Owen Burke

Owen Burke started on his improvisational and sketch path under the direction of the UCB in New York City. Since studying with them, Owen has written, directed and performed in many shows at the UCB Theatre and served as the theater’s Artistic Director. Owen now resides in Los Angeles where he works at Gary Sanchez Productions as a TV/Film writer/producer as well as a consulting producer for Funnyordie.com. Sometimes Owen acts, too. If you’re in Los Angeles check out Owen’s long running Improv show, Facebook.

Guest Appearances

Moofricking with Coach Jason Brown

improv4humans #407August 7, 2019

Andy Daly, Owen Burke, and Bob Dassie join Matt Besser for scenes about a board game that’s impossible to understand, the origin of cornhole, and empty threats about running away. Plus, Matt has a conversation with Coach Jason Brown of Last Chance…

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Best of The Bible

improv4humans #374December 19, 2018

In the beginning, Matty B created improv4humans. Then Matty B said, “Let there be a compilation of the greatest biblical improv scenes ever performed on this show”, and there was a compilation of biblical scenes. And Matty B saw the compilation, and…

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Owen Burke - Spotlight On: Dominus Templeton

WOMP It Up! #49June 11, 2018

Latin teacher Mr. Heath Templeton aka Dominus Templeton (Owen Burke) joins Marissa and Listler this week to WOMP it up classical style! During Hot Topix, we’ll hear about a life-defining jalopy accident and Marissa sets her reasonable goals. Then, Mr. Templeton talks…

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S.M.A.S.H.

Private citizen Trent Dobkin joins Bob to talk about being a man, being the ruler of your own destiny, dressing well, advice on meeting the perfect lady, and to break down his 5 point plan S.M.A.S.H. Later, Bob calls up Trent to…

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Bonus: Best of Vol. 5: The Nasty Hits

improv4humans #141.5July 8, 2014

All the way from shitting robots to smegma cheese shops and beyond! It's the bonus best of improv4humans with Matt Besser aka the nasty hits featuring Ian Roberts, Lauren Lapkus, Joe Wengert, Tim Meadows, Charlie Sanders, Betsy Sodaro, John Gemberling, Stephanie Allynne,…

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LIVE from SF Sketchfest

improv4humans #121February 20, 2014

Seth Morris, Chris Gethard, and Owen Burke decide what sports will be included in the Olympics, deal with the world’s worst driver, and get emotional over fairy tales on this week’s improv4humans with Matt Besser recorded LIVE from SF Sketchfest! They’ll also…

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Double Team

How Did This Get Made? #82February 11, 2014

Owen Burke of Owen & TJ