307 West 26th St., New York City, NY | Directions 1000140.7473 -73.997295
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Neighborhoods: Midtown, Chelsea
Bad show. Rude People. Pass! – I was surprised that our experience was so bad after reading all the good reviews. My friend and I went on Harold night, and we felt like the show was full of inside jokes that only about 1/8 of the audience seemed to get. It was kind of like they were performing just for their friends. It was really unprofessional. The performers seemed to expect the laughs and even taunted the audience when they didn't get them. The theater itself was really gross. Something dripped on me from the ceiling and it was the grungiest most uncomfortable seat. The staff was rude to us too. Sorry to bust everyone's bubble, but UCB sucked.
Great Stuff, David VOice Stein and Nick Fraley Rocked – It started late but it made up by the comedy genius of David The VOice Stein and Nick Fraley. Will come again.
best comedy joint anywhere :> – i discovered the ucb one day through i believe the village voice over a year ago.
and i know it's been around a lot longer, but i'm in love with the place.
they have tons of free or low cost shows, classes, awesome staff, easily accessible location, hilarious people (serious) & certain shows anyone can go up by just leaving their name at the counter & be randomly chosen to do so. it's the best.
my favorite show personally is Gutbucket (which is a monthly show at 12 AM Fridays, usually the 2nd one of the month, but it's different sometimes..)
anyway, if you've never been before, this show is great.
the hosts are funny even if the randomly picked crew isn't, but i've NEVER been disappointed.
plus they have cheap beer or wine if you so please!
Improv At It's Best – UCBT is the place to go for quality comedy shows improv or otherwise. Whether you're there to check out the stars of Comedy Central do their thing at ASSSSCAT or just to watch as the kids break out during student night, you're always in store for a hilaruous time. There's none of uptightness or rigidity found at some of the more expensice comedy clubs in the city, just a cool and casual attitude. WIth average ticket prices ranging from $5-8 and $2 PBRs, price is never a problem. If that's not cheap enough for you, both ASSSSCAT and student night shows are offered free of cover. So get out of of the house and check out a show!
HILARIOUS – I checked out this place after seeing the good ratings it had on citysearch and I loved it! It was cheap and hilarious like everyone said it would be. It defenitely is great for a date and you'll have a blast i know i did!
The UCB may have gained a mass audience, but it hasn't abandoned its stellar lineup or highly reasonable ticket prices. – Once upon a time, way back in the '90s, the Upright Citizens Brigade used funds from its Comedy Central show to open a theater. Today, the UCBT boasts seating for 140, a larger stage and two video monitors, and is home to some of NYC's most ambitious and imaginative improv, sketch and solo comedy acts. The nearby UCB Training Center also offer a series of intensive improv and sketch courses, taught by veterans of the comedy world. As every comedy nerd will tell you, UCB's long-running Sunday night show, Asssscat 3000, is not to be missed: Even when UCB co-founder-turned-"SNL"-star Amy Poehler isn't there (though she usually is), other "SNL" cast-members and well-known comedians always drop by. And while some things may have changed at the UCB Theatre over the years, happily one thing hasn't: All shows are either free, or just $5-$10.
my new favorite place – I LOVE THIS PLACE. i just discovered it. i kick myself for not discovering it in the 9 years i've lived in new york. kick. kick. kick. just go here. you'll have fun. kick. kick. trust me. kick.
Great cheap laughs – You can show up on any night and see something funny for $5-10. Not every joke or sketch hits the mark, but you will laugh more than you expect to!
Truly Hilarious – You know how a small, somewhat unknown comedy club can be hit or miss? This one is definitely a hit. My girlfriend and I have been twice and both times we laughed....a lot. Truly funny, smart and inventive comedy. Not to mention it only cost us $5 to get in the door mid-week. Grab yourself a couple of $2 PBRs and you got a cheap date! Definitely check this place out.
Hilarious – I am a big fan of comedy clubs, and the improv show I saw here the other night was without a doubt one of the funniest things I have ever seen!(Dont remember the name but it was 2 guys and a girl) They were all good, but in particular the woman should be immediately picked up by Saturday night live, as she could dramatically improve that show.
Book your tickets in advance and get there early!
(BYOB until they get their liquor license)
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