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.

Justin Donaldson

Justin Donaldson is a director, writer, producer, and occasional performer from Orange County, CA. His television credits include shows like Reno 911!, Key & Peele, HBO's Funny or Die Presents, as well as writing & directing pilots for FX, AMC, Comedy Central, and projects for Spike TV, FOX Sports, and NBCU.

Justin makes exclusive content for websites like The Nerdist, Screen Junkies, and Funny or Die, where his videos have amassed over 100 million views. His work has been spotlighted in the media on MSNBC and CNN, as well as in Entertainment Weekly and the LA Times.

Justin has been an active member of The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre for close to a decade, where he is the co-host and creator of the Tournament of Nerds, selling out audiences for over 6 years. Justin was previously on three UCB house teams and has directed hundreds of live shows at UCBTLA including Sketch Cram, Maude Night, Quick N' Funny Musicals, What's Going On with Mike Mitchell, and Seinfeld: The Purge.

In his free time Justin lectures on Directing and Comedy Writing at Columbia College.