Indie Cage Match

Sunday, November 27


UCB East Village

153 East 3rd St., New York, NY 10009

WINNER vs Steak vs Tonka


×1 ticket = $5

(paid at the box office)

Each week three of New York City's top indie improv teams duke it out to see who can do the best fully improvised show. The winning team returns the following week to defend their crown.

Hosted by Amey Goerlich and Ryan Karels. Assisted by Evan Boshi and Jerah Milligan

What sets this competitive improv show apart is that the winner is determined by both audience vote and four improv judges with improve expertise. To win here you must impress the hoi polloi and the connoisseurs.

For scores, records, and stats for the current season as well as archives from the past, check out indie cagematch dot tumblr dot com

-Each team gets 15 minutes to perform followed by fun and whimsical comments from the panel.
-This is an opportunity for indie teams (in contrast to theatre house teams). We define "indie team" as a team containing no more than  50% Harold or Lloyd team members.
-All team members must have taken at least Level 201 at UCB (or equivalent)
-Your starting cast list must remain the same. You cannot add members that are not in your original cast list if you win and continue to compete.  If you have cast missing for one they can join for other shows.
-Winner comes back to compete the following week.   
-Once a team has won three times in a row they get a future spot at CageMatch NYC at UCB Chelsea; additionally, after three wins a team is retired from Indie Cage Match for that season.
-The winner is determined from both audience voting and voting from a panel of three judges. Each of the three judges gets one vote and the audience pick (as determined by a popular ballot vote at end of show) gets two votes.

To submit your team please send an email with full cast names and highest improv training level of each team member to [email protected]

Upcoming Performances

Sunday, October 18


UCB East Village

$5.00 - Purchase a Ticket

Sunday, October 25


UCB East Village

$5.00 - Purchase a Ticket