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.

Matthew Brian Cohen

Matthew Brian Cohen has been studying and performing at the UCB since 2009. He is a member of the Harold team Namaste, and previously the Lloyd teams Bloody Mary and Spooky Ghost. He also performs with the unsinkable independent teams Fun Fun Fun and (Secret Man Group).

He has written for Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update and the Onion News Network, as well as McSweeny's, College Humor, and Trop Magazine. He co-wrote and starred in Why We Broke Up which ran at UCB and was featured in Austin SketchFest, and directs the sketch comedy game show, Everyone's Favorite Game Show, at UCBEast.

His podcast, Lifescrapers: Tall Stories of American Lives, can be found on iTunes, Stitcher, and streaming online at BreakThru Radio. He also wrote a novel, which you can get on your Amazon Kindle or Kindle-enabled device, called Danny Disaster.

He is also on Twitter, like a lot of people, @TheMatthewCohen. His Mom is pretty great.