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.

Ellena Chmielewski

Ellena Chmielewski has been writing, directing and performing at the UCB Theatre since 2010. She directed the current show Fuck Judy Towers by Buzz Off, Lucille, and  she previously co-wrote (with John Zachary Townsend) and directed the play Standards & Practices that ran for a year from 2012-2013. She has been a member of the Harold Teams: Dance Break, The Opera, CAPTCHA and Johnny Romance, and her Advanced Study Performance credits include The Macroscene and Improvised Philip K. Dick. She has also performed improv all over the city and the country with her indie teams Tesla and Boy Butter. Ellena has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is originally from Cleveland, OH.