By Mike Greife, March 1, 2016
WARRENSBURG, MO – As part of a High Impact Learning Grant from the University of Central Missouri College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, The Department of Theatre and Dance will host the return of the Upright Citizens Brigade Improv Comedy Touring Troupe to the Nickerson Black Box Theatre for 90-minute show Saturday, March 5.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. performance, which is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so early arrival in encouraged.
The UCM Department of Theatre and Dance improv troupe, Shenanigans, will open for the Upright Citizens Brigade after participating in a workshop with the group from 4-6 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company brings improv comedians from the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres in New York and Los Angeles to audiences around the country. Founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh, the UCB has been home to some of the biggest stars in comedy today appearing in television shows like Broad City, Saturday Night Live, Silicon Valley, Veep, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and like Bridesmaids, The Hangover, and The Heat, not to mention the writing staff of Key and Peele, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Inside Amy Schumer, and many more.