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 Saturdays 11:30am-6:30pm starts 5/30/15 Sat May 30, 2015, 11:30am EDT Brennan Mulligan SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm starts 5/31/15 Sun May 31, 2015, 11:30am EDT Jackie Jennings 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 9:15am-4:15pm starts 6/1/15 Mon June 1, 2015, 9:15am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mondays 6:45-9:45pm starts 6/1/15 Mon June 1, 2015, 6:45pm EDT Ben Rameaka SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mondays 7-10pm starts 6/1/15 Mon June 1, 2015, 7:00pm EDT David Siegel SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Wednesdays 7-10pm starts 6/3/15 Wed June 3, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Amber Petty 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 9:05am-4:05pm starts 6/8/15 Mon June 8, 2015, 9:05am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mondays 7-10pm starts 6/8/15 Mon June 8, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Terry Withers SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm starts 6/14/15 Sun June 14, 2015, 11:30am EDT Joey Price SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm starts 6/15/15 Mon June 15, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:05am-4:05pm starts 6/15/15 Mon June 15, 2015, 9:05am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm starts 6/22/15 Mon June 22, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:05am-12:05pm starts 6/22/15 Mon June 22, 2015, 9:05am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 12-3pm starts 6/30/15 Tue June 30, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 6/30/15 Tue June 30, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Natasha Vaynblat SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm starts 6/30/15 Tue June 30, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Natasha Vaynblat SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm starts 7/6/15 Mon July 6, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Saturdays 12-3pm starts 7/11/15 Sat July 11, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Matt Dennie SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 7/11/15 Sat July 11, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Langan Kingsley SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm starts 7/13/15 Mon July 13, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:05am-4:05pm starts 7/13 Mon July 13, 2015, 9:05am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm starts 7/20/15 Mon July 20, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-4:15pm starts 7/20/15 Mon July 20, 2015, 9:15am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm starts 7/27/15 Mon July 27, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-4:15pm starts 7/27/15 Mon July 27, 2015, 9:15am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm 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 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm starts 5/31/15 Sun May 31, 2015, 11:30am EDT Corey Brown SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Sundays 3-6pm starts 5/31/15 Sun May 31, 2015, 3:00pm EDT John Timothy SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Sundays 3-6pm starts 5/31/15 Sun May 31, 2015, 3:00pm EDT Jackie Jennings SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm starts 6/8/15 Mon June 8, 2015, 9:15am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Mondays 12:15pm starts 6/8/15 Mon June 8, 2015, 12:15pm EDT Karin Hammerberg SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm starts 6/8/15 Mon June 8, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Keisha Zollar Click here to Register
Improv 201 Mondays 7-10pm starts 6/8/15 Mon June 8, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Aaron Jackson SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Sundays 3-6pm starts 6/14/15 Sun June 14, 2015, 3:00pm EDT Nicole Drespel SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Mon & Wed 3:30-6:30pm starts 6/15/15 Mon June 15, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Kate Riley Click here to Register
Improv 201 Mondays 7-10pm starts 6/15/15 Mon June 15, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Karin Hammerberg SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm starts 6/22/2015 Mon June 22, 2015, 9:15am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
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 Tuesdays 7-10pm starts 7/7/15 Tue July 7, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Molly Lloyd SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm starts 7/20/15 Mon July 20, 2015, 9:15am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
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 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm starts 5/31/15 Sun May 31, 2015, 6:30pm EDT John Timothy SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Mondays 9am-12pm starts 6/1/15 Mon June 1, 2015, 9:00am EDT Don Fanelli SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Mondays 7-10pm starts 6/1/15 Mon June 1, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Corey Brown SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm starts 6/22/15 Mon June 22, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Shaun Diston SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Wednesdays 6:45 pm starts 7/1/15 Wed July 1, 2015, 6:45pm EDT Molly Lloyd SOLD OUT

Improv 401: Harold Workshop

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 401 Sundays 3-6pm starts 6/7/15 Sun June 7, 2015, 3:00pm EDT Frank Garcia-Hejl SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm starts 6/7/15 Sun June 7, 2015, 6:30pm EDT David Siegel Click here to Register
Improv 401 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm starts 6/14/15 Sun June 14, 2015, 11:30am EDT Nicole Drespel SOLD OUT

