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 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm starts 3/1/15 Sun March 1, 2015, 6:30pm EST Brennan Mulligan SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tues and Thurs 3:30-6:30pm starts 3/3/15 Tue March 3, 2015, 3:30pm EST Chelsea Clarke SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm starts 3/3/15 Tue March 3, 2015, 7:00pm EST Silvija Ozols SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Wednesdays 3:30pm starts 3/4/15 Wed March 4, 2015, 3:30pm EST Zack Willis SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Fridays 6:30-9:30pm starts 3/6/15 Fri March 6, 2015, 6:30pm EST James Dwyer SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Saturday 3:30-6:30pm starts 3/7/15 Sat March 7, 2015, 3:30pm EST Langan Kingsley SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm starts 3/9/15 Mon March 9, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Gavin Speiller SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tuesdays 9am-12pm starts 3/10/15 Tue March 10, 2015, 9:00am EDT Laura Grey SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Wednesdays 12:15-3:15pm starts 3/11/15 Wed March 11, 2015, 12:15pm EDT Patrick Clair SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Wednesdays 6:45-9:45pm starts 3/11/15 Wed March 11, 2015, 6:45pm EDT Carrie McCrossen SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Wednesdays 7-10pm starts 3/11/15 Wed March 11, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Natasha Vaynblat SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Thursdays 6:45-9:45pm starts 3/12/15 Thu March 12, 2015, 6:45pm EDT Silvija Ozols SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm starts 3/16/2015 Mon March 16, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:05am-4:05pm starts 3/16/15 Mon March 16, 2015, 9:05am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-4:15pm starts 3/16/2015 Mon March 16, 2015, 9:15am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mondays 7-10pm starts 3/16/15 Mon March 16, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Terry Withers SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mondays 7-10pm starts 3/16/15 Mon March 16, 2015, 7:00pm EDT David Siegel SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 3/19/15 Thu March 19, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Molly Lloyd SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sundays 12-3pm starts 3/22/15 Sun March 22, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Jackie Jennings SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm starts 3/23/2015 Mon March 23, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive 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 Click here to Register
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 Sundays 12-3pm starts 4/12/15 Sun April 12, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Joey Price SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm starts 4/13/15 Mon April 13, 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 Tuesdays 12:15-3:15pm starts 3/3/15 Tue March 3, 2015, 12:15pm EST Patrick Clair SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Tuesdays 3-6pm starts 3/3/15 Tue March 3, 2015, 3:00pm EST Doug Moe SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Sundays 3-6pm starts 3/8/15 Sun March 8, 2015, 3:00pm EDT John Timothy SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Tue-Fri 9am-12pm starts 3/10/15 Tue March 10, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Wednesdays 7-10pm starts 3/11/15 Wed March 11, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Zack Willis SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Sundays 12-3pm starts 3/15/15 Sun March 15, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Corey Brown SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 9am-12pm starts 3/16/15 Mon March 16, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 201 Fridays 9:30am-12:30pm starts 3/20/15 Fri March 20, 2015, 9:30am EDT Molly Lloyd SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm starts 3/22/15 Sun March 22, 2015, 3:15pm EDT Jackie Jennings SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Mondays 7-10pm starts 3/23/15 Mon March 23, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Aaron Jackson SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm starts 3/29/15 Sun March 29, 2015, 3:15pm EDT Nicole Drespel SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm starts 3/30/15 Mon March 30, 2015, 9:15am EDT Intensive Click here to Register

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 301 Wednesdays 7-10pm starts 3/4/15 Wed March 4, 2015, 7:00pm EST Corey Brown SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 3/5/15 Thu March 5, 2015, 3:30pm EST Gavin Speiller SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm starts 3/8/15 Sun March 8, 2015, 6:30pm EDT John Timothy SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Thursdays 12:15-3:15pm starts 3/12/15 Thu March 12, 2015, 12:15pm EDT Patrick Clair SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Improv 301 Tues & Thurs 7-10pm starts 3/24/15 Tue March 24, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Chelsea Clarke SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Wednesdays 6:45-9:45pm starts 3/25/15 Wed March 25, 2015, 6:45pm EDT Molly Lloyd SOLD OUT

Improv 401: Harold Workshop

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 401 Tuesdays 7-10pm starts 3/3/15 Tue March 3, 2015, 7:00pm EST Doug Moe SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Tuesdays 7-10pm starts 3/10/15 Tue March 10, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Don Fanelli SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Wednesdays 6:45-9:45pm starts 3/11/15 Wed March 11, 2015, 6:45pm EDT Nicole Drespel SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Wednesdays 7-10pm starts 3/11/15 Wed March 11, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Don Fanelli SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm starts 3/15/15 Sun March 15, 2015, 3:15pm EDT Kate Riley SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Mondays 7-10pm starts 3/16/15 Mon March 16, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Silvija Ozols SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Thursdays 7-10pm starts 3/19/15 Thu March 19, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Kate Riley SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Sundays 12-3pm starts 3/29/15 Sun March 29, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Nicole Drespel SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm starts 3/29/15 Sun March 29, 2015, 3:15pm EDT Frank Garcia Hejl SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 4/2/15 Thu April 2, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Erik Tanouye SOLD OUT

Sketch 101: Sketch Writing Basics

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 101 Saturday 3:30-6:30pm starts 2/28/15 Sat February 28, 2015, 3:30pm EST Zack Phillips SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Sundays 12-3pm starts 3/1/15 Sun March 1, 2015, 12:00pm EST Aaron Burdette SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Wednesdays 12:15-3:15pm starts 3/4/15 Wed March 4, 2015, 12:15pm EST Geoff Garlock SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Wednesdays 7-10pm starts 3/4/15 Wed March 4, 2015, 7:00pm EST Matt Moskovciak SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Thursdays 12:15-3:15pm starts 3/5/15 Thu March 5, 2015, 12:15pm EST Ben Wietmarschen SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Thursdays 7-10pm starts 3/5/15 Thu March 5, 2015, 7:00pm EST Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Mondays 12-3pm starts 3/23/15 Mon March 23, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Geoff Garlock SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm starts 3/29/15 Sun March 29, 2015, 6:30pm EDT Damian Chadwick SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Thursdays 7-10pm starts 4/2/15 Thu April 2, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Madalyn Baldanzi SOLD OUT

Sketch 201: Developing Professional Tools

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 201 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 3/5/15 Thu March 5, 2015, 3:30pm EST Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Sundays 3-6pm starts 3/22/15 Sun March 22, 2015, 3:00pm EDT Damian Chadwick 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 301: Writing a Sketch Show

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 301 Thursdays 7-10pm starts 3/12/15 Thu March 12, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Damian Chadwick SOLD OUT

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 Click here to Register
Improv 410 Thursdays 7-10pm starts 3/5/15 Thu March 5, 2015, 7:00pm EST Lydia Hensler SOLD OUT
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 412 Tuesdays 7-10pm starts 3/3/15 Tue March 3, 2015, 7:00pm EST Lydia Hensler Click here to Register
Character 101 Wednesdays 7-10pm starts 3/11/15 Wed March 11, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Joanna Bradley SOLD OUT
Character 101 Tuesdays 6:45-9:45pm starts 3/24/15 Tue March 24, 2015, 6:45pm EDT Frank Garcia Hejl SOLD OUT
Special Tuesdays 12-3pm starts 4/14/15 Tue April 14, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Liz Kimball Click here to Register
Musical Improv 101 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm starts 3/1/15 Sun March 1, 2015, 6:30pm EST Amber Petty Click here to Register