East Village, New York

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre East

New York City's Best Comedy Club

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre East

153 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009
(212) 366-9231
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If you're looking for a comedy club in the East Village, look no further than the world-renowned Upright Citizens Brigade, offering nightly sketch comedy, improv and stand-up.

Featuring a 152-seat theatre on 153 East 3rd streat, The Upright Citizens Brigade provides a performance home for hundreds of different comedians, ranging from beginners to celebrities. Shows are available seven nights a week, with an active schedule featured here.

For those looking to step into the world of comedy, UCB East offers special classes, available year round. Whether you're a professional comedian looking to hone your abilities, an improviser or sketch artist that is looking for some additional practice, or even someone with almost no comedic history, UCB East has a class for you.

If you are in need of a good laugh or some tips on toning that laugh, check out the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in the East Village.

Announcements & Events from Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre East
UCB East Offers The Best Improv, Stand-Up, & Training in NYC, Manhattan, New York
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre East originated in Chicago in 1990. Since then, the improv comedy group has become one of the most famous comedy clubs and training grounds for e...read more
​Improv Comedy 101: What is Chicago-Style Improv?, Manhattan, New York
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Come to NYC’s Best Comedy Club & Enjoy Stand-Up Comedy Every Thursday Night, Manhattan, New York
New York City features a multitude of seemingly endless comedy theaters, but none come close to the side-splitting caliber of Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre East. Featuring some of...read more
Catch The Best Improv Comedy in NYC This Month at The UCB East 3-on-3 Improv Tournament!, Manhattan, New York
Looking for the best improv comedy and stand up comedy shows in the New York City area? Upright Citizens Brigade East, the East Village’s premier comedy club, has over 50 upcomi...read more
Come to UCB East For New York’s Best Sketch Comedy & Improv Experience, Manhattan, New York
As one of the most identifiable comedy theaters in New York City, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre East offers more than a stage and a two-drink minimum. Instead of only ho...read more
As one of the best comedy clubs in New York City, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre East has been serving up standup comedy, sketch comedy, and improv laughs since 1996. This ven...read more
Get the month of August off to a hilarious start with some high-quality improv comedy shows! Whether you are a frequent attendee of comedy at Upright Citizen BrigadeEast or you are n...read more
As a highly regarded improv comedy coach in Chicago, Del Close mentored notable comedians such as Tina Fey, Bill Murray, and Chris Farley during his 30-plus years in Chicago. In 1999...read more
If you’re looking for a fun, hysterical way to spend your weekend, head down to Upright Citizen’s Brigade in the East Village to witness some of their best up-and-coming comedians wo...read more
Established by comedy veterans like Amy Poehler and Matt Walsh, Upright Citizens Brigade East features some of the best standup comedy and improv comedy in New York City. At UCB East...read more
Do you ever stop and think about how gentrified the city’s become? With rising rents and nightclubs opening in old bodegas, it seems like the rough-and-tumble charm of old New York i...read more
After a long week, you’ve probably got a lot on your mind. Your job is boring, your love life is a mess, and your family is driving you crazy. Why not turn your personal frustrations...read more
While this weekend made it seem as if spring was just around the corner, according to the local weatherman, we still have a few cold patches to make it through. If you simply cannot ...read more
On Wednesday, January 15th, at 10:00 p.m., watch as the cast of UCB and comedy veterans create a complete improv show, right before your eyes! Bucky: Here and Now is back at UCB East...read more
After an exhausting day of Black Friday shopping, relax and unwind with the cast of "HelloGiggles NYC!" Billed as “a stand-up comedy and storytelling show of extreme importance,” "He...read more
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre East, one of the best comedy clubs in New York City, is proud to (secretly) host a “super illegal” film screening! Friday, October 11th at 11:59 p.m....read more
Thursday, September 19th, join UCB East as some of NYC’s funniest comedians help break down current events in a night of improv comedy likely to appease and offend (but probably just...read more
On Saturday, August 17th, experience a night of comedy you can’t believe you never thought of at Upright Citizens Brigade East’s theater on 3rd Avenue. The event is called “What I Di...read more
When you hear the word cage match, you think of sweaty dudes duking it out, roaring crowds, and rapid-fire commentators. The Indie Cage Match at Upright Citizens Brigade East is not ...read more
Remember that teacher that always managed to get the classes attention when you were in middle school? How could you forget? Well hold onto that thought and get ready for a special i...read more
C'mon! How often do you see lasers in the jungle? Probably not much if you're talking about a real jungle, but in the concrete jungle know as New York City, you will experience elect...read more
Are you a performer? Are you talented in the art of improvisation? Do you come from a diverse background? Have you completed an improv theater program? If you answered yes to these q...read more
We’ve all been there – waking up to a refrigerator devoid of all ingredients except butter, inexplicable bags of Doritos lining the floor, a mysterious receipt for pizza delivery stu...read more
Upright Citizens Brigade East has been entertaining New York City with innovative and progressive stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy since 1999. UCB is dedicated to fostering both e...read more
Someone should invent a time machine that allows you to go back in time and console your teenage self that the most embarrassing moments of your young life are fodder for amazing sto...read more
So, you’re walking down a New York City street and all of a sudden an elephant comes trampling down 5th Avenue (well, that’s odd). You run into the nearest store and yell, “Someone c...read more
After an incredible night with the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) East’s Election Coverage Extravaganza, the New York comedy club and number one destination for the best improv and s...read more
The Upright Citizens Brigade, consisting of Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh, came from the ImprovOlympic of 1990. Hailing from Chicago, the comedy team staged t...read more
So you think you’re the funniest person alive? Well come to the comedy club Upright Citizens Brigade East and prove it on stage in one of their renowned improv classes. This improvis...read more