UCBT CHARACTERS WELCOME (NYC) Characters Welcome is a house team from Upright Citizens Brigade NY. Hosted by Justin Tyler and Frank Garcia-Hejl, this show brings together the best and brightest NYC comedy actors to perform their favorite original characters and impressions. HOSTED BY Ella Gale Ella thinks the best comedy is like an open house in another person’s brain, and she would like to invite you into hers. Described by the Austin Chronicle as “exceedingly clever”, her jokes run the gamut from honest to absurd. She is a former engineer and unpaid intern whose best work is both high- and low-brow. Her 2016 solo show “Test Tube Babe” was almost, but not entirely, not about science. She is the co-host of Naughty Bits, a standup show that gives comedians sex advice based on their jokes.