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.

Paul Rust

Paul Rust is an actor, writer, and former Iowan who regularly performs at the UCB Theatre with his weekly improv team "Last Day of School" and monthly sketch group "A Kiss From Daddy" - along with UCB shows including "ASSSSCAT" and "Paranormal Encounters."

An an actor, Rust has appeared in the films "I Love You, Beth Cooper" and "Inglourious Basterds" as well as TV shows like "Parks and Recreation," "Super Fun Night," "Comedy Bang! Bang!," "Best Friends Forever," "The Greatest Event in Television History," "NTSF:SD:SUV," and others. 

As a writer, Rust has written for the fourth season of "Arrested Development" on Netflix and "Comedy Bang! Bang!" on IFC. He is currently writing a screenplay with Judd Apatow for Universal Pictures.