Indie Cage Match

Sunday, December 23 2018


UCBT East Village

153 East 3rd St, New York, NY 10009

Once a month, your Indie Cage Match hosts Brief Dragon take you outside of the indie improv war and put on a thematic show pitting classic rivals against each other.

This holiday weekend, witness the ultimate battle between the two most powerful rivals: NAUGHTY vs. NICE.

Live on stage, Santa will sort our improvisers into two teams: “Naughty” and “Nice”. Once decided, they will battle it out on stage! Who will triumph? The rebellious troublemakers up to no good? Or the little angels Santa has deemed worthy of bountiful gifts?

YOU decide. Come out and vote for the list you side with in this rowdy Christmas improv battle!


James Coker
Curran Connor
Elijah Crocker
Neil D'Astolfo
Brielle DeMirjian
Leslie Diana
Amir Khan
Allison Kilkenny
Dan Moore
E.A. Moss
Shem Pennant
Caitlin Puckett
Caitlin Sing
Akmal Tajihan


(Plus $1.50/ticket transaction fee)

×1 ticket = $5

There will be a standby line for this show

A hero will be chosen.
A champion will be crowned.
Come witness the epic battle of indie improv glory.

Each week, two indie improv teams face off. The winning team will return the following week to defend their title. After three victories, they journey to face the ultimate beast: Cage Match at UCBT Hell's Kitchen.

Hosted by Brief Dragon (Max Brand, Brielle DeMirjian, Dani Grace, John Sartori, Brandon Zelman).

Facebook: @indiecagematch
Instagram: @indiecagematchucb
Twitter: @IndieCageUCBT

Rules of Indie Cage Match:
Each team gets 20 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 Hell's Kitchen

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]