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.

Julie Whitesell

Julie Whitesell grew up in the Silicon Valley as a middle child in a family of math and science geniuses (more on that in her future best-selling memoirs). She began writing, performing and directing sketch comedy while at Yale, where she graduated in English and Theatre. In addition to writing sketches for Oh Brother!, Julie is currently writing for MELISSA & JOEY on ABC FAMILY and has previously written for LEVEL UP on Cartoon Network. She is also a graduate of the NBC writing program.

Her UCB credits include Maude Night, Sketch Cram, CDR Sketch, Dirtiest Sketch and UCB Comedy originals. She has performed at Sketchfest NYC and SF Sketchfest and some of her sketches have been featured on Funny or Die and aired on NPR's Marketplace and Sirius Radio. In her free time, Julie enjoys dancing poorly, partying like an animal, and playing with her dog, Monkey.