Coaches

Peter Byrnes

Looking to hone initiations or work on Harolds? Bring your own POV to your scenes and characters? I'm your boi / coach! I’m a UCB performer (Mess Hall, UCB Drag Race) and writer/performer at the Ruby LA. I've performed at DCM New York and LA and the Second City Diversity festival. I co-host T...
Schedule updated 11 months ago

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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 months ago

PJ McCormick

Hi, I'm PJ and I'd like to be your fortune teller! I'm currently a performer on Harold team Jetset and I've been on two Mess Hall teams: JLPTP and Bomb Pop. I also read palms, tarot cards and blood. I love focusing on dead relatives and relaying messages to loved ones. My rate is $15,000/hr. Hope...
Schedule updated about 1 year 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 about 1 year 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 about 1 year ago