Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

Courses Available for Registration

Because of extremely high demand, it's difficult to sign up for a UCB class.

Here's what to expect:
  • Classes sell out very quickly, sometimes less than a minute.
  • Wait lists - We do not maintain wait lists for sold out classes.
  • Classes are posted 2-6 weeks ahead time.
  • New classes are added constantly, we recommend checking frequently.
  • Classes are announced on twitter @UCBClassesNYC.
  • We offer classes morning, afternoon and evenings 7 days a week.
  • More answers at can be found in the frequently asked questions section.

Improv 101: Improv Basics

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 101 Wednesdays 9:15am-12:15pm starts 4/1/15 Wed April 1, 2015, 9:15am EDT Brandon Scott Jones SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 4/1/15 Wed April 1, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Anthony Atamanuik SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm starts 4/6/15 Mon April 6, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:05am-12:05pm starts 4/6/15 Mon April 6, 2015, 9:05am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tues and Thurs 3:30-6:30pm starts 4/7/15 Tue April 7, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Chelsea Clarke SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Wednesdays 7-10pm starts 4/8/15 Wed April 8, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Amber Petty SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Thursdays 9:15am-12:15pm starts 4/9/15 Thu April 9, 2015, 9:15am EDT Brandon Scott Jones SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sundays 12-3pm starts 4/12/15 Sun April 12, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Joey Price SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm starts 4/12/15 Sun April 12, 2015, 3:15pm EDT Dan Hodapp SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm starts 4/13/15 Mon April 13, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Saturday 12-3pm starts 4/18/15 Sat April 18, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Lydia Hensler SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm starts 4/20/15 Mon April 20, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 4/21/15 Tue April 21, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Dan Hodapp SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Fridays 6:30-9:30pm starts 5/1/15 Fri May 1, 2015, 6:30pm EDT Aaron Jackson SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tues-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm starts 5/26/15 Tue May 26, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tues-Fri 9:15am-4:15pm starts 5/26/15 Tue May 26, 2015, 9:15am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm starts 6/1/15 Mon June 1, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm starts 6/8/15 Mon June 8, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm starts 6/15/15 Mon June 15, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm starts 6/22/15 Mon June 22, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm starts 7/6/15 Mon July 6, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm starts 7/13/15 Mon July 13, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm starts 7/20/15 Mon July 20, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm starts 7/27/15 Mon July 27, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm starts 8/3/15 Mon August 3, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm starts 8/10/15 Mon August 10, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm starts 8/17/15 Mon August 17, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm starts 8/24/15 Mon August 24, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm starts 8/31/15 Mon August 31, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive Click here to Register

Improv 201: The Game of the Scene

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 201 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm starts 4/6/15 Mon April 6, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Keisha Zollar SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Tues and Thurs 3-6pm starts 4/7/15 Tue April 7, 2015, 3:00pm EDT Brandon Gardner SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Tuesdays 7-10pm starts 4/7/15 Tue April 7, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Molly Lloyd SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Tuesdays 7-10pm starts 4/14/15 Tue April 14, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Lydia Hensler SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm starts 4/15/15 Wed April 15, 2015, 6:30pm EDT Brandon Gardner SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Saturday 12-3pm starts on 4/25/15 Sat April 25, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Morgan Grace Jarrett SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Tues-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm starts 5/26/2015 Tue May 26, 2015, 9:15am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm starts 6/8/15 Mon June 8, 2015, 9:15am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm starts 6/22/2015 Mon June 22, 2015, 9:15am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm starts 7/6/15 Mon July 6, 2015, 9:15am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm starts 7/20/15 Mon July 20, 2015, 9:15am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm starts 8/3/15 Mon August 3, 2015, 9:15am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm starts 8/17/15 Mon August 17, 2015, 9:15am EDT Intensive Click here to Register

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 301 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 3/31/15 Tue March 31, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Anthony Atamanuik SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm starts 4/13/15 Mon April 13, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Anthony Atamanuik SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm starts 4/20/15 Mon April 20, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Shaun Diston SOLD OUT

Improv 401: Harold Workshop

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 401 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 4/2/15 Thu April 2, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Erik Tanouye Click here to Register
Improv 401 Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 4/18/15 Sat April 18, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Lydia Hensler SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm starts 4/20/15 Mon April 20, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Dan Hodapp SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Mondays 7-10pm starts 4/20/15 Mon April 20, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Lydia Hensler SOLD OUT

Sketch 101: Sketch Writing Basics

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 101 Thursdays 7-10pm starts 4/2/15 Thu April 2, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Madalyn Baldanzi SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Saturdays 12-3pm starts 4/11/15 Sat April 11, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 4/14/15 Tue April 14, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Madalyn Baldanzi SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Thursdays 9am-12pm starts 4/16/15 Thu April 16, 2015, 9:00am EDT Zack Phillips SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm starts 4/20/15 Mon April 20, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm starts 4/26/15 Sun April 26, 2015, 6:30pm EDT Georgie Aldaco SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm starts 5/3/15 Sun May 3, 2015, 11:30am EDT Aaron Burdette SOLD OUT

Sketch 201: Developing Professional Tools

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 201 Tuesdays 12:15-3:15pm starts 4/7/15 Tue April 7, 2015, 12:15pm EDT Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 4/8/15 Wed April 8, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Erik Tanouye SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 4/11/15 Sat April 11, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Mondays 9am-12pm starts 4/20/15 Mon April 20, 2015, 9:00am EDT Zack Phillips SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm starts 5/3/15 Sun May 3, 2015, 3:15pm EDT Colin Elzie SOLD OUT

Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 301 Mondays 9am-12pm starts 4/13/15 Mon April 13, 2015, 9:00am EDT Ben Wietmarschen SOLD OUT
Sketch 301 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm starts 5/4/15 Mon May 4, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Geoff Garlock SOLD OUT

Advanced Study Sketch

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Advanced Study Writing Show Mondays 3:30-6:30pm starts 5/4/15 Mon May 4, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Frank Garcia Hejl View Course

Elective Courses

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv for Teens Mon-Fri 12-3pm starts 4/6/15 Mon April 6, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Patrick Noth SOLD OUT
Improv for Teens Mon-Fri 12-3pm starts 7/6/15 Mon July 6, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Brennan Mulligan Click here to Register
Improv 410 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 3/31/15 Tue March 31, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Zack Willis Click here to Register
Improv 411 Thursdays 7-10pm starts 4/2/15 Thu April 2, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Morgan Grace Jarrett Click here to Register
Special Tuesdays 12-3pm starts 4/14/15 Tue April 14, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Liz Kimball SOLD OUT