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, and producer from Orange County CA. Justin got his start at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA where he was on three house teams, co-created and co-hosted the Tournament of Nerds, & directed over a hundred live shows including Sketch Cram, Maude Night, Quick N' Funny Musicals, & What's Going On with Mike Mitchell.

Justin started in television as an editor on shows like Reno 911!, HBO's Funny or Die Presents, & Key and Peele before moving on to writing and directing.



Justin also makes exclusive content for websites like Funny or Die, The Nerdist, & Jason Bateman's Dumbdumb.com, where his videos have been viewed millions of times.

Most recently, he has directed and co-written projects for Comedy Central & FX.

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

In 2008 Justin wrote a sketch that brought the UCB Theatre it's first 1 star Yelp review.
Taken from Yelp:


ONE STAR 8/9/2008

i went to a friday night free midnight show a few weeks ago when judd apatow was making a guest appearance.
Judd apatow was kinda funny but the rest of the show was mediocre at best, even for improv. a cople of the acts just weren't funny,
one was very strange, and one was a totally racist skit involving two comedians in Ku Klux Klan outfits holding an election to see
who would get to asassinate Barack Obama. it was horrible, and actually very offensive. i will never go back here.