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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
19 August 1998 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Seriously f**ked up sketch comedy! See more »
Plot:
Agents Adair, Antoine, Colby and Trotter both monitor and create chaos across the universe. The sketches... See more »
User Reviews:
Definitely bizarre, definitely not for everyone, definitely loved by me See more (33 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 52)

Matt Besser ... Adair / ... (30 episodes, 1998-2000)

Amy Poehler ... Colby / ... (30 episodes, 1998-2000)

Ian Roberts ... Antoine / ... (30 episodes, 1998-2000)

Matt Walsh ... Trotter / ... (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Del Close ... Narrator (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
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Series Directed by
Phil Morrison (15 episodes, 1998-2000)
Peyton Reed (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Adam Bernstein (7 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jon Schnepp (2 episodes, 1998)
Clay Tarver (2 episodes, 1998)
Alex Zamm (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Writing credits
Matt Besser (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Amy Poehler (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Ian Roberts (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Matt Walsh (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Joe Ventura (4 episodes, 1998)
Armando Díaz (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Josh Siegal (2 episodes, 1999-2000)

Series Produced by
Kent Alterman .... executive producer (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Michele Armour .... producer (20 episodes, 1999-2000)
Phil Morrison .... consulting producer (10 episodes, 1998)
Emily Wolfe .... producer (10 episodes, 1998)
Jackie Stolfi .... associate producer (10 episodes, 1999)
Abby Joy Strauss .... line producer (10 episodes, 1999)
Armando Díaz .... segment producer (10 episodes, 2000)
Lisanne McDonald .... line producer (10 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Original Music by
Chris Hajian (20 episodes, 1999-2000)
Leigh Roberts (20 episodes, 1999-2000)
David Adler (10 episodes, 1998)

Steve Albini (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
W. Mott Hupfel III (10 episodes, 1998)
Sarah Cawley (10 episodes, 1999)
Daniel Shulman (10 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Film Editing by
Mark Juergens (10 episodes, 1999-2000)

Joe Klotz (unknown episodes)
David Zieff (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Norval Johnson (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
 
Series Art Direction by
Anthony Gasparro (10 episodes, 1998)
Roshelle Berliner (10 episodes, 1999)
Matteo De Cosmo (10 episodes, 2000)

Constance Van Flandern (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Susan Ogu (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Carey Bennett (20 episodes, 1998-1999)
Christopher Del Coro (10 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Makeup Department
Norman Bryn .... makeup artist (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jeffrey Rebelo .... wig designer / hair stylist (23 episodes, 1998-2000)
Lizz Scalice .... hair stylist (10 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Production Management
Gisellah Harvey .... production manager (10 episodes, 1998)
Joaquin Diego Prange .... unit manager (10 episodes, 1998)
Michele Wasserman .... post-production supervisor (10 episodes, 1998)
Lisanne McDonald .... post-production supervisor (10 episodes, 1999)
Christopher Savage .... unit manager (10 episodes, 2000)

Lisa King .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rob York .... first assistant director (10 episodes, 1998)
Dave McGuire .... associate director (10 episodes, 1999)
Chip Signore .... first assistant director (10 episodes, 2000)

Steven C. Lawrence .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Lyle Gamm .... property master / assistant property master (28 episodes, 1998-2000)
Brian Durham .... property master (20 episodes, 1998-1999)
Sherief Elkatsha .... set dresser (10 episodes, 1998)
Alice Vosmek .... art department coordinator (10 episodes, 1998)

James Clauer .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Julie Dubrow .... props (unknown episodes)
Yvonne Mojica .... graphics designer (unknown episodes)
Constance Van Flandern .... property master (unknown episodes)
Gary Wattson .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Jerry Stein .... sound mixer (20 episodes, 1998-1999)
Chris Floberg .... audio mixer (10 episodes, 1998)
Paul Furedi .... sound designer (10 episodes, 1998)
Paul Bang .... sound mixer (10 episodes, 1999)
Mike Barrett .... audio mixer (10 episodes, 1999)
Matt Foglia .... additional sound editor (10 episodes, 1999)
John Gutierrez .... boom operator (10 episodes, 1999)
Mason Gregory .... boom operator (10 episodes, 2000)
Ken Ishii .... sound mixer (10 episodes, 2000)

Antonio L. Arroyo .... production sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Jamie Moore .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Jeff Pullman .... production sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Neil Ruddy .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Roberto Lopez .... stunt coordinator / stunt performer (4 episodes, 1998-2000)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Edward Read .... gaffer (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Cesar Baptista .... key grip / dolly grip (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
Charles McEntee .... best boy grip (10 episodes, 2000)
Jimmy Negron .... camera department apprentice (4 episodes, 1998)
Adam Silver .... electrician (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Todd Csernecky .... electrician (2 episodes, 1998)
Alan Blagg .... grip (2 episodes, 1999)
Timothy Reilly .... grip (2 episodes, 1999)

