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.

Joe Hartzler

Joe is an Ohio-born actor/writer/comedian living and working in Los Angeles. He's been a regular performer at UCB since 2008.

Television appearances include Conan, Key & Peele, Comedy Bang Bang, Community, and HBO Funny Or Die Presents. He also appeared in the Syfy horror movie, Headless Horseman, and more recently in the cult feature, ThanksKilling 3, as well as the first Steve Jobs biopic, iSteve, directed by Ryan Perez. Joe is also the host and narrator of the hugely popular Funny Or Die original series, "Boy Search."

In 2012 Joe won TNT's March Madness improv tournament with the 3-man team, Casey & Jo Jo. In 2013 Joe won the UCB Cagematch with a solo improv performance called "100." And in 2014 Joe jumped over his roommates car on a bmx bike for his ongoing epic comedy/variety/stunt show, Trophy Case.

Noteworthy podcast appearances include Matt Besser's improvised podcast, Improv4Humans, and You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes 

Additional stage credits include Harold Night as a member Flap Jackson and The Great War, Maude Night w/ Up! Up! Up!, San Francisco Sketchfest, The OkCupid Show, Diamond Lion, The Faculty Show, UCBWCW, Smug Rock Nation, Sketchcram, Sketch Cagematch, What's Going on With Mike Mitchell, The Del Close Marathon, UCB TourCo, and ASSSSCAT. Joe is a regular contributor to Funny Or Die and Twitter: @joehartzler