What Clients Are Saying About Our Workshops

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At UCB we work with a wide array of organizations providing improv workshops that help with team building, collaboration, better listening, and thinking fast on your feet. Here’s what some recent clients have to say about working with UCB.

"It was AMAZING!!! The team was skeptical before we got there but everyone had a blast and there were tons of laughs! It was really perfect – thank you again and I will be sure to talk it up to other teams at Deloitte!" – Deloitte

“Every single member of our group was engaged for the entire workshop. That’s extraordinary. I’ve already recommended UCB workshops to my colleagues.” - Nike

"Please pass along my thanks to the team for an amazing time yesterday afternoon! All of our staff had a really great time and your team of instructors was awesome! I think I need to start going to some intro classes." - The New Yorker

"We just finished the training and it was AWESOME, so fun and such a great way to have the team think differently. Definitely want to do more!" - POPSUGAR

"Everyone had a fantastic time at UCB!  They were petrified when they heard at lunch they would be doing improv, truly their faces were blank if not anxious, and after the event they were all raving about the experience." -- WME Entertainment

"We are still laughing from your team’s session on Friday! But beyond being funny, they provided some tremendous training for our entire group. People raved about the session!" - Brunswick Group

"Associates quickly learned how to handle the anxiety of extemporaneous speech with a team consisting of an experienced lawyer and comedian. They also laughed a lot in the process — all for three points of CLE credit." - Labaton Sucharow

"The team had a great time at the training! Thanks again for all of your help. It was a great experience from start to finish." - Twilio

"This is a great program and I would use it again and again!" - Health.com

"They were each phenomenal instructors and having UCB with us was a real highlight for everyone at Edelman. Feedback has been great – the sessions were fun, full of energy and participation yet it also felt like something practical that we can take back to our day-to-day jobs." - Edelman

"The workshop was FANTASTIC!!! Everyone loved it and I think it really brought together the whole group. After the workshop, we could already feel the connectedness of the class which was great to see. I want to thank all of you and the facilitators for a job well done!" - McKinsey & Co

"The workshop was fantastic! Everyone had a lot of fun, and hopefully got a lot out of it. It was a great way to conclude our summit. " - Jukin Media

"The workshop was great! Chelsea was fantastic... Thanks again!" - Boston Consulting Group

"It was an amazing experience for our team-  one that I know will have a real impact in how we work and collaborate with each other. We are all improv converts now :-)So, again, thank you! I very much hope we have the chance to work with you and UCB again in the future." - PwC

"Everyone loved it. The best holiday party we had to date." - New York Cares

If your company is interested in having a UCB workshop, please contact David.Ma@UCBComedy.com.

4A's and Upright Citizens Brigade Partner to Expand Workshop Offerings to 4A's Members

We just announced a partnership with the 4A's (American Association of Advertising Agencies) to bring UCB workshops to Madison Avenue.

Here's our press release:

NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2018 PRNewswire -- Today, the 4A's and the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) announced a partnership designed to expand and diversify the 4A's workshop offerings to agency members. 

The 4A's will offer its agency members access to a new portfolio of workshops developed and led by UCB, the improv comedy organization founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh. The 4A's is UCB's first advertising industry partner.

The workshops will help agency teams engage in faster, more effective brainstorming and, more broadly, help agency professionals get more comfortable thinking on their feet.

New workshop topics include:

"UCB has intimate knowledge of the creative process. The training and workshops they've designed will help our members with the agility they need today," said Margie Parker-Lamparillo, executive vice president of Learning & Development and Partnerships at the 4A's. "We'll continue to partner with groups whose roots are in creativity and creative expression as we continue to elevate our member offerings in L&D."

"We are thrilled to be working with the 4A's," said Deidre Sullivan, director of brand strategy at UCB. "There are many parallels between the worlds of comedy and advertising, particularly around the creative process and having to be responsive to an audience."

4A's members can learn more about these and other workshop programs, available now, here.

About the 4A's
The 4A's, founded in 1917, is the leading authority representing the marketing communications agency business. It provides leadership, advocacy and training that empower agencies to innovate, evolve and grow. It serves 740 member agencies across 1,400 offices that control more than 85 percent of total U.S. advertising spend. The 4A's is committed to protecting the best interests of its members, their employees and the industry at large. Its benefits division insures more than 164,000 agency professionals, and the D.C. office advocates for policies that best support a thriving advertising industry. With its best-in-class learning and career development programs, the 4A's and its foundation fuel a robust diversity pipeline of talent for its members and the marketing and media industry, fostering the next generation of leaders. For more information, please visit www.aaaa.org.

About Upright Citizens Brigade
The Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) is the comedy powerhouse founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh. Dubbed "the most influential name in improv today" by The New York Times, UCB runs two theaters in New York and two in LA, where audiences enjoy improv and sketch comedy seven nights a week. UCB also operates the only accredited sketch and improv training school in the country, with classroom facilities on both coasts; UCB alumni and instructors include performers and writers for Saturday Night LiveThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Key & Peele, VeepSilicon Valley, The Hangover21 Jump Street and more. In addition to classes and live comedy performances, UCB works with brands, ad agencies, media companies and universities; the company also runs a branded content unit/TV production studio, a touring company that performs at theatres and colleges, and a slew of industry-standard improv workshops for corporate training and team building. For more information go to www.ucbindustries.com.