Laugh 'Til You Cry at Upright Citizens Brigade in L.A.
Comedians such as Amy Poehler and Nick Kroll draw big crowds to the improv theater Upright Citizens Brigade. Buy tickets online before the show so you get good seats for the laugh-till-you-cry performances.
By Lora Shinn.
This appeared in the June/July 2015 issue.
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Watch Free Improv with Famous People
The Upright Citizens Brigade has become a world-renowned destination for sketch comedy shows, stand-up, and improv, and has helped launch the careers began of many who began there and have gone on to star, write and create films and shows such as "Saturday Night Live," "30 Rock," Old School, "The Office" and countless others. Major names such as Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Devine, and many, many others regularly appear in UCB shows, sometimes unannounced, so almost any night you go.
ASSSSCAT, the free Sunday show, is great for improv neophytes and veterans alike. Its rotating cast ensures unpredictability, but there'll always be at least one performer who's guest spotting on some network TV show somewhere.