Coaches

Amara Leonard

I'm Amara Leonard and I'm a coach and performer based in NYC. I have experience performing and coaching at The Magnet Theater, The Second City, The PIT, and The Annoyance Theater. I performed sketch, long-form improv, and short form improv with Mee-ow Comedy, Northwestern Sketch TV, and The Ti...
Schedule updated 4 months ago

James Dwyer

I was a performer and teacher at UCB for the past decade all the way up until the theatre ceased all NY operations during the pandemic. My credits at the theatre include The Law Firm, ASSSSCAT, poHa, Strife, One Man Harold, Harold Night and more. My training has primarily been through the UCB ...
Schedule updated 4 months ago

Morgan Phillips

I've coached hundreds of teams over the last decade plus, including house teams from the UCB, Magnet and PIT. Was a teacher at UCB, pre-pandemic. I love working on existing structures (Harold, Monoscene, Spokane, etc.), and/or helping groups develop their own original forms. Excited to coach y...
Schedule updated 4 months ago

Frank Angelini

Hi, I'm Frank! I started improvising in 2007, was a teacher at The Annoyance Theatre NY until its closing and was also the creator and artistic director of The Queen's Secret Improv Club (The QSIC.) I'm currently on the house team Sick Passenger at The PIT, and I've played on Detention and Salt ...
Schedule updated 8 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 9 months ago

Amanda Breen

Hey! Currently coaching via Zoom for any teams interested! Past (that is sad) Info: I'm a house team performer at UCB. Currently, I'm a member of the Harold Team, Calico. Previously (but forever in my heart), I was on the Lloyd Team, Hometown Tigers. I co-host of the Improv Jam, The Lady Jam ...
Schedule updated 11 months ago

Brandon Zelman

Brandon ZOOMan. Zoomprov=Mission_Objective.exe Go Digital. No need to get RUSTY. Beep Boop 000101010100001010111101010010100101000. _Teams_ Calico (Harold Night) Promises (Harold Night, Lloyd Night, Multi-Time UCBW Cage Match Winners) Brief Dragon (Hosts of Indie Cage Match) The Trial...
Schedule updated 11 months ago

Betsy Helmer

Hey, hey, hey! I would love to coach your practice group or improv team! I have experience coaching over zoom, and would love to help you keep your skills sharp. Pre pandemic, I was on UCB's Lloyd night teams, "MONEY, money" and "Din Din." I'm in UCB's Academy and I'm an actor who does theater,...
Schedule updated 11 months ago

Zach Young

Zach is writer and performer born and raised in Brooklyn. He's been studying and performing improv for over 10 years at UCB and can be seen performing with his Lloyd team Shrecc and his indie team You Remind Me of Rihanna. He would love to work with your practice group or team, if you have any...
Schedule updated 12 months ago

Leah Evans

Hello! My name is Leah. Chances are if you've been performing in the city, or are a new team looking for stage time, you've been on one of my shows. I've performed at many NYC venues including PIT, Magnet, UCB, UCBeast, The Tank, Creek and Cave, and many more. I served as Artistic Associate at Th...
Schedule updated about 1 year ago