Brandon Gardner is an improviser at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. He is a member of the Harold team Bastian and the co-creator of Couples Skate.He was also a writer/performer on the UCB Maude teams iBadger and mixtape'98. He is a new member of the Striking Viking Story Pirates, a group of adult actors that perform stories written by children.
Brandon is originally from the very small town of Saranac Lake, NY and graduated from Binghamton University with a BA in Theater. Brandon was a member of BU's comedy group the Pappy Parker Players from 2001 to 2005, and president of the group for three years. He liked improv so much he switches his major from pre-law to theater. While in the "Pappys" Brandon was introduced to UCB by attending a workshop taught by TourCo at Skidmore's National College Comedy Festival. He liked it so much that he came to New York City a week after graduation with the sole intention of taking classes at the UCB and getting to perform there. He didn't have a plan for what to do after that and he's still working on finding one. In addition to performing with Bastian, Brandon can be seen performing with Clements and Gardner and Classic Masculinity. He also really likes teaching and coaching improv. He also clearly likes going around and editing the entries on this site that involve himself, a trait that Brandon openly admitted to on the Improv Resource Center. Brandon Gardner: a story of improv and self-obsession.
Favorite Harold Team Ever: The Shoves
Favorite UCB Shows Ever: 1,000 Cats, We Used to Go Out (Tie)