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.


ASSSSCAT is the Upright Citizens Brigade's improv juggernaut that has played to critical acclaim and sold out audiences across the country.  So what exactly is ASSSSCAT?  Well, it starts with a group of improv comedians currently working in film and television taking the stage accompanied by a special guest monologist. Some guest monologists are talented celebrities, others are screwed up weirdos.  Either way, they usually have great stories to tell.  We take a suggestion from the audience, then the show begins.  The special guest shares off-the-cuff thoughts, feelings, and personal remembrances inspired by the suggestion.  The improvisers in turn use this impromptu monologue as fodder for a series of high octane, balls-to-the-wall improvised sketches that have made this show one of the longest running improv shows in the history of the world.

Featuring a rotating cast of: Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Sean Conroy, Andrew Daly, Lauren Lapkus, Joe Wengert and Zach Woods, plus special guest improvisers and monologist.

"unbelievably funny" -LA Times

"Best of LA: Best Improv" -Los Angeles Magazine

"Best of LA: Best Improv Show" -LA Weekly Readers Poll

"Among improv people today, the gold standard is a group called ASSSSCAT" -Vice Magazine

"To Do" -defamer.com

"Some of the funniest, sickest, most radical comedy" -Frontiers Magazine

"Where to take a date for free -- without looking cheap" -Metromix

"The best deal in comedy. The best performers, the best improv." -LAist.com

Saturday show info:

Saturday ASSSSCAT tickets may be purchased in advance using PayPal.

There are no physical tickets to claim, simply show your receipt (printed or displayed on a mobile device) and ticket holder’s photo ID for admission to the show.  We will begin checking in customers roughly 20 minutes before showtime.  Pre-paid tickets unclaimed 5 minutes before show time may be redistributed.  Late arrivals may not be granted entry due to disruption of the performance.  Please allow time for traffic, weather and parking.


Sunday FREE show info:

Most Sundays ASSSSCAT is FREE but reservations are not accepted.

Customers arriving before the theatre is open for seating (roughly 15 minutes before showtime) will be asked to line up outside the theatre. Please line single-file along the curb and leave sidewalk clear for all pedestrian traffic.

Seating is general admission (first-come, first served) so patrons first in line will have first choice of seating.

Upcoming Performances

Sat October 25, 2014

8:00pm EDT
5919 Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 908-8702


This performance is sold out.

Sun October 26, 2014

7:30pm EDT
5919 Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 908-8702


This performance does not accept reservations.