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Welcome to the world's most dangerous Improv show, where two mighty teams of gladiators will take the stage to prove who is the best of the best.

This is not an exhibition. This is a no-holds-barred competition. The audience determines the winner each week via secret ballot. The winner returns the following week to defend their title against a new challenger.

Thursday's at 11 pm
Upright Citizens Brigade Theater
555 W 42nd Street
(between 10th and 11th Avenues)
Make reservations online or call: 212-366-9176
Tickets: $7


The New York Yankees are the 2018 CitiBike Series Champions
April 13, 2018
Congratulations to the New York Yankees on their win over the New York Mets in the historic first annual exhibition Cage Match for the CitiBike Series Trophy Title (in the form of a belt). Two wonderful improv shows and plenty of major-injury-free wiffle bat home run derby action. Thanks to everyone that participated in and witnessed all the fun!
Posted by Chugger Deets & Uncle Eddie
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Exhibition Cage Match: The New York Yankees vs The New York Mets! - March 29, 2018
March 23, 2018
A special Exhibition Cage Match is coming this Thursday (March 29th)! The flowers are blooming and the snow is melting so that means one thing - Opening Day! Yes, it's March, but somehow it's baseball season and the Mets-Yankees rivalry has come to the UCB Theater on Opening Day of the Baseball Season. Come see a team of the city's best Yankee fan improvisers (posers) battle it out against the city's best Mets fan improvisers (losers). Each team will compete for your votes to win the first annual CitiBike Series Trophy. Those in attendance will have a chance to win prizes including autographed Mets and Yankees memorabilia, tickets for an upcoming game, and baseball junk. Don't worry about standing for the National Anthem, there will be none. Mets: Sean Hart, Jon Dimakopoulous, Anthony Apruzzese, Rudy Behrens, Bill Schaefer, Corey Gibbs, Jesse Lee, Eric Gersen Yankees: Bob Vulfov, James Dwyer, Murf Meyer, Brian Urreta, Rebekah Bentley, Lou Gonzalez, Yoni Lotan, Bridgette Rizkalla, Frank Marasco, Will Jacobs Get your Tickets here: https://hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com/performance/59813
Posted by Chugger Deets & Uncle Eddie
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Congratulations to What I Did For Love!
February 2, 2018
Congratulations to What I Did For Love for winning the 2017 tournament! WIDFL defeated Rumpleteaser 95 to 53, giving them a second Championship (first was the 2012 tournament). The team cut down the net in their "One Shining Moment" and enjoyed room temperature 7-11 Nachos with Cheese in front of a sold out house. Both teams had great shows and we set a new attendance record of 14,406. What a night!
Posted by Chugger Deets
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2017 Tournament Schedule
December 8, 2017
12/7- Rumpleteaser (1) - vs. Miles From Pete (8)
12/14 - What I did for Love (2) vs. Airwolf (7)
12/21 - Funky Hard Beats (3) vs. The Stepfathers (6)

12/28 - Jews vs. Christians

1/4 - 2 Puerto Ricans (4) vs. Physically Bold (5)
1/11 - Semifinal: 1/8 vs 4/5
1/18 - Semifinal: 2/7 vs 3/6
1/25 - FINALS
Posted by Chuck McMahon
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Congratulations to Fuck That Shit!
January 27, 2017
Congratulations to Fuck That Shit for winning the 2016 tournament! FTS defeated Rumpleteaser 131 to 87, giving them the championship for the 2nd year in a row. The team cut down the net in their "One Shining Moment" and enjoyed room temperature Nachos Bellgrande in front of a sold out house. Both teams had great shows and we set a new attendance record of 14,405. What a night!
Posted by CageMatch NYC
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2016 Tournament Schedule
November 28, 2016
12/1 - Play In Match - Blush vs. Grandma's Ashes

12/8 - Fuck That Shit (1) - vs. Winner of Play In Match (8)
12/15 - Mannequin Room (2) vs. Women & Men (7)

12/22 - Jews vs. Christians

12/29 - Rumpleteaser (3) vs. Slingshot (6)
1/5 - The Curfew (4) vs. Area 52 (5)
1/12 - Semifinal: 1/8 vs 4/5
1/19 - Semifinal: 2/7 vs 3/6
1/26 - FINALS
Posted by Chuck McMahon
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Congratulations to Fuck That Shit!
January 29, 2016
Congratulations to Fuck That Shit for winning the 2015 tournament! In their third tournament appearance, FTS narrowly defeated Women and Men 109 to 101. The team cut down the net and enjoyed room temperature Nachos Bellgrande in front of a sold out house. Both teams had great shows and we set a new attendance record of 14,404. What a night!
Posted by CageMatch NYC
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2015 Tournament Schedule
November 20, 2015
12/3 - Area 52 (1) vs. Higgins (8)
12/10 - Slamball (2) vs. Rizzo (7)
12/17 - Fuck That Shit (3) vs. What I Did For Love (6)
1/7 - Bucky (4) vs. Women and Men (5)
1/14 - Semifinal: 1/8 vs 4/5
1/21 - Semifinal: 2/7 vs 3/6
1/28 - FINALS
Posted by CageMatch NYC
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How CageMatch is Booked
February 1, 2015
CageMatch is booked by Charlie Todd on a month to month basis. All UCB house improv teams are booked as well as regularly occurring house improv shows. Teams that win 3 Indie CageMatches are booked. In the fall at the end of the season, there are usually 2-4 slots open. These slots are generally filled with teams that had good seasons the year prior but were not automatically booked (and are still existing, active teams) or with other active, established teams who people tell Charlie deserve a CageMatch, usually in the backroom of McManus in the fall.
Posted by CageMatch NYC
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Next Fight on Jul 19:
CURRENT WORLD CHAMPION*
The Law Firm
"criminally insane comedy"
SEASON RECORD: 1 - 0 - 0
* As far as we know, Eastern Division.
NEXT FIGHT'S CHALLENGER
Party City
"Get the party started!"
SEASON RECORD: 0 - 0 - 0
SCORES FROM: 2018-07-12
The Law Firm 59
Grandma's Ashes 52