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The epicenter of New Yorkas sketch/improv comedy scene; many shows start here and go on to win fame at big, fancy comedy festivals. And yet, inexplicably, the vibe is relaxed and friendly, and most performances are $8 or less. Some are even free. Check this place out lest it disappear into the alternate universe from whence it came. Mon-Wed 8, 9:30 & 11pm; Thu 7, 8, 9:30 & 11pm; Fri 8, 9:30 & 11pm & midnight; Sat 7:30, 9 & 10:30pm & midnight; Sun 7:30 & 9:30pm. $5-$8 (some shows are free, call ahead).
A thrilling weekly show of long-form improv with possible special guests from Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.
UCB's top sketch writers and actors hit the stage to perform their skits.
Leo Allen reinvents the classic UCBT Monday night show with new local talent.
The top improv ensembles perform in the style of "The Harold," a 30-minute improv structure pioneered by Del Close.
The plot: four traveling salespeople are stuck in a suburban neighborhood when their car breaks down. From there, the group will improv based on au...
The long-running improv show ASSSSCAT 3000 is often the place to catch comedic talents from Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, and The Colbert Report. But tonight is the first time you’ll see a star from Girls. The very funny Lena Dunham will be... More »
Every January 1, we begin anew with resolutions and so much hope and promise for a bigger, better year. Now it’s December. Do any of us feel more fulfilled? Well, enough is enough! The 2012 It Sucked! Awards at Upright Citizens Brigade promises... More »
Last summer, Patrick Waldo was arrested on a felony charge for a most terrible crime indeed: drawing curly moustaches on subway ads. The 27-year-old graffiti artist, known as the Moustache Man, and his trusty Magic Marker had apparently caused... More »
In one nonstop weekend of laughs, comedians from all over pay tribute to the late improv pioneer Del Close, a mentor to Jim Belushi, Bill Murray, and Tina Fey, among many others. Highlights from this year's marathon, which boasts about 400 shows... More »
At Union Hall in Brooklyn, the comedian Greg Barris made a name for himself with his consistently sold-out variety show of quirks The Heart of Darkness. On his website, he described it as the "world's most important live event." And to get a... More »
Definitely go to the Sunday night free show. Absolutely hilarious improvisational theater, featuring Lutz of "30 Rock" fame. Make sure to get there early to wait in line, especially if you want a seat -- 8 is a good time to get in line, and the show starts at 9:30. I recommend getting dinner from a food truck or the Gristede's next door and eating in line. I guarantee the show will have you in stitches.
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