Poupak's Parisian Life in New York

I am a French-Iranian woman with a passion for comedy. I have been lucky enough to be performing all over New York since 2010. I was a TV producer and a head writer for a morning live news show in France, as well as a free lance journalist and a book editor for many years.

Now, I am a life and a career coach (member of ICF), an improviser, a writer, and a show producer. I love my life!

I am a performer at the UCB & sometimes produce shows at The PIT in New York.

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I have to tell you - I LOVE this venue! I’ve spent 4 nights there this week already!  It’s close to Brooklyn, it’s beautiful and the seats are comfortable and the shows have that energy that comes from trying new things.  Cheating on Harold with Doppelganger for example was a blast! Last night’s Diamond Lion was amazing! I don’t know - I wouldn’t miss out if I were you! And it’s free all weekend for current students - jus’sayin’…


Hello UCB students, 
This weekend and this weekend only all weekend shows at UCBeast, UCB’s new East Village venue, will be FREE to UCB students!

Shows this weekend:

TONIGHT - Saturday 9/10

  • 7:30pm - AIRWOLF: Let’s Go Back To Your Place (IMPROV)
  • 9:00pm - The Extended Play E.P. Music Album Release Party with TJ Miller
  • 11:00pm - Underground Americana (w/ Jeff Rubin, Lang Fisher and more)

TOMORROW - Sunday 9/11

  • 7:30pm - Two Fun Men + Off The Cuff (SKETCH + STORYTELLING)
  • 9:00pm - Hot Soup
  • 11:00pm - Fresh Out (hosted by Adam Conover)

UCBeast is located at 153 E. 3rd street at the corner of Avenue A.
See you there!
Nate Dern
Artistic Director
UCB Theatre NY

I’m so there!


Exciting news!!


UCBeast is open and ready for shows!

Starting tonight, Doppelganger will be performing at the Beast every Wednesday night at 9PM!


153 E. 3rd Street (and Ave A) NYC

Come by and see us some time! And check out the other awesome shows at the new space :)

(New theater website launching soon)

This is happening @UCBTheatreNY!


It gives me great joy to be able to announce that UCB’s long awaited East Village venue — UCBeast — will be open as of tonight at 7:30pm. A new website will be forthcoming in the near future. 

Please come check out the new space (155 E. 3rd Street and Avenue A). There is an attached bar (The Hot Chicks Room), where we’ll be serving soft drinks to start out and beer and wine soon.

The theatre itself is a beautiful 124 seat space, totally refurbished with brand new seats and fixtures, that will make for some great live comedy, despite the notable absence of multiple columns blocking significant portions of the stage.

Stop on by and buy a ticket at the door! Or use your improv Student ID for free entry to shows marked with an *


  • Tuesday 9/6 (today)
    8pm - FREE - Wild Girls Gone (movie screening)
    10pm - FREE - Mystery Team (movie screening)
  • Wednesday 9/7
    7:30pm - $5 - Outlook of the Poet + Two Man Movie *
    9:00pm - $5 - Doppelganger + Cheating On Harold (this week: Standard Oil + Very Good Kiss) *
    11:00pm - free - The Improv Jam (hosted by Grandma’s Ashes) *
  • Thursday 9/8
    6:00pm - free - Oh, Hey Guys (storytelling open mic, hosted by John Flynn)
    7:30pm - $5 - Adam Wade: BIG HEART
    9:00pm - $5 - Totally JK (hosted by Joe Mande and Noah Garfinkel)
    11:00pm - free - Gutbucket (stand-up open mic, hosted by Rob Stern and Amber Nelson)
  • Friday 9/97:30pm - $10 - Diamond Lion 
    9:00pm - $10 - Creaghead & Company Industrial Showcase 
    11:00pm - $5 - Gentrify 
  • Saturday 9/10
    7:30pm - $10 - AIRWOLF: Let’s Go Back To Your Place
    9:00pm - $10 - The Extended Play E.P. Music Album Release Party with TJ Miller
    11:00pm - $5 - Underground Americana (w/ Jeff Rubin, Lang Fisher and more)
  • Sunday 9/11
    7:30pm - $5 - Two Fun Men + Off The Cuff
    9:00pm - $5 - Hot Soup11:00pm - $5 - Fresh Out (hosted by Adam Conover)
  • Monday 9/12
    8:00pm - $5 - Wheelhouse (hosted by Will Hines)
    10:00pm - $5 - Improv Nerds *
  • Tuesday 9/13
    8:00pm - $5 - After Hours with Gene Hackman & Friends 
    10:00pm - $5 - It Is It (hosted by Adam Lowitt)

Nate Dern
Artistic Director
UCB Theatre NY