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Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

Comedy Club, Performing Arts Venue, and Theater
Los Feliz, Los Angeles
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  • Jill A.
    "ASSSSCAT on Saturday nights is never a letdown."(5 Tips)
    John F.
    "Always hilarious."(6 Tips)
    melissa s.
    "The Wedensday night Facebook show is my favorite."(3 Tips)
    garrett b.
    "Go to Comedy Death Ray."(3 Tips)
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  • Michael K.
    Love coming to this place. You can always see someone you know, or find new up and comers. Historic place.
  • JNET
    JNETJune 6, 2016
    Best place for a good laugh wo breaking the bank. Go often!
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GaldiJuly 10, 2015
    Some of the sketches are hit and miss, but always a good time. Sometimes you'll get some really funny (and semi-famous) comedians!
  • Chris C.
    Chris CooksonApril 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Even if ASSSSCAT is sold out weeks in advance online, come a few hours early and buy a ticket to any of their other improv shows. Add your name to the wait list, you'll very likely get in to the show!
  • Hillary N.
    Hillary NoelleApril 13, 2015
    So great! Shows all day, most for $5 or free. Love it love it. Good cheap fun.
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥November 28, 2014
    Hilarious shows at reasonable prices
  • D C.
    D CAugust 27, 2014
    Best improv on the west coast
  • Melinda J.
    Melinda JacksonAugust 24, 2014
    BYOB but hide it. Sometimes huge stars pop in on the shows. Never know who you are going to get.
  • Blake M.
    Blake MeierAugust 8, 2014
    Asssssscat! Go on Sunday and it is free.
  • Hallie C.
    Hallie CApril 20, 2014
    Must stand behind the pink chalk line.
  • Bryan W.
    Bryan WesthoffMarch 17, 2014
    Great place to buy a tire iron and three ring binders.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MiraulaFebruary 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Make reservations because shows definitely sell out.
  • Jason W.
    Jason WeinerFebruary 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    See last day of school and convoy on Thursday night ... It will change your mind.
  • Pablo M.
    Pablo MaganaFebruary 10, 2014
    Great place for a late Sunday night date.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinJanuary 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get there 30-45 minutes before your show to sit in the front. It's quietly BYO so pop over to Oaks Gourmet for a beer to bring in.
  • Michael P.
    Michael PetraliaDecember 30, 2013
    Just find an interesting show and go.
  • Fred S.
    Fred Stevens-SmithNovember 9, 2013
    Don't bring booze. If you do, hide that shit. Biddies.
  • Sofija D.
    Sofija DutcherOctober 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap or free entertainment 7 nights a week. Always amazing. And the best parking situation I've encountered. There's always a spot on the street.
  • Kim J.
    Kim JohnsonSeptember 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    See #whatwouldneyoncedo It's clever and fun! Good time
  • Bobby C.
    Bobby CeeAugust 20, 2013
    Only either really skinny people or slightly chubby people do improv comedy. Just an observation
  • Alexa F.
    Alexa FeuermanAugust 17, 2013
    SWARM was not very funny. A few chuckles here and there, but I wouldn't see it again.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezAugust 17, 2013
    This place is a firetrap. Make sure you identify the exits.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezAugust 17, 2013
    Don't come in Friday or Saturday. Lines ridiculous and parking is worse.
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesAugust 1, 2013
    See up-and-coming comedians for $10 or less.
  • Write for Hollywood
    Write for HollywoodJuly 11, 2013
    Get your funny on. Free your mind to let the funny in. Try it, you might love it.
  • Bo L.
    Bo LiebmanJuly 1, 2013
    good place for a fun, inexpensive date night
  • Brent G.
    Brent GarripeeJune 2, 2013
    Almost every show is funny. Love this place. Better than most movies.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyApril 30, 2013
    Cagematch, Facebook, Harold Night, Maude Night. ASSSSCAT, Last Day of School, Shitty Jobs and so many more great weekly shows to see here! Plus, you might spot a celebrity! Read more
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteApril 19, 2013
    Generally unfunny; failed to fill me with mirth when the world is crumbling all around.
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GerdesApril 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    UCB is always a great time! If you're looking for a laugh go see any show! Check out a student show and support them and their hard work.
  • Brian M.
    Brian ManningFebruary 23, 2013
    See Jon Gabrus! Just hilarious.
  • Paull Y.
    Paull YoungFebruary 23, 2013
    If @jongabrus is performing you're in luck!
  • Nick H.
    Nick HardyJanuary 23, 2013
    Doug Loves Movies! Bring a name tag.
