Vertical Citizens Brigade (Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh) arrived in New York, Chicago, in 1996, noting the absence of "Chicago-style" long form improvisation in the city, four members of the UCB soon began a training program in 1997 year UCBT quickly became a place for large, advanced, Comedy. Casting directors, agents, producers, journalists flocked to the theater to see the best comic talent in the city. And as for the theater humming grew training program further expanded with hundreds of students learning the art of improvised theater.
The Theatre on 307 West 26th Street continues to offer the best and most innovative improvisation, sketch and stand-up comedy in the city every day of the week. In 2005, UCB Theatre La opened to make UCB theater only bi-coastal sketch, improv, comedy and theater in the country.
There is also UCB Theatre at East Village. Address: 153 East 3rd St. New York, NY 10009