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Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

307 W 26th St, New York City, NY (Chelsea)
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Ranked #38 of 781 Nightlife in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Description: Sketch and improv comedy club.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I rated this a 4 because where else in NYC can you be entertained for an hour plus for only $5 ($10) on weekends. There are 2 UCB theaters, one one the west side and one on the east side. You should go online to see what's on. Can be hit or miss but can't beat the price. Not recommended... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We trekked down to the East Village and decided to take in an improv show. Glad we did it. This cats are fun to watch. I've never been to an improv but I'll definitely be back. Great stuff!!

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Millstone, New Jersey
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108 reviews 108 reviews
36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stopped in on a whim last Thursday night after hearing about it. As usual, some comedians were better than others, but it was a reasonably funny show (especially for only $5). I'll probably be back again in the future.

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panama city florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Great little theater with good comedians . Good cheap entertainment. Beer, wine and drinks were very reasonably priced. Never know who will show up maybe some of the crew from SNL.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

went to the sunday night "if you build it" show with the family. Kids had never been to see stand up before so we figured this would be good introduction, plus it was only $5 bucks so even if it was not good- no loss. We all really enjoyed the comics (although at some points I wanted to hide under... More

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Athens, GA
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My son and I have visited this theatre multiple times at the fashion district and the village locations. The village location is newer and has a better bar. The fashion district is dated, tired and the bar is a cooler. This does not detract from the experience. Highly recommend almost any show. All ages but tends toward a younger crowd.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We went to a 10:30pm $10 improv show on Friday night. It was shockingly bad.....so bad that we left after the first act. I've seen fantastic laugh-out-loud funny improved shows in Nashville, Chicago and London so I was psyched to read that this was the best place in NYC....extremely disappointing and not funny at all.....go somewhere else!!!!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

For $5.00 I went to the UCB East location and enjoyed the 1pm graduation show for improv. It was a great hour spent seeing new and upcoming talent. Comfortable seating, convenient location just minutes from the subway (Union Station). This is a must see for anyone visiting the city. Check out all the East Village has to offer with it's... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Great find and a real bargain at $10 each. We saw the curfew on Saturday night. Loved it! These guys are amazing. Drinks were also really reasonable, $4 for a beer. Forget the tourist trap comedy clubs with cover charges and 2 drink rules, this place is awesome. Only downside is queuing outside, so remember your brolly.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I've come to New York for two weeks to see as much improv and comedy as I can. As an aspiring comedian Upright Citizens was the place I wanted to go the most - only, I wasn't in time to get a reservation. I made sure I was early enough to be first in line but felt all the staff... More

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