  • Mars S.
    Mars SanfordJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sentimental Lady on Saturday, Last Day/Convoy Thurs are both excellent!
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJanuary 11, 2013
    Go see "Last Day of School" and "Convoy." for $5 at 11 p.m. on Thursdays - two of the most seasoned and reliably hilarious improv teams in town. Also offering affordable and excellent improv classes! Read more
  • Zach B.
    Zach BehrensJanuary 2, 2013
    If you want a show that will really make you laugh, do the Friday night improv musical at 11 p.m. If they can sing and improvise, you know they're good.
  • Chad M.
    Chad MillerOctober 20, 2012
    Get here a few minutes early so you don't have to valet park. If you want to be even cheaper, take your clothes off at birds.
  • Liza A.
    Liza AgsaludOctober 15, 2012
    A.S.S.C.A.T. is the best show at UCB
  • Zach Z.
    Zach ZuckerOctober 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If there was one thing I could do all day every day, it would be to live in the UCB Theatre. By far the best experience you'll have out here in terms of comedy,, improv, and theatre overall
  • qwertney
    qwertneyOctober 1, 2012
    The 11:00 PM show on Thursday nights is a must-see: Convoy and The Last Day of School txt Message Show. Get your tickets early, because it sells out! Get there early, too!
  • katie z.
    katie zhuAugust 31, 2012
    Convoy is excellent.
  • Praveen Y.
    Praveen YalamanchiJuly 26, 2012
    Improv Cage Match videos are at http://YouTube.com/thecagematch
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthJuly 9, 2012
    Make a reservation on the UCB website to guarantee seating. For popular shows, get there a half hour early or risk getting stuck in a seat with an obstructed view. Read more
  • Demeter Interactive
    Demeter InteractiveJune 13, 2012
    The Wednesday Facebook show is hilarious. Be careful what you post before you go!
  • Antone H.
    Antone HammersApril 9, 2012
    Yeaaaaaa.... Get there early.
  • Sherilee S.
    Sherilee SMarch 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    go see "the smokes" (:
  • Annie S.
    Annie SMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    There really isn't a bad show here. All are fantastic! And support those grad shows ;)
  • Mark D.
    Mark DiengerJanuary 15, 2012
    Grab a six pack from Oaks Gourmet to drink in line and during the show.
  • Melissa S.
    Melissa StefaniniNovember 22, 2011
    If you're going for the free ASSSSCAT show @ 730 on a Sunday, get in line at least an hour early.
  • Eric S.
    Eric SchwartzNovember 14, 2011
    OMGZZ ROFL LMAO
  • Kim H.
    Kim Hannah-PraterSeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab a drink at Birds bar and restaurant next door before the show.
  • Jenna G.
    Jenna GagnonSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    You really can't go wrong with the free Doug Loves Movies podcast tapings at 7:30 on Tuesday nights. Get in line early (usually starts forming around 5) and make an awesome name tag!
  • uSell
    uSellAugust 24, 2011
    Laugh cheaply! If you come on the first Wednesday of every month, it’s free!
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HickmanJuly 23, 2011
    Expect lines.
  • Cory N.
    Cory NelsonJuly 17, 2011
    Shitty jobs is the best comedy money can buy, and what else is there to do on a sunday night
  • Mitchell K.
    Mitchell KaplanJune 23, 2011
    No-frills venue for great improv and stand-up. Read more
  • Greta A.
    Greta AndersonMay 21, 2011
    Give yourself time to Park...Street Parking Only!!
  • Carly W.
    Carly WordenMay 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Garfunkle & Oats Show is great!
  • Ed K.
    Ed KwonApril 21, 2011
    Facebook night on weds!
  • Gigi
    GigiApril 4, 2011
    www.discountheroes.com (assscat musical guest 4/3/11) Like the discount heroes on FB and listen to their new EP on Reverb Nation. Very funny show!!!!!
  • D@n S.
    D@n S.February 28, 2011
    Marc Maron's package is out of this world!
  • Stephen P.
    Stephen PerlsteinFebruary 27, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Go see The Smokes, Every Monday at 7pm. Always great, only $5 bucks, arguably the best show UCB has. Seriously go.
  • Fast Company
    Fast CompanyFebruary 14, 2011
    Adam McKay, co-founder of Funny or Die (a 2011 Most Innovative Company), was also a founding member of this comedy club, whose alumni include Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, and Jack McBrayer.
  • Kelly D.
