It’s been said that laughter is the best medicine…even when you’re not sick. Audiences can fill this prescription at 8 p.m., Nov. 18 when the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company performs at the University of Houston’s Cullen Performance Hall.
The improvisational comedy troupe will present 90 minutes of improvisational comedy featuring rising comic actors from New York and Los Angeles. Opening the show will be UH’s own student improv act Glaundor.
Sponsored in part by UH’s School of Theatre & Dance, this performance is free for UH students with ID and $10 for non-students.
Founded in 1990, Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) got its start in Chicago. After a string of successful improv and sketch comedy performances in the Windy City, the group relocated to New York, where it launched the UCB Theatre. This performance space also serves as a training center for writers and comedians. A Los Angeles branch of the UCB Theatre was founded in 2005.
Among the notable comedians and actors to emerge from UCB’s ranks are Amy Poehler (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”), Horatio Sanz (former player on “Saturday Night Live”), Neil Flynn (ABC’s “The Middle”), Adam McKay (writer and director of “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy”) and Rob Riggle (“The Daily Show”).
Glaundor is comprised of students from the UH School of Theatre & Dance. Influenced by UCB, the Second City and iO (formerly ImprovOlympic), the group has performed at Houston nightclub the Mink and 2016 MainStage.
“Glaundor is a fast-paced comedy team that takes a sugestion from the audience and never looks back,” said student member Jason Ronje. “It started out as a group of guys goofing around and evolved in to a full-fledged improv troupe.”
For ticket information, call 713-743-2929 or visit www.uh.edu/cph.
|WHAT:||Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company with opening act Glaundor|
|WHEN:||8 p.m., Nov. 18|
UH Cullen Performance Hall
|WHO:||University of Houston|