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 9am-12pm Mon September 22, 2014, 9:00am EDT Patrick Clair (Intensive) SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tuesdays 9am-12pm Tue September 23, 2014, 9:00am EDT Laura Grey SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Thu September 25, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Nicole Drespel SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm Mon September 29, 2014, 9:15am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm Mon September 29, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Gavin Speiller SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sundays 12-3pm Sun October 5, 2014, 12:00pm EDT Jackie Jennings SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tues-Fri 9:10am-12:10pm Tue October 7, 2014, 9:10am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm Tue October 7, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Anthony Atamanuik SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm Tue October 7, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Aaron Jackson SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Wednesdays 12:15-3:15pm Wed October 8, 2014, 12:15pm EDT Patrick Clair SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Wednesdays 7-10pm Wed October 15, 2014, 7:00pm EDT John Murray SOLD OUT
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 SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-4:15pm Mon October 27, 2014, 9:15am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:15am-4:15pm Mon November 3, 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 Click here to Register

Improv 201: The Game of the Scene

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 201 Sundays 12-3pm Sun September 28, 2014, 12:00pm EDT Corey Brown SOLD OUT
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 SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun October 5, 2014, 3:15pm EDT Jackie Jennings SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm Wed October 8, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Karin Hammerberg 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 201 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Thu October 23, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Patrick Noth Click here to Register

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 301 Fridays 6:30-9:30pm Fri September 26, 2014, 6:30pm EDT David Siegel SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Mondays 7-10pm Mon September 29, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Gavin Speiller SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Wednesdays 6:45-9:45pm Wed October 1, 2014, 6:45pm EDT Molly Lloyd SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Thursdays 7-10pm Thu October 23, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Patrick Noth SOLD OUT

Improv 401: Harold Workshop

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 401 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm Sun September 28, 2014, 6:30pm EDT David Siegel SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Wednesdays 7-10pm Wed October 1, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Nicole Drespel SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Sundays 12-3pm Sun October 5, 2014, 12:00pm EDT Nicole Drespel SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm Mon October 6, 2014, 3:30pm EDT John Frusciante SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm Mon October 27, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Erik Tanouye SOLD OUT

Sketch 101: Sketch Writing Basics

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 101 Mondays 12-3pm Mon September 22, 2014, 12:00pm EDT Geoff Garlock SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Tuesdays 12:15-3:15pm Tue October 7, 2014, 12:15pm EDT Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Sundays 12-3pm Sun October 12, 2014, 12:00pm EDT Kerry McGuire SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Thursdays 1:30-4:30pm Thu October 16, 2014, 1:30pm EDT Erik Tanouye SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm Tue October 21, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Kerry McGuire SOLD OUT

Sketch 201: Developing Professional Tools

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 201 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm Mon September 22, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Ben Wietmarschen SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Thursdays 12:15-3:15pm Thu October 2, 2014, 12:15pm EDT Ben Wietmarschen SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun October 12, 2014, 3:15pm EDT Kerry McGuire SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Sun October 19, 2014, 3:15pm EDT Colin Elzie SOLD OUT

Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 301 Mondays 9am-12pm Mon September 22, 2014, 9:00am EDT Ben Wietmarschen Click here to Register
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
Sketch 301 Wednesdays 6:45-9:45pm Wed October 15, 2014, 6:45pm EDT Frank Garcia Hejl 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 SOLD OUT
Improv 412 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Thu October 16, 2014, 3:30pm EDT Anthony Atamanuik SOLD OUT
Sketch Elective Wednesday 7-10pm Wed September 24, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Frank Garcia Hejl SOLD OUT
Sketch Elective Monday 7-10pm Mon September 29, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Frank Garcia Hejl Click here to Register
Sketch Elective Monday 7-10pm Mon October 6, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Frank Garcia Hejl SOLD OUT
Sketch Elective Wednesday 7-10pm Wed October 8, 2014, 7:00pm EDT Frank Garcia Hejl Click here to Register
Sketch Elective Thursdays 6pm-11pm Thu October 9, 2014, 6:00pm EDT Michael Delaney View Course
Special Thursdays 9am-12pm Thu October 2, 2014, 9:00am EDT Betsy Capes SOLD OUT
Special Thursdays 6pm-11pm Thu October 9, 2014, 6:00pm EDT Michael Delaney View Course
Improv Elective Sundays 6:30-9:30pm Sun October 26, 2014, 6:30pm EDT Shaun Diston Click here to Register
Musical Improv 101 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm Sun September 21, 2014, 6:30pm EDT Amber Petty SOLD OUT