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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

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 August 1, 2016
Nate D
Baltimore, Maryland
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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My second visit to the UCB Chelsea Theater and again a thoroughly entertaining show. Brilliant Cast, some of them actually appear in the Terrific Movie; "Don't Think Twice" doing the best improv in NYC!! The theater is small and intimate and each show sells out especially at the affordable admission charges Again, this is Improv!! People coming to UCB expecting... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

its very rare that ive walked oit of a comedy/improv show frowning ! sadly a visit to UCB was one! i understand Improv is a gamble.. depending on the cast it could be a great show or a total disaster ! the space as such is small, but prices very affordable. so makes the gamble worth a try !

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been several times. Though some shows are better than others, I've always had a good experience. My biggest thing is that I love that it's CHEAP. And they don't do that "mandatory" drink thing that a lot of other comedy places do. You get what you pay for and that is fun, cheap entertainment. Very impressed with the talent,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun and inexpensive NY entertainment. Great value for the money and a fun night out. It isn't glamorous but it was low-key and pretty funny!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 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 August 8, 2016 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 

Thank CarolannMoon
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 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 August 1, 2016

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 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 July 23, 2016

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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