Coaches

Kirby Howell-Baptiste

Kirby is an improviser and sketch comedy type person from London, England. You can see Kirby performing on the 1st Wednesday of every month at UCB Sunset with her Maude Team; The Royal Bermuda Whiskey Club, and on Harold Night with DunkTank at UCB Franklin. If that's just not enough, Kirby also p...
Schedule updated about 4 years ago

Jodi Dennithorne

Jodi started performing improv in the early 2000s back in Wisconsin in Comedy Sportz. In 2004, she entered the world of longform improv and sketch comedy. She has studied and performed at The Pack Theater, Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (both New York and Los Angeles), Magnet Theater, Peoples I...
Schedule updated about 4 years ago

Dan Foster

Dan Foster has been studying and performing improv for over ten years. He has performed all over the country, including venues such as the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in LA (UCB), iO Chicago, iO West, Second Cities Chicago and Los Angeles, the Magnet Theater, the Annoyance Theater, the Playg...
Schedule updated about 4 years ago

John Noreen

Hey, Potential Friends. I'm John Noreen. I exploded from the womb rip-roaring and ready to go. On the day of my emergence as a material being, October 17th 1989, the world acknowledged the presence of a new, unstoppable force by welcoming me with an earthquake so grand that it shook Candlesti...
Schedule updated over 4 years ago

Ify Nwadiwe

Yo! How's it going! I've been performing improv for 8 years, and I perform with the team White Women at UCB, the Mess Hall Team Burgerface and various teams on the indie scene. A little background on my improv history. I started performing short form improv in high school with the Comedy Spor...
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Harrison Brown

I've studied at UCB-LA since 2005. I have been on several harold teams throughout the years such as McGuffin and Panama. I also spent several years on Maude on such teams as Marvin Berry, Wall of Sound, and Kirkland's Signature. I co-founded TNT: Tuesday Night Thunder in 2007. You can currently ...
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Lilan Bowden

Hi! I'm a primarily UCB trained performer and am on house teams Rococo (Harold), and Bonafide (Maude, graduated 2015). I also have an independent two person sketch/improv team, "Lilan and Wilder." I have acted in many comedy TV shows as well; credits include Parks and Recreation, Suburgatory, NT...
Schedule updated over 4 years ago

Matt Newell

Matt Newell is a improvisor, actor and writer from Youngsville, NC. He began studying improv at Comedy Sportz in Chapel Hill, NC and then continued at The Upright Citizens Brigade when he moved to Los Angeles. His has written and performed several shows at UCB including: Smart & Brave, Hubble ...
Schedule updated over 4 years ago

G. Maximilian Zarou

Max has been on house team Spaceboat at The Improv Space in Westwood since 2011. He has completed Advanced Study at Upright Citizens' Brigade Los Angeles. He currently also performs regularly with The Sound and the Furry, a musical puppet improv group.
Schedule updated over 4 years ago

Wayland McQueen

Hello, I'm Wayland McQueen, and I coach improv! I'll give you some info in handy bullet point form. Performing • I've been doing improv since February 2003 • Started taking classes at UCB in May 2007 • Performed on Harold Night at UCB from February 2009-November 2013 (Swanzey, The Great War...
Schedule updated over 4 years ago