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...the hippest of New York's comedy rooms, and home to the highest-quality improv in the city.

Best five-dollar-per-person date: Harold Nights at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

Village Voice

Best acting class for non-actors

New York Press

...the city's best improv workshop

New York Magazine

In an example of selflessness uncharacteristic of the successful, ticket prices for all shows are... cheaper and funnier than a lap dance!

Screw Magazine

Los Angeles has the Groundlings, Chicago is known for the Second City. Now, thanks to the Upright Citizens Brigade, New York City may finally find a place on the comedy map of famous troupes.

Time Out New York

New York City's only relevant live comedy troupe

SPIN Magazine

Not since Woody Allen's 'Bananas' has revolution been so funny

Time Out New York

Smart writing and solid acting by the goofy, hip and subversive

Paper Magazine

New York's hardest-working sketch comics

New York Magazine

witty, irreverent, and conceptually ambitious

The Onion

twisted and uproarious

Entertainment Weekly

UCB has always done it a cut above the rest. To see what separates the men from the boys, see 'Asssscat.'


Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh have adapted and mastered the techniques of jazz-riff improvisation... we are treated to smart interconnections of words and ideas, and the laughs that come are deeper and more penetrating than from a sitcom rim shot.

LA Weekly

...a combination of subtly clever intellectual comedy and slapstick nonsense that packs a powerful punch.

The Austin Chronicle

Experiencing truly brilliant improv comedy is like sitting in the front car of a really smart roller coaster ride with no stretches of straight track. Right now in America, no one is offering a more exhilerating ride than the Upright Citizens Brigade.

Bust Magazine

We like whatever they're using

High Times