Sketch 101: Sketch Writing Basics

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 101 Mondays 12-3pm starts 6/1/15 Mon June 1, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Geoff Garlock SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm starts 6/7/15 Sun June 7, 2015, 6:30pm EDT Damian Chadwick SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Saturday 12-3pm starts 6/13/15 Sat June 13, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 6/16/15 Tue June 16, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Madalyn Baldanzi SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm starts 6/22/15 Mon June 22, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Thursdays 9am-12pm starts 6/25/15 Thu June 25, 2015, 9:00am EDT Zack Phillips SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm starts 7/12/15 Sun July 12, 2015, 6:30pm EDT Georgie Aldaco SOLD OUT

Sketch 201: Developing Professional Tools

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 201 Sundays 3-6pm starts 5/31/15 Sun May 31, 2015, 3:00pm EDT Damian Chadwick SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 6/4/15 Thu June 4, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Caitlin Bitzegaio Click here to Register
Sketch 201 Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 6/13/15 Sat June 13, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 6/17/15 Wed June 17, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Madalyn Baldanzi SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Mondays 7-10pm starts 6/22/15 Mon June 22, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT

Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 301 Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 6/13/15 Sat June 13, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Caitlin Bitzegaio SOLD OUT

Elective Courses

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Del Close Marathon Workshop Tuesday 2:30-5:30pm 6/23/15 Tue June 23, 2015, 2:30pm EDT Ben Rameaka SOLD OUT
Del Close Marathon Workshop Tuesday 2:30-5:30pm 6/23/15 Tue June 23, 2015, 2:30pm EDT Don Fanelli SOLD OUT
Del Close Marathon Workshop Tuesday 2:30-5:30pm 6/23/15 Tue June 23, 2015, 2:30pm EDT Silvija Ozols SOLD OUT
Del Close Marathon Workshop Wednesday 2-5pm 6/24/15 Wed June 24, 2015, 2:00pm EDT Kevin Hines SOLD OUT
Del Close Marathon Workshop Wednesday 3:30-6:30pm 6/24/15 Wed June 24, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Michael Delaney SOLD OUT
Del Close Marathon Workshop Wednesday 3:30-6:30pm 6/24/15 Wed June 24, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Neil Casey SOLD OUT
Del Close Marathon Workshop Wednesday 3:30-6:30pm 6/24/15 Wed June 24, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Erik Tanouye Click here to Register
Del Close Marathon Workshop Thursday 3:30-6:30pm 6/25/15 Thu June 25, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Billy Merritt SOLD OUT
Del Close Marathon Workshop Thursday 3:30-6:30 6/25/15 Thu June 25, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Johnny Meeks SOLD OUT
Del Close Marathon Workshop Thursday 3:30-6:30pm 6/25/15 Thu June 25, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Drew DiFonzo Marks Click here to Register
Del Close Marathon Workshop Thursday 3:30-6:30 6/25/15 Thu June 25, 2015, 3:30pm EDT David Harris Click here to Register
Del Close Marathon Workshop Thursday 3:30-6:30pm 6/25/15 Thu June 25, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Fran Gillespie SOLD OUT
Del Close Marathon Workshop Thursday 3:30-6:30 6/25/15 Thu June 25, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Gregory Tuculescu SOLD OUT
Del Close Marathon Workshop Thursday 3:30-6:30pm 6/25/15 Thu June 25, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Casey Feigh Click here to Register
Del Close Marathon Workshop Thursday 3:30-6:30pm 6/25/15 Thu June 25, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Caitlin Bitzegaio Click here to Register
Del Close Marathon Workshop Thursday 3:30-6:30pm 6/25/15 Thu June 25, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Beth Appel Click here to Register
Improv for Teens Mon-Fri 12-3pm starts 7/6/15 Mon July 6, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Brennan Mulligan SOLD OUT
Improv for Teens Mon-Fri 12-3pm starts 7/20/15 Mon July 20, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Patrick Noth SOLD OUT
Character 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm starts 6/16/15 Tue June 16, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Christine Bullen SOLD OUT
Sketch Elective Tuesday 12:15pm 6/2/15 Tue June 2, 2015, 12:15pm EDT Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT
Sketch Elective Mondays 7-10pm starts 6/8/15 Mon June 8, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Ari Scott Click here to Register
Sketch Elective Tuesday 12:15pm 6/9/15 Tue June 9, 2015, 12:15pm EDT Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT
Sketch Elective Fridays 6:30-9:30pm starts 6/12/15 Fri June 12, 2015, 6:30pm EDT Ari Scott SOLD OUT
Special Wednesdays 12-3pm starts 7/8/15 Wed July 8, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Shana Lory Click here to Register