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Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

307 West 26th St.
New York City, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 366-9176

Description: 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 Theatrewebsite.

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