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.

Andy Beckerman

Andy Beckerman has been writing and performing comedy in New York City since 2009 and most recently wrote things for "The Pete Holmes Show", a new talk show on TBS. He also writes for music magazines like Dusted and comedy sites like AdultSwim.com and Splitsider, and writes and produces short films and independent pilots, which including a sci-fi musical and a series of pretty dumb cartoons that netted him the Channel 101 award for "Best Failed Pilot" in 2012.

Andy produces and hosts the popular interview podcast Beginnings about the creative origins of writers and performers. From 2011 to 2013, Beginnings was also taped live monthly at UCB East and can now be found live there intermittently. Previously, Andy worked with his friend Mark as a duo named Wrestling Team. They produced a number of stages shows, including the musicals Rockefeller Centaur and The Creep Twins - both of which were featured at the Boston Comedy Arts Festival - and videos, including the Channel 101 series Cents and Cents' Abilities. Their spec pilot Grumpkin Hollow was a finalist in the 2012 New York Television Festival/Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition.