Monday, January 13, 2014

Laugh the Cold Off

The holidays are over, classes are back in session and the cold isn't going anywhere anytime soon. It's becoming easier and easier to just hang around in your little hole in the wall we call a dorm, but that doesn't mean you should! Need a little pick-me-up?

New York City has a burning hot comedy scene that you need to take part in at least once. Just a short walk from our lovely Ludlow Residence is the Upright Citizen Brigade at 153 E 3rd St (between Ave's A & B) New York, NY 10019. 

They have a wide range of shows with a variety of comedians (sometimes a couple you may have seen on TV) performing improv, sketch and standup. Every night they have shows that are $5, $10, or FREE. You can wait in line or make a quick reservation online. 

Want to do your own improv or sketch? They have classes, too!


"The Upright Citizens Brigade (Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh) came to New York, from Chicago, in 1996. Noticing an absence of "Chicago-style" long form improv in the city, the four members of the UCB soon began their training program in 1997. The UCBT quickly became the place for great, cutting-edge, comedy. Casting directors, agents, festival producers, and journalists all began to flock to the theater to see the best comic talent in the city. And as buzz for the theater grew, the training program expanded even more with hundreds of students learning the art of improvised theater. Our theater at 307 West 26th Street continues to offer the best and most innovative improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy in the city every day of the week. In addition to our performance space, UCBT is home to an intensive Improv Guerilla Training Center where students learn the art of improvisational and written comedy. In 2005, the UCB Theatre LA opened to make the UCB Theatre the only bi-coastal sketch, improv, and comedy theatre in the country." 

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