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.

John Frusciante

John Frusciante is a writer, improviser, and stand-up comic. He can currently be seen every Saturday night at UCB East in the critically-acclaimed improvised show AIRWOLF: Let's Go Back To Your Place. He has also performed in ASSSSCAT 3000, HAROLD NIGHT, MAUDE NIGHT and with the UCB Touring Company where he regularly performs for college students all across the country.

John can also be heard every week as a regular guest on Citizen Radio, the international hit radio show hosted by Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny.

As a stand-up comic, John has performed at clubs and theaters all over NYC and recently opened for comedian Jamie Kilstein on a multi-city tour.

Writing credits include the web series "Vetting Mitt's Veeps," produced by UCBComedy, head writer for Slate.com's weekly web series, "Up In Your Business", and various sketch comedy groups at UCBTNY. John wrote the official walking tour of NYC's Bryant Park narrated by Matthew Broderick and produced by Soundwalk.com. He has written for the websites CollegeHumor.com, Cracked.com, AmplifierMagazine.com, and ToplessRobot.com. He also co-wrote the viral Internet video "BP Spills Coffee" which was seen on The Rachel Maddow Show.

He is not the guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.