Coaches

Ryan Barton

Harold Night with Scream, previously on LoverBoy and Dollhouse. Member of Rita Repulsa. Queerworld cast member. You get it. Things that are important to me: not making things too complicated -- keep it simple, initiating premises that YOU find funny, and how to clearly express that. And for m...
Schedule updated 21 days ago

James Dwyer

Hey I'm James. I have been a performer and teacher at UCB for the past decade. Currently you can catch me once a month as one of the hosts of The Big Dumb or improvising with Career Day LA and Vacation Slideshow. I formerly performed at UCBNY Fridays with The Law Firm and have performed in ASSSSC...
Schedule updated 23 days ago

Marina Mastros

Hello! I play with Sassy Bluff (UCB) and MAX (former iO Harold team). I was a teacher and the Inclusion Director at iO West until it exploded. I've been performing since 2000 and coaching since 2007. I graduated from UCB, iO Chicago, and did short form professionally in San Diego for nine years a...
Schedule updated 24 days ago

Malin von Euler-Hogan

Hi! I'd love to coach your practice group or team! I'm currently on the UCB Harold team PONY, and before that I was on the Harold teams Slamball and Foxhole in New York. I've studied improv at UCB since 2012 and am down to work on whatever your group needs. I especially like working on getting on...
Schedule updated 26 days ago

Rudy Behrens

Hello, I'm Rudy Behrens, and I coach improv. I just moved to LA from New York, where I started studying Improv at UCB in 2009. I was a member of UCB Harold teams Ice Cold Bev and Foxhole, Lloyd teams Lisa From School and Boombox, as well as indie teams Boy Butter, Grand Falloon, and Single Dads...
Schedule updated 27 days ago

Jesse Esparza

Hi! My name is Jesse Esparza and I'm looking to coach more improv teams. I focus on playing emotionally, having a strong opinion, reacting, simplifying scenes, and following the fun. I'm on the UCB Maude team Bombardier. I was on the UCB Maude team ALL IN, the Mess Hall team Bad Seed, the all...
Schedule updated 28 days ago

Jonny Svarzbein

Jonny Svarzbein is a performer, host, writer and UCB teacher. Jonny began studying at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC and LA where he has studied under Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, Matt Besser and pretty much every teacher at UCBT-LA and is now himself a teacher at UCB. UCB credits inc...
Schedule updated about 1 month ago

Gregory Adam Wallace

UCB approved Improv Coach I'm Gregory! I'm a UCBTLA Harold Night performer on Queen George and I was also on the 1st gen Mess Hall team Burgerface. I'm a member of the improv super team Varmint. I currently run the weekly indie show Mach Improv and I've started the indie shows Church Improv, ...
Schedule updated about 1 month ago

John Dardenne

Hi, I’m John Dardenne! I would like to coach your team. Seriously! I’ve been an improvisor with UCB Mess Hall team PAYDAY, a sketch writer and performer for UCB Maude Team THE MESS, guest hosted the UCBTLA Improv JAM, performed with the harold team HUNGRY HUNGRY BANTHAS at the Westside Comedy ...
Schedule updated about 1 month ago

Micaela Pettigrew

Hello!! My name is Micaela and I would love to coach your team!! I'm on the Mess Hall team Busters and I was on the UCB Harold team, Sixkiller. I have been doing improv for 8 years, originally starting out in the Sacramento area. There I coached a Harold team for over a year and created wor...
Schedule updated about 1 month ago