Coaches

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 & ...
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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...
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Malin von Euler-Hogan

Hi! I'd love to coach your practice group or team! I'm currently on the UCB Harold team PONY, and before that I was on the Harold teams Slamball and Foxhole in New York. I've studied improv at UCB since 2012 and am down to work on whatever your group needs. I especially like working on getting on...
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John Dardenne

Hi, I’m John Dardenne! I would like to coach your team. Seriously! I’ve been an improvisor with UCB Mess Hall team PAYDAY, a sketch writer and performer for UCB Maude Team THE MESS, guest hosted the UCBTLA Improv JAM, performed with the harold team HUNGRY HUNGRY BANTHAS at the Westside Comedy ...
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Micaela Pettigrew

Hello!! My name is Micaela and I would love to coach your team!! I'm on the Mess Hall team Busters and I was on the UCB Harold team, Sixkiller. I have been doing improv for 8 years, originally starting out in the Sacramento area. There I coached a Harold team for over a year and created wor...
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Rachel Retha Middleton

Hi!! My name is Rachel and I would love to coach your improv team! I have been acting and doing improv in LA for 8 years now. I've been on UCB Mess Hall teams Tusk! and Jason Bjorn, and host indie shows "Lost and Found" with veteran team, Carol's Poolhouse, and "Copper Still Comedy" with Bearanoi...
Schedule updated over 3 years ago