UCB Franklin

5919 Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Whether you want to break into the exciting world of comedy or just find a bunch of like-minded creatives to bounce some ideas off of, you should consider taking formal classes offered by the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Franklin Village. Classes are offered at varying levels, and take place either once a week or in a two-week intensive. At the end of the class, you perform for family and friends. Some of the best (and quirkiest) improv shows in the city – from the now-famous “Asssscat” to feature performances by well-known sitcom and movie actors – can also be found here, with lines to see them often winding down the block.

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    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 3 a.m. by Siran Babayan

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    Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 3 a.m. by Siran Babayan

    Part of funnyman Paul Scheer’s new Wolpop podcast network, actor and host Nate Corddry’s “literary variety show” brings together actors, comedians and the like reading essays and other works of new and classic literature. Past guest...

  • Long Hard Improv Jam
    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 3 a.m. by Siran Babayan

    Watch UCB improvisers improve their skills, or, better yet, try it yourself. After tossing their names in a bucket, the show invites past and present UCB students to perform to perform long-form improv lottery style. Host Jacob Reed...

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    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 3 a.m. by Siran Babayan

    While the grown-ups will be busy partying and boozing, kids with sophisticated comic sensibilities can have fun, too, ringing in the New Year. A UCB tradition, this sketch comedy show features appropriate skits for both adults and k...

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