Coaches

Naomi Villa

Hello! I currently perform with the indie team Boss Jr. and Jambi, and I was on the Harold team DIRT, and the Mess Hall team LaserDisc. I also produce the show Boss Jr. Presents at UCB and The Clubhouse. I've studied with Will Hines, Eugene Cordero, Mary Holland, Johnny Meeks, Nick Mandernach, an...
Schedule updated 7 months ago

Andrew Hansen

UCB Harold Alum and current member of house team Cardinal Redbird. Improv at UCB since 2013 and sketch at UCB (on Maude) since 2016. Also I taught Jake Regal everything he knows. Hit me up!
Schedule updated 7 months ago

Matt Apodaca

Hi! I am on the UCB approved coaches list and I am currently on Harold Night at UCB LA with my team PONY aka Protect Our Nation's Youth. Formerly of the Harold team DiCaprio and the Mess Hall Team Cool Jerk. If you're just starting out or even if you've been doing it a while and want someon...
Schedule updated 7 months ago

Peter Byrnes

Hi! I’m here to coach your sketch and/or improv team, especially if you want to focus on finding game through point of view and character. I’m bi-gay-queer and love working with underrepresented voices. Let’s get our stage time! I’ve written and performed sketch for 4 years and currently do so...
Schedule updated 7 months ago

Ryan Hitchcock

Hey! I'd be interested in coaching your improv or sketch team. Here are things that I'm big on: • Philosophy/point-of-view • Listening & accepting offers • Harold (pulling clear ideas from your opening, distilling the game to make playing your second and third beats easier and more rewarding...
Schedule updated 7 months ago

Lydia Hensler

Hi! I'm a veteran UCB performer and teacher who just moved here from New York. I teach and coach all levels of improv as well as character writing and performance. I look forward to working with you!
Schedule updated 7 months ago

Zak Roland

Hello! I look forward to working with your team. I've been studying and performing improv since 2008. I started out working with greats Kevin Mullaney, Craig Cackowski, Nick Armstrong, Susan Messing, Joe Bill, Anthony Atamanuik, Jimmy Carrane & Rick Andrews as well as taken workshops with Ian...
Schedule updated 7 months ago

Allyn Pintal

Hello! I'd love to coach your team! I've been doing improv since high school and have been taking classes at UCB since 2013. I have also studied with the Groundlings. Characters are my favorite thing to do, and I'd love to help you create characters with strong, specific points of view. My bigges...
Schedule updated 7 months ago

James Mannion

I'm currently a member of the UCB Harold Team Dollhouse. In the past I was on 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 improv. Whether you are a p...
Schedule updated 7 months ago

Vic Michaelis

It’s Vic! I am an actor and improviser and I would love to coach your group! I'm a current member of UCB Harold team Yeti and Dollhouse before that. I have been training at Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles under Beth Appel, Drew DiFonzo Marks, James Mastraieni, Mike McLendon, Johnny Meeks...
Schedule updated 7 months ago