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.

Ryan Hitchcock

Ryan Hitchcock is a Los Angeles native who improvises on the UCB Harold Team Mister Town City and writes for the UCB Maude Team TUT. Other UCB credits include Spoiler Country (host/producer), UCB Cagematch, UCB Sketch Showdown, Sketch Cram, and Teddy Roosevelt's Presidential Funk Pad. Outside of UCB, he's been on IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang!, co-hosts the show Where Eagles Dare at The Clubhouse, has performed at various comedy festivals, and took part in The Laugh Factory Hollywood's first-ever (and last-ever) sketch comedy showcase (it's a fun story--ask him about it sometime).

Ryan got his first start at improv and sketch comedy as a founding member of the Generation Friends Comedy Arts Coalition at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. After that he moved back home and started taking classes at UCB and elsewhere. He's been taught by greats like Sean Conroy, Nick Wiger, Alex Berg, Amy Seeley, Brian Huskey, Eugene Cordero, Johnny Meeks, Joe Wengert, Matt Besser, and Julie Brister, among others.

Please don't give Ryan any peanut butter M&M's because he will eat them all.