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.

Leo Allen

Leo Allen lives in the 'Hell's Kitchen' area of New York City, from where he plies his trade as comedian. He's performed stand-up comedy on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien', 'Last Call with Carson Daly', 'NBC's Late Fridays', and in his own 'Comedy Central Presents' 1/2 hour stand-up special. As an actor, he's appeared on lots of stuff: 'Sex In the City', 'Ed', David Wain's 'Wainy Days' web series, and as a guest star on Comedy Central's 'Michael & Michael Have Issues'. Leo spent three seasons writing for 'Saturday Night Live', contributed to the second season of 'Human Giant' on MTV, and was the co-head writer on Robert Smigel's live autism benefit - 'A Night of Too Many Stars' for Comedy Central, which raised over three million dollars and featured performances by Steve Carrell, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, and Chris Rock - and was hosted by Jon Stewart. He has appeared at The HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Dublin Comedy Carnival, Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, South by Southwest, The Chicago Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, and many others. Leo is also, amazingly, 1/2 of America's comedy team Slovin & Allen. In addition to their many television appearances, the duo also co-created, co-wrote, and co-executive produced the pilot for the television show 'Important Things with Demetri Martin' which was picked up by Comedy Central for six episodes. Most recently, they teamed with HBO and Will Ferrell/Adam McKay's web project 'Funny Or Die' to create two 15-minute pilots starring themselves: Slovin & Allen.