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 9:10am-12:10pm Tue September 2, 2014, 9:10am EDT Intensive (Karin Hammerberg) SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Wednesdays 9:15am-12:15pm Wed September 3, 2014, 9:15am EDT Brandon Scott Jones SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Thursdays 9:10am-12:10pm Thu September 4, 2014, 9:10am EDT Morgan Grace Jarrett SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Thursdays 7-10pm Thu September 4, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Lydia Hensler SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun September 7, 2014, 3:15pm EDT Dan Hodapp SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm Mon September 8, 2014, 9:15am EDT Intensive (Chelsea Clarke) SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mondays 7-10pm Mon September 8, 2014, 7:00pm EDT David Siegel SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tues and Thurs 3:30-6:30pm Tue September 9, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Chelsea Clarke SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Saturdays 12-3pm Sat September 13, 2014, 12:00pm EDT Shaun Diston SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun September 14, 2014, 3:15pm EDT Keisha Zollar SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm Sun September 14, 2014, 6:30pm EDT Keisha Zollar SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:30pm Mon September 15, 2014, 9:30am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9am-12pm Mon September 22, 2014, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm Mon September 29, 2014, 9:15am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tues-Fri 9:10am-12:10pm Tue October 7, 2014, 9:10am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 101 Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm Sat October 18, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Patrick Noth SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm Mon October 20, 2014, 9:15am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-4:15pm Mon December 29, 2014, 9:15am EST Intensive Click here to Register

Improv 201: The Game of the Scene

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 9:05am-12:05pm Tue September 2, 2014, 9:05am EDT Intensive (Don Fanelli) SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Tuesdays 3-6pm Tue September 2, 2014, 3:00pm EDT Doug Moe Click here to Register
Improv 201 Thursdays 2-5pm Thu September 4, 2014, 2:00pm EDT Achilles Stamatelaky Click here to Register
Improv 201 Wednesdays 12:15-3:15pm Wed September 10, 2014, 12:15pm EDT Kate Riley SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Saturday 12-3pm Sat September 13, 2014, 12:00pm EDT Morgan Grace Jarrett SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm Mon September 15, 2014, 9:15am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Tuesdays 12:15-3:15pm Tue September 16, 2014, 12:15pm EDT Patrick Clair Click here to Register
Improv 201 Tues and Thurs 3-6pm Tue September 16, 2014, 3:00pm EDT Brandon Gardner Click here to Register
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm Mon September 29, 2014, 9:00am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 201 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm Mon September 29, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Shaun Diston Click here to Register
Improv 201 Thursdays 12:15-3:15pm Thu October 9, 2014, 12:15pm EDT Patrick Clair Click here to Register
Improv 201 Mondays 7-10pm Mon October 20, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Shaun Diston SOLD OUT

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 301 Tuesdays 7-10pm Tue September 2, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Doug Moe SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Tue September 9, 2014, 3:30pm EDT John Frusciante Click here to Register
Improv 301 Tuesdays 7-10pm Tue September 9, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Gavin Speiller SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Thursdays 6:45-9:45pm Thu September 11, 2014, 6:45pm EDT Silvija Ozols SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Tuesdays 7-10pm Tue September 16, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Chelsea Clarke SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Fridays 6:30-9:30pm Fri September 26, 2014, 6:30pm EDT David Siegel SOLD OUT

Improv 401: Harold Workshop

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 401 Thursdays 9:15am-12:15pm Thu September 4, 2014, 9:15am EDT Brandon Scott Jones SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Saturdays 12-3pm Sat September 6, 2014, 12:00pm EDT Kate Riley SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun September 7, 2014, 3:15pm EDT Kate Riley SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm Sun September 28, 2014, 6:30pm EDT David Siegel SOLD OUT

Sketch 101: Sketch Writing Basics

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 101 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Tue September 2, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Rachael Mason SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Thu September 4, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Brandon Bassham Click here to Register
Sketch 101 Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm Sat September 13, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Zack Phillips SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm Sun September 14, 2014, 6:30pm EDT Damian Chadwick SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Wednesdays 12:15-3:15pm Wed September 17, 2014, 12:15pm EDT Geoff Garlock SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Mondays 12-3pm Mon September 22, 2014, 12:00pm EDT Geoff Garlock SOLD OUT

Sketch 201: Developing Professional Tools

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 201 Tuesdays 9am-12pm Tue September 2, 2014, 9:00am EDT Dru Johnston SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Thursdays 7-10pm Thu September 4, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Fridays 1:30-4:30pm Fri September 5, 2014, 1:30pm EDT Erik Tanouye SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Sundays 3-6pm Sun September 14, 2014, 3:00pm EDT Damian Chadwick SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm Mon September 22, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Ben Wietmarschen SOLD OUT

Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 301 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun September 7, 2014, 3:15pm EDT Geoff Garlock SOLD OUT
Sketch 301 Tuesdays 7-10pm Tue September 9, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Rachael Mason SOLD OUT
Sketch 301 Thursdays 6:45-9:45pm Thu September 18, 2014, 6:45pm EDT Damian Chadwick SOLD OUT
Sketch 301 Mondays 9am-12pm Mon September 22, 2014, 9:00am EDT Ben Wietmarschen SOLD OUT
Sketch 301 Tuesdays 6:45-9:45pm Tue September 23, 2014, 6:45pm EDT Dru Johnston SOLD OUT
Sketch 301 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm Mon October 6, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Geoff Garlock SOLD OUT

Elective Courses

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv for Teens Saturdays 12-3pm Sat October 18, 2014, 12:00pm EDT Patrick Noth Click here to Register
Sketch Elective Sunday 3:15-6:15pm Sun September 7, 2014, 3:15pm EDT Andrew Law SOLD OUT
Sketch Elective Sunday 3:15-6:15pm Sun September 14, 2014, 3:15pm EDT Andrew Law SOLD OUT
Special Thursdays 9am-12pm Thu October 2, 2014, 9:00am EDT Betsy Capes SOLD OUT
Improv Elective Wednesday 7-10pm Wed September 3, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Don Fanelli SOLD OUT
Improv Elective Saturday 12-3pm Sat September 6, 2014, 12:00pm EDT Don Fanelli SOLD OUT
Musical Improv 101 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm Sun September 21, 2014, 6:30pm EDT Amber Petty SOLD OUT