UCB Theater

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

Comedy Club, Performing Arts Venue, and Indie Theater · Chelsea
307 W 26th St (at 8th Ave), New York, NY 10001, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 2:00 PM–Midnight
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. NFC Payments & American Express)

The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, originally brought to New York in 1996, has earned itself the reputation as New York City's best comedy club, bringing world-renowned comedy acts, classes, and open mics to New Yorkers for over a decade...


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    Hao L.
    "Arrive an hour early for good seats to 7:30 ASSSSCAT."(11 Tips)
    The Corcoran Group
    "Friday nights see The Stepfathers..."(7 Tips)
    Chris S.
    "Whiplash on Monday nights is one of the best free shows in the city."(7 Tips)
    Omar J.
    "To see great improv, come see Harold night on Tuesdays at 8pm"(4 Tips)
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  • asssscat
  • harold night
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  • good for a late night
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  • Emily K.

    Worth taking a gamble on an unfamiliar show, drop ins are constant.

    Emily Kane · 1 week ago
  • Anissa

    Free show Sundays at 9:30pm. Tickets are distributed at 8:15pm

    Anissa · 3 weeks ago
  • Annie Q.

    Any place where Amy Schumer randomly shows up is a treasure.

    Annie Quintana · 3 weeks ago
  • Marissa S.

    Get there earlier then you think. The lines get long real quick.

    Marissa Stuart · October 27
  • Jay

    See an improv or sketch show here.

    Jay · October 18
  • Rachel S.

    Always a great cheap night out! Grandmas ashes on sat night is amazing!

    Rachel Smith · October 16
  • Richie S.

    Asssscat 3000 free show (9:30) was awesome. Get in line around 6:50 with friends (and other things to help kill time), get tix at 8:15, eat/drink, come back at 9:15, sit down, and laugh your ass off.

    Richie Stark · October 8
  • Florence N.

    Asssscat show

    Florence Nguyen · October 8
  • Jackson I.

    Sometimes hit, sometimes miss.

    Jackson Isaacson · September 17
  • Kelsey G.

    Good for dates!

    Kelsey G · July 12
  • Migs

    Wish they had microphones to let everyone hear clearly - good show though

    Migs · June 20
  • drew t.

    My favorite show is Gravid Water, the last Monday of every month.

    drew tarvin · May 25
  • Mike O.

    "Terry Withers Mysteries" is a hilarious improv show. Catch it if you get a chance.

    Mike O'Sullivan · May 19
  • Garima K.

    Went here for standup and it was not great. Go to comedy cellar for standup instead

    Garima Kapoor · May 12
  • Matt A.

    Multiple comedy shows a night, seven nights a week. Cheap drinks. Cash only.

    Matt Aromando · April 30
  • Christen C.

    Great space and an awesome crowd. The #deaddadsclub was an amazingly funny and touching performance

  • Jill H.

    Every show will be good + $10 or less 💁

    Jill Hornstein · April 16
  • Luke W.

    Great shows every night and if you go during the week days the lines are short. Improv Nerds Jam is definitely staying after Improv Nerds.

    Luke Wang · March 24
  • Robin J.

    If you are a lady into improv, you MUST go to the monthly Lady Jam. Such a fun, supportive and creative environment.

    Robin Johannsen · March 16
  • Amanda T.

    cheap comedy almost every night

    Amanda Theiler · February 27
  • Lindsay R.

    I love the UCB. Definitely catch a show whenever you're in town. FUN!

    Lindsay Rose · February 23
  • Kavita B.

    Saw the 30 rock guys do improv for $5 and they were great!

    Kavita Baba · January 13
  • Alice A.

    Great string of stand-up comedy on the cheap $5 after midnight. Not far from Barcade (Bar X Gaming Arcade) if you need to kill a few hours before the show!

    Alice Andersen · December 28, 2014
  • Ben G.

    How many S's are in ASSSSCAT? (Four.)

    Ben G · December 28, 2014
  • asli c.

    awesome place, great comedy

    asli calisir · December 11, 2014
  • Ryan D.

