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 Hunter

Current Shows

Ryan Hunter is a North Carolina-born writer/performer/filmmaker living in NYC, where he currently writes for the Maude team Beige and is a director/DP/editor on the Beta team SCRAPS.


Ryan graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and is a co-founder of POYKPAC, a sketch group with over 75 million views to date and winners on the Syfy reality competition "Viral Video Showdown." He took his first UCB class in 2006 and since then has studied under Betsy Stover, Ben Rodgers, Brandon Bassham, Stephen Soroka, Ryan Karels, Matt Klinman and Anthony Atamanuik. Ryan has played a creative role of some form or another on comedy projects for Comedy Central, College Humor, Broadway Video, MTV, IFC, The Onion, Cracked, and AOL/Huffington Post.


His first book, "Coloring for Grown-Ups," is in stores now.