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.

Ryan Karels

Ryan Karels is the representative comedian for all of North Dakota (Huffington Post, 2011). He is a member of Grandma's Ashes and played on Harold Night with Decoster, Creep and Filth. He is one of KROMPF. Past shows at the UCB include Radio Rogue, THe Ol' Factory, Intellectual Yoga, Your Favorite Thing, After School Super Power Hour, and Theatre Robot Magika. He directed Neil Casey's Sentimental Irish Christmas, The Kirk Cameron Repertory Players Present: A Harry Potter Musical!, videos with Diamonds Wow!, at Maude night with High Treason, and Stone Cold Fox: YOU PROBABLY THINK THIS SHOW IS ABOUT YOU. He has taught improvisation at LIU CW Post, Williams College, and at the Williamstown Theatre Festival for seven years. Ryan appeared in The Music Never Stopped (2011) and on Royal Pains (2012). He is an Artistic Associate of Les Freres Corbusier (Hell House, Heddatron, Boozy, The Franklin Thesis), was in the original Off-Broadway cast of Gutenberg, the Musical!, and once rode a horse on Conan.