The UCB theatre held shows seven nights a week in addition to offering classes in sketch comedy writing and improv.
In the summer of 2000, Comedy Central canceled the Upright Citizens Brigade program after its third season, though the UCB Theatre continues to operate.
In a TV Guide interview, Fey said that with Poehler co-anchoring, there now is "double the sexual tension".
When Fey left after the 2005–2006 season to devote time to the sitcom she created, 30 Rock, Seth Meyers joined Poehler at the anchor desk.
In 2008, Poehler was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, the first SNL cast member recognized in this category.
She was heavily favored to win by many critics, but ultimately lost to Jean Smart of Samantha Who? She was nominated once again in 2009, but lost to Kristin Chenoweth of Pushing Daisies.
Other early members of UCB included Horatio Sanz, Adam Mc Kay, Rick Roman, and Neil Flynn.
In 1998, Comedy Central debuted the group's eponymous half-hour sketch comedy series.
On April 18, 2009, a Saturday Night Live special, "The Best of Amy Poehler", aired.
The group moved to New York City in 1996 where their act became a half-hour sketch comedy series on Comedy Central in 1998 She is best known for starring as Leslie Knope in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Musical or Comedy Series in 2014 and a Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2012.
Poehler was a cast member on the NBC television series Saturday Night Live from 2001 to 2008 and became co-anchor of SNL's Weekend Update in 2004 alongside friend and colleague Tina Fey.
During her time at Second City and Improv Olympic in Chicago, Poehler studied alongside Matt Besser under Del Close and Charna Halpern.
Poehler and Besser joined with Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh to found the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB).
The group performed sketch and improv around Chicago before moving to New York City in 1996.