Coaches

Adam Hurd

Hi, I'm Adam and I'd love to coach your practice group or team! I think that reacting with emotional truth and honesty is very important to keeping the base reality of a scene grounded. The more real we can make the world, the crazier and funnier the game stuff will be when we get back to it. ...
Schedule updated 6 months ago

Matt Aromando

Hello, I'm interested in coaching your improv and sketch teams! In improv, I like to focus on listening, relationships, game, and keeping scenes grounded. I can also help practicing forms such as the Harold, Monoscene, La Ronde, Expansion, Deconstruction, Spokane, Slacker, Montage, Free Form, ...
Schedule updated 6 months ago

Otter Lee

Hi, I'm Otter, and I'd love to coach your long improv or sketch team! Most recently, my all Asian sketch team Overstep has performed several sold out shows at the PIT. I'm also currently on the sketch house team Chalametallica! I have plenty of exercises and warm ups up my sleeve, but I co...
Schedule updated 6 months ago

Ginny Sanborn

Hi guys! I'm Ginny and I'd love to coach your improv team! You can catch me on UCB's Lloyd Night with my team, Din Din. Or maybe you saw me last year on Fight Clurb! I've been in the ASPs The Feed, Tag City, Hallowed Halls, and can be seen boppin' around stages in NYC with my longtime indie te...
Schedule updated 6 months ago

Lane Koivu

Howdy, _____! My name is Lane Pumpernickel Koivu (COY-VIEW, which means "Jokerman" in Finnish), and I'd love to make YOU the best improviser you can be. Zip. Zap. Zucchini! Let's go!!! A little bit about me: I started doing pickup improv games with Paul Sills and Bernard Sahlins in Hyde Park i...
Schedule updated 6 months ago

Chris Bouknight

Improv is play! I wanna get your team up and at 'em with that style/sense of play. We should be having fun, right? Big fan of working with brand new teams searching for their team voice and building group dynamics. I love working on forms such as Cat's Cradle & Organic or any openings that focus ...
Schedule updated 6 months ago

Amanda Poryes

Hiiiiii I would love to coach your indie team/practice group. My first job, ever, was "teaching" improv to children in a theatre summer camp. By "teaching" I mean telling kids to play pretend... better? Since then, I've studied longform at the Groundlings for two months before moving to N...
Schedule updated 6 months ago

Nicholas Thomas

Hi I'm Nick and I'm here to hopefully coach your Improv group or direct your sketch team, yep I can do both. I am an actor, writer and director and have been performing in NYC for the last ten years, oh and I am Australian. I like to focus on relationships, grounded performances, physicality and ...
Schedule updated 6 months ago

Tarik Davis

I've been performing improv for 20 years. I am currently performing in Shamilton, an improvised musical by Baby Wants Candy at UCB as well as the PIT's longest running improv team The Baldwins and have been part of the monthly Comedy People's Time since 2015. I joined Freestyle Love Supreme in 20...
Schedule updated 6 months ago

John Timothy

John is a member of the UCB team The Curfew. Past work at the UCB includes the Harold teams Sandino, A Sparrow, and Namaste. He was also a writer/director on the Beta Team Horse + Horse. He has trained at the UCB since 2006 with the likes of Betsy Stover, Neil Casey, Doug Moe, Porter Mason, Dyna ...
Schedule updated 6 months ago