Coaches

Nate Shelkey

Well, hello there. The short of it: I’ve been on Harold night and Maude night. I can help you! I was a member of The Racquet on Harold night in Los Angeles. And for 5 years on gigawatt, Arsenal, and Kill Your Darlings in New York. I was also on the Maude teams Last Slice in Los Angeles...
Schedule updated 6 days ago

Vivian Yoon

Hi, I'm Vivian and I’d love to coach your team! I’m currently on the UCB Harold team LoverBoy and was on Mess Hall team Shimmy. I have also performed a bunch at UCB with Heather Anne Campbell in "Heather and Co" and "The Anime Show". I’ve studied under and performed with a lot of great teacher...
Schedule updated 8 days ago

Ryan Barton

Member of Rita Repulsa. Sophomore on Harold Night with LoverBoy, previously on Dollhouse. Queerworld cast member. Advocate for diversity and queer performers, finding your own comedic voice and how to work as a team. An improv dork born in the deserts of Arizona, found myself in the city of ...
Schedule updated 8 days ago

James Mannion

I'm currently a member of the UCB Harold team Leroy. In the past I was on the Harold team Dollhouse and the Mess Hall team TKO, and I'm on the indie team Nevada Pajamas. I've been doing improv for over a decade and taking classes at UCB since 2015. I love doing improv and I love talking about im...
Schedule updated 10 days ago

Mike McLendon

Hello. Thanks for clicking on either my avatar/ name. I've got 12+ years as an improviser and coach. I've graduated from UCB, iO West, The Second City, and the Westside Comedy Theater. I am still very involved with all of those theaters as a performer or faculty member. The bullet points: ...
Schedule updated 14 days ago

Jesse Esparza

Hi! My name is Jesse Esparza and I'm looking to coach more improv teams. I focus on playing emotionally, having a strong opinion, reacting, simplifying scenes, and following the fun. I'm on the UCB Maude team Bombardier. I was on the UCB Maude team ALL IN, the Mess Hall team Bad Seed, the all...
Schedule updated 14 days ago

Mia Schauffler

Hi, my name is Mia and I'd love to coach your team! I currently perform on the UCB Harold team Vulture, and was previously on the Harold Team Dollhouse and Mess Hall team Busters. I'd love to help your team work on labeling, justifying and getting everyone on the same page.
Schedule updated 17 days ago

James III

James III teaches improv and characters at the Upright Citizens Brigade in LA. He formerly taught at UCB-NY and was a house performer for five years appearing on Harold Night, Maude Night, and TourCo. He has also taught comedy classes at The Ruby, Bennington College, The Peoples Improv Theater, a...
Schedule updated 18 days ago

Mark David Christenson

I have trained at Upright Citizens Brigade since 2009 and performed on UCB Harold Night for 3 years with Mister Town City and Landlord as well as 6 months on the UCB Mess Hall team LaserDisc. Additionally have performed on the UCB stage and various stages around the Los Angeles area, the Del Clos...
Schedule updated 19 days ago

Meg Joh

Hi! I coach improv and direct sketch and staged shows! I have performed on both UCB stages many times with my teams WILD, Spunky Moms, Hot Second, and more... I am an invested coach that creates specific plans for what you are working on as a team. My improv coaching style is most influenced by ...
Schedule updated 21 days ago