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.

Johnathan Fernandez

Johnathan is from the Poconos, went to Penn State, then moved to NYC where he has taken UCB classes under Bobby Moynihan, Charlie Sanders, Joe Wengert, and Curtis Gwinn. His credits include: GIRLS, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, VH-1's Big Morning Buzz Live, MTV's Hey Girl, MTV's I Just Want My Pants Back, NBC's Next Caller, was a host for the first season of Morgan Spurlock's Mansome, a lead in web series Good Medicine, commercials and other stuff. He was also a lead in the award-winning indie film Director's Cut which signed for distribution, was re-edited, and renamed to Let's Make a Movie. Fernandez booked a role in the film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, starring James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain, slated to come out in the spring of 2014. He gets to punch James in the face. That is not a joke. He doesn't have to be funny all the time, OK?

Fernandez has directed/written/produced myriad shorts with his friends; one of which won a sketch contest hosted by Human Giant. His current video sketch team named Bumbershoot consistently gets featured on dailymotion.com's front page. UCB-wise, he has appeared in many many many shows, was a finalist in the NBC/UCB 2011 Diversity Showcase, and also wrote and starred in a one hour sketch show for Comedy Central's Corporate Retreat at the UCB East. Ol' JF is extraordinarily ecstatic to be acting on UCB's first ever sketch weekend house team STONE COLD FOX most Fridays of the month! Oh, and at one point he wrestled as Mr. Wizard in the UCBW tag team: Magic Incorporated.


Management: Edna Cowan Management
Commercial/Hosting: Abrams Artists