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 locations – at UCB Chelsea (Wednesday - Saturday), and at UCB East (Thursday - Sunday).
The UCB Theater had some great shows lined up, including:
- Brian McCann’s Leisure Hour: Award-winning writer Brian McCann brought his many talents to the stage in this earth-shattering, alcohol-infused one-man variety show.
- Sasheer Zamata Party Time: Sasheer put together her own wildly fun and funny variety show composed of stand-up, video, sketch and music, all of which were crowd-pleasers.
- Best of UCB Theatre Sketch: Two of the best sketch shows that UCB has to offer with “Fucking Identical Twins,” a wonderful comedy-musical that's as hilarious as it is theatrically impressive, and “Bellevue Presents: Seinfeld The Leaning Susan,” a fully-realized new episode of Seinfeld brought to life by the UCB Theatre sketch team Bellevue.
- Friends of The People: A brand new sketch show that's featured on TruTV.
- The Stepfathers: A super-group of improv veterans, composed of six of New York's premiere long form improvisers, took the audience on tour of everything cute and brutal.
- Sean O’Connor: A night of pure joy and laughter with this proven star of the New York comedy scene.
- KEMPAS: Ellie Kemper, known for her memorable roles in The Office and Bridesmaids, and Christina Gausas from Late Night and also from Girls, packed a couple of perfect comedic punches in this two-person improvisational show lasting 60 minutes.
- Death by Roo Roo: UCB's veteran house improv team took audiences through an improvisational journey into their family's dysfunction in this poignant and pointedly funny performance.
- Guy Branum: Equally talented as a writer and comedian, it's almost impossible not to enjoy Branum's stand-up act.
All in all, that comes to 19 shows as part of the New York Comedy Festival! In addition to this star-studded line-up of the best improv and sketch comedy acts around, there’s also sure to be a bunch of special guests and comedy shows coming to the theater soon. So get in on all the action and laughter by visiting the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre online, or by calling (212) 366-9176.