Coaches

Jiavani Linayao

Jiavani Linayao writes her bios in third person because she's a pro. She has been performing improv since 2003 and UCB has been home base since 2011. As a queer woman of color, Jiavani brings diverse perspective to her coaching which is important for any team. Her notes are specific, clear and ap...
Schedule updated 7 months ago

Scott Thiede

Scott Thiede is an LA based improviser, writer, and actor from Bethesda, MD. He began taking classes at UCB in 2014, studying under geniuses like Alex Berg, Beth Appel, Shaun Diston, Will Hines, Dave Theune, Johnny Meeks, Dan Lippert, Julie Brister, Tara Copeland, and Josh Simpson. You can see...
Schedule updated 7 months ago

Cissy Fenwick

I have been improvising for 10 years starting in college and have been with UCB in LA for six years. I was on the Harold night with my team JV, formerly John Velvet for four years. JV is now a weekend team at UCB. Before that I was on three other Harold teams in LA. I know the Harold pretty w...
Schedule updated 7 months ago

Dustin Drury

Available for teams of all skill levels, I've coached everything from 6 year olds to Harold teams. I lived in New York for a while performing at UCB and The Magnet. I'm in LA now and you can see me perform with Andrew Yurman-Glaser as Upstate. Previous improv teams include Lloyd team Hoops...
Schedule updated 7 months ago

Charlie Mihelich

I'm Charlie, and I'd love to coach your improv team, read your sketch packets, and direct your sketch teams! I started at UCB LA in 2012. I was on the Mess Hall team Yacht Club and I'm currently on the iO West Mainstage sketch team The Truce. I host and perform in the shows Catharsis: Dramatic Im...
Schedule updated 8 months ago

Raiza Licea

Hola ! Mi nombre is Raiza! I'm on the UCB Harold Team DiCaprio, Improvisos Peligrosos, & Geraldo! I have studied with Will Hines, Alex Fernie, Marcy Jarreau, Julie Brister, Tricia McAlpin, Joe Wengert, Shaun Diston and more. Hit me up to coach your practice group or improv team! I love wo...
Schedule updated 8 months ago

Janie Stolar

Hello! I am a Harold and Lloyd vet who recently moved from NYC and I would love to coach your practice group or team. My cred: I studied improv and sketch at UCB for seven years and was on Lloyd Night and Harold Night out there. I want to coach more here! I have experience with all levels and...
Schedule updated 8 months ago

Jocelyn DeBoer

Oh man, I love to coach. I perform on the weekend team Search History and performed on Harold Night at UCB NY. In addition to being on Harold Night, in NY I also performed weekly monoscenes with my team, Gadget, for 2+ years. I have taken nine Advance Study Performance and Advance Study Ha...
Schedule updated 8 months ago

Samuel Palmer

"No one hits 100% of the time... except Sam! (said while gesturing towards Sam)" -Beth Appel, artistic director, UCB LA "You should definitely keep doing sketch comedy" -Kevin McDonald, Kids in the Hall Sam has been pursuing sketch comedy since he moved to America in 2010, he has been a mem...
Schedule updated 8 months ago

Frank Caeti

Hi! I'm Frank. I performed at UCB with the two House Harold Teams Zoo Zoo and The Racquet. Currently I play at iO West in The Armando Show and in the critically acclaimed duo, FrankenMatt (Second City, iO , UCB, The Pack). My directing credits include shows at UCB, Comedy Central Stage, Second Ci...
Schedule updated 8 months ago