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Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

307 W 26th St, New York City, NY (Chelsea)
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Ranked #37 of 781 Nightlife in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Description: Sketch and improv comedy club.
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London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Mostly funny show, enjoyed it, shame Janeane Garofalo cancelled late as the host. Cheap tickets, cheap beer, young and fun crowd, and you can warm up with a drink at Trailer Park Lounge. The decor there is as on a par with the Uprights show for comedy value. Enjoyed the visit but it's not a major standout in a city... More

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Singapore!
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I went to the one in the east side, and I thought it was very entertaining. There were some high school students in the audience from Canada I think, and when a comedian made jokes about a sensitive issue, they all got up and walked out, about 20 people. I guess some jokes are not funny at all, but if... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
6 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great night out & excellent value for money. There is beer & wine available in the venue at a reasonable cost. We couldn't see, with a hasty glance, many options in the area for a drink beforehand. Talented cast & they kept us laughing. Would be only too happy to go again.

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Dublin, Ireland
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We went to the Chelsea venue of the UCB twice on our recent trip to New York. The first night was a $5 mid week improv show and the 2nd was the Friday Night $10 Law Firm improv show. I'd never been to see improv before or, to be honest, had any inclination to. I didn't really get the concept.... More

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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 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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36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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evanston
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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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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