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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 10:30 pm
Upright Citizens Brigade Theater
555 W 42nd Street
(between 10th and 11th Avenues)
Make reservations online or call: 212-366-9176
Tickets: $9


Historical Tournament Tie and Surprise Instant 5-minute Playoff!
January 10, 2020
Last night's audience full of Cage-a-Maniacs witnessed a historical first Cage Match Tournament of Champions TIE SCORE! Two wonderful 25-minute sets by Rumpleteaser and then by My Momma's Biscuits produced a tie score of 41 to 41. After all present recovered from the shock of the unprecedented moment, both teams happily agreed to perform additional 5-minute sets right then and there, followed by another audience vote. The second vote result was 41 to 34 with My Momma's Biscuits advancing to the Semifinals round. Thanks to the audience for staying a bit longer for the bonus fun, to both teams for the good attitudes and creating four amazing shows, and extra-special thanks to everyone working at UCBT last night for doing all the surprise extra work that made the bonus round go so smoothly.
Posted by J.B. the Bookie and Friends
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2019 Tournament of Champions Schedule
December 6, 2019
The official 2019 Cage Match Tournament of Champions schedule is here!

12/12 - The Stepfathers (1) v. The Law Firm (8)
12/19 - Here & Queer (2) v. Branded Silk (7)
12/26 - Non-Tournament Holidays Spectacular Cage Match - Jews v. Christians
1/2 - Airwolf (3) v. The Curfew (6)
1/9 - My Momma's Biscuits (4) v. Rumpleteaser (5)
1/16 - Semifinal: 2/7 v. 3/6
1/23 - Semifinal: 1/8 v. 4/5
1/30 - FINAL

Get your tickets now!
Tix here: https://www.ucbtheatre.com/show/25

And an extra special Cage Match commendation to the wonderful team Just And which is a true 2019 qualifying Champion but is unfortunately unavailable for part of the Tournament. We will all enjoy seeing them up again soon at Cage Match, early in the coming 2020 season!
Posted by J.B. the Bookie and friends
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Congratulations to Grandma's Ashes!
January 25, 2019
Congratulations to Grandma's Ashes for winning the 2018 Cage Match Tournament of Champions! Grandma's Ashes outscored The Stepfathers 96 to 62, giving them their first Championship. The team cut down the net in their "One Shining Moment" and enjoyed room temperature Nachos BellGrande in front of a sold out house of delighted Cage-a-Maniacs. Both teams had great shows and we all set a new attendance record of 14,407. What a night!
Posted by JB the Bookie and Chugger Deets
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2018 Tournament Schedule
December 2, 2018
12/06 - The Stepfathers (1) vs. Funky Hard Beats (8)
12/13 - Promises (2) vs. Here & Queer (7)
12/20 - Grandma’s Ashes (3) vs. The Law Firm (6)

12/27 - Jews vs. Christians

1/3 - Current Ex-Boyfriend (4) v. Rumpleteaser (5)
1/10 - Semifinal: 2/7 vs 3/6
1/17 - Semifinal: 1/8 vs 4/5
1/24 - FINAL
Posted by JB the Bookie and Chugger Deets
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TIE!
August 20, 2018
Last week's Cage Match between returning champ Too Damn Much and challenger Promises ended with a tie score! Wowza! Official Cage Match Rule Number 9 states, in relevant part, "In the event of a tie, there will be a rematch the following week." So this coming week's bout will be a Cage RE-Match between these two great teams. Come see Too Damn Much and Promises at it again this Thursday at 11:00 P.M.! This is the first tie score at Cage Match since the March 10, 2005 contest between America! and Krompf. View the historical score and see which team won the rematch here: http://www.cage-match.com/index.php?option=scores&season=2005
Posted by Uncle Eddie and Chugger Deets
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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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Next Fight on Jan 30:
The FINAL! of the Cage Match 2019-2020 Tournament of Champions
NEXT FIGHT'S FIRST CHALLENGER*
Here & Queer
SEASON RECORD: 9 - 1 - 0
* Winner of last fight does not return.
NEXT FIGHT'S CHALLENGER
The Law Firm
"criminally insane comedy"
SEASON RECORD: 3 - 1 - 0
SCORES FROM: 2020-01-23
My Momma's Biscuits 51
The Law Firm 59