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.

Chris VanArtsdalen

Chris VanArtsdalen is a bald director, writer, and performer. As a member of The Birthday Boys, he performed in a monthly live show at UCB between 2008 and 2013. When The Birthday Boys became a TV show on IFC, he wrote, acted, and co-directed.

He has also directed videos for Funny Or Die, Yahoo Sketchy, comedycentral.com, and web content for Comedy Bang Bang. Additionally, he enjoys poster design and motion graphics animation. He directed a video with Snooki once.