Coaches

James III

James III teaches improv and characters at the Upright Citizens Brigade in LA (where he currently performs on Characters Welcome) and directs sketch at The Ruby. He formerly taught at UCB-NY and was a house performer for five years appearing on Harold Night, Maude Night, and TourCo. He has also t...
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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 3 months ago

Mike Christian

Mike Christian has studied and performed improv for the past five years at UCB, iO West, and elsewhere. He's been on the UCB Mess Hall teams Bordeaux and Roxbury. He's also a writer and performer at the Pack Theater with his current sketch team Gutter. He has an MFA in Fiction and would love to c...
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Victoria Longwell

Hey- I'm Victoria! I'm currently in my third year on UCB's Harold Night as a member of YETI! I've studied improv at UCB with Seth Morris, Will Hines, Julie Brister, Dan Lippert, Casey Feigh, Nick Mandernach, Johnny Meeks, Suzi Barrett, and more! I'd like to help your team work on performing g...
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Jason Shotts

Before moving to Los Angeles, I was a regular performer, coach and teacher at the iO Theater in Chicago from 2003 to 2014. I received the Del Award for Best Teacher in 2011 and 2013. My improv show "Dummy" won for Best Improv Show in 2013 and 2014. In Los Angeles, I was working at iO West Thea...
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Alexa Loftus

Hello, I'm Alexa Loftus and I'm an LA based improviser, writer, and stand up who has studied sketch and improv at UCB since 2011. Before that, I graduated from The Conservatory at Second City Chicago. I've performed on the UCB Harold Team Knucklepuck, and the Mess Hall teams Parade and Fetch. I a...
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Yeshua Malik

Hi! I'd love to coach your improv team! I've been improvising since 2013, and studied Stanislavski method at conservatory. I love focusing scene tops, strong points of view, space work, and acting. I can find where your team is at, see where you wanna go, and take you there, while keeping fun at ...
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Jeremy Sender

I'm back in LA and genuinely excited to coach! I started training at UCB in 2013, and performed on a Mess Hall team in 2015. Then I moved to Chicago, trained at iO and Annoyance, and stated playing on iO Harold teams in 2017. I also performed and taught at the UCB-style theater Under The Gun, fou...
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Mia Schauffler

Hi, my name is Mia and I'd love to coach your team! I currently perform on the UCB Harold team Leroy, and was previously on the Harold Teams Vulture and Dollhouse, and the Mess Hall team Busters. I'd love to help your team work on labeling, justifying and getting everyone on the same page.
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Jiavani Linayao

Jiavani Linayao is available to coach musical improv, improv forms, montage and practice groups. A queer woman of color, she brings diverse perspective to her improv coaching. Her practices are upbeat and fun and her direction is clear and applicable. Jiavani performs on the UCB mainstages wi...
Schedule updated 3 months ago