Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(7814) Improv Elective Fridays 12-3pm Betsy Stover

Improv Elective: Special Improv Class

Must have previous UCBT class experience. See course description below for details.
Fridays 12-3pm
Start Date
Fri November 30, 2012, 12:00pm EST

Where? Object and Environment Work for 401s

Doing too many talking head scenes? Keep getting notes on your object work? Betsy Stover will work with you on integrating object and environment work into your scenework. Work on creating richer environments and grounding your physical reality.

Pre-requisite: Completion of Improv 301

Betsy Stover, Teacher

Betsy Stover is excited to be in Los Angeles! She has been withthe UCBT in NYC since 1997, serving as an improviser, actor, writer, director, and coach. She's been on numerous UCBT Harold teams including COWBOT, ICE-NINE, and DECOSTER; and in a million UCBT shows, including ASSSSCAT 3000, LET'S HAVE A BALL, and the two NYC SOUNDTRACKS LIVE shows directed by, respectively, Amy Poehler and David Wain. She wrote and performed two long-running UCBT sketch shows with her comedy partner, Katty Biscone. BETSY & KATTY's eponymous debut was directed by Rob Corddry. Betsy toured nationally with the one-woman off-Broadway show, MOTHER LOAD. She also co-hosted HOT FOR TEACHER: THE FACULTY SHOW at UCB East in NYC, a free-form improv show with a rotating cast of UCBT teachers. Betsy has taught improv comedy at UCBT since 2001.

Betsy appeared in countless sketches on NBC's LATE NIGHT WITHCONAN O'BRIEN, and has starred in many television and radio commercials. She is currently working on developing original content for Nick Mom.

Betsy attended New York University and studied acting, directing,and production design at Tisch's Playwrights Horizons Theater School. Betsy studied improv with Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Armando Diaz, Mick Napier, Joe Bill, and Mark Sutton, as well as comedy writing with Emily Spivey, Matt Besser, Ali Farrahnakian, and Joe Toplyn. 

Follow @BetsyStover on Twitter, where she mostly makes jokes andobservations about the 1 and 3 year old sons she shares with her husband, Ari Voukydis, a fellow UCBT performer and teacher, in the chaos thunderdome that is their life.


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November 2012
  • Class #1

    UCB NYC Classroom 3
  • UCB NYC Classroom 3
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
December 2012
  • Class #2

    UCB NYC Classroom 3
  • UCB NYC Classroom 3
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
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