Coaches

Karen

I am an experienced teacher and I can see where YOU are and get you to the next level of your work. Individual notes for people in practice groups plus team building for new indie groups. I’ve been doing this for 15 years. I’ve been on Harold, Maude, and Character teams at UCB. (Harold: Cookiebu...
Schedule updated 2 months 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 4 yea...
Schedule updated 2 months ago

Ben Cassil

Hi! My name's Ben and I'd like to coach your team! I am a founding member of the long-running indie improv team Loserlebrities, and I co-host, write and produce the monthly UCB talk show "Totally Rad!" I have been doing improv for 6 years and have been taught by Ben Siemon, Toni Charline, Mike Le...
Schedule updated 2 months ago

Joe Spence

Joe Spence is a current or former house team member and has coaching/teaching experience at Second City LA, iO West, LA Connection, The Nerdist School, and ComedySportz LA. Joe is also currently one of the teachers on staff at Gary Spatz's The Playground, the only bonded young actors conservatory...
Schedule updated 2 months ago

Zak Roland

Hello! I've been studying and performing improv since 2008. I started out working with greats Kevin Mullaney, Craig Cackowski, Carla Cackowski, Amey Goerlich, Nick Armstrong, Susan Messing, Joe Bill, Anthony Atamanuik, Jimmy Carrane & Rick Andrews as well as taken workshops with Ian Roberts & ...
Schedule updated 3 months ago

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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 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 3 months 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 3 months ago