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.

Matt Dennie

Matt is an actor, writer, and director, originally from Washington state. In 2009 he moved to New York to study at the UCB. He has had the privilege of working with many amazing teachers including Chris Gethard, Brandon Gardner, Gavin Speiller, Will Hines, Michael Delaney, Jordan Klepper, and many more.

He is currently a performer on the Harold team Higgins. Along with Josh Sharp, he is a creator and host of the alternative comedy showcase COOL SHIT/WEIRD SHIT which can be seen every month at the UCBEast. The two also perform their sketch show Dennie & Sharp: GUMP every month at UCB, which is based on the movie Forrest Gump. It is their second show running at UCB after the first show they wrote and performed MANEATER ran for 9 months. You can see Matt directing, writing and performing every month in Showtime with Anthony Apruzzese at the UCBEast as well.

In addition Matt's directed numerous shows and been in multiple showcases at UCB. He's appeared on Nikki and Sara Live for MTV and Rejected Pitches for Above Average. He has also contributed as a writer for Funny Or Die's Billy On The Street.