Beth Appel

Beth Appel is a performer, writer, director and paralegal living in New York City. At UCB, Beth can currently be seen performing with the Harold Team SHERLOCK & COOKIES, writing for the Maude Team CHUNK, and in the one-act play THE STATE VS. JOSH: THE TRIAL OF THE MILLENIALS, which she also directed. Beth plays Beth Myers in the UCB Comedy webseries “Vetting Mitt’s Veeps” and Patty in “The Officer Joey Show” webseries.Other UCB performance credits include THE SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP NYPD VARIETY HOUR, BRAD SACKS GETS A HAND JOB (which she also directed),THIS IS NOT A SKETCH SHOW: A SKETCH SHOW, and UCB Harold Teams MONSTRO and CAPTCHA. She also wrote for UCB Maude Teams HIGH TREASON and NEIGHBOR BOY and directed THE BACHELOR: ROSES, ROMANCE, AND ROSES.Beth graduated from Vassar College where she directed and performed in numerous plays and musicals and was a member of the not at all embarrassingly named sketch comedy group HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER. She can be seen performing with the improv group SHARK TANK every month at the Parkside Lounge.Her sketch group HAM ON THE BONE (a name so not embarrassing you’re probably jealous) had a long-running monthly show at the Magnet Theater and she makes funny videos with THE BASEMENT and THE BRIAN PROJECT. Beth wrote, directed, and performed in the sketch show SEXUAL DANCING FOR DUMMIES. Beth also blogs for the Huffington Post just like fellow comedian Larry David. Check out her tweets @bethappel.

Guest Appearances

June 5, 2019

Zach Reino, Sarah Claspell, and Beth Appel join Matt Besser this week for scenes about an unlikely green card marriage, deciding how to compost a dead relative, and an unenthusiastic Disney attendee. Later, they’ll settle an argument with a parking lot attendant, meet a gentleman goblin, and steal a valuable piece of art with a casual plan.

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace ( code: IMPROV).

November 12, 2018

Modeling scout Tara Trout (Beth Appel) takes a break from her wind chime kiosk at the mall to join Marissa and Listler for a heapin’ hot WOMP It Up! Tara discusses her work for Barbizo Modeling and explains exactly what happened to her face before the ladies vent about ghosting culture, relationship intrigue, and landlines for a high flying “What’s Cheesing You?”. Then, Tara weighs in on matters of the heart during “Listler’s Love Lockdown,” and later, “Spotlight On” gives her a chance to reveal what nourishes her body and soul.

October 17, 2018

Beth Appel, Aman Adumer, and Ali Ghandour join Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! We’ll meet a weed-obsessed border patrol agent, a principal determined to learn the newest schoolyard slang, and a teamwork-oriented superhero squad. Plus, a trick-or-treater changes his costume to receive more candy, and a grandma finds a way to put V8 into everything.

March 26, 2018

Beth Appel joins Zach and Jess this week in the most ambitious island-related crossover event in history. With songs like “Please Tell Us Why We Are LOST”, “An Alliance of Karens” and “Viewing Party”, you won’t feel deserted listening to these tunes. 

This episode is brought to you by Acer ( code: OFFBOOK), Harold Ramis Film School (, Spice Islands (, Better Help (

November 11, 2016

Still flabbergasted by the outcome of the 2016 election, Mark & Pete play a reenactment of an 1865 interview from the Hard Nation archives, with President Abraham Lincoln (Beth Appel). Listen to “Casual, Cool Abe” discuss the difficulties of bringing a divided nation together, the widow he keeps in his outhouse, and the “Look Who’s Talking” cycle of plays.

April 30, 2015

Drew Spears, Andrew Hansen, and Beth Appel of the UCB-LA Harold team Cardinal Redbird all learn more about Thomas the Milk Man’s new intern Kevin on this week’s improv4humans with Matt Besser! As we get to know more about Kevin, you’ll hear improvised scenes about a towel boy who’s eager to take over for a basketball coach, being unable to do any work due to being in a relationship, and PG rated movies that sound erotic. Make sure to get the Upright Citizens Brigade television show season 3 now available on DVD, the UCB Comedy Improv Manual, and Dragoon’s new album at!