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Ian Roberts

Actor, Comedian, Writer & Co-founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade

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 Ian Roberts Biography

Ian Roberts is an actor, comedian, and writer. Roberts is a founding member of the famed Upright Citizens Brigade improv and sketch comedy troupe.

He began his sketch comedy career studying improv under comedy legend Del Close, after graduating from Grinnell College with a degree in theatre.

In the 1990s, Roberts helped found the Upright Citizens Brigade with Matt Besser and several other Chicago improv comics.

The Brigade would go on to open Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres in New York and Los Angeles, as well as create a Comedy Central Series. On the Upright Citizens Brigade's sketch series on Comedy Central, Roberts was often seen as the UCB Agent Antoine, but also portrayed many other sketch characters such as Steve Youngblood and Astronaut Mike Birchwood.

Roberts, along with his other UCB castmates, has regularly appeared in sketch comedy segments on Late Night with Conan O'Brien for many years. He also had a recurring character in the sitcom Arrested Development, Dr. Fishman (AKA The Literal Doctor, AKA Dr. Wordsmith), and returned for several episodes for the shows revived 4th season on Netflix in 2013.

He has also appeared with memorable supporting roles in films such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Bring It On, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Drillbit Taylor, Reno 911!: Miami and Semi-Pro.

Roberts has written and co-written several screenplays including Martin & Orloff and Get Hard. He was also the showrunner for all five seasons of the Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele. Roberts is the executive producers and showrunners of the TV Land series Teachers.

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  • Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh: UCB Del Close Marathon at Carnegie ...

    Poehler and Walsh, along with Matt Besser and Ian Roberts, founded the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City in the late '90s and have since expanded to four stages in New York and Los Angeles, along the way helping launch the careers of megastars like Aziz Ansari, Kate McKinnon, Aubrey Plaza, EllieĀ ...

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Actor, Comedian, Writer & Co-founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade

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Ian Roberts Biography

Ian Roberts is an actor, comedian, and writer. Roberts is a founding member of the famed Upright Citizens Brigade improv and sketch comedy troupe.

He began his sketch comedy career studying improv under comedy legend Del Close, after graduating from Grinnell College with a degree in theatre.

In the 1990s, Roberts helped found the Upright Citizens Brigade with Matt Besser and several other Chicago improv comics.

The Brigade would go on to open Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres in New York and Los Angeles, as well as create a Comedy Central Series. On the Upright Citizens Brigade's sketch series on Comedy Central, Roberts was often seen as the UCB Agent Antoine, but also portrayed many other sketch characters such as Steve Youngblood and Astronaut Mike Birchwood.

Roberts, along with his other UCB castmates, has regularly appeared in sketch comedy segments on Late Night with Conan O'Brien for many years. He also had a recurring character in the sitcom Arrested Development, Dr. Fishman (AKA The Literal Doctor, AKA Dr. Wordsmith), and returned for several episodes for the shows revived 4th season on Netflix in 2013.

He has also appeared with memorable supporting roles in films such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Bring It On, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Drillbit Taylor, Reno 911!: Miami and Semi-Pro.

Roberts has written and co-written several screenplays including Martin & Orloff and Get Hard. He was also the showrunner for all five seasons of the Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele. Roberts is the executive producers and showrunners of the TV Land series Teachers.

Ian Roberts Videos

  • Ian Roberts at the UCB 17th Annual Del Close Comedy Marathon ...

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  • How to book Ian Roberts?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ian Roberts for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ian Roberts, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ian Roberts or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ian Roberts?

    Booking fees for Ian Roberts, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ian Roberts, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ian Roberts?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ian Roberts for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ian Roberts for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ian Roberts or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ian Roberts or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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Ian Roberts Speaker Videos

  • Ian Roberts at the UCB 17th Annual Del Close Comedy Marathon ...

Ian Roberts News

  • Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh: UCB Del Close Marathon at Carnegie ...

    Poehler and Walsh, along with Matt Besser and Ian Roberts, founded the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City in the late '90s and have since expanded to four stages in New York and Los Angeles, along the way helping launch the careers of megastars like Aziz Ansari, Kate McKinnon, Aubrey Plaza, EllieĀ ...

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