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.

Rachel Hastings

Rachel Hastings is a comedy writer from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, which is famous for being pretty close to Scranton, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Ithaca College, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Television-Radio after learning that was a thing she could do. She has studied improv and sketch at UCBTNY and UCBTLA since 2009 under amazing teachers including Chelsea Clarke, Brett Christensen, Drew DiFonzo Marks, Curtis Gwinn, Dominic Dierkes, Sean Conroy, Chris Kula, and Dan Gregor.

Rachel has written for the Bob's Burgers comic book, HelloGiggles, Hulu's The Morning After, and Top Story! Weekly at iO West. She is also one half of the sketch duo Pretty Nice. Her UCB credits include Sketch Cram and Not Too Shabby, and she is very excited to be one twelfth of the Maude team Tut.