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.

Phil Jackson

Phil Augusta Jackson is an improviser, actor, writer and musician who started studying at UCB in 2009.

He is a writer for Comedy Central's Key & Peele and appears in Hulu's new paranormal comedy, Deadbeat. He will also appear in season 3 of Comedy Central's Kroll Show and is the resident poet on The Chris Gethard Show.

He has performed with UCB house teams THE REGULARS, Cipha Sounds Take It Personal, Improv Nerds, and ASSSSCAT 3000.

Phil has also performed in the NYC indie improv scene with the wonderful players of Jump On Three, Dreamboat, Kelly Cash, and sketch with Cardigan Comedy.

Phil is a playwright, and his self-produced piece, The Dinner Plan, enjoyed a sold-out run at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre. When he's not doing these things, he produces and writes music.

Phil graduated from the University of Virginia and soon after studied acting at Michael Howard studios before enrolling at UCB.

Prior to getting the comedy bug, Phil was a Strategy Director at an advertising agency.