Upright Citizens Brigade Open UCB Theatre Sunset
Improv group extraordinaire Upright Citizens Brigade is celebrating a new arrival—a brand-new theater in Los Angeles, CA! Located at 5419 Sunset Boulevard, the new venue, dubbed UCB Theatre Sunset, will now serve as Upright Citizen’s Brigade training center for improve and sketch writing and boasts a theatre, a café, video production offices, and retail stores. The grand opening for the new location is November 1, and classes will start soon after. To commemorate the occasion, former UCB players like Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh, will be gracing the theatre with their presence all day long on November 1. Miss the old theater? Don’t worry—the theater on Franklin Avenue will still hold UCB shows seven nights a week. Head down to the grand opening and celebrate with some comedy greats.
Formed during Chicago’s ImprovOlympic in 1990, the Upright Citizens Brigade’s original lineup consisted of Matt Besser, Drew Franklin, Adam McKay, Ian Roberts, Rick Roman, and Horatio Sanz. Popular members of the improve group include Amy Poehler (of Parks and Recreation, Neil Flynn, Rich Fulcher, and Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of Broad City.
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