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Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

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Address: 307 W 26th St, New York City, NY
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Description: Sketch and improv comedy club.

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A gem environment for improv

Ended up at the UCB Theatre East location during this past weekend's improv marathon as the west side locations had long lines. Despite having less well known people, the acts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Verona, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Ended up at the UCB Theatre East location during this past weekend's improv marathon as the west side locations had long lines. Despite having less well known people, the acts were funny and very creative. Loved the bar and fun vibe of the whole place.

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DeWitt, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

For $10 a ticket, what a steal! We enjoyed an improv show at the UCB and would recommend it to anyone living or visiting NYC.

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Troy, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

A lot of fun for a cheap price. Our tickets were $5 (with a $1 surcharge for buying online). The bar had a few different kinds of beer available for purchase. The performers were decent and were available to talk to afterwards. Well...I hope they were making themselves available to talk to afterwards because otherwise I was somewhat drunkenly harassing... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We went there and waited in line for the free show. If you wanna make it to that show, you really have to get there early. We met some tourists from Australia and got to chat with them, so it was fun, but we never made it in for the free show. However, we did get to see a skitch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

What a fun time for the great price! Who would think you could see a comedy performance in Manhattan for $5? Week day performances are $5 and weekends $10. Drink were very reasonable too. Be prepared that the theatre is in the lower level so you do have to walk the stairs. We arrived early but were told to wait... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Would totally recommend a visit to UCB. I had heard about it years ago and with my upcoming trip looked into getting tickets. So got online and bought tickets one week from my show date. TICKETS ARE ONLY $10...Unheard of cheap fun in NYC. There isn't a drink minimum and all ages are allowed ( I believe). I had taken... More 

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Trempealeau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The front of the building is seedy. Some of the neighboring characters you walk by on your way in are shady looking, but who cares? You're in Manhattan being entertained by great comics who love their craft, respect the audience and are really there to make you laugh. The drinks, though of limited selection, are cheap as hell. Reserve a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I had a GREAT time here. Went to the East Village location. I know there are some mixed reviews on here but I think a lot of that depends on who's performing on the night that you go. I went on a night that they were hosting a HelloGiggles comedy night, which I think they do once a month. For... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very creative and really, really funny. Great writing and delivery!! We will return next time we are in NYC!

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I went there twice, first time in the summertime so the overly long line outside didn't bother me so. The show was ok, a couple of the guys from the group were talented, but most were relying on poking fun at the volunteer's average life to provoke humor and it was not impressive at all. Heavy profanity, of course, which... More 

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Address: Address: 307 W 26th St, New York City, NY
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