Coaches

Gilli Nissim

Hi! I'm Gilli Nissim, a house improvisor at UCB. I was on Harold night for 3 years with my team Winslow before we were promoted to a house team. I am also on the UCB official list of approved coaches, and well as a UCB Improv substitute teacher (this means that UCB trained and hired me as a t...
Schedule updated about 3 years ago

Amber Petty

My name is Amber Petty and I've been doing improv for over ten years. I was on a multitude of Harold teams in New York, many of them terrible, but also on Creep and Bangs. I performed for two years with the weekend musical team Diamond Lion (NY). I'm a member of Baby Wants Candy where I've perfor...
Schedule updated about 3 years ago

Chad Fogland

Chad Fogland has been a comedic writer, improviser and actor for over 13 years. He has studied and graduated from The Groundlings, The Upright Citizens Brigade and The Nerdist School. As an Improviser, Fogland has been apart of House Teams at the UCB LA, iO West and the Nerdist School. As...
Schedule updated about 3 years ago

Ari Scott

I'm available to direct your sketch group, sketch show, and/or Maude team! I was in NYC for a long time, and now I am in L.A. I am the first person ever to move from New York to Los Angeles. I've been at UCB since 2005, where I was on five Maude teams from 2008-2014 (a writer/actor on the firs...
Schedule updated over 3 years ago

Marissa Strickland

Marissa began studying at UCB in 2008, got on her first harold team Kid Grift in 2010 and currently plays with DunkTank every Monday on Harold Night. She has also done a slew of written shows at the theatre - solo, sketch and bit. In addition to UCB she has studied at The Groundlings and iO West....
Schedule updated over 3 years ago

Lyndsey Frank

Lyndsey has been improvising since 2008, and at UCB since 2011. She has studied under Billy Merrit, Joe Hartzler, Amanda Sitko, Alex Fernie, and Johnny Meeks. Catch her performing with her beloved indie team Count Gumdrop and attend their raging house party shows. UCB show credits: The Smok...
Schedule updated over 3 years ago

Katie Foster

Hey guys! Love coaching and big improv nerd, started studying at UCB NY in 2011 and moved to LA in 2013. Studied improv and musical improv with Johnny Meeks, Will Hines, Neil Casey, Ari Voukydis, Achilles Stamatelaky, Brandon Gardner, and Amber Petty. I currently study acting with Lesly Kahn, ...
Schedule updated over 3 years ago

Santina Muha

Hi! I've been a student/performer with UCB for over 2 years. I've worked under Brian Finklestein, Amanda Sitko, Susannah Beckett, Mike Still, Joe Wengert, Eugene Cordero, Billy Merritt, Drew Difonzo Marks, Suzi Barrett, Joel Spence, Will McClaughlin, Mary Holland, Deb Tarica, Matt Newell, Nick Ma...
Schedule updated over 3 years ago

Kirby Howell-Baptiste

Kirby is an improviser and sketch comedy type person from London, England. You can see Kirby performing on the 1st Wednesday of every month at UCB Sunset with her Maude Team; The Royal Bermuda Whiskey Club, and on Harold Night with DunkTank at UCB Franklin. If that's just not enough, Kirby also p...
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Jodi Skeris

Jodi started doing improv a little before 2003 back in Wisconsin in Comedy Sportz. In 2004, she entered the world of longform improv and sketch. She has studied and performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in both New York and Los Angeles, the Magnet Theater, the Peoples Improv Theater, ...
Schedule updated over 3 years ago