Coaches

Caroline Cotter

Hi! I recently moved from NYC and would love to coach LA groups! At UCBNY, I performed on Asssscat and was on the weekend team GOAT, and previously was on the Harold teams Higgins, Big Margaret and Rocks, and the Lloyd team Huxtable. I am also available direct sketch groups and help with ...
Schedule updated 4 days ago

Jeremy Sender

I'm back in LA and genuinely excited to coach! I started training at UCB in 2013, and performed on the inaugural round of Mess Hall in 2015. Then I moved to Chicago, trained at iO and Annoyance, and stated playing on iO Harold teams in 2017. I also performed and taught at the UCB-style theater Un...
Schedule updated 4 days ago

Alexa Loftus

Hello, I'm Alexa Loftus and I'm an LA based performer, writer, stand up, and improviser who has studied sketch and improv at UCB since 2011. Before that, I graduated from The Conservatory at Second City Chicago. I've performed on the UCB Harold Team Knucklepuck, and the Mess Hall teams Parade and...
Schedule updated 9 days ago

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 11 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 12 days ago

Jace Armstrong

Former member of four UCB Harold teams; DIRT, 8 Babies, DunkTank, and Mister Town City. Currently in the group Small Town, performing the La Ronde monthly at UCB. I have over 15 years of improv experience and have trained with Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Julie Brister, Craig Cackowski, ...
Schedule updated 17 days ago

Josh Covitt

I'm a sketch and improv coach who enjoys working with groups of all levels. I've studied with UCB since 2007 and before that completed the entire Groundlings program. I was previously on Harold and Maude night at UCBLA, and I now perform every week at UCB Sunset as part of "Outside Dog Gets One S...
Schedule updated 18 days ago

Anna Victoria Salinas

I'm a member of current UCB Harold team LoverBoy and a writer on Maude team Mama. I've done both sketch and improv for more than 6 years here in LA, and my sketch duo John Baxter was a 4-time winner of Sketch Showdown. I've also written professionally on a sketch show for Paramount Network and pr...
Schedule updated 22 days ago

Jonny Svarzbein

Jonny Svarzbein is a performer, host, writer and UCB teacher. Jonny began studying at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC and LA where he has studied under Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, Matt Besser and pretty much every teacher at UCBT-LA and is now himself a teacher at UCB. UCB credits inc...
Schedule updated 23 days ago

Alex Honnet

Former iO Chicago creative director and former co-proprietor Upstairs Gallery. I spent 4 years watching improv 5 nights a week in a theater that I lived in and then spent 3-5 nights a week getting paid to watch improv and have opinions about it. Now I live in LA! I played on the iO Theater...
Schedule updated 28 days ago