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.

Michael Cassady

Michael Cassady is an actor/musician from Iowa who performs in Los Angeles at the UCB, Largo at the Coronet, Steve Allen Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, and others. A member of the UCB sketch group "A Kiss From Daddy", other UCB shows include Diamond Lion, Freak Dance, Comedy Bang Bang, What's Going On? w Mike Mitchell, Sketch Cram, The Cigar of Charlyne Yi, Fireball Deluxe:DadQuest, and others. 

Catch him acting on Drunk History (Comedy Central) and Kirby Buckets (Disney Channel), other TV credits include Comedy Bang Bang, The Office, Happy Endings, Drop Dead Diva, New Adventures of Old Christine, Popzilla. Films include the feature adaptation of Freak Dance (directed by Neil Mahoney and Matt Besser), Transformers 3 (Paramount), Killers (Lionsgate), Eagle Eye (Dreamworks).  

Michael's solo play "Catalpa" played the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and LA's Evidence Room Theatre (Winner of LA WEEKLY AWARD for Best Solo Performance); other stage credits include Shipwrecked! at South Coast Repertory and the revival at the Geffen Playhouse, many others. 

Michael's work as a film composer includes upcoming feature "The Dramatics", Michael wrote original music for the TV series "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (ABC), the TV series "Players" (Spike), for Matt Besser's feature musical "Freak Dance", and music for many videos and stage shows. Michael plays piano, writes, and sings in the piano-pop trio "Don't Stop Or We'll Die".