Chelsea, New York

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

New York City's Best Comedy Club

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

307 West 26th St.
New York, NY 10001
(212) 366-9176
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The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, originally brought to New York in 1996, has earned itself the reputation as New York City's best comedy club, bringing world-renowned comedy acts, classes, and open mics to New Yorkers for over a decade.

Founded by Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre has been named "Best Comedy Club" by AOL and "Hot Farm Team" by Rolling Stone Magazine. The UCB Theatre is recognized and widly respected in the comedy world for both featuring and launching world-class acts, including performers and writers for Saturday Night Live, The Office, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Ellen Degeneres Show, 30 Rock, Best Week Ever, Old School, Blades of Glory, Semi-Pro, and dozens of other films, commercials, and TV Shows.

The UCB Theatre features nightly comedy shows, ranging from improv, to sketch comedy, to stand-up, and everything in-between. Prices range from $5-$10, depending on the day of the week, and can be purchased at the door. Reservations are available through the website (reserving tickets is recommended if the show is expected to sell out).

For those looking to learn a bit of comedy--be that sketch, improv, the basics, or more advanced study--the UCB Theatre offers classes at various locations. An active schedule is available here. Whether you're a seasoned comedy veteran or someone looking to get their feet wet in the world of improv, the UCB Theatre has a class for you.

For more information, or to make a reservation for a class or a show, visit the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre website. 

Announcements & Events from Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Kick Off Your Weekend With Fantastic Improv Comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Manhattan, New York
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​Improv Comedy 101: What is it & How Did it Start?, Manhattan, New York
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4 Reasons to Take an Improv Class at The UCB Comedy Theatre, Manhattan, New York
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New York City’s Legendary Comedy Club Recaps The NY Comedy Festival Earlier This Month, Manhattan, New York
As part of the highly acclaimed New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre featured a wide variety of comedy shows and performances at both of their l...read more
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From Friday, June 27th until Sunday, June 29th, UCB Theatre is hosting the 16thAnnual Del Close Marathon. Del Close influenced comedians such as Bill Murray, Tina Fey, and Chris Farl...read more
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UCB Theatre is kicking off the holiday season with two back-to-back shows you won’t want to miss! Wednesday, November 27th, beginning at 9:30 p.m., fans of stand-up comedy, sketch co...read more
Live, from New York, it’s – oh ****, was that a monster!?Happy Halloween! Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Chelsea and comedy group Thunder Gulch present a holiday-themed spooktacula...read more
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The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre is gearing up for a special event: CAGE MATCH NYC, on Thursday, August 15th at 11 p.m. Described as “the world's most dangerous improv arena, whe...read more
Every Sunday, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York hosts a long-form improv show called ASSSSCAT 3000. It is one of the most successful and popular improv shows in the ci...read more
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Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theatre would like to recognize all those who were affected by the devastation that was caused by Hurricane Sandy. Their heart goes out to all who suff...read more
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