UCB's Matt Besser & SNL's Sasheer Zamata Set for UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE ALL-STARS at The Soraya

UCB's Matt Besser & SNL's Sasheer Zamata Set for UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE ALL-STARS at The Soraya

Valley Performing Arts Center (The Soraya) brings one of the country's most respected improv troupes, Upright Citizens Brigade, to their stage on Saturday, October 14 at 8:00pm. Saturday Night Live alumnus Sasheer Zamata and UCB Founding Member, Matt Besser will lead the Upright Citizens Brigade All-Stars in a night of unpredictable antics.

Upright Citizens Brigade All-Stars is a 90-minute, unscripted and totally improvised performance from the company at the forefront of improvisational comedy. Sasheer Zamata, Matt Besser and four other UCB improvisers at the top of their game, will perform a high-energy, surprising and hilarious show that has never been seen before and will never be seen again.

From televisions and movie screens the world over to center stage at VPAC, the alumni 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.

The UCB - founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh - has been home to some of the biggest stars in comedy today. From TV shows like Broad City, Saturday Night Live, Silicon Valley, Veep, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, to films such as Bridesmaids, The Hangover, and The Heat, as well as the writing rooms of Key and Peele, The Daily Show, Inside Amy Schumer, among others more. With flagship theatres in New York City and Los Angeles, UCB continues to foster the next generations of comedy.

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 Haters Back Off.


Saturday, October 14 at 8:00pm
At Valley Performing Arts Center, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330
Tickets starting at $25. Prices subject to change.
(818) 677-3000 | ValleyPerformingArtsCenter.org

Launching its seventh season in September, the mission of the Valley Performing Arts Center (The Soraya) is to present a wide variety of performances that not only includes new and original work from the Los Angeles region but also work from around the world that appeal to all of LA's rich and diverse communities. VPAC's 2017-18 season signals a new era for the premier event venue. Under the leadership of Executive Director Thor Steingraber, the renamed Younes and Soraya Nazarian Performing Arts Center (The Soraya) expands its programming and outstanding multidisciplinary performances. Located on the campus of California State University, Northridge, The Soraya's season offers a vibrant performance program of nearly 50 classical and popular music, dance, theater, family and international events that will serve to establish The Soraya as the intellectual and cultural heart of the San Fernando Valley, and further establish itself as one of the top arts companies in Southern California. The award-winning, 1,700-seat theatre was designed by HGA Architects and Engineers.

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