Why New York Comedy Is So Successful
PSFK and Mixhibit take in the Upright Citizens Brigade 3-on-3 improv competition.
First on Scene brings our readers an exclusive look at distinctive cultural events, supported by the Smirnoff Mixhibit app available for iOS and Android. This week, PSFK is on the scene at an Upright Citizens Brigade 3-on-3 Improv Tournament. Check out our Mixhibit of the event, and share your Mixhibit using #PSFKonScene for a chance to win a PSFK Party Pack.
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCB) was originally founded by comedians Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh, who performed as an improv troupe of the same name in a short-lived but beloved Comedy Central show from 1998 to 2000. Every so often, things get competitive, and the venue hosts tournaments where three judges aided by the audience, decide which comics reign supreme. The tickets are cheap, and you never know who you’ll find on stage when you get there – it could be your favorite comedian, or it could even be a future Saturday Night Live cast member. PSFK was lucky enough to be on scene to take in the latest 3-on-3 improv tournament where twelve teams went head to head for the grand prize. Check out our Mixhibit below to see our hilarious night in action.