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Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

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Address: 307 W 26th St, New York City, NY
Phone Number: +1 212-366-9231
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Sketch and improv comedy club.

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Absolute bargain! Laughed 'til I cried in places

Two words: Simon's Street. We came here twice during our stay in New York. The first was a 'Harold' night with three different improv groups (Dr Snake were excellent, and yes I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Two words: Simon's Street. We came here twice during our stay in New York. The first was a 'Harold' night with three different improv groups (Dr Snake were excellent, and yes I know that phrase makes no sense out of context) and it was fascinating to just watch these groups think on their feet during the whole half hour. The... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We saw the show, "Grandmas Ashes: We Won't Tell". So the premise of the show is that audience members anonymously submit stories of their most embarrassing moments that they have never shared with anyone. The troupe then reads those submissions out load to the audience and afterwards they compile those submissions into an improv routine. Hilarious and a New York... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I love improv but it's miserable to stand up through an entire performance. They sell more seats than they have tickets. We arrived 20 minutes early and there were no seats.

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Thank Bwolfe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Although not crazy funny it was fascinating and entertaining to watch the performers think on their feet. Overall a fun experience at a great price.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My second visit to the UCB Chelsea Theater and again a thoroughly entertaining show. Brilliant Cast, some of them actually appear in the Terrific Movie; "Don't Think Twice" doing the best improv in NYC!! The theater is small and intimate and each show sells out especially at the affordable admission charges Again, this is Improv!! People coming to UCB expecting... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

its very rare that ive walked oit of a comedy/improv show frowning ! sadly a visit to UCB was one! i understand Improv is a gamble.. depending on the cast it could be a great show or a total disaster ! the space as such is small, but prices very affordable. so makes the gamble worth a try !

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I've been several times. Though some shows are better than others, I've always had a good experience. My biggest thing is that I love that it's CHEAP. And they don't do that "mandatory" drink thing that a lot of other comedy places do. You get what you pay for and that is fun, cheap entertainment. Very impressed with the talent,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Fun and inexpensive NY entertainment. Great value for the money and a fun night out. It isn't glamorous but it was low-key and pretty funny!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I don't really understand improv, but this was enjoyable. Great value for $5 and pretty neat to see where some of the greats got their start!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

As regulars of the Edinburgh Fringe and as first time visitors to Manhattan it was only natural that we wanted to pay a visit to the UCB. At only $5 the snatch impressions show(8pm 07/26) East Village proved to be very good value for money. Although a little off the beaten track for us New York newbies it was very... More 

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