Coaches

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 ...
Schedule updated over 7 years ago

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 7 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 7 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 7 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...
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Mano Agapion

Mano Agapion is a member of UCB House team, Winslow and UCB-LA's current Diversity Coordinator. Mano loves teaching improv and it shows. Mano loves directing sketch too! Mano is me... I will now talk as me. I would like to coach you and have some fun with it, cuz if you're not having fun then ...
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Jen Caldwell


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Deborah Tarica

Deborah is a teacher at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles and in addition to being on several Harold teams, has been performing at UCB for over 5 years. She currently can be seen performing with Assembly, every other Tuesday at 7:00 pm at UCB Sunset. She was born and raised in Lo...
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lisa.linke@mac.com

Hi! I'm Lisa. I'm a veteran of the Chicago improv scene, where I spent almost fourteen years studying and performing improvisation and sketch comedy at The Second City, iO (formerly Improv Olympic), The Annoyance, The Playground and ComedySportz. I've been teaching/coaching for over a decade. ...
Schedule updated over 7 years ago

Desiree Nash

I have been improvising for 9 years, most of that in NY. Been in LA for a year now and have been coaching a couple of musical improv groups regularly. Would like to add your team to the mix! My forte is musical improv, but I can coach non-musical improv as well. I like to focus on pushing...
Schedule updated over 7 years ago