Coaches

Hallie Haas

I am Hallie Haas and I will coach your improv team, sketch, or character with care, determination, and resolute verve. I'm currently on the house team Characters Welcome and I have studied improv and sketch at UCB since 2013. I also perform often with my indie team Hurly Burly. I am an Advance...
Schedule updated about 6 years ago

Megan Doherty

I am an experienced improvisor and sketch comedy writer and director. Currently, I perform with The Hounds and am a member of FLORENCE. I will bring a combination of New York and Chicago style improv to your team. I focus on exploring your environment and having honest relationships in your sc...
Schedule updated about 6 years ago

Jesse VandenBergh

I've been involved in the Upright Citizens Brigade since 2010. You can see in The Tony Show with Anthony Atamanuik, at the UCB Theater East and! I'm also a regular performer at the Reckless Theater.
Schedule updated about 6 years ago

Joanna Rothkopf

Hi I have been studying improv for a bunch of years at UCB and the Annoyance under Neil Casey, Nicole Drespel, Achilles Stametalaky, Don Fanelli, Brandon Scott Jones, Lydia Hensler and a bunch of others and have been in the Time Capsule (Nicole Drespel), Controlled Chaos (Don Fanelli) and The Mus...
Schedule updated about 6 years ago

Nikita Burdein


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Lauren Brickman

Currently performing on UCB's Maude night. Member of Story Pirates and Improv/acting teacher at Red Carpet Kids, Queensborough Community College, Brooklyn Acting Lab, and more! I've taught pre-k to senior citizens in all sorts of settings all over the country! I've been a student myself at UCB si...
Schedule updated about 6 years ago

Nayomi Reghay

Hi funnies, I'm a UCBT performer (co-creator and co-host, The Female Gaze) and I host Mouthy, a female-friendly open mic. I've studied improv at UCB since 2012 with some really terrific teachers including Anthony Atamanuik, Abra Tabak, Jordan Klepper, Laura Grey, and Lydia Hensler. I'm ...
Schedule updated about 6 years ago

Hannah Chase

I am an instructor at the Magnet Theater, where I also coach and direct house teams, as well as a number of indie teams and practice groups across the city and from all of the New York improv schools. I have been studying improv in New York City (both at the Magnet and UCB) since 2002, and ha...
Schedule updated about 6 years ago

Keaton Patti

I am a performer on the UCB Harold team Some Kid and the UCB Touring Company. Previously a member of Witch and Hotspur. I have been studying improv and sketch at UCB since 2011.
Schedule updated about 6 years ago

Jake Lucas

I started performing improv with my college troupe back in 2006, then started taking classes at UCB in 2008. I've been taught by Ari Voukydis, Porter Mason, Shannon O'Niel, Will Hines, Kevin Hines, Erik Tanouye, Laura Grey, Lydia Hensler, and Brandon Scott Jones. Since 2010 I have performed with ...
Schedule updated about 6 years ago