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 Mon-Fri 9:15am-4:15pm Mon December 29, 2014, 9:15am EST Nicole Drespel (Intensive) Click here to Register
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm Mon December 29, 2014, 9:30am EST Lydia Hensler (Intensive) SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 3:30-6:30pm Mon December 29, 2014, 3:30pm EST Erik Tanouye (Intensive) SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm Mon December 29, 2014, 3:30pm EST Gavin Speiller SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Tue December 30, 2014, 3:30pm EST Dan Hodapp Click here to Register
Improv 101 Saturdays 12-3pm Sat January 3, 2015, 12:00pm EST Shaun Diston SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Saturdays 12-3pm Sat January 3, 2015, 12:00pm EST Lydia Hensler SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sunday 12-3pm Sun January 4, 2015, 12:00pm EST Jackie Jennings SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun January 4, 2015, 3:15pm EST Lydia Hensler SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm starts 1/4/15 Sun January 4, 2015, 6:30pm EST John Timothy SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-4:15pm Mon January 5, 2015, 9:15am EST Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-4:15pm Mon January 5, 2015, 9:15am EST Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm Mon January 5, 2015, 9:15am EST Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 1/5/15 Mon January 5, 2015, 3:30pm EST Anthony Atamanuik SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mondays 6:45-9:45pm Mon January 5, 2015, 6:45pm EST John Murray SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Monday 7-10pm Mon January 5, 2015, 7:00pm EST David Siegel SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mondays 7-10pm Mon January 5, 2015, 7:00pm EST Terry Withers SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tuesdays 9am-12pm Tue January 6, 2015, 9:00am EST Laura Grey SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tues and Thurs 3:30-6:30pm Tue January 6, 2015, 3:30pm EST Chelsea Clarke SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm Tue January 6, 2015, 7:00pm EST Silvija Ozols SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Wed and Thurs 9:15am-12:15pm starts 1/7/15 Wed January 7, 2015, 9:15am EST Brandon Scott Jones SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Wednesdays 3:30pm starts 1/7/15 Wed January 7, 2015, 3:30pm EST Zack Willis SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Wednesdays 7-10pm Wed January 7, 2015, 7:00pm EST John Murray SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Thu January 8, 2015, 3:30pm EST Molly Lloyd SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm starts 1/12/15 Mon January 12, 2015, 9:00am EST Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-4:15pm Mon January 12, 2015, 9:15am EST Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Wednesdays 12:15-3:15pm starts 1/14/15 Wed January 14, 2015, 12:15pm EST Patrick Clair SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Wednesdays 6:45-9:45pm starts 1/14/15 Wed January 14, 2015, 6:45pm EST Karin Hammerberg SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tues-Fri 9:15am-4:15pm starts 1/20/15 Tue January 20, 2015, 9:15am EST Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Fridays 6:30-9:30pm starts 1/23/15 Fri January 23, 2015, 6:30pm EST Aaron Jackson SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm Sat January 24, 2015, 3:30pm EST Patrick Noth SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun January 25, 2015, 3:15pm EST Dan Hodapp SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Wednesdays 3:30pm starts 2/4/15 Wed February 4, 2015, 3:30pm EST Anthony Atamanuik SOLD OUT

Improv 201: The Game of the Scene

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 201 Fridays 9:30am-12:30pm Fri January 2, 2015, 9:30am EST Molly Lloyd SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Sundays 12-3pm Sun January 4, 2015, 12:00pm EST Corey Brown SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Sundays 3-6pm starts 1/4/15 Sun January 4, 2015, 3:00pm EST John Timothy SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun January 4, 2015, 3:15pm EST Jackie Jennings SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm Mon January 5, 2015, 9:15am EST Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Tuesdays 12:15-3:15pm Tue January 6, 2015, 12:15pm EST Patrick Clair SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Tuesdays 3-6pm Tue January 6, 2015, 3:00pm EST Doug Moe SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm Tue January 6, 2015, 6:30pm EST Achilles Stamatelaky SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 1/8/15 Thu January 8, 2015, 3:30pm EST Nicole Drespel SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Mondays 7-10pm starts 1/12/15 Mon January 12, 2015, 7:00pm EST Aaron Jackson SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Tues-Fri 9:10am-12:10pm starts 1/13/15 Tue January 13, 2015, 9:10am EST Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 201 Wednesdays 12:15-3:15pm Wed January 14, 2015, 12:15pm EST Kate Riley SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Wednesdays 3:30pm starts 1/14/15 Wed January 14, 2015, 3:30pm EST Karin Hammerberg SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Wednesdays 7-10pm starts 1/14/15 Wed January 14, 2015, 7:00pm EST Zack Willis SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Tues-Fri 9am-12pm starts 1/20/15 Tue January 20, 2015, 9:00am EST Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 201 Tues & Thurs 3-6pm starts 1/20/15 Tue January 20, 2015, 3:00pm EST Brandon Gardner Click here to Register
Improv 201 Thursdays 2-5pm Thu January 22, 2015, 2:00pm EST Achilles Stamatelaky SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 1/29/15 Thu January 29, 2015, 3:30pm EST Patrick Noth Click here to Register

