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The flagship improv show.
I think we all know about those.
The Put Your Hands Together comedy showcase was conceived to present only one thing: 75 pulse-pounding, mind-melting, spine-shattering minutes of l...
"By any chance, are there a couple of boxes out there on stage?" Such was comedienne Emily Maya Mills's query to a fellow performer in the dressing room at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Mil... More »
See also: *10 Best Stand-Up Comedy Shows in Los Angeles *12 Comedy Acts to Watch in 2013 Even as Scott Aukerman's Comedy Bang! Bang! continues to build momentum as an IFC talk/sketch series and Earw... More »
Victor Hugo's novel Les Miserables was turned into the third biggest musical of all time. It also inspired several movies and is now a movie musical that's been as inescapable as Christmas music. All this over a stolen loaf of bread. In the case... More »
Do you remember what used to make you laugh so hard as a kid that milk spewed out of your nose? (Arte Johnson on Laugh In.) For the past few years, Bob and Naomi Odenkirk have turned their impeccable comic taste on assembling The Not... More »
Your most awful holiday memory may evoke more cringes than laughs. Thanks to Shitty Holidays, you can bust a gut at someone else's pumpkin pie à la misery. The show's format is this: An audience member shares their most horrific story, and improv... More »
Anonymous once said, "You get what you pay for." In regards to the McDonald's dollar menu, Anonymous was probably right, but he was dead wrong about the doubleheader improv show at the Upright Citizens Brigade: "Last Day of School" and "Convoy." For $5 at 11 p.m. on Thursdays you can see two of the most seasoned and reliably hilarious improv teams in town. "LDoS" improvises scenes based on audience text messages. "Convoy" asks for a one-word suggestion and wows audiences with the esoteric... More »
You can't do much better than paying five bucks for a hilarious, celebrity-packed live show in a 92-seat theater. Shitty Jobs is the highlight of UCB's weekly slate, featuring a rambunctious crew of elastic comedians, most of whom have been making each other laugh on- and offstage since they were undergrads at NYU. The boys interview an audience member about his or her worst job and then spin an impromptu performance from its absurdities; psychotic bosses abound. Ben Schwartz steals every... More »
Want to hone your sense of childlike wonder and imagination? How about a chance to break into the exciting world of comedy? Maybe you’re just looking for a bunch of like-minded creatives to bounce some ideas off of? Check out the formal classes offered by the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Franklin Village. Tuition is affordable for even the laziest of waiters, and you can decide whether to take the classes once a week or plunge into a series of two-week intensives that will... More »
Sometimes your friends invite you to things like an improv comedy show. Then you go, realize that you're not laughing, and try to decide what the best time would be to punch that same friend in the mouth. But there is good improv out there, and one of the best deals in town is at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, where you can see two genuinely funny half-hour shows, back-to-back, for a mere $5. Every Thursday night at 11 p.m., Last Day of School and Convoy are performed by some of the... More »
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