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 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm Mon July 28, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Gavin Speiller SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm Wed July 30, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Anthony Atamanuik SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sundays 12-3pm Sun August 3, 2014, 12:00pm EDT Jackie Jennings SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sundays 12-3pm Sun August 3, 2014, 12:00pm EDT Abra Tabak SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm Mon August 4, 2014, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-4:15pm Mon August 4, 2014, 9:15am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:30pm Mon August 4, 2014, 9:30am EDT Jackie Jennings SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mondays 6:45-9:45pm Mon August 4, 2014, 6:45pm EDT John Murray SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mondays 7-10pm Mon August 4, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Abra Tabak SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Tue August 5, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Anthony Atamanuik SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Wednesdays 12:15-3:15pm Wed August 6, 2014, 12:15pm EDT Patrick Clair SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm Sun August 10, 2014, 6:30pm EDT John Timothy SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm Mon August 11, 2014, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm Mon August 11, 2014, 9:30am EDT Natasha Rothwell SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm Mon August 11, 2014, 9:30am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tues and Thurs 3-6pm Tue August 12, 2014, 3:00pm EDT Chelsea Clarke SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm Tue August 12, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Natasha Rothwell SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm Mon August 18, 2014, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm Mon August 18, 2014, 9:15am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Tue August 19, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Natasha Rothwell SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm Thu August 21, 2014, 6:30pm EDT Molly Lloyd SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm Mon August 25, 2014, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:10am-12:10pm Tue September 2, 2014, 9:10am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun September 7, 2014, 3:15pm EDT Dan Hodapp SOLD OUT

Improv 201: The Game of the Scene

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 201 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm Mon July 28, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Shaun Diston Click here to Register
Improv 201 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Thu July 31, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Nicole Drespel Click here to Register
Improv 201 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun August 3, 2014, 3:00pm EDT John Timothy SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun August 3, 2014, 3:15pm EDT Jackie Jennings SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Mondays 7-10pm Mon August 4, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Shaun Diston SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm Wed August 6, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Karin Hammerberg Click here to Register
Improv 201 Fridays 9:30am-12:30pm Fri August 8, 2014, 9:30am EDT Molly Lloyd SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm Mon August 11, 2014, 9:15am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 9:20am-12:20pm Mon August 18, 2014, 9:20am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Tues and Thurs 3-6pm Tue August 19, 2014, 3:00pm EDT Brandon Gardner Click here to Register
Improv 201 Wednesdays 6:45-9:45pm Wed August 20, 2014, 6:45pm EDT Zack Willis SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Thu August 21, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Patrick Noth SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Saturday 12-3pm Sat September 13, 2014, 12:00pm EDT Morgan Grace Jarrett SOLD OUT

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 301 Mondays 7-10pm Mon July 28, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Gavin Speiller SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Thu July 31, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Anthony Atamanuik SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Tues and Thurs 7-10pm Tue August 12, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Chelsea Clarke SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Thursdays 7-10pm Thu August 21, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Patrick Noth SOLD OUT

Improv 401: Harold Workshop

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 401 Sundays 12-3pm Sun August 3, 2014, 12:00pm EDT Nicole Drespel SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm Mon August 4, 2014, 3:30pm EDT John Frusciante SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Tuesdays 7-10pm Tue August 5, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Abra Tabak SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm Sun August 10, 2014, 6:30pm EDT Nicole Drespel SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm Wed August 27, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Erik Tanouye SOLD OUT

Advanced Study Improv

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Advanced Study Harold Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Tue July 29, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Gavin Speiller View Course

Sketch 101: Sketch Writing Basics

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 101 Sundays 12-3pm Sun August 3, 2014, 12:00pm EDT Kerry McGuire SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun August 10, 2014, 3:15pm EDT Rachael Mason SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Mondays 7-10pm Mon August 11, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Tuesdays 12:15-3:15pm Tue August 12, 2014, 12:15pm EDT Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Mondays 12:15-3:15pm Mon August 18, 2014, 12:15pm EDT Frank Garcia Hejl SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm Mon August 18, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT

Sketch 201: Developing Professional Tools

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 201 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun August 3, 2014, 3:15pm EDT Kerry McGuire SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Thursdays 12:15-3:15pm Thu August 7, 2014, 12:15pm EDT Ben Wietmarschen Click here to Register
Sketch 201 Sundays 12-3pm Sun August 10, 2014, 12:00pm EDT Rachael Mason SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun August 10, 2014, 3:15pm EDT Colin Elzie SOLD OUT

Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 301 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm Mon August 4, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Geoff Garlock SOLD OUT
Sketch 301 Thursdays 2-5pm Thu August 14, 2014, 2:00pm EDT Erik Tanouye SOLD OUT

Elective Courses

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Storytelling and Solo Work 101 Thursdays 6:45-9:45pm Thu July 31, 2014, 6:45pm EDT Julia Wiedeman SOLD OUT