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.

Beth Appel

Beth Appel is a performer, writer, director and paralegal living in Los Angeles. Beth can currently be seen at UCB performing on Harold Night. She played Beth Myers in the UCB Comedy webseries "Vetting Mitt's Veeps," Patty in "The Officer Joey Show" webseries, and has appeared on MTV. 

She recently relocated from New York where her UCB performance credits include THE STATE VS. JOSH: THE TRIAL OF THE MILLENIALS (which she also directed), THE SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP NYPD VARIETY HOUR, BRAD SACKS GETS A HAND JOB (which she also directed),THIS IS NOT A SKETCH SHOW: A SKETCH SHOW, and UCB Harold Teams MONSTRO, CAPTCHA, and SHERLOCK & COOKIES. She also wrote for UCB Maude Teams HIGH TREASON, NEIGHBOR BOY and CHUNK and directed THE BACHELOR: ROSES, ROMANCE, AND ROSES. 

Beth graduated from Vassar College where she directed and performed in numerous plays and musicals and was a member of the not at all embarrassingly named sketch comedy group HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER. Any time she's in New York she can be seen performing with the improv group SHARK TANK at the Parkside Lounge.Her sketch group HAM ON THE BONE (a name so not embarrassing you're probably jealous) had a long-running monthly show at the Magnet Theater and she makes funny videos with THE BASEMENT and THE BRIAN PROJECT. Beth wrote, directed, and performed in the sketch show SEXUAL DANCING FOR DUMMIES. Beth also blogs for the Huffington Post just like fellow comedian Larry David.