    Check out Grandma's Ashes (improv team) on Saturday night and ASSCAT 3000 on Sunday. Your best bet at a celebrity appearance is ASSCAT.

    Ryan DeNardo · December 1, 2014
  • Simon

    Comedy, laughs, improv

    Simon · October 26, 2014
  • Chris M.

    Just had a very bad experience here. They refused to refund an online credit card transaction that redundantly went through, though it was no fault of my own. That's very bad business.

    Chris McDougal · October 10, 2014
  • Greg M.

    Mecca for emerging comics in the United States. If you want to be ahead of all your friends and see people before they become household names get here immediately.

    Greg Maughan · September 7, 2014
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Best comedy club in the village..

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · September 5, 2014
  • Amanda J.

    Comedy at it's finest.

    Amanda Jabes · August 28, 2014
  • Griselda S.

    There's no greater place on Earth. Gravid Water is amazing and if you come out for Channel 101 you won't be disappointed. There's ImproVSstandup, I'd go on but there's just too much.

    Griselda Schwidlmeyer · August 26, 2014
  • David M.

    This place is a comedy nerd's dream. Special guest stars are always possible. Take a food look at the performers on stage. You'll soon see them on TV.

    David Morar · August 23, 2014
  • John S.

    Make reservations in advance on their website. Arrive early for your show and bring an umbrella if it's likely to rain because they queue everyone on the street.

    John Swords · August 22, 2014
  • Andres M.

    THE CURFEW show was F*ing unbelievable!!!

    Andres Martin · August 19, 2014
  • Jackson G.

    Whiplash on Mondays at 11 is awesome and free. If you get in line 60-45 minutes before the show you will get great seats.

    Jackson Gallagher · August 12, 2014
  • Matt D.

    I don't think there is a more hit or miss place in the city. Roll the dice, take your chance.

    Matt Dorville · August 10, 2014
  • Andrew K.

    If you like funny things, you should come here. If you like grocery store basements, you should definitely come here. See everything you can!

    Andrew Krepow · August 6, 2014
  • Renato B.

    Always a good time here! Stop by Moda Espresso & Wine bar before the show. Free Italian appetizers with the wine!

    Renato Besabe · June 26, 2014
  • Jisu P.

    $10 for a ticket. Totally worth it!! They are all hilarious. If you are going to a weekend show at night, make sure to get there early because the line gets extremely long.

    Jisu P · June 5, 2014
  • Greg D.

    Reserve your tickets online and get in line 30 mins before the show starts. Cash only.

    Greg Dougherty · May 30, 2014
  • Hannah Serena G.

    Best improv in New York, period. Come on a weekday to avoid crowds and a weekend to say hi to Amy and Seth.

    Hannah Serena Goldstein · April 5, 2014
  • Rémi J.

    Best comedy show in NYC.

    Rémi Jacques · February 26, 2014
  • Rebecca B.

    No credit cards and pricy cocktails

    Rebecca Bradley · January 12, 2014
  • Alessandra R.

    You'll cry from laughter at UCB! Admission is just $10 or you can wait to get in for free!

    Alessandra R · November 14, 2013
  • Mary M.

    We got there at 7:30 to wait in line for tickets to the 9:30 free show on Sunday (they pass them out at 8:15) and were put on standby, but still got in. If you want to be sure to get in, show up early

    Mary Muller · November 11, 2013
  • Justin F.

    Get a reservation and show up early or it is standing room only.

    Justin Fusilier · August 25, 2013
  • StageBuddy

    Show up early especially for free shows, otherwise you may not get in! Read more

    StageBuddy · August 8, 2013
  • StageBuddy

    Don't take it personally when they herd you out and away from the theater after the show. The Molly Wee Pub on 8th ave is a great place to have drinks after. Read more

    StageBuddy · August 2, 2013
  • StageBuddy

    A less talked about show that you have to see is Doppelganger Read more

    StageBuddy · August 2, 2013

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