Johnna Scrabis

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Johnna Scrabis is an Upright Citizens Brigade teacher and improviser on GOAT, performing every Saturday at the UCB Hell’s Kitchen. In 2018, her screenplay, A Tiny Perfect World, was selected for the IFP Made In NY Fellowship.  In 2017, she was a quarter-finalist for NBC's Writers on the Verge program and a second-round finalist at the Austin Film Festival. In 2016, her comedic web series Unhappy Epilogues, which Johnna co-wrote, was one of only ten finalists selected to pitch to development executives at Montreal's Just For Laughs' Web Comedy Pitch Program. Johnna also attended the 2016 New York International Short Film Festival as the lead in the comedy short A Chick Called Wanda, which won best comedy. Johnna has written two ten-episode series for CollegeHumor. She has also written four scripted shorts for Brooklyn’s BRIC TV and worked on the live comedy show NY2: We’re Also the News. She also wrote and performed on Everyone's Favorite Game Show, which was character-driven and ran for three years at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Johnna has written and directed sketches for Ibish Comedy, written and hosted headline news content for the comedic news app Oh Say Nation, and additionally wrote for the small-town political parody digital series Seppuwa Falls. Currently, in addition to teaching and performing, Johnna is finishing her second feature film and working as a freelance writer for justWink Comedic Greeting Cards.

Upcoming Shows:

Tuesdays: Harold Night at UCB Hells Kitchen (42nd Street between 10th and 11th Aves)


Trailer for 2016's "A Chick Called Wanda"

In the first episode of this new series from the UCB Harold Team Graceland, actor and Tai Chi aficionado Keanu Reeves can't catch a break in this new web series from the UCB Harold Team Graceland.

Rebecca Scobenfeld on navigating political issues on the local level.