    Kelly DJanuary 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    ASSSSCAT is free every Sunday. Get in line by 6:30 for a decent seat. Don't park at Gelson's, but pop in to get some alcohol to take in with you.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyDecember 3, 2010
    LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Best Lessons In Hilarity!
  • Patrick K.
    Patrick KlepekOctober 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Asssssscat + Comedy Death Ray
  • Simon S.
    Simon SidiSeptember 10, 2010
    Get here early for standby tickets for Dylan Moran
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler SchwartzAugust 18, 2010
    Ive just moved to LA from NYC and I gotta know which UCB rocks more socks, and tells more violent jokes involving kittens. If you have to ask, you dont know...
  • Oded R.
    Oded RosenblumAugust 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Wednesday night Cagematch is never predictable, always a blast. For $5, it almost feels like you're sneaking in. You might want to come 30-45 minutes ahead so you can get a good seat. Also, parking is
  • Paul O.
    Paul OJuly 20, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Home of the World's Smallest Men's Room! And the world's smallest men.
  • IFC
    IFCJuly 6, 2010
    LA: The UCB showcases sketch comedy at its best. Pay a $5 cover for access to comedy's future stars! -IFC Staff
  • M D.
    M Del BarrioJuly 3, 2010
    You Fascinate Me with Jimmy Pardo is the BEST SHOW EVER!
  • Chelsea B.
    Chelsea BJune 28, 2010
    Shitty Jobs! Hilarious!!! At 11 on sunday nights! Make sure you come early!!
  • Keith
    KeithMay 27, 2010
    Parking sucks, come 45 minutes ahead of showtime so you can find a space and get in line. Theater isn't well ventilated, on a crowded night you'll want to strip down to a t-shirt.
  • Gary
    GaryApril 15, 2010
    Facebook night is every Wednesday & is a must. Always sells out. Buy tickets online @ http://losangeles.ucbtheatre.com/shows/913
  • Riley R.
    Riley RobbinsApril 4, 2010
    Comedy girls don't wear a ton of cosmetica but make up for it by being surprisingly morally flexible.
  • lee s.
    lee schnellerApril 1, 2010
    Joe Lewis lives here
  • garrett b.
    garrett brownMarch 30, 2010
    Go to Comedy Death Ray. Read more
  • Rebecca
    RebeccaMarch 19, 2010
    This is the best place in the world.
  • chris h.
    chris henkelFebruary 17, 2010
    Parking can be tough and they love to tow cars from that area. Best to spring for valet.
  • justin J.
    justin JohnsonJanuary 28, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Bring your own beer. Just make sure to put it in a bag so they don't see it when you walk in.
  • Mano A.
    Mano AgapionJanuary 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Though all nights are great, make sure to see Last Day of School!
  • David D.
    David DouglassJanuary 15, 2010
    Comedy Death Ray = safe bet for $5 Read more
  • Pete B.
    Pete BergJanuary 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The Birthday Boys and A Kiss From Daddy show first Wednesday of every month. Best sketch comedy show in LA!
  • Dan S.
    Dan ShottJanuary 7, 2010
    Here seeing the birthday boys. Check them out!
  • Jill A.
    Jill AdelphiaDecember 20, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    ASSSSCAT on Saturday nights is never a letdown. (And carpool.)
  • John F.
    John FransellaNovember 23, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    The Facebook show on Wednesdays is a must-see; Get tickets a few days in advance - $5. Line up no later than 30 minutes before the show starts. Bring food, booze, whatever. Always hilarious. Read more
  • Corwin
    CorwinOctober 28, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Parking is a BEAST. Plan at least an hour in advance. There's always the Bourgeois Pig for coffee or Birds for drinks and snacks right next door...or you could just catch an earlier show.
  • Mike S.
    Mike SteinOctober 19, 2009
    Sunday night shows @ 7:30 and 11:00 are free.
  • Stephen J.
    Stephen JonesOctober 2, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    Go to UCB Theater on Tuesday nights for Comedy Death-Ray, the best night of stand-up in LA, just $5. (Buy tickets on Fridays at noon. They sell out fast!)
  • Philippe I.
    Philippe IujvidinSeptember 30, 2009
    Street paking only. Get here early.
  • Katy H.
    Katy HardySeptember 12, 2009
    Though the sketch here is usually pretty good, try to make an improv night instead.
  • melissa s.
    melissa stettenSeptember 9, 2009
    The Wedensday night Facebook show is my favorite. Monday night Harold teams are really funny. Thursday night Last Day of School and Convoy are so smart and funny.
  • Derek H.
    Derek HousmanMay 16, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Take in a show, they're super cheap (Only $5) and almost always funny!
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