • LA Times picks Gallery of Evil, Red State Raiders

    The Los Angeles Times chose both <B>Gallery of Evil with Maximilian Blanc</B> and <B>Red State Raiders Election Special</B> as Comedy "Picks" for the 8 days of Thursday, October 27 - Thursday, November 3.<B>GALLERY OF EVIL WITH MAXIMILIAN BLANC</B>Sinister sketches, celebrity hauntings, perhaps a killer standup set?Thursday, October 27 at 11pm ($5) &amp; Monday, October 31 at 8pm ($5)Make reservations now &gt;&gt;<B>RED STATE RAIDERS ELECTION SPECIAL</B>The “Red State Raiders” are invading America’s bluest city to educate... Read More

  • LA Times picks Dirtiest Sketch in LA Contest

    The Los Angeles Times chose <B>The Dirtiest Sketch in LA Contest</B> as a Comedy "Pick" for the 8 days of Thursday, September 15 - Thursday, September 22. Let's get dirty! Make reservations now &gt;&gt; Read More

  • ASSSSCAT & Comedy Death-Ray reviewed in LA Alternative Press

    Pick up the September 2-15 issue of LA Alternative Press for Mel Cowan's cover story "L.A.'s Comedy Jungle." Mel guides a 7-day safari through L.A.'s world of alternative comedy with features on UCB shows ASSSSCAT ("brilliant") and Comedy Death-Ray ("laughing to the point of hyperventilation").LA Alternative Press: L.A.'s Comedy JungleSUNDAYASSSSCATUCB Theatre, 7:30 p.m.5919 Franklin Ave., Hollywood"Let’s be honest. Sometimes improv kinda sucks to watch. It’s invaluable as a teaching and... Read More

  • HURRICANE FRIDAYS - Hurricane Katrina Relief

    To raise support for Habitat for Humanity and PETsMART Charities' Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, all Friday ticket sales in September at UCBTLA will be forwarded directly to the named charities. With the exception of free midnight shows, tickets for Friday performances are $8.Fridays in September feature some of the UCBTLA's best and brightest improv, stand-up and sketch shows including:- Pop&amp;Politics with Jimmy Dore with guests Jim Bianco, Doug Benson, Wayne Federman and Todd Glass- Woo... Read More

  • WRECKAGE selected as LA Weekly's Pick of the Week

    LA Weekly selected the phenomenal one-woman show "Wreckage" starring The Daily Show's Lauren Weedman as its Theater Pick of the Week. Make reservations now to see a nervous, fast-paced journey through a horrific lie Lauren told in college.LA Weekly Theater Pick of the Week: Wreckage"Perhaps being adopted led to comedian Lauren Weedman’s insatiable appetite for attention and validation. In her breathtaking solo show, she homes in on two interrelated stories. The first is a fib she told... Read More

  • UCBTLA - now enrolling classes in Los Angeles

    &nbsp; To prepare for the opening of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, UCB members Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh will each be teaching advanced improv classes this summer -- and only in Los Angeles! &nbsp; <STRONG>Long Form with a Hook - taught by Matt Besser</STRONG> 8 Sundays 3-6pm beginning June 5, 2005 SOLD OUT <B></B>&nbsp;<B>Improv Scene Study - taught by Ian Roberts</B>&nbsp;6 Saturdays 1-5pm beginning June 4, 2005 SOLD OUT <B></B>&nbsp;<B>Scene Work and Editing&nbsp;- taught by Matt Walsh</B> 6 Sundays 1-5pm beginning June 5,... Read More

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