Coaches

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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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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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 over 4 years ago