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Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre - 21 Reviews - 266 W 37th St # 12, New York, NY - Theater Reviews - Phone (212) 366-9176

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

266 W 37th St # 12 (at nr. Eighth Ave.)
New York, NY 10001
(212) 366-9176
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Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre - New York, NY


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This is a great place to watch hilarious shows, like the free Sunday night Assscat performances which often feature fun folks like Tina Fey or Amy Pohler. The other shows are also...


This has nothing to do with the shows here -- frankly, I have found them to be hit or miss. If you are willing to spend $5-$10 and sit through some comedy, you may find yourself ...

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Hilariousness 9/21/2010

Looking for a good improv comedy joint in the city? Check out the UCB, with the cast of comedy centrals SWC and the UCB, top improv comedy for $5 a show. you cant beat it. more

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Good comedy, Great price 8/4/2006

The Upright Citizens Brigade on West 26th Street is a small theater where one can study improv, or perform it! Last night, we saw a performance of "Surprise Party" with Greg & Lou. For $5 a seat, I didn't expect much, and thought if it stinks, I can easily leave the theater. It was located one flight below street level and was a much larger theater than I expected. Seats were movie-theater style , on a slant so all could see the stage, and though over-used, not too bad on the comfort level! My $5 was getting me a pretty good deal. Then the performance started - it was funny, no, it was hysterical, and great acting! These two guys each take on multiple personas and characters, all of them equally strong, and interesting, and very DIFFERENT. They were believable, funny as hell to watch, and very creative. I was so impressed I stayed for a second show that I didn't know my ticket allowed me. It wasn't quite as good, but it had its definite moments and was pretty darn funny, and hey, the guys stripped naked at the end, so I can't complain! :-) Surprise Party is on again August 10th and 17th - visit for reservations. more

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What is that I smell 3/19/2006

This has nothing to do with the shows here -- frankly, I have found them to be hit or miss. If you are willing to spend $5-$10 and sit through some comedy, you may find yourself laughing hysterically. Or you may find yourself wishing you sat on the aisle in the side seats so that you could sneak away without drawing too much attention to yourself. This is about the venue. When the UCB lost its garage-door-closeable home just south of here, it gained space. And a better (sort of) lobby. And more bathrooms. But it also gained a musty smell that sometimes sticks to your jacket even after you have left the show. If that happens to you, I hope you went to a show where you laughed a lot. Otherwise you got screwed. more

the epicenter of improv & sketch (& solo) shows 9/22/2005

The Upright Citizens Brigade (aka UCB) is a multi-headed hydra: school, performance space, house troupe. Don't expect a fancy setting, but expect to see everyone who's anyone (or who will be anyone, or who already is someone, and is dropping in) perform in group and solo shows. The prices are gentle, and the shows are frequent--even if you don't have a recommendation, you might enjoy just showing up, since the quality is, if not uniformly high, always pretty high. more

Best Improv NY has to offer 8/16/2005

Any night of the week, you will find top quality, side-splitting performances at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater. Professionals trained by the very best have honed their acts to bring you sure-hitting shows. The best night to go is on Sunday, when their hour-long Asssscat shows three times, starting at 7:30PM. There's a free show at 9PM, but for guaranteed seats without an hour+ line wait, reserve in advance. Also, if you have the guts, the classes offered through the theater are quite enjoyable. more
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  • Sketch and improv comedy club.


  • Once upon a time, way back in the '90s, the Upright Citizens Brigade used funds from its Comedy Central show to open a theater. Today, the UCBT boasts seating for 140, a larger stage and two video...

  • 8/22/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Chelsea, Garment District