Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(9681) Advanced Study Performance Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm Ryan Karels

Advanced Study Performance: Advanced Performance Workshop

Advanced Study Harold; Application only
Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm
Start Date
Sat March 1, 2014, 3:30pm EST

The Gator

A single suggestion, then a barrage of short scenes, and then a long-form montage bathed in smart surreal world. Watch 16 top improvisers practice a form first perfected by improv legends Krompf as taught by that group's Ryan Karels.

Students must be accepted into the Advanced Study Program  and have completed an Advanced Study Harold or Advanced Study Improv course to apply for a spot in this class. For more information on Advanced Study, see this page: 


If you are interested in taking this class, please enter your email address in the form on this page: 


Students will have until 1:00 pm on Thursday February 27 to submit their names. Students will be notified on Thursday if they have a spot in the course.

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Ryan Karels, Teacher

Ryan Karels is the representative comedian for all of North Dakota (Huffington Post, 2011).  He is a member of Grandma's Ashes and played on Harold Night with Decoster, Creep and Filth. He is one of KROMPF. Past shows at the UCB include RADIO ROGUE, THE OL' FACTORY, INTELLECTUAL YOGA, YOUR FAVORITE THING, AFTER SCHOOL SUPER POWER HOUR and THEATRE ROBOT MAGIKA. He directed NEIL CASEY'S SENTIMENTAL IRISH CHRISTMAS, THE KIRK CAMERON REPERTORY PLAYERS PRESENT: A HARRY POTTER MUSICAL!, videos with Diamonds Wow!, at Maude night with High Treason, and Stone Cold Fox: YOU PROBABLY THINK THIS SHOW IS ABOUT YOU. He has taught improvisation at LIU CW Post, Williams College, and at the Williamstown Theatre Festival since 2006. Ryan appeared in THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED (2011) and on ROYAL PAINS (2012). He is an Artistic Associate of Les Freres Corbusier, HELL HOUSE, HEDDATRON, BOOZY, THE FRANKLIN THESIS, was in the original Off-Broadway cast of GUTENBERG, THE MUSICAL!, and once rode a horse on Conan. He graduated from Yale where he learned to love linear editing machines.


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March 2014
  • Class #1

    UCB NYC Classroom 2
  • Class #2

    UCB NYC Classroom 2
  • Class #3

    UCB NYC Classroom 2
  • Performance

  • Class #4

    UCB NYC Classroom 2
  • Performance

  • UCB NYC Classroom 2
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
    307 W 26th St (btwn 8th & 9th)

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