Coaches

Marina Mastros

Hello! I play with UCB's Sassy Bluff and with MAX (a former iO West Harold team). I was a teacher and the Inclusion Director at iO West until it exploded. I've been performing since 2000 and coaching since 2007. I graduated from UCB, iO Chicago, and did short form professionally in San Diego for ...
Schedule updated 4 days ago

Yaki Margulies

Hi there! I'd love to coach your improv team or practice group and help you develop your own unique style. I've been studying and performing improv for close to a decade. I was on the Mess Hall team, Shimmy!, I'm a regular UCB main stage performer, and I've hosted the Inner Sanctum show, "...
Schedule updated 18 days ago

Michael Gardner

Hello! My name is Michael Gardner and I would love to coach your improv team, or direct your sketch or staged comedy show. I have been doing improv for 11 years and have been studying specifically here in LA since 2011. I also co-wrote the shows "The Dixieland Family Band", "Who Is Funk Shuffl...
Schedule updated 19 days ago

Chad Shapiro

Originally from NY, Chad Shapiro is a SAG-AFTRA actor, writer, Improvisor and a nationally touring Stand-Up comedian for over 15 years. He is the Stand Up Program Director at Acme Comedy Theater. He has played the top clubs in NYC, LA and Vegas. Taught Improv at TVI Studios. Chad has trained and ...
Schedule updated 22 days ago

Rekha Shankar

Hey! I'm a comedian and writer and NY --> LA transplant. I was on the UCBTNY Harold team Moose, and UCBTNY Lloyd teams Southpaw and Barrymore. I am presently on the UCBTLA Harold Team, Bitchin', and was formerly on the Mess Hall Teams Rumple and Sparky. I'm also the recent former head writer at ...
Schedule updated 24 days ago

Zander Frost

[UCB APPROVED COACH] I'm Zander and I want to coach your team! I’ve been on two UCB Harold teams, Bitchin’ (Current), and Heartthrob, as well as the UCB Cagematch winning team, Bunker, and three UCB Mess Hall teams; Rumple, TRISH, and Scalene. I created and host the long running UCB Show "Are You...
Schedule updated 25 days ago

Allyn Pintal

Hello! I'd love to coach your team or direct your sketches! 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 p...
Schedule updated 25 days ago

Clare Loughran

Hello! I'm an actor, singer, writer, and trained clown who has studied at UCB for over five years. I performed with Biscuits, one of the first Mess Hall teams, as well as several main stage shows. I like to find the wonder and fun in scenes to make things easier and honest (and funny). Because of...
Schedule updated 27 days ago

Miranda Rae Hart

Miranda Rae Hart is a Los Angeles based improviser, comedian, and actor from frigid upstate New York. She’s studied long and hard at the storied Upright Citizens Brigade. Her house team ‘Shimmy!’ were known for being the loudest messhall team in history. She has also studied at The Groundlings a...
Schedule updated 27 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 about 1 month ago