Riad Deeb .... grip (unknown episodes)
Michael N. Green .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Patrick R. Heffernan .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Alan Jacobsen .... rigging gaffer (unknown episodes)
Learan Kahanov .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Paul McCarthy .... grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christopher Del Coro .... assistant costume designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Roger Doran .... colorist (24 episodes, 1998-2000)
Dino Sanacory Jr. .... on-line editor (20 episodes, 1999-2000)
Rick Broat .... on-line editor (10 episodes, 1998)
Paul Verbitsky .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 1998)
Rodney Evans .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 1999)
Karl Dawson .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 2000)
Robert Leaton .... colorist (5 episodes, 1998-2000)
 
Series Other crew
Dave Becky .... creative consultant / series consultant (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Molly Maguire .... script supervisor (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Lynn H. Powers .... location manager (20 episodes, 1998-1999)
Suzanne Fagel .... production coordinator (10 episodes, 1998)
Suzanne McNulty .... production assistant (10 episodes, 1998)
Josh Siegal .... script coordinator (10 episodes, 1998)
Meryl Stavitz .... production consultant (10 episodes, 1998)
Rich Blomquist .... intern (10 episodes, 1999)
Jennifer Haber .... production coordinator (10 episodes, 1999)
Scott Jacobson .... intern (10 episodes, 1999)
Dave McGuire .... stage manager (10 episodes, 1999)
David Blenk .... assistant production accountant (10 episodes, 2000)
Del Close .... mentor (10 episodes, 2000)
Pamela Hirsch .... production coordinator (10 episodes, 2000)
Jason Kadlec .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2000)
Demian Resnick .... location manager (10 episodes, 2000)
Law Tarello .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2000)
Ed Lim .... production assistant (7 episodes, 1999)

Nikki Borrelli .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
David Brotsky .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Donna Cipriani .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Greg Conroy .... location assistant (unknown episodes)
Trish Gray .... script coordinator (unknown episodes)
Lisa King .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Steve Lee .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Rachel Linhart .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Zachary MacDonald .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Dylan Morgan .... assistant to writer (unknown episodes)
Mary T. Novak .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Quesenbery .... location scout (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
30 min | 690 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Each Season of UCB thus far has a running joke that culminates in the season's final episode. The skits will make passing reference to the running joke in each episode of that season. For example: the first season's running joke was the Titte Brothers, a fictional pair of performers. They appear in the last episode of the first season when they perform a charity concert for the Little Donny Foundation. The second season's joke was Supercool, a highly addictive sugar candy. The second season finale focused on the Supercool smuggling ring headed by the UCB. The third season's running joke was Pro Thunderball, a hyper-violent sport that combines football and baseball. The third season finale is a mock-documentary of the evolution of Pro Thunderball.See more »
Quotes:
[buying cookies from a Girl Scout]
Unabomber:I tell you what. I'll by seven boxes and we'll split one right now!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Funny People (2009)See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Definitely bizarre, definitely not for everyone, definitely loved by me, 21 April 2005
Author: Josh D from United States

First, I want to say that this review is opinion only. In fact, EVERYTHING you read on this site (at least, the fan comments portion) is opinion only. Try to remember that a show that may be "da bomb" to one person may just "bomb" to another. I'm not going to demand that you watch the show, or that you don't watch the show. Why? Because I understand that all you're looking for is an opinion, and that you are (like myself) probably laughing your asses off at the posters that are yelling, "YOU GOTTA WATCH THIS!" or "THIS BLOWS CHUNKS! WATCH IT AND DIE!" That being said: Upright Citizens Brigrade was a short-lived (3-season) show on Comedy Central, based on the improv sketch comedy of a team of comedians who started in Chicago, but now operate their own improv theater in New York. The sketches themselves are probably best-described as "bizarre to the extreme" - or, in more laymen's terms, "seriously f***** up". It's been compared as an American "Monty Python's Flying Circus" or "The Kids in the Hall".

I found the show to be incredibly funny. The humor, again, is off-color and off-kilter at times, and I can admit that it would not be palatable to all people - not even to all sketch-comedy fans. The gimmicks are quirky and can delve into sometimes-touchy subjects in an unusual manner, but I find this refreshing. As has been previously stated, each episode is made up of a series of seemingly-unrelated sketches that culminate in a final sketch that wraps up all the stories (usually in an appropriately strange manner; you know a show is weird when a town hall/church blasts off on rocket boosters, taking the alien dolphin threat with it).

I have seen most of season 1 and quite a bit of seasons 2 and 3, and wish that Comedy Central would bring the show back regularly. If your humor tastes run toward the highly bizarre, give it a shot; if you don't like it, then say so. But do us all a favor and don't play television God, and demand that everyone sees it immediately/doesn't see it at all - or at least know that I'll be laughing at your stupidity.

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