Coaches

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 about 1 year ago

Mikey Stephens

Whassup! My name is Mikey Stephens and I would love to coach your team! I currently perform on the UCB LA Harold Team BITCHIN' and previously performed on the Harold Team HEARTTHROB and the UCB Mess Hall Team POWERLINE. My goal is to understand your style as a team and nurture that. My focus i...
Schedule updated about 1 year ago

Josh Brekhus

Yo yo yo, I'm Josh and I'd like to coach your improv team. I've studied comedic things at UCB since 2010, and have done comedic things at UCB like Harold Teams BELMONTE, SOLID GOLD FOREVER, and currently on LEROY. I was also on a Maude Team ROYAL BERMUDA WHISKEY CLUB, a performer on UCB TourCo, a...
Schedule updated about 1 year ago

Ken Beck

Ken Beck began studying improv and sketch at UCBTNY in 2006. Since 2011 he's performed on house Harold and Maude teams in NY. Most recently he can be seen improvising with the cast of Career Day LA, every month at UCBTLA Sunset.
Schedule updated about 1 year ago

Eileen Mary O'Connell

Hi there-- I'm Eileen and I have 17 years of improv and sketch experience. I've trained under Billy Merritt, Rebecca Drysdale, Miles Stroth, Jim Zulevic, Molly Erdman, and more. My specialty is genre-based narrative improv. I'll show you how to find your character and how to USE your character to...
Schedule updated about 1 year ago

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 about 1 year 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 about 1 year 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 about 1 year 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 about 1 year 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 about 1 year ago