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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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Most reasonably priced great night out in NYC!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Trempealeau, Wisconsin
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Trempealeau, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Went to the 'Tribe Called Yes' hip-hop improv hosted by a radio DJ Cipha Sounds. Mind you, this was my first improv show, and I was not too sure what to expect. Be prepared to laugh! The show was great and definitely worth the price. Arrive early to ensure a seat. If not, you will get suck standing on the... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went the the last Asscat3000 of 2014 - (improv show). Had a brilliant night, very funny. The venue reminded me a small dirty indie club and was expecting a band to play but didn't let me down. Beers and wine were cheap and cold, and the performers were right on top of the audience. Definitely recommend this place and will... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We visited twice in the one week. Once we realised our hotel was only a five minute walk away and just how affordable the tickets were we booked twice. The theater is an unassuming doorway leading to a basic basement theatre. In my experience it's rooms like this that you'll find the best comedy. I've yet to have my mind... More 

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Greater Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We tend to be more of a comedy family than Broadway shows and have been to several improv and comedy clubs. For the price, it was enjoyable. We saw Brian McCann - the best part was when he went off script and chatted with the crowd. His comedic brain shone through and had the crowd fully engaged - could have... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The Upright Citizens Brigade theater is a place that must not be missed. The theater, started by Amy Poehler, is a hotbed of comedic talent. I went to an improv show and enjoyed it immensely. The comics are so smart, quick on their feet and smooth....you will be more than entertained. Don't miss this!

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Luray, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were so excited to see some good comedy. The UCB was very disappointing. We were ready for the show to be over very early on. Atmosphere was lacking & it is a good thing tickets were only $10, otherwise it would have been really bad.

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