Coaches

Caroline Cotter

Hi! I recently moved from NYC and would love to coach LA groups! I am currently on the Messhall team JLPTP. At UCBNY, I taught Improv 101-401 & Advanced Study Improv for over four years. I performed on Asssscat and was on the weekend team GOAT, and previously was on the Harold teams Higgins, ...
Schedule updated 26 days ago

Danny Mastrangelo

*** Please note: My regular schedule is currently full. You can still contact me for one-offs, but I'm not taking on any more regular teams at the moment. Thanks! Hi there! I'm a trained coach from iOWest and have specifically studied improv coaching under Craig Cackowski (Dasariski) and Dave ...
Schedule updated about 1 month ago

Julia Meltzer

Hi guys, I'm Julia - I'm on the UCB Harold Team Queen George (this is my fourth year on Harold Night) and in the cast of monthly show Toledo Rep. Before Harold Night, I was on a Mess Hall team. I'm on the UCB approved coaches list, I regularly sub Boot Camp and I coach Mess Hall. My goal in ...
Schedule updated about 1 month ago

Jim Woods

Hi! I'm Jim Woods. I perform with the Smokes at UCBTLA Franklin. I've been a performer at UCB, Io Chicago/West, Second City, Boom Chicago, Comedy Sportz and am a co-founder of the FA Theater in London. My goal as a coach is to help you walk the line of how to make your improv as easy as possible ...
Schedule updated about 1 month ago

Jason Van Glass

I believe that practice makes perfect, and I would like to help you make the most of your practice sessions, with a focus on grounded play, careful listening, and organic discovery. I've been studying improv since 2011 at UCB and at the Pack Theater, where I performed on a house team for 3.5 y...
Schedule updated about 1 month ago

Andy Bustillos

Hi!! I'm currently on the UCB NY Weekend Team Bucky, Fifty/Cincuenta at UCB East (Monthly Bilingual improv show) and host the Wednesday Jam and B.Y.O.T. as well. I was on the Lloyd Teams Camp and The Nightmare as well as the Harold Team Some Kid. Currently in LA and I'd love to coach your team! ...
Schedule updated about 2 months ago

Chad Shapiro

Originally from NY, Chad Shapiro is a SAG-AFTRA actor, writer, and a nationally touring Stand-Up comedian for over 15 years. He has played the top clubs in NYC, LA and Vegas. Taught Improv at TVI Studios. Chad has trained and performed with UCB NY & LA, iO West, The Pack Theater, Second City, th...
Schedule updated about 2 months ago

James Mannion

I'm currently a member of the UCB Harold team Leroy. In the past I was on the Harold team Dollhouse and the Mess Hall team TKO, and I'm on the indie team Nevada Pajamas. I've been doing improv for over a decade and taking classes at UCB since 2015. I love doing improv and I love talking about im...
Schedule updated about 2 months ago

Ryan Barton

Harold Night with LoverBoy, previously on Dollhouse. Member of Rita Repulsa. Queerworld cast member. You get it. Things that are important to me: finding your OWN comedic voice, not making things too complicated -- keep it simple, and how to work better as an ENSEMBLE. Let's goooooooooooooo...
Schedule updated about 2 months 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 about 2 months ago