Coaches

Anthony Apruzzese

In town for the Holiday, hit me up nerds! Anthony is a writer/performer living in Brooklyn by way of Bayonne, New Jersey and a Teacher at UCB. Anthony performs every Monday night at the UCBeast with Improv Nerds. Previously, he inflicted his will on Harold Night with Slamball and the 2014 Cage...
Schedule updated about 23 hours ago

Christopher Scott

Current mantras: Do your first thought. Trust in the first few lines. Have empathy for your own character. Chris has been coaching with extreme passion since 2009 (performing since 2005). Just a few things he believes strongly about*: - Game can make your life infinitely easier, not harder, a...
Schedule updated 1 day ago

Chris Griswold

Discover how simple good improv can be. Learn to trust yourself and stop overthinking. Overcome your obstacles and learn to perform effortlessly. Let's figure out where you and your group want to go - I will get you there. As a professional coach with 20 years experience, I can coach students ...
Schedule updated 1 day ago

Sellers Webb

I'm a new coach, so my rate is low. I love to work on simplifying game, strong points of view, support moves, listening, exercises to get out of our heads, and finding the gold in f*cking up. I've been studying improv at UCB since 2013, am a practice group junkie, and have been on 4 long-runni...
Schedule updated 2 days ago

Otter Lee

Hi, I'm Otter, and I'd love to coach your long form improv comedy troupe! I believe that improv should be a labor of love between you and your scene partners, and that above all, it should always be fun. Too often have I seen indie teams cram themselves into scenes and worlds that they detest...
Schedule updated 2 days ago

Abe Woycke

Hey, how's it going? I'm Abe, and I love improv and have a passion for improv education. I want to help you and your team get better, whether it's working on a specific skill (ie group games, truly supportive walkons, framing, etc.), a specific form (Harold, monoscene, etc.) or honing, improvi...
Schedule updated 3 days ago

Zackery Stephens

Hello everyone! I'm an improv coach that believes in finding the joy in your comedy and will help you build the tools to achieve a stronger sense of confidence in your work. We can focus on really hitting clarity in initiations of scenes, your game and group games. I have a heavy background...
Schedule updated 3 days ago

Mark Dowling

My name is Mark Dowling and I would love to coach your team or practice group. I’ve been studying at UCB since 2010 with some really great teachers who all moved to LA. I've performed with Gluebag at UCB East and am the co-creator of The Golden Age of Radio at UCB East. I like to focus on the ...
Schedule updated 3 days ago

Stephen Thornton

Honest truth...my style of improv is a little different than what you find here in NYC. I haven’t followed the typical path of studying at any of the major schools. Instead, I’ve done a smorgasbord of different styles and techniques, from short form to long form, to theatrical, organic, physical ...
Schedule updated 3 days ago

Eli James

Hello! I was an actor on UCB's Maude Night for three years (2014-2017), appearing on the teams "Cha-Cha," "Mama's Gotta Go" and "Lover." My Broadway credits include "One Man, Two Guvnors," and "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," and my TV credits include "Unforgettable," "Gossip Girl," "Lights Out...
Schedule updated 3 days ago