Coaches

Eileen Mary O'Connell

Hi there-- I'm Eileen and I have 17 years of improv and sketch experience. I've trained under Billy Merritt, Rebecca Drysdale, Miles Stroth, Jim Zulevic, Molly Erdman, and more. My specialty is genre-based narrative improv. I'll show you how to find your character and how to USE your character to...
Schedule updated 10 days ago

Victoria Longwell

Hey- I'm Victoria! I'm currently in my third year on UCB's Harold Night as a member of YETI! I've studied improv at UCB with Seth Morris, Will Hines, Julie Brister, Dan Lippert, Casey Feigh, Nick Mandernach, Johnny Meeks, Suzi Barrett, and more! I'd like to help your team work on performing g...
Schedule updated 10 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 12 days ago

Karen

I am an experienced teacher and I can see where YOU are and get you to the next level of your work. Individual notes for people in practice groups plus team building for new indie groups. I’ve been doing this for 15 years. I’ve been on Harold, Maude, and Character teams at UCB. (Harold: Cookiebu...
Schedule updated 12 days ago

Jen Krueger

Hi! I'm Jen Krueger and I've been doing improv since 2009. I was the Artistic Director of the LA Indie Improv Festival (LAIIF), and a founder/host of The Manifesto Show for its 5 years on the indie scene. I've trained and performed with Ian Roberts, Alex Berg, Eugene Cordero, Alex Fernie, Will Hi...
Schedule updated 12 days ago

Jason Van Glass

I believe that practice makes perfect, and I would like to help you make the most of your practice sessions, with a focus on grounded play, careful listening, and organic discovery. I've been studying improv since 2011 at UCB and at the Pack Theater, where I performed on a house team for 4 yea...
Schedule updated 13 days ago

Ben Cassil

Hi! My name's Ben and I'd like to coach your team! I am a founding member of the long-running indie improv team Loserlebrities, and I co-host, write and produce the monthly UCB talk show "Totally Rad!" I have been doing improv for 6 years and have been taught by Ben Siemon, Toni Charline, Mike Le...
Schedule updated 13 days ago

Joe Spence

Joe Spence is a current or former house team member and has coaching/teaching experience at Second City LA, iO West, LA Connection, The Nerdist School, and ComedySportz LA. Joe is also currently one of the teachers on staff at Gary Spatz's The Playground, the only bonded young actors conservatory...
Schedule updated 16 days ago

Zak Roland

Hello! I've been studying and performing improv since 2008. I started out working with greats Kevin Mullaney, Craig Cackowski, Carla Cackowski, Amey Goerlich, Nick Armstrong, Susan Messing, Joe Bill, Anthony Atamanuik, Jimmy Carrane & Rick Andrews as well as taken workshops with Ian Roberts & ...
Schedule updated 18 days ago

Rachael Mason

Hi! My name is Rachael Mason! I have taught at UCB for the last nine years and I coach sketch and improv around town. I have studied improv and sketch at UCB, PIT and Magnet theaters in New York. My teachers have included Billy Merritt, Michael Delaney, Amy Poehler, Armando Diaz, Ian Roberts...
Schedule updated 19 days ago