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.

Lauren Lapkus

Lauren Lapkus is an actress, improviser and writer best known for her role as Susan Fischer on the Netflix original series, Orange is the New Black. Her credits include playing Dee Dee on the NBC sitcom, Are You There, Chelsea?, House of Lies on Showtime, Chelsea Lately, @midnight, Key & Peele, and Blended. She appears regularly on podcasts on the Earwolf network, most frequently Comedy Bang! Bang! and Improv4Humans. In 2015 you can catch her in Jurassic World, and on a new TBS sitcom called Buzzy's, alongside George Wendt and Ashley Tisdale. You can see her performing weekly in Los Angeles with Bangarang! and ASSSSCAT, both at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and all around town with the girls of Wild Horses.