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.

Zhubin Parang

Zhubin Parang is an Emmy award-winning writer and comedian living in New York City. He is currently a writer for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.

He has been studying improvisation and sketch at the UCB Theatre since 2005, under teachers including Charlie Todd, Anthony King, Billy Merritt, Shannon O'Neill, Zach Woods and Neil Casey. He is an alum of the Maude teams Thunder Gulch and Charlemagne and the Harold teams Raynard and The Bishop.

Prior to moving to New York, he was a house player with the Washington Improv Theater in Washington, D.C, performing on the longform teams Jackie and Dr. Fantastic. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center in that city, and of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

His writing has been featured in McSweeney's, The Onion, and The Morning News.