Upright Citizens Brigade All-Stars
Featuring Sasheer Zamata and Matt Besser
From televisions and movie screens the world over to center stage at VPAC, the alums of the Upright Citizens Brigade come together for a one-of-a-kind reunion performance. This troupe spawned three decades of comedy’s biggest superstars, and in their New York and Hollywood clubs, they keep audiences laughing nightly. In an unprecedented partnership, VPAC invites them to bring their best to our stage.
|Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer, and current cast member on Saturday Night Live. She received improv and sketch training from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and performs stand up at colleges and clubs across the country. She has appeared on People of Earth, Transparent, Inside Amy Schumer, and more. She co-created and co-starred in the web series Pursuit of Sexiness, which was named one of the Top 10 Web Series of 2013 by Variety, and part of Glamour's 7 Web Series We Can't Stop Watching in 2015.|
|Matt Besser is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade and host of Earwolf podcast improv4humans with Matt Besser. Remember Crossballs: The Debate Show on Comedy Central? Did you check out his movie musical Freak Dance? What about Arkippiana? What are you waiting for? Oh yeah, he has most recently been seen on Modern Family, Fresh Off the Boat, @midnight, Comedy Bang Bang, and will soon be on Haters Back Off.|
|Jessica McKenna was born in Richard Nixon's hometown of Yorba Linda, CA. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre from Northwestern. TV Credits include Party Over Here, Riot, The UCB Show, The Goldbergs, and Comedy Bang! Bang! Other UCB credits include the long-running Maude team, New Money, ASSSSCAT, We're Gross, and the Harold teams: DunkTank and Mister Town City. She is also one half of the musical sketch duo, The Zach and The Jess with Zach Reino. They've written musical sketches for Party Over Here, Buzzfeed, FunnyOrDie, and Nickelodeon. They recently created a digital series for ABC called Serious Music.|
|Hillary Anne Matthews is an actor, improvisor, and series regular on the upcoming ABC comedy Alex, Inc. starring Zach Braff. Her other credits include Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, FOX's New Girl, Comedy Central's Drunk History, Seeso's The UCB Show, YouTube Red's Single by 30, and the go90 series Drive Share created by Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer. Matthews is a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, and hails from the Bay Area.|
|Drew Tarver is a writer/actor from Glennville, GA. He is one half of the sketch duo Medium Friends and a member of the sketch group Big Grande whose Little Sketch Show ran at UCB and The San Francisco Sketch Festival and whose pilot, I Think We Got It, was a semi-finalist in the NYTVF Comedy short pilot competition. Drew can be seen performing at UCB with the Friday nights with Winslow presents Fuck Marry Kill and maude team Nephew and Sunday nights in Search History.|
Cast Subject to Change
The UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE is Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh. The "UCB4" produced their own sketch show, Upright Citizens Brigade, for three seasons on Comedy Central from 1998-2000. During the success of the TV show, UCB opened the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and Improvisational and Sketch Comedy Training Center in New York City. In 2005, UCB expanded and opened the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Los Angeles and began offering UCB Training Center classes on the west coast.