Coaches

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. Current Host of Comedy Friendzy: Improv Game show. He has played the top clubs in NYC, LA and Vegas....
Schedule updated 16 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 23 days ago

Jake Regal

Hi! I've spent 8 years on UCB Harold Night/house improv teams. I'm currently a member of Cardinal Redbird. I've also co-hosted The Big Jam for nearly five years. Also also, spent two years and change on Maude. Feel free to contact even about a timeslot it says I'm not free, my schedule is pret...
Schedule updated 23 days ago

DarylJim Diaz

Hi! I'm DarylJim. I'm from Hawaii and came to LA to pursue musical theater. Along the way, I fell in love with comedy! Basically, I nerd out to acting, improvising, and musical theater-ing. With all of that said, I want to coach your improv team and/or practice group! My UCB performance credi...
Schedule updated 4 months 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 5 months ago

Vince Yap

Hey, I'm a UCBTLA performer! I've been really fortunate to be on Harold night with the teams Vulture, Cookieburg, and now CHEEKS. I co-host Happy Hour with Miss Golightly in the Inner Sanctum every Tuesday night at 8:30p-- submit your team! I was formerly on Mess Hall team Eclaire Danes. I curren...
Schedule updated 6 months ago

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 7 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago