Coaches

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 about 5 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 about 5 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 about 5 years ago

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 ...
Schedule updated about 5 years ago

Jen Caldwell


Schedule updated about 5 years ago

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...
Schedule updated about 5 years ago

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 5 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 5 years ago

Skander Halim

SKANDER HALIM is a screenwriter who discovered sketch writing at UCB and instantly fell in love with the creative freedom and quick turnaround time. In addition to UCB, he's studied improv at The Second City Toronto and The Miles Stroth Workshop. Skander wrote the controversial black comedy featu...
Schedule updated over 5 years ago

Amos Vernon

I've studied at UCB-NY since 2009 and have been a member of a UCB-NY house team since 2011 (Mr. Crime, Surfing, Guthrie, Big Margaret, and Higgins). I am also a member of the sketch group Boat. Looking to work on game? Form? Commitment? Playing as a team? Getting out of your head? Email bits? ...
Schedule updated over 5 years ago