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 Hanford

Mike Hanford is a Los Angeles based writer and performer and a graduate of the Ithaca College film program. Mike began taking classes at the UCB theatre in 2006 and is currently a member of the sketch group The Birthday Boys.  The group's sketch TV show The Birthday Boys is Executive Produced by Bob Odenkirk and airs on IFC (beginning October 2013). He has participated in many UCB shows including Comedy Death Ray/Comedy Bang Bang, CDR Sketch, Halloween Spooktacular, Sketchmas, Two of the Ghostbusters Meet Two of the Ninja Turtles and Birthday Boy's own sketch show Hotdoggin' (Directed by Neil Campbell and Paul Rust). With The Birthday Boys, Mike has performed at The San Francisco Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest, Sketchfest NYC, Sketchfest Seattle and the Los Angeles Comedy Festival. He also performs with the improv groups CRUD and Goodbye Mailbox around Los Angeles. The Birthday Boys can be seen at UCBTLA performing a brand new sketch show every month with A Kiss From Daddy.