Coaches

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 about 2 months ago

Michelle Drozdick (Soloprov)

Hi! Solo improv can be incredibly daunting, whether you're putting up your own show or just want to try it out. I am an active improviser (solo and ensemble), and sketch writer for Armory team "Extra Credit". I've put up multiple scripted and non-scripted solo shows across NYC and NJ and have ...
Schedule updated about 2 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 about 2 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 about 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 months ago

Ian Herrin

Hey gang! Let's work together! I am currently on the Lloyd team Hotcake and serve as the Academic Director for The Greenhouse, an improv guild in association with The Armory offering six week courses and specialty electives. Signup now! https://thearmorycomedy.com/thegreenhouse I also d...
Schedule updated 2 months ago

Paris Adkins

Hey! I'm Paris and I'd love to coach your indie team/practice group/whatever! I've been studying at UCB since 2015, and I've taken a TON of classes, including Advanced Study and Academy Performance classes such as Pure Comedy, Fall Stock (Musical Improv), The Excellent Cadaver, Fragile Spine, ...
Schedule updated 2 months ago

Brian F Morabito

I'm violently lactose intolerant, I don't move in my sleep, and I’d love to coach your team. I'm on Lloyd, Maude, I've worked on Comedy Central, improv'ed my way into four national/international commercials, headlined the Vermont Improv Festival two years in a row, have a BFA in acting from Carne...
Schedule updated 2 months ago