Indie Cage Match

Sunday, October 1 2017


UCBT East Village

153 East 3rd St, New York, NY 10009

NOTE: UCB Students can enter for free to this show by waiting on the stand-by line. Purchase a ticket to guarantee entrance.


(Plus $1.00/ticket transaction fee)

×1 ticket = $5

There will be a standby line for this show

Who's the best team on the indie scene? You tell us. Every week, three of New York City's top indie improv teams converge onstage to see who can deliver the best fully improvised show. The champ is chosen solely by the audience vote so the future's in your hands!
The winning team will come back the following week to defend their title and after three wins, they head off to the big show: Cage Match at UCB Chelsea, the OG of improv competitions.
Hosted by The Mannequin Room (Lou Gonzalez, Chrissie Gruebel and Brian Urreta). 
Check out for all the details on the current season as well as archives from the past.

Rules of Indie Cage Match 
- Each team gets 15 minutes to perform
- A winner will be determined solely by audience vote
- The winning team will return the following week to defend their title
- After three wins, a team will be retired from ICM for that season and receive a slot at Cage Match NYC at UCBT Chelsea

How to submit your team for Indie Cage Match:
- All team members must have completed the core curriculum (Improv 101-401) at UCB Theatre or the equivalent at another theater
- All teams must perform long-form improv 
- No team may have more than 50% of its members be current Harold or Lloyd Night performers or the equivalent at another theater
- Teams asked to compete at ICM will be chosen at the discretion of the UCB Theatre
For more information on how to submit your team, please email [email protected].