Coaches

Jordan Myrick

Hello! I recently moved to LA from NYC. As a performer, I was on UCBTNY Harold Teams Captain and Highwater and the UCBTNY Lloyd Team Top Heavy. I was also a member of UCB's Touring Company from 2016 to 2019. Before moving to LA, I was an improv teacher at New York University's Tisch School...
Schedule updated 2 months ago

Patrick Polsin

Hi! I'm Patrick and I'm excited to coach your team or practice group! I currently perform on my second messhall team RINGO and host the monthly Inner Sanctum show HOT TAKES! The Debate and Improv Show. I also perform weekly at the clubhouse as a cast member on MACH. Previously I was on the mess...
Schedule updated 2 months ago

Christopher Renfro

UCB & Groundling’s trained improviser/sketch performer 💃🏼 Maude Night (The Audacity, Somebody’s Baby) Mess Hall (Fetch, RUMPLE) 2019 CBS Diversity Showcase (writer and performer) I’m an LGBTQ+ POC, full of energy, ready to coach your team with 100% commitment, zaddy! Trouble finding g...
Schedule updated 2 months ago

Nate Shelkey

Well, hello there. The short of it: I’ve been on Harold night and Maude night. I can help you! I was a member of The Racquet on Harold night in Los Angeles. And for 5 years on gigawatt, Arsenal, and Kill Your Darlings in New York. I was also on the Maude teams Last Slice in Los Angeles...
Schedule updated 2 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 3 months ago

Ryan Kelly Coil

I’m Ryan! I got my start in Boston on the ImprovBoston Touring Company where I taught and performed all over New England. There I taught corporate workshops, after school programs, opened for TEDX talks using both short-form and long-form styles of play. In LA I am on the former iOWest Harold te...
Schedule updated 3 months ago

Rachel LaForce

Hi Friends! I am Rachel LaForce and I would love to coach your improv team or direct your next sketch show! I am passionate about helping performers find their joy through play and their comedy through connection. My teaching experience has taken me all over the US and internationally. I t...
Schedule updated 3 months ago

Dennis Curlett

Hi! My name's Dennis and I'd love to coach your team! I was a member of the UCB Harold team KNUCKLEPUCK and UCB Mess Hall Teams, WATSON and BUSTERS. I've been doing improv for fifty thousand years and have been taught by literally everyone. Literally. Think of someone. Yes, they've taught me! ...
Schedule updated 3 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 3 months ago

Walter Leonardo Svarzbein

Hi! I've been doing bits my entire life! I was taught by Jonny Svarzbein and Jacki Merchant. My goal is to help your team excel in the areas of eating, farting pooping, sleeping and stage craft. I'm already funnier than Will Hines!
Schedule updated 3 months ago