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.

Brian Gallivan

Brian grew up in the Boston area where he used to teach middle school language arts. He abandoned that glamorous life to perform improv and sketch comedy at Boston's Improv Asylum. He then moved to Chicago where he worked for The Second City, first traveling with their National Touring Company, and then writing and performing four revues as part of their Mainstage Cast. At UCB in Los Angeles, Brian has lots of fun performing with The Smokes and Soundtrack. On youtube, you can see Brian saving Shakespearean heroines in the Sassy Gay Friend videos he wrote. Other acting credits include The Informant!, HBO'S Funny or Die Presents..., and Childrens Hospital. Brian has also written for Are You There, Chelsea? and Happy Endings. Both shows were cancelled. Brian blames himself.