Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center


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 sketch program has three courses: Sketch 101 ($400), Sketch 201 ($425) and Sketch 301 ($450). Each has eight three-hour sessions.

In this program, you will learn to write sketches in a variety of formats, working alone or with others while focusing on finding the "game" of your sketches. Successful completion of Sketch 301 allows you to apply for our Advanced Study program.