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.

Hunter Nelson

Current Shows

Hunter Nelson is a writer, actor, improviser, and illustrator who grew up in Houston, TX. He has studied improv under Will Hines, Brandon Gardner, Michael Delaney, Kevin Hines, Shannon O'Neill and Anthony King, among many others.

Hunter's comics once appeared regularly in the free Brooklyn quarterly "Overflow Magazine," but that's over now. He also wrote and produced "Who Loves You, Baby?," a surreal tribute to long-dead TV star Telly Savalas, with runs at the SoHo Playhouse and Joe's Pub.

Hunter currently performs with the UCB Harold Team Greg, and writes for the UCB Maude Team Legs For Days. His previous UCB House Teams include A Sparrow, Big Margaret, Spooky Ghost and Fambly. In the past, Hunter was involved with such storied UCB experiments as "Vantage Point","The Second Macroscene (The Macrocrag)" and "12 Angry Improvisers". SMIRK, Rafael, and Sike are just a few of his highly successful, aerodynamic, and totally defunct indie groups.

Hunter co-produces and appears in The IMPROVISED Play, a show where terribly important, canon-ready works of American theater are generated every week.