Coaches

Emily Schmidt

Hi there! My name is Emily Schmidt and I love coaching improv. Like, a lot. I started taking improv classes in 2002 in Minneapolis and I haven't really stopped since. I'm currently a member of the UCB Mess Hall team, Baby Strength. I've studied under David Harris, Tricia McAlpin, Curtis Gwinn...
Schedule updated over 5 years ago

Bryan Cain

Bryan is a graduate of Upright Citizen's Brigade and the new Nerdist School as well as a performer of musical improv at iO West with his team Robot Teammate + The Accidental Party. Robot Teammate is the current holder of the title National Cagematch Champions with 86 wins in a row at the Cherry C...
Schedule updated over 5 years ago

Beth Appel

Beth Appel is a performer, writer, and director living in Los Angeles. Beth teaches sketch writing at UCB and performs with the UCB Harold Team Cardinal Redbird. Beth recently relocated from New York where she started taking classes at UCB in 2004 (that's 10 years ago!) and she has been writi...
Schedule updated over 5 years ago

Gian Molina

I've been performing improv since 2001 and have performed improv comedy all over the world including Sydney, Amsterdam, London and multiple cities in the US and Canada. I've taught workshops at many festivals and independently at high schools, colleges and universities. I studied at Ultimate ...
Schedule updated almost 6 years ago

Jessica Rona

Jess Rona has taken every improv class she could possibly get into at UCB since 2007, and has also perfected her genius at The Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, Playhouse West and Lesly Kahn. She has studied improv with: Neil Casey, Suzi Barrett, Julie Brister, Tara Copeland, Becky Drysdale, ...
Schedule updated almost 6 years ago

Rendel Leatherman


Schedule updated almost 6 years ago

Dan Lippert

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE UCB: Winslow (Harold), Willhelm (Movie Form) INDIE: Big Grande, Guy 5, Tall Tall Small, Legends of Country Music, Urban Legends SKETCH: Big Grande (UCB, SF Sketch Fest) TRAINING IMPROV UCB: 101 (Julie Brister/Drew Difonzo Marks), 201 (Brian Finkelstein), 301 (Alex F...
Schedule updated almost 6 years ago

Michael Busch

Hello, my name is Michael Busch. Please consider me to coach/direct your improv/sketch group. Improv experience - I was on main stage Harold teams at IO West for three years and UCB for one year (Mr. & Mrs. All-Star). I've trained with a lot of great teachers such as Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, ...
Schedule updated about 6 years ago

Ann Maddox

Ann Maddox has performed at the UCB Theater in Los Angeles since 2005. She performed improv on the Harold team "Lincoln's Bedroom" and wrote for Maude teams "Nice Kitchen" and "Hot Mess." She has studied improv and sketch under Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Chad Carter, Nick Wiger, Billy Merritt, Juli...
Schedule updated over 6 years ago

Dan Black

Dan Black is a sketch/improv comedian living in Los Angeles NOW! He can be seen performing improv every Saturday night with the UCB house team Death By Roo Roo, and performing monthly with his UCB Maude sketch team Ripley. Dan can also be seen in ASSSSCAT 3000.
Schedule updated over 6 years ago