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 9:00am-4:00pm starts 8/31/15 Mon August 31, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tues-Fri 9am-4pm starts 9/8/15 Tue September 8, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tue-Fri 9:15am-4:15pm starts 9/8/15 Tue September 8, 2015, 9:15am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 9/8/15 Tue September 8, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Natasha Vaynblat SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm starts 9/8/15 Tue September 8, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Natasha Vaynblat SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Wednesdays 12:15-3:15pm starts 9/9/15 Wed September 9, 2015, 12:15pm EDT Patrick Clair SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Fridays 12-3pm starts 9/11/15 Fri September 11, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Joey Price SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Saturdays 11:30am-6:30pm starts 9/12/15 Sat September 12, 2015, 11:30am EDT Cathryn Mudon SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Saturdays 12-3pm starts 9/12/15 Sat September 12, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Matt Dennie SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm starts 9/13/15 Sun September 13, 2015, 11:30am EDT Joey Price SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm starts 9/13/15 Sun September 13, 2015, 11:30am EDT James Dwyer SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm starts 9/13/15 Sun September 13, 2015, 11:30am EDT Keisha Zollar SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:05am-4:05pm starts 9/14/15 Mon September 14, 2015, 9:05am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:05am-4:05pm starts 9/21/15 Mon September 21, 2015, 9:05am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mondays 7-10pm starts 9/21/15 Mon September 21, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Alex French SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Fridays 6:30-9:30pm starts 9/25/15 Fri September 25, 2015, 6:30pm EDT James Dwyer SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm starts 9/28/15 Mon September 28, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mondays 7-10pm starts 9/28/15 Mon September 28, 2015, 7:00pm EDT David Siegel SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm starts 9/29/15 Tue September 29, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Silvija Ozols SOLD OUT
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:05am-4:05pm starts 10/5/15 Mon October 5, 2015, 9:05am EDT Intensive Click here to Register

Improv 201: The Game of the Scene

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 201 Tues-Fri 9am-12pm starts 9/8/15 Tue September 8, 2015, 9:00am EDT Intensive Click here to Register
Improv 201 Tuesdays 12:15-3:15pm starts 9/8/15 Tue September 8, 2015, 12:15pm EDT Patrick Clair SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Tuesdays 3-6pm starts 9/8/15 Tue September 8, 2015, 3:00pm EDT Doug Moe SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 9/9/15 Wed September 9, 2015, 3:30pm EDT John Timothy SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 9/9/15 Wed September 9, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Zack Willis SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Saturdays 12-3pm starts 9/19/15 Sat September 19, 2015, 12:00pm EDT David Siegel SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm starts 9/20/15 Sun September 20, 2015, 11:30am EDT Jackie Jennings SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Mondays 7-10pm starts 9/28/15 Mon September 28, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Silvija Ozols SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Tuesdays 7-10pm starts 9/29/15 Tue September 29, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Molly Lloyd SOLD OUT
Improv 201 Mondays 7-10pm starts 10/19/15 Mon October 19, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Aaron Jackson SOLD OUT

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 301 Tuesdays 7-10pm starts 9/8/15 Tue September 8, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Doug Moe SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Wednesday 6:45-9:45pm starts 9/9/15 Wed September 9, 2015, 6:45pm EDT Molly Lloyd SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Thursdays 12:15-3:15pm starts 9/10/15 Thu September 10, 2015, 12:15pm EDT Patrick Clair Click here to Register
Improv 301 Thursday 3:30-6:30 starts 9/10/15 Thu September 10, 2015, 3:30pm EDT John Timothy SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Saturdays 12-3pm starts 9/12/15 Sat September 12, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Morgan Grace Jarrett SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Sundays 3-6pm starts 9/20/15 Sun September 20, 2015, 3:00pm EDT Keisha Zollar SOLD OUT
Improv 301 Wednesday 3:30-6:30pm 9/30/15 Wed September 30, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Aaron Jackson Click here to Register

Improv 401: Harold Workshop

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 401 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm starts 9/8/15 Tue September 8, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Zack Willis SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Wednesdays 12:15-3:15pm starts 9/9/15 Wed September 9, 2015, 12:15pm EDT Nicole Drespel SOLD OUT
Improv 401 Sundays 3-6pm starts 9/20/15 Sun September 20, 2015, 3:00pm EDT Jackie Jennings SOLD OUT

Advanced Study Improv

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Advanced Study Harold Mondays 7-10pm starts 9/28/15 Mon September 28, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Don Fanelli View Course

Sketch 101: Sketch Writing Basics

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 101 Thursdays 9am-12pm starts 9/10/15 Thu September 10, 2015, 9:00am EDT Zack Phillips SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Thursdays 12:15-3:15pm starts 9/10/15 Thu September 10, 2015, 12:15pm EDT Ben Wietmarschen SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm starts 9/20/15 Sun September 20, 2015, 6:30pm EDT Georgie Aldaco SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Mondays 12:15-3:15pm starts 9/21/15 Mon September 21, 2015, 12:15pm EDT Georgie Aldaco SOLD OUT
Sketch 101 Mondays 12-3pm starts 10/19/15 Mon October 19, 2015, 12:00pm EDT Geoff Garlock SOLD OUT

Sketch 201: Developing Professional Tools

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 201 Wednesdays 12:15-3:15pm starts 9/9/15 Wed September 9, 2015, 12:15pm EDT Geoff Garlock SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Mondays 11:30am-2:30pm starts 9/21/15 Mon September 21, 2015, 11:30am EDT Brandon Bassham SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Thursdays 7-10pm starts 9/24/15 Thu September 24, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Madalyn Baldanzi SOLD OUT
Sketch 201 Sundays 3-6pm starts 10/4/15 Sun October 4, 2015, 3:00pm EDT Damian Chadwick SOLD OUT

Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Sketch 301 Thursdays 7-10pm starts 9/17/15 Thu September 17, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Geoff Garlock SOLD OUT
Sketch 301 Mondays 9am-12pm starts 9/21/15 Mon September 21, 2015, 9:00am EDT Ben Wietmarschen SOLD OUT
Sketch 301 Thursdays 7-10pm starts 10/1/15 Thu October 1, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Damian Chadwick SOLD OUT
Sketch 301 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm starts 10/19/15 Mon October 19, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Geoff Garlock SOLD OUT

Elective Courses

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 411 Thursdays 7-10pm starts 9/10/15 Thu September 10, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Morgan Grace Jarrett SOLD OUT
Character 101 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm starts 9/20/15 Sun September 20, 2015, 6:30pm EDT Natasha Vaynblat SOLD OUT
Character 101 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm starts 9/21/15 Mon September 21, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Frank Garcia-Hejl SOLD OUT
Character 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm starts 9/29/15 Tue September 29, 2015, 7:00pm EDT Christine Bullen SOLD OUT
Special Wednesdays and Tuesday 3:30-6:30pm starts 9/30/15 Wed September 30, 2015, 3:30pm EDT Shana Lory SOLD OUT
Improv Elective Saturday and Sunday 11:30am-2:30pm Sat September 19, 2015, 11:30am EDT Chelsea Clarke SOLD OUT