Coaches

Andy Rocco

Hey everyone! I've been performing at UCB since 1999. I've taken classes with Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Andy Secunda, Michael Delaney, Billy Merritt, Kevin Mullaney, Armando Diaz, and Katie Roberts. I was on the house/weekend team Monkeydick and I the hosted a show "Underground Americana" I...
Schedule updated 9 months ago

John Purcell

My name is John Purcell and I would love to coach your indie team/practice group. I have performed with the UCB NY Harold teams Apollo and Some Kid. I also performed with the UCB LA Mess Hall team Busters. I’m particularly interested in focusing on realistic behavior, justifications that are b...
Schedule updated 9 months ago

Artoun Nazareth

Well hello there! My name is Artoun, and I'd love to be your coach! I'm currently on the UCB Harold team GHOST and was previously on the UCB messhall team Tusk. As for sketch and character I was on the 2019 UCB Characters Welcome team as well as a mime sketch troupe in Boston and in LA for over 6...
Schedule updated 9 months ago

Cassi Jerkins

Hello! I’ve been studying and performing improv at UCB since 2014. I’ve been on two Mess Hall teams, Hot Hot Goss and Lotion’s 11. I like to focus on getting improvisers out of their head, supporting each other and call me crazy... Have fun! I’ve studied improv with Will Hines, Johnny Meeks, J...
Schedule updated 9 months ago

Jason Shotts

I'm originally from Chicago and started performing improv at the iO Theater in 2003. Currently I'm living in Los Angeles and can be seen performing as one-half of the improv duo Dummy, winner of the iO Theater’s Del Award for Best Improv Show in 2013 and 2014. I'm also the co-host of LIVE from th...
Schedule updated 10 months ago

Alexis Rhiannon

I've been training with UCBT since 2010, and I currently perform on the UCBTLA Harold Team Cheeks. (I also lived in New York for ten years, where I was on the Harold Team Highwater and the Lloyd Team Horse Girl. I am both old and wise and young and hot.) I'm into grounded, truthful, patient im...
Schedule updated 10 months ago

PJ McCormick

Hi, I'm PJ and I'd like to be your coach! I'm currently a performer on Harold team Jetset and I've been on two Mess Hall teams: JLPTP and Bomb Pop. I also perform on Filipino AF and I'm a writer/actor on the sketch team The Babes. I love to focus on emotional commitment, comedic point of view and...
Schedule updated 10 months ago

Julia Meltzer

Hi guys, I'm Julia - I did 4 years on Harold Night, and now perform with Queen George and 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 have coached three Mess Hall teams. My goal in coaching is to make sure ...
Schedule updated 10 months ago

Tom Smaldone

Yo, I'm Tom Smaldone! I'm currently on the UCB Messhall Fall 2019 team Possum I've been improvising for 8 years. In Denver, CO I was a part of the prime time group Governor Jack where I had the opportunity to perform with UCB greats like Will Hines, Alex Berg, Billy Merrit, Dave Theune, Sebast...
Schedule updated 10 months ago

James Dean Saldivar

Yo this is James! I would love to coach your improv team and/or practice group. I have been doing improv since 2015. I run the monthly show Drawing With Sharpies at The Clubhouse and The Inner Sanctum, as a member of the improv group The Silver Sharpies. I have studied primarily at UCBLA, whe...
Schedule updated 11 months ago