Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre has affordable, comedy shows seven nights a week in NYC and LA. Watch the best improv, sketch and standup in the country. Our original comedy video productions have garnered the national spotlight. We also run the first nationally accredited improv and sketch comedy school in the country. For information on our courses, visit the Training Center.

Steve Theiss

Steve Theiss writes, performs, and spends most of his time in New York City. He improvises with the Harold team Creature and co-produces and performs in Improv Nerds at UCBeast. Other UCB credits include The Convergence and The Harold. He's a proud member of indie teams Dreamboat, Code Red, Garrison, NWA, Singsong, and Vatican III. Steve was a finalist for the 2010 Disney ABC TV Writing Program. He writes many TV and feature-length spec scripts, some of which have garnered just enough interest for him to maintain his boyish optimism. He has been studying improv and sketch writing at UCB since 2009 and has labored under the tutelage of Brandon Gardner, Kevin Hines, Chelsea Clarke, Ben Rodgers, Anthony King, Doug Moe, Porter Mason, Becky Drysdale, Caitlin Tegart, and an assortment of talented others whose names he will drop upon request. Steve graduated from the University of Iowa in Cinema and was a finalist in the St. Louis International Film Festival in 2003. He also performs as a host for the Off-Broadway show The Ride, where he tells tourists his name is Scott. He wrote for a home decorating magazine despite knowing nothing about the topic. Steve has lived in Chicago and St. Louis and Nebraska and Michigan and St. Louis again and Iowa and Queens and Jersey City... but if you ask him where he's from he says Michigan. The 'h' in his last name is pronounced like those in Thailand or Thomas. Theiss rhymes with American Idol Season 4 runner-up Bo Bice's last name, Bice.