Watching live shows is one of the best ways for students to hone in on the concepts taught in our classes. As a student at the Upright Citizens Brigade, you’re permitted to see any show for free as long as there are seats available!



  • Before the show you’d like to see, head to UCB Franklin to add your name to the ‘Student Standby’ list.
  • Have your UCB Class Enrollment email ready to confirm with the staff
  • When doors are open for the show, just follow staff instructions and wait to the right side of the entrance. To keep things easy, please do not stand in the ticketed line.
  • Based on available seating, staff will call from the ‘Student Standby’ list for first-come first-served FREE student entry!
  • Student Standby is available for signups starting one hour before the first show of the night.



  • To request a free student reservation for a show ahead of time, please email [email protected]
  • You can reserve a free student comp for one show at a time within one week of the show with your registered student email
  • If your plans change and you can no longer attend, please email [email protected] by noon on the day of the show to cancel your reservation
  • Shows will have a set number of student tickets available for email reservations (In general, Harold/Lloyd/Maude/Betty will have a higher number of reservations available).


PLEASE NOTE: Your odds are good at the door. There is almost always room for 5, 10, sometimes 15 students right before show-time. Even if an event says ‘Sold Out’ online, Student Standby can frequently fill extra seats and also snag seats from no-shows.

With the re-introduction of ASSSSCAT, all ASSSSCAT shows will be publicly ticketed only and are excluded  from student reservations or student standby.

If you’d like to see an ASSSSCAT show, please purchase a ticket online or at the door