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Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

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Address: 307 W 26th St, New York City, NY 10001-5812
Phone Number: 2123669231
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Sketch and improv comedy club.

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Exciting atmosphere and good show

I love improv comedy. Orlando's SAK Comedy Lab is the bar I set for any experience at this point. I would put UCB right under the SAK Comedy experience in Orlando. Great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nate D
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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't really understand improv, but this was enjoyable. Great value for $5 and pretty neat to see where some of the greats got their start!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As regulars of the Edinburgh Fringe and as first time visitors to Manhattan it was only natural that we wanted to pay a visit to the UCB. At only $5 the snatch impressions show(8pm 07/26) East Village proved to be very good value for money. Although a little off the beaten track for us New York newbies it was very... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great evening of improve theater or standup comedy for less than $10! Located at 8th Ave and 26th St under (yes in the basement under) the grocery store! They sell beer, no food allowed. Worth every penny!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love improv comedy. Orlando's SAK Comedy Lab is the bar I set for any experience at this point. I would put UCB right under the SAK Comedy experience in Orlando. Great theater, great experience, good comics. We went to the Law Firm show on Friday night. Guys were funny, for sure. Show was a little niche and not broad... More 

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a rather small theatre. They have a number of different shows. We visited on "days of our lives show" where 4 people each told a true and funny story. It was mildly entertaining one hour show. At $5:00 it was very cheap entertainment, but I am sure there are so many funnier and better things to do in... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard good things about this place from online reviews, so my wife and I went here last week. The two acts we saw were very much like extended SNL skits, but the trouble was they just weren't funny. The performers were all young and energetic. I just wanted to laugh more. Maybe it was an off night, so... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

So reasonably priced and super fun if your like emerging comedy. This is not a standup club. It feels like Second City and SNL have a farm team here and they are funny. Don't come to listen for punchlines and one liners-this is the art of comedy. Well done Ms. Fey! Wish I lived in NYC just to be able... More 

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Heusden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

With some hesitation we entered the UCB theatre, located at a place where you would never expect a comedy theatre, but what a great experience, pure and intense; disarming!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited the venue to experience NYC improv. Tickets were free and we were not told of a drink minimum so overall pretty cheap visit. Mateo, our host, was very funny. He is Sicilian and hilarious. Lots of audience interaction. The performers were just ok but Mateo carried the show. Wouldn't probably go back unless I knew... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We loved our show at the UCB Theatre. We saw Indie Cage Match at the East Village Location. It featured three independent teams that did 20-ish minute improv shows. The audience then got to vote. We thought it was HILARIOUS. Pretty cool to be at the improv club started by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. For those wondering, there were... More 

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