Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

Improv
Program

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.

Our long-form improv program has four courses. Each one has eight three-hour sessions and at least one performance at the UCB Theatre. They generally cost $400. Special one and two-week long "intensive" versions cost more.

Improv 101 through Improv 401 make up our core Improv Program. In these courses you will learn how to improvise game-based comedic scenes and the Long Form structure known as the 'Harold.' Successful completion of Improv 401 allows you to apply for our Advanced Study program.