• Marshall Stratton

    Marshall has been featured on Showtime's DESUS & MERO (alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda), ABC's What Would You Do? NBC's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, TruTv's Hack My Life and Comedy Central's Atom TV. He has appeared in commercials for Kohl's, Bombfell and Pop Tarts. Stratton was the Republican class president Michael Jay in the Off-Broadway show, The Awesome 80's Prom. He's been featured in numerous online videos for Comedy Central Originals, The Kicker, Mashable, Michael Showalter Productions, Above Average, DIY, MTV Other, CH2, and UCB Comedy. The Memphis native has been written up in the Huffington Post, Splitsider, Betches Love This, Tubefilter, Decider, and IndyBuild. He is one half of the sketch duo Coker & Stratton, who won Best Actor and the Comedy Central Development Award at the 2015 New York Television Festival and the Special Jury Mention award at the 2015 Northside Film Festival for their web series, The Other Kennedys. For more goofs and spoofs, go to http://www.marshallstratton.com

  • Matt Price

    Matt Price is a writer and actor from Evanston, IL. He wrote for all eight seasons of the critically-acclaimed Regular Show on the Cartoon Network, becoming head writer in season four. During his time on Regular Show, Matt was nominated for six Emmy awards, winning in 2012. While at the Cartoon Network, he also worked on We Bare Bears and helped in the development of several shows including Apple & Onion. Matt most recently wrote on Final Space for Adult Swim, as well as Close Enough which premieres on HBOMax in 2020. As an actor, some of Matt’s favorite on-screen appearances include The Office, Arrested Development, Transparent, and Men of a Certain Age. Matt has performed in many shows at UCB including ASSSCAT, The Jersey Shore Recap Party and his own storytelling show Four Stories and a Cover in which…wait for it…four people would tell stories and a musician would sing a cover. Matt lives in L.A. with his wife and daughter, and he loves to discuss the whereabouts of the best donuts in town.

  • Mel Cowan

    Mel Cowan began performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in 2006, and has studied under Ian Roberts, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, John Ross Bowie, Jamie Denbo, Julie Brister, Seth Morris, Sean Conroy and Owen Burke. He performs regularly with the long-running team Sentimental Lady and began teaching improv through UCB in 2012.

    He has written for THE ARRANGEMENT and BROCKMIRE, and has sold pilots to FX and 20th Century Fox. On screen, he has appeared in shows including RENO 911!, PARKS AND RECREATION, KEY & PEELE, BROOKLYN-99, as well as a couple of horror movies and a bunch of silly commercials. He is a Texas native and a graduate from the University of Texas' film program.

  • Mike Leffingwell

    Mike Leffingwell has written for Dreamworks Animation Television, Hulu, the Late Late Show, My Damn Channel, Reader's Digest and the Onion. On TV Mike has appeared on The Goldbergs, Conan and in several national commercials. Mike is a longtime performer and teacher at UCB LA, where he was a member of several Harold teams, all with ridiculous names, as well as in his one-man shows "Stupid Husbands" and "12 Angry Men (the One Man Show)." Mike Mike Mike!

  • Monika Smith

    Monika Smith is an actor and writer from Canada who modeled internationally for years until realizing she liked smiling and eating. That's the only bit in her bio. Monika was a member of the harold teams: Galleria, Lincoln's Bedroom, Hugboat, and Elroy, and was a writer/performer on the maude team Hot Mess. At UCB she's also performed in The Improv All Stars, Asssscat 3000, Harold Night, Maude Night, Rough Cut, Other People's Stuff, Sketch Cram, Gelmania, Dirtiest Sketch, Prom Night, Comedy For Lovers, Quick 'N Dirty Musical, Cagematch, and many more shows. She got her start performing with The Second City Touring Company in Toronto, and has been fortunate to perform improv for years at Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre LA & New York, The Second City L.A. & Chicago, Chicago Improv Festival, iO Chicago, iO West, Del Close Marathon, Annoyance, improv festivals across America and more. You can catch her performing in different theaters and indie nights across L.A. with a number of teams including her one woman improv show Smith.Some recent credits include: Blunt Talk, Wanna See A Dead Body?, Who Gets The Last Laugh?, Newsreaders, Newsroom, The Joe Schmo Show, Two And a Half Men, UCB's Inside The Master Class, Nick Swardson's Pretend Time, Disaster Date, Players, and in sketches on The Tonight Show, Conan, and Arsenio and over ten unseen network pilots.

  • Niccolo Aeed

    Niccolo Aeed is a black/palestinian comedian, writer and director based in New York. He is half the comedy duo Marina & Nicco. Their recent plays include Room 4 (The PIT) Unpacking: A Ghost Story Told in the Dark (HERE Arts Center) and If You Do This Right You'll Probably Break Their Chest (Ars Nova). Their pilot Smuchr won best comedy at the 2018 New York Television Festival. His work has been featured on The New Yorker, Comedy Central, Funny or Die and The Moth Podcast. He is a resident writer of The Flea Theater’s Serials. He teaches sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and has directed the Maude teams Foundation, House of Birds and Pretty Boys. He also teaches storytelling with The Moth. For more check out www.MarinaandNicco.com

  • Patrick Clair

    Patrick Clair is a writer, performer, and teacher at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He's been at the theater for over a decade and has improvised in and written sketches for countless shows. Patrick was a staff writer for the first two seasons of Live From Here with Chris Thile, a weekly variety show on public radio. You can see him on stage when he sits in with Teacher Feature at UCB Hells Kitchen.

  • Rachael Mason

    Rachael Mason is a writer and performer at the UCB Theater in Los Angeles where she regularly performs with Teacher's Lounge. A New York native, she honed her skills on the UCB NY stage where she performed in and wrote many shows, and wrote on several house sketch teams including the long-running team Gramps. She wrote the web series "So This is the Place," co-wrote the web series "Shannon O'Neill is...." and has written on Beverly Hills Live and the CBS Diversity Showcase. She has studied writing with Chris Kula, Chad Carter, Peter Gwinn, Michael Delaney, Liz Cackowski, and Emily Spivey. As an improvisor, she has studied with Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, Billy Merritt, Julie Brister, Amy Poehler, Chris Gethard, Anthony King, Shannon O'Neill and many other equally wonderful people. She is a graduate of the Atlantic Theater Company.

  • Sarah Claspell

    Sarah is an actress, writer and improvisor who has been studying at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre since 2006. She has been seen on Harold Night with the improv teams Dybbuk, Monstro & Cardinal Redbird, on Maude Night with the sketch teams High Treason, Neighbor Boy and The Get Go, on the character team Characters Welcome, and in many improv, sketch and variety shows at UCB. She currently performs with Cardinal Redbird on Tuesday nights at 9:30pm at UCB Franklin and with the Asian superteam Voltron at the monthly showcase Asian AF.

    Small screen writing and acting credits include Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Drunk History, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Tales of Titans, Vag Magazine and some other fun shows and commercials.

    Sarah moved to Los Angeles after sampling all the pizza in New York. She has trained with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company and is a member of the Loft Ensemble Theatre.

  • Sarah Smallwood Parsons

    Sarah Smallwood Parsons is a director of Characters Welcome and a teacher at UCB Training Center. She was a JFL New Face and a resident at Above Average.

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