Want to have an unforgettable company event? Invite UCB to come and perform just for your organization. Our improv shows feature 4 comedians who kick off their performance by bringing a member of your team on stage and interviewing that individual. This interview inspires the rest of the entire show. It's totally original and everything happens in real time. These kinds of custom shows are great for holiday celebrations, company retreats or special events. Imagine seeing a colleague or boss up on stage and having UCB act out scenes from your workplace. It's guaranteed to be unforgettable. We can amp it up a notch too by adding a celebrity to the cast. Here's a list and some information about some of the UCB community members/celebrities we regularly cast in these special performances.
Anthony Atamanuik is a writer, actor and comedian. He is the creator and star of The President Show, which premiered on Comedy Central on April 27, 2017, in which he plays Donald Trump, the President of the United States. He is also known for the Trump vs. Bernie 2016 Debate Tour (2016), Trump vs. Bernie Debate! (2015) and Brett Gelman's Dinner in America (2016). He was a member of the famed improv team Death by Roo Roo and can be seen frequently in the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre's longest running show, ASSSSCAT 3000.
Aubrey Plaza is an American actress and comedian known for her deadpan style. She portrayed April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation (2009) and currently plays Lennie Busker in Legion (2017). She also starred in the features Ingrid Goes West (2017) and The Little Hours (2017). After performing improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, she appeared in the web series The Jeannie Tate Show (2007). She later appeared in such films as Funny People (2009), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) and Life After Beth (2014).
Sasheer Zamata is an American actress and comedian known for being a featured player on Saturday Night Live. Before joining SNL in 2014, Zamata co-starred in the ABC News hidden camera series Primetime: Would You Fall for That? (2013) and was a cast member on the MTV series Hey Girl (2013). Zamata has also appeared in sketches on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (2012) and Inside Amy Schumer (2013). She stars in the web series Pursuit of Sexiness (2013) with fellow comedian Nicole Byer. Additionally, she has appeared in sketches for CollegeHumor. Zamata has performed regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City since 2009.
Thomas Middleditch is a Canadian actor, comedian and television writer, known for his role as Richard Hendricks in the HBO series Silicon Valley (2014), which earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Middleditch has made appearancesin Kong: Skull Island (2017) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). Most recently, he voiced Harold in Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017), based on Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants book
series. Middleditch currently appears in Verizon commercials as the brand's spokesperson. On May 31, 2017, he was cast in the MonsterVerse film Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019).
Nicole Byer is an American actress and comedian known for MTV's Girl Code (2013) and her MTV original series Loosely Exactly Nicole (2016). In 2016, Byer starred with Jessica McKenna and Alison Rich in the FOX series Party Over Here (2016). The half-hour sketch comedy show, which aired on Saturday nights for one season, was created by Paul Scheer and The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone). Byer stars in the webseries Pursuit of Sexiness alongside SNL alum Sasheer Zamata and is a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres in NY and LA.
Jack McBrayer is an American actor, voice actor and comedian. He gained national exposure for his portrayal of characters on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and his performance as Kenneth Parcell in 30 Rock (2006), which earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards. He has voiced characters in Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Phineas and Ferb (2007) and Wander Over Yonder (2013), and he currently plays Dr. Ted Goodwin, a recurring character on the ABC sitcom The Middle (2009). McBrayer has also worked in numerous movies over the past decade, including Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010) and The Campaign (2012).
Jason Mantzoukas is an American comedic actor best known for his recurring role as Rafi in the FX comedy series The League (2009) and his roles in How to Be Single (2016) and The Dictator (2012). Mantzoukas has appeared in such films as Sleeping with Other People (2015), They Came Together (2014) and Conception (2011). He had a recurring role on Parks and Recreation (2009) as Dennis Feinstein and has appeared on Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013) as Adrian Pimento. Mantzoukas co-wrote the screenplay for the 2014 Ice Cube and Kevin Hart comedy Ride Along (2014). He has also served as a consulting writer and producer on comedy programs such as Childrens Hospital (2008) and Portlandia (2011). After moving to New York in 1998, he began performing comedy regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, where he was a member of the improv team Mother, one of the UCBT's earliest house teams. Mantzoukas continues to perform and teach at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.
Zach Woods is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for starring as Jared Dunn on the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley (2014). Prior to that, he was a series regular for three seasons on the NBC sitcom The Office (2005), playing the role of Gabe Lewis. He also has a recurring role on the HBO series Veep (2012) and on the USA Network sitcom Playing House (2014) and has appeared in numerous films, such as The Heat (2013), Spy (2015) and Ghostbusters (2016). Woods also voices the character of Zane in the forthcoming LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017). Woods started performing improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre at age 16 and was a part of the improvisational troupe The Stepfathers, whose members also included Bobby Moynihan and Chris Gethard.
Bobby Moynihan is an actor, known for Saturday Night Live, Inside Out (2015) and The Secret Life of Pets (2016). Moynihan stars in the upcoming CBS comedy Me, Myself, and I (2017). Moynihan also voices Louie in the reboot of the popular cartoon DuckTales (2017). Before joining Saturday Night Live, Moynihan performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York with The Stepfathers, whose members also included Zach Woods and Chris Gethard.
Horatio Sanz is a Chilean-born American actor and comedian, best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1998–2006. Sanz currently plays the role of Justin in the NBC comedy Great News (2017). Sanz has also appeared in television shows and films such as Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012) and Wreck-It Ralph (2012). Sanz was also one of the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade sketch comedy and improv troupe. Sanz can still be seen regularly performing with the sketch troupe at their long-running hit improv show ASSSSCAT 3000, at both of the UCB theatres located in New York City and Los Angeles.
Tami Sagher is an American comedy writer, producer and actress. She has written for the TV shows 30 Rock (2006), Psych (2006), MADtv (2016), Inside Amy Schumer (2013), Girls (2012), Broad City (2014) and How I Met Your Mother (2005). As an actress, she has appeared in Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, and most notably in the indie film Don't Think Twice (2016). Sagher frequently performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York.
Lauren Conlin Adams is an actor and improviser living in New York City. She hails from Maryland and has a degree from Elon University in North Carolina. Adams plays Gretchen in Netflix's The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015) and has appeared on Netflix's The Characters (2016) and The Late Show with David Letterman.
Adam Pally is an American actor, comedian and writer, most widely known for starring as Max Blum in the ABC comedy series Happy Endings (2011) and as Dr. Peter Prentice in The Mindy Project (2012). He recently starred in the FOX comedy Making History (2017). Pally has appeared in such films as Iron Man 3 (2013), Taking Woodstock (2009), The To Do List (2013) and A.C.O.D. (2013); he also played a lead role opposite T.J. Miller and Thomas Middleditch in the comedy Search Party (2014).
For more information on how have a UCB show at your workplace or event, email David.Ma@UCBComedy.com.