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 Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm Thu October 23, 2014, 6:30pm EDT Molly Lloyd SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-4:15pm Mon October 27, 2014, 9:15am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 101 Mondays and Wednesdays 7-10pm Mon October 27, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Karin Hammerberg SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tues and Thurs 3:30-6:30pm Tue October 28, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Dan Hodapp SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun November 2, 2014, 3:15pm EST Dan Hodapp SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-4:15pm Mon November 3, 2014, 9:15am EST Chelsea Clarke (Intensive) SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sat and Sun 3:15-6:15pm Sat November 8, 2014, 3:15pm EST Kate Riley SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:10am-4:10pm Mon November 10, 2014, 9:10am EST Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-4:15pm Mon November 17, 2014, 9:15am EST Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm Mon November 17, 2014, 9:30am EST Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-4:15pm Mon December 1, 2014, 9:15am EST Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-4:15pm Mon December 8, 2014, 9:15am EST Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-4:15pm Mon December 29, 2014, 9:15am EST Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm Mon December 29, 2014, 9:30am EST Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Saturdays 12-3pm Sat January 3, 2015, 12:00pm EST Shaun Diston SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-4:15pm Mon January 5, 2015, 9:15am EST Intensive SOLD OUT

Improv 201: The Game of the Scene

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 201 Wednesdays 7-10pm Wed October 22, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Zack Willis SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Thu October 23, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Patrick Noth Click here to Register
Improv 201 Thursdays 7-10pm Thu October 23, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Aaron Jackson SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Tuesdays 3-6pm Tue October 28, 2014, 3:00pm EDT Doug Moe SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm Mon November 3, 2014, 9:15am EST Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm Tue November 4, 2014, 6:30pm EST Achilles Stamatelaky SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 3:30-6:30pm Mon December 1, 2014, 3:30pm EST Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 201 Wednesdays 12:15-3:15pm Wed January 7, 2015, 12:15pm EST Kate Riley SOLD OUT

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 301 Thursdays 7-10pm Thu October 23, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Patrick Noth SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Tuesdays 7-10pm Tue October 28, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Doug Moe SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Wednesdays and Mondays 7-10pm Wed November 12, 2014, 7:00pm EST Corey Brown SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Thursdays and Mondays 7-10 Thu November 13, 2014, 7:00pm EST Silvija Ozols SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Fridays 6:30-9:30pm Fri January 9, 2015, 6:45pm EST David Siegel SOLD OUT

Improv 401: Harold Workshop

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 401 Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm Mon October 27, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Erik Tanouye SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Tues and Thurs 7-10pm Tue November 11, 2014, 7:00pm EST Nicole Drespel SOLD OUT
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

Sketch 101: Sketch Writing Basics

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 101 Mondays 12:15-3:15pm Mon October 27, 2014, 12:15pm EDT Frank Garcia Hejl SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun November 2, 2014, 3:15pm EST Rachael Mason SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Tue November 4, 2014, 3:30pm EST Rachael Mason Click here to Register
Sketch 101 Saturdays 12-3pm Sat November 8, 2014, 12:00pm EST Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Wednesdays and Mondays 12:15-3:15pm Wed November 12, 2014, 12:15pm EST Geoff Garlock SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Sundays and Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm Sun November 16, 2014, 6:30pm EST Damian Chadwick SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Mondays 12-3pm Mon January 5, 2015, 12:00pm EST Geoff Garlock 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 Tuesdays 9am-12pm Tue October 28, 2014, 9:00am EDT Dru Johnston SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Sundays 12-3pm Sun November 2, 2014, 12:00pm EST Rachael Mason SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Thursdays 7-10pm Thu January 8, 2015, 7:00pm EST Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Sundays 3-6pm Sun January 11, 2015, 3:00pm EST Damian Chadwick SOLD OUT

Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 301 Sundays and Thursdays 3:15-6:15pm Sun November 9, 2014, 3:15pm EST Geoff Garlock SOLD OUT
Sketch 301 Tuesdays 7-10pm Tue November 18, 2014, 7:00pm EST Rachael Mason SOLD OUT
Sketch 301 Thursdays 7-10pm Thu January 8, 2015, 7:00pm EST Damian Chadwick SOLD OUT

Elective Courses

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 301 Practice Session Monday 7-10pm Mon October 27, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Lydia Hensler Click here to Register
Improv 410 Thursdays 2-5pm Thu October 30, 2014, 2:00pm EDT Achilles Stamatelaky Click here to Register
Character 101 Mondays 7-10pm Mon October 27, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Frank Garcia Hejl SOLD OUT
Improv Elective Sundays 6:30-9:30pm Sun October 26, 2014, 6:30pm EDT Shaun Diston Click here to Register
Improv Elective Sundays 12-3pm Sun November 2, 2014, 12:00pm EST Lydia Hensler SOLD OUT
Improv Elective Sat and Sun 3:15-6:15pm Sat November 15, 2014, 3:15pm EST Chelsea Clarke SOLD OUT