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.

Alison Rich

Alison is an actress, writer, improviser and self conscious author of this bio. She got her start at UCBNY as an improviser on the Harold Teams Creature and Rocks and writer-performer on the Maude Teams Dweeb, Charlemagne, and Hunk.  She moved to LA to perform in the CBS Diversity Showcase and has since joined the UCBLA Maude Team Tut, first as a writer, now as a performer, always as a brother.  Other UCBLA credits include The Spidersons, Quick and Funny Musicals, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, Sketchcram, and other stuff. 

She is currently developing a pilot for IFC with Andrew Law after winning the IFC "Out of the Box" development deal at the New York Television Festival for their cult hit web series Incognito.  She also won Best Actress at NYTVF but her acceptance speech was pretty meh so let's just forget it.   

Other credits include being a staff writer for Funny or Die's Billy on the Street, appearing on Best Week Ever and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and shilling breakfast biscuits in a commercial with the incomparable Jane Lynch.  Catch her in videos for Collegehumor, Funny Or Die, MTVOther, UCBComedy, and dumb shit she does for her own personal fulfillment.

One time in fifth grade, a boy told her she had a good butt; it's been smooth sailing ever since.