Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre has affordable, comedy shows seven nights a week in NYC and LA. Watch the best improv, sketch and standup in the country. Our original comedy video productions have garnered the national spotlight. We also run the first nationally accredited improv and sketch comedy school in the country. For information on our courses, visit the Training Center.

Indie Cage Match
Sun January 27, 2013
7:30pm EST
153 East 3rd St.
New York, NY 10009


Indie Cage Match


Each week three of New York City's top indie improv teams duke it out to see who can do the best fully improvised show. The winning team returns the following week to defend their crown.

Hosted by Amey Goerlich and Ryan Karels.
Assisted by Evan Boshi and Jerah Milligan

What sets this competitive improv show apart is that the winner is determined by both audience vote and four improv judges with improve expertise. To win here you must impress the hoi polloi and the connoisseurs.
For scores, records, and stats for the current season as well as archives from the past, check out our blog.

-Each team gets 15 minutes to perform followed by fun and whimsical comments from the panel.
-This is an opportunity for indie teams (in contrast to theatre house teams). We define "indie team" as a team containing no more than  50% Harold or Lloyd team members.
-All team members must have taken at least Level 2 at UCB (or equivalent)
-Your starting cast list must remain the same. You cannot add members that are not in your original cast list if you win and continue to compete.  If you have cast missing for one they can join for other shows.
-Winner comes back to compete the following week.  Losing teams can submit again for a future spot.  
-Once a team has won three times in a row they get a future spot at CAGE MATCH NYC at UCB Chelsea; additionally, after three wins a team is retired from Indie Cage Match for that season.
-The winner is determined from both audience voting and voting from a panel of three judges. Each of the three judges gets one vote and the audience pick (as determined by a popular ballot vote at end of show) gets two votes.

To submit your team please send an email with full cast names and highest improv training level of each team member to indiecagematchucbeast AT gmail.com