Coaches

Chase McCown

Hello improvisers! After studying at Second City, iO, and UCB, I was on the UCB Mess Hall team Bugaboo, I run the indie show Animal Garage and perform regularly at UCB with The Agenda and UCLGBT. I've studied with Johnny Meeks, Alex Fernie, Sean Conroy, Tricia McAlpin, Joel Spence, Eugene Cordero...
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Julia Hays

Hi, I’m Julia Hays, and I’d love to coach your improv team! I’m interested in ongoing coaching opportunities, subbing, and covering one-off practices with a specific focus. More about me below--written in third person: Julia Hays is an improviser/storyteller/writer who has been studying a...
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Beth Lepley

Hi My name is Beth and I am available to coach your improv team- that's why I made this! I've trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles under the best money can buy. It's a lot I know... but guess what- I'm cheaper! My experience includes being on a UCB Harold team for three ye...
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Joshua Krilov

Hi I'm Josh and I'm the former Artistic Director of ColdTowne Theater in Austin, Texas. Currently, a performer on the iO mainstage improv team, Viceroy and a writer on the iO mainstage sketch team, The Truce. As a coach I love to focus on the group and collaboration. I want to get you to the ...
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Cosima Cabrera

Hi! I'm an advanced UCB alum. I perform with indie teams Mixed Company and Bangers & Mash. I've been doing improv for over a decade now and have taught improv at cool places like twelve step programs. It's true. I can help you work on being grounded, commitment, specificity, working on Harolds, o...
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Lesley Tsina

Hey everyone - I'm Lesley. I started at UCB-LA in 2005 and have been on two Harold teams (The Galleria and Hugboat) and two Maude Teams (Paddington and Extreme Tambourine.) I currently perform with Tournament of Nerds and do improv around town with my team Slave Leia and my two-person team, Hope...
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Talia Tabin

Hey! I am an actress and comedian working in LA who would LOVE to help coach your improv team. I have been studying improv at UCB since 2011 and I am deeply in love with all things improv. I am on the Harold Team Nomi Malone performing weekly at UCB. I have studied with some amazing teachers such...
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Jesse Neil

My name is Jesse Neil and I was a member of the UCB Lloyd team Hotspur, as well as the UCB Harold teams The Enemy and Slamball. I've studied at UCB for about seven years under Michael Delaney, Jon Gabrus, Will Hines, Kevin Hines, Chelsea Clarke, Gavin Speiller, Anthony Atamanuik, and many more. A...
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Jamie Gaul

Hi! My name is Jamie Gaul. I've been doing improv since 2008. I started with short form and moved on to long form in 2011. I have gone through the programs at both iO West and UCBLA. I am on the UCB approved coaches list and currently on the UCB Weekend Team, Cardinal Redbird. I have also been...
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Patrick McDonald

Oh hey how's it going?! I've been doing improv and sketch at UCB since 2012. I wrote the show RICH AND BORED that got a full run at UCB Franklin. I was also on the Harold Team KNUCKLEPUCK and the Maude Team OLD FLAME, but previously I was on THE BUS and GLENDALE. At UCB, I've learned from killer ...
Schedule updated over 4 years ago