Patrick McCartney is a teacher of acting and improvisation. He helped start Upright Citizen's Brigade (UCB) where he taught improv, in addition to performing as a regular on the main stage improv show Assscat and originating several successful shows while there.


Patrick currently teaches all advanced levels of improv as well as Acting for Camera and Improv to Sketch at the Peoples Improv Theater in NYC where most classes are currently being done remotely as we are just starting to reopen. He is also available for private acting/improv coaching. Patrick travels teaching improvisation workshops to children and adults across the globe.

Some of Patrick's former students include:


Eric Stonestreet

Julie Klausner

Ed Helms

Time In Kids


In addition, Patrick works regularly consulting and teaching corporate workshops that help staff to be less self conscious, become valued members of a team, and acquire confident presentation skills, all while boosting morale and adaptability in these times over zoom.  Please email for more info.

Patrick has successfully worked with:




*Lippe Taylor

*Contracted through the PIT NYC

"Patrick is everything you could want in a teacher and collaborator. Funny, smart as a whip and deeply passionate about improv. You'd be lucky to get him as a teacher." 


-Kate Walsh (Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Fargo)