Coaches

Brian Gurien

Hey there! I've been writing and performing comedy in New York and Los Angeles since 2011. I've studied improv, sketch, character, and musical improv at UCB and Magnet under the tutelage of a lot of great comedians, including Armando Diaz, Nicole Drespel, Shaun Diston, Peter McNerney, and Louis K...
Schedule updated 2 months ago

Jen Albanese

Oh hi, didn't see you there. I would love to coach your improv team/practice group or direct your Sketch team! I've been studying Sketch & Improv at UCB since 2015. I am in Advanced Study in both programs. I've also dabbled in sketch and improv at The Magnet, Reckless, and CSz Philadelphia. My ...
Schedule updated 2 months ago

Shane Nielsen

Hello! I would love to coach your team/practice group! I'm currently on the UCB Harold team, Game 7. I was previously on the UCB Lloyd team, The Outlaw. Past/present indie teams include: Gym Crush, I Love Juicy, and Muffy. Thanks for reading this and have a great day.
Schedule updated 2 months 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 2006). You can subscribe to his weekly thoughts on improv newsletter at https://tinyletter.com/CAScott Chri...
Schedule updated 2 months ago

Rachel Chada

Hey! What’s up? Hello! TLDR: If your team is interested in... - Finding a form that works for you - Pushing yourselves to make bigger, bolder choices - Building stronger team dynamics - Adding a lil theatricality to your sets - Eating snacks ...I’m your gal! I’ve been studying...
Schedule updated 2 months ago

Dan Moore

I have been doing improv since 2011 in a bunch of groups including UCB Lloyd teams Top Heavy, Statham, and Din Din. I coached the UCB Harold team Party City for a bit and I've been in the Season Finale and Movie ASPs at UCB. I've studied under Matt Dennie, Fran Gillespie, Anthony Atamanuik and ot...
Schedule updated 3 months ago

Richard J. Krysztoforski

Richard is an internationally trained improviser with nearly a decade’s worth of experience. He has studied and performed at Upright Citizens Brigade (NY/LA), Magnet Theater (NY), Reckless Theatre (NY), IMPRO Amsterdam Festival, and ImproFest in Gothenburg, Sweden. He has worked with master inst...
Schedule updated 3 months ago

Sebastian Conelli

Sebastian is a writer and performer from Staten Island, New York. He has studied and performed improv and sketch comedy at the Magnet Theater and the Upright Citizen Brigade Theater since 2010. He has had the privilege of studying under Peter McNerney, Armando Diaz, Russ Armstrong, Jordan Kleepe...
Schedule updated 3 months ago

Leanna McMillin

I want to coach your practice group! I am a thoughtful and enthusiastic coach who loves working with beginners (101/201 level). I will help you master the basics of scene work and play from a grounded place. I'm currently in the Advanced Study program at UCB, was a member of the 10,000 Ho...
Schedule updated 3 months ago

Caitlin Puckett

Oh, hello there! I've been studying at UCB since 2011 under improv greats such as Mike Still, Abra Tabak, Will Hines, Anthony Atamanuik, Don Fanelli, Achilles Stamatelaky, Gavin Speiller, Shannon O'Neil, Brandon Gardner, Laura Grey, and other fantastic people. I am on UCB weekend team Higgi...
Schedule updated 3 months ago