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 301 Tuesdays 7-10pm Tue December 30, 2014, 7:00pm EST Chelsea Clarke SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Tuesdays 7-10pm Tue December 30, 2014, 7:00pm EST Gavin Speiller SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Fridays 3-6pm starts 1/2/15 Fri January 2, 2015, 3:00pm EST Anthony Atamanuik SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Mondays 9am-12pm Mon January 5, 2015, 9:00am EST Don Fanelli SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Tue January 6, 2015, 3:30pm EST John Frusciante SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Tuesdays 7-10pm Tue January 6, 2015, 7:00pm EST Doug Moe SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Thu January 8, 2015, 3:30pm EST Gavin Speiller SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Fridays 6:30-9:30pm Fri January 9, 2015, 6:45pm EST David Siegel SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Thursdays 12:15-3:15pm starts 1/15/15 Thu January 15, 2015, 12:15pm EST Patrick Clair SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Thursdays 6:45-9:45pm starts 1/15/15 Thu January 15, 2015, 6:45pm EST Silvija Ozols SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Wednesdays 6:45-9:45pm starts 1/21/15 Wed January 21, 2015, 6:45pm EST Molly Lloyd SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Thursdays 7-10pm starts 1/29/15 Thu January 29, 2015, 7:00pm EST Patrick Noth SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 2/3/15 Tue February 3, 2015, 3:30pm EST Anthony Atamanuik SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm starts 2/9/15 Mon February 9, 2015, 3:30pm EST Anthony Atamanuik SOLD OUT

Improv 401: Harold Workshop

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 401 Saturdays 12-3pm Sat January 3, 2015, 12:00pm EST Kate Riley SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Sundays 12-3pm Sun January 4, 2015, 12:00pm EST Nicole Drespel SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun January 4, 2015, 3:15pm EST Kate Riley SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Mondays 12:15-3:15pm starts 1/5/15 Mon January 5, 2015, 12:15pm EST John Frusciante SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Mondays 7-10pm Mon January 5, 2015, 7:00pm EST Lydia Hensler SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Tuesdays 7-10pm Tue January 6, 2015, 7:00pm EST Don Fanelli SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Wednesdays 6:45-9:45pm starts 1/7/15 Wed January 7, 2015, 6:45pm EST Nicole Drespel SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Wednesdays 7-10pm starts 1/7/15 Wed January 7, 2015, 7:00pm EST Don Fanelli SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm Sun January 11, 2015, 6:30pm EST David Siegel SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Thursdays 7-10pm starts 1/15/15 Thu January 15, 2015, 7:00pm EST Kate Riley SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun January 25, 2015, 3:15pm EST Frank Garcia Hejl SOLD OUT

Advanced Study Improv

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Advanced Study Performance Thursdays 6:45-9:45pm starts 1/15/15 Thu January 15, 2015, 6:45pm EST Kevin Hines View Course

Sketch 101: Sketch Writing Basics

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 101 Mondays 12:15-3:15pm Mon December 22, 2014, 12:15pm EST Frank Garcia Hejl SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Sundays 12-3pm Sun January 4, 2015, 12:00pm EST Kerry McGuire SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Mondays 12-3pm Mon January 5, 2015, 12:00pm EST Geoff Garlock SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm Tue January 6, 2015, 7:00pm EST Kerry McGuire SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Wednesdays 12:15-3:15pm starts 1/7/15 Wed January 7, 2015, 12:15pm EST Geoff Garlock SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun January 11, 2015, 3:15pm EST Rachael Mason SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Tue January 13, 2015, 3:30pm EST Rachael Mason SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm Sun January 25, 2015, 6:30pm EST Damian Chadwick SOLD OUT

Sketch 201: Developing Professional Tools

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 201 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun January 4, 2015, 3:15pm EST Kerry McGuire SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Tuesdays 9am-12pm Tue January 6, 2015, 9:00am EST Dru Johnston SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Thursdays 12:15-3:15pm Thu January 8, 2015, 12:15pm EST Ben Wietmarschen SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Thu January 8, 2015, 3:30pm EST Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Thursdays 7-10pm Thu January 8, 2015, 7:00pm EST Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Sundays 12-3pm Sun January 11, 2015, 12:00pm EST Rachael Mason SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Sundays 3-6pm Sun January 11, 2015, 3:00pm EST Damian Chadwick SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun January 11, 2015, 3:15pm EST Colin Elzie SOLD OUT

Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 301 Thursdays 7-10pm Thu January 8, 2015, 7:00pm EST Damian Chadwick SOLD OUT
Sketch 301 Thursdays 7-10pm Thu January 8, 2015, 7:00pm EST Geoff Garlock SOLD OUT
Sketch 301 Tuesdays 6:45-9:45pm Tue January 13, 2015, 6:45pm EST Dru Johnston SOLD OUT

Elective Courses

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 412 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 1/6/15 Tue January 6, 2015, 3:30pm EST Anthony Atamanuik Click here to Register
Improv 412 Saturdays 12-3pm Sat January 24, 2015, 12:00pm EST Patrick Noth Click here to Register
Character 101 Tuesdays 6:45-9:45pm Tue January 20, 2015, 6:45pm EST Frank Garcia Hejl SOLD OUT
Special Thursdays 12-3pm Thu January 15, 2015, 12:00pm EST Shana Lory SOLD OUT
Improv Elective Monday 3:30-6:30pm Mon December 22, 2014, 3:30pm EST Don Fanelli SOLD OUT
Improv Elective Sat and Sun 3:15-6:15pm starts 1/3/15 Sat January 3, 2015, 3:15pm EST Chelsea Clarke SOLD OUT
Musical Improv 101 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm starts 1/4/15 Sun January 4, 2015, 6:30pm EST Amber Petty SOLD OUT