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.

Claire Downs

Claire is a writer on the Maude Team Bellevue and a former writer and founding member of Everything Rabbits. Like TV's Family Matters and First Lady Betty Ford, she hails from Chicago. Back home, Claire began her training in improv and sketch with The Second City Teen Ensemble and Improv Olympic (iO).
On her first trip to NYC, she shared one tiny hotel room with seven other improvisors for the Del Close Marathon (2006). She has also performed in Chicago Sketchfest and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. She is in the indie sketch group, Golden Baby. She has studied under some awesome people: Piero Procraccini, Billy Bungeroth, Susan Messing, Jason Chin, Jordan Klepper, Lee Rubenstein, Brandon Bassham, and Michael Delaney. She also went to NYU ('10) and specializes in Enthusiasm (general).

Follow her on twitter (@clairecdowns) or read her blog.