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.

Riley Soloner

Riley is a performer on the UCB Harold Team GoodGirl. Riley can also be seen as Referee Robot Riley at UCBW Cage Match every Thursday.

A lifelong performer and comedy nerd, Riley began taking writing and acting seriously after becoming obsessed with online comedy. After gaining a small (very small) following with self-produced character videos on YouTube as RobotRiley, he moved to New York in 2008 to take improv classes at UCB.

Riley has been a regularly featured guest and contributor to the Chris Gethard Show since 2010. In 2011, Riley traveled and performed coast to coast with The Chris Gethard Show Cross Country Adventure, performing stand up as his beach loving alter ego, Vacation Jason. Riley brought the character to the UCB stage in 2012 with the sketch show Vacation Jason's Island Flavors and to the airwaves in 2013 with Coconut Berry Lemon Tree, an "island rap" mixtape.

Riley can be seen making very brief (but crucial) appearances in videos for Comedy Central Studio's Strong Island, UCBcomedy's The Pursuit of Sexiness, Adultswim.com, LandlineTV, Jest.com, Aol.com, and UCBcomedy.com. He also wore a dress in Rebecca Drysdale's It Gets Better music video. If you like TV commercials, you can see Riley in ads for MTV, Boost Mobile, and Miracle Whip.

He's happy to be here.