Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company Brings All Stars of Improv to Austin


If you’re like me, you’ve probably been dragged to a bad improv show at some point in your life. When it’s not working, improv can be self-indulgent, nonsensical, and, worst of all, boring. One bad show can make you want to give up on improv all together. Don’t.

Instead, check out the Upright Citizen’s Brigade’s Touring Company at the Stateside at the Paramount this week. The company is made up of the very best and brightest stars of the prestigious Upright Citizens Brigade theaters in LA and New York. These guys have been in the trenches and have risen in the ranks at their respective theaters. The company promises six wholly original and completely different shows!

The UCB was founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh and has nurtured performers like Ed Helms, Jack McBrayer, Ellie Kemper and more. Come and meet the comedy stars of tomorrow and watch a new generation of improvisors at the top of their game.

The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Touring Company will be at the Stateside at the Paramount Theatre Wednesday November 20th – Saturday November 23rd. Shows are at 8pm on Wednesday and Thursday, and at 7pm and 9:30pm on Friday and Saturday. Click here for tickets and more information.

mm John Merriman

John Merriman has worked with the Moontower festival since it's inception in 2012. He is the co-host of the festival's long-running interview series "Inside Joke" where he has interviewed luminaries including Steven Wright, Maria Bamford and Patton Oswalt. Before Moontower, he spent five years at the Austin Film Fesival as a film programmer where he helped launch the Comedy Vanguard program and the Funniest Filmmaker in Austin series. He has called Austin his home since 1996.

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