Welcome to the

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre



Learn improv comedy from some of the best improvisers in the world. Students will be taken from the fundamentals of improv and focus on game-based comedic scenes and the Long Form structure known as the “Harold.”

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Master how to write a variety of sketch comedy formats under the direction of proven experts at the Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center. You’ll experience what it’s like to develop scripts on your own, as a group, and the value of finding the “game” in your sketches.


At UCB, you can take online courses covering a variety of subjects including writing television pilots, screenplays, sitcom spec scripts, acting workshops, musical improv, voiceover, storytelling, casting workshops, and more.

About UCB

The Upright Citizens Brigade is home for all things comedy. Whether you’re interested in writing, performing, becoming a stronger public speaker, or just love seeing comedy, UCB has you covered! Our highly trained faculty represents the best writers and performers working in comedy today. Over the last several years, the Upright Citizens Brigade have developed a unique unified curriculum that is constantly updated and improved by the best improvisers in the world.

The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre was founded by Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh in 1999 in New York City and has since expanded to Los Angeles. The UCB Theatre offers comedy in the form of improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy every night of the week.



Opening Weekend Tickets are Live

UCB is BACK! After what feels like an eternity, we’re returning to Franklin with “UCB Homecoming” on Friday, September 30th…