Coaches

Jen Caldwell


Schedule updated over 3 years ago

Deborah Tarica

Deborah is a teacher at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles and in addition to being on several Harold teams, has been performing at UCB for over 5 years. She currently can be seen performing with Assembly, every other Tuesday at 7:00 pm at UCB Sunset. She was born and raised in Lo...
Schedule updated over 3 years ago

Clay Larsen

Hi there. I’m Clay. I’ve been doing improv for ten years, and have been performing at UCB since 2006. I’ve been on five UCB-LA Harold teams (Empty Threat, Perfect Crime, Hugboat, Elroy, and The Racquet), done tons of other shows around the theater (Sketch Cram, Maude Night, Spank slots, bit sh...
Schedule updated over 3 years ago

lisa.linke@mac.com

Hi! I'm Lisa. I'm a veteran of the Chicago improv scene, where I spent almost fourteen years studying and performing improvisation and sketch comedy at The Second City, iO (formerly Improv Olympic), The Annoyance, The Playground and ComedySportz. I've been teaching/coaching for over a decade. ...
Schedule updated over 3 years ago

Desiree Nash

I have been improvising for 9 years, most of that in NY. Been in LA for a year now and have been coaching a couple of musical improv groups regularly. Would like to add your team to the mix! My forte is musical improv, but I can coach non-musical improv as well. I like to focus on pushing...
Schedule updated over 3 years ago

Skander Halim

SKANDER HALIM is a screenwriter who discovered sketch writing at UCB and instantly fell in love with the creative freedom and quick turnaround time. In addition to UCB, he's studied improv at The Second City Toronto and The Miles Stroth Workshop. Skander wrote the controversial black comedy featu...
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Amos Vernon

I've studied at UCB-NY since 2009 and have been a member of a UCB-NY house team since 2011 (Mr. Crime, Surfing, Guthrie, Big Margaret, and Higgins). I am also a member of the sketch group Boat. Looking to work on game? Form? Commitment? Playing as a team? Getting out of your head? Email bits? ...
Schedule updated over 3 years ago

Emily Schmidt

Hi there! My name is Emily Schmidt and I love coaching improv. Like, a lot. I started taking improv classes in 2002 in Minneapolis and I haven't really stopped since. I'm currently a member of the UCB Mess Hall team, Baby Strength. I've studied under David Harris, Tricia McAlpin, Curtis Gwinn...
Schedule updated over 3 years ago

Bryan Cain

Bryan is a graduate of Upright Citizen's Brigade and the new Nerdist School as well as a performer of musical improv at iO West with his team Robot Teammate + The Accidental Party. Robot Teammate is the current holder of the title National Cagematch Champions with 86 wins in a row at the Cherry C...
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Beth Appel

Beth Appel is a performer, writer, and director living in Los Angeles. Beth teaches sketch writing at UCB and performs with the UCB Harold Team Cardinal Redbird. Beth recently relocated from New York where she started taking classes at UCB in 2004 (that's 10 years ago!) and she has been writi...
Schedule updated over 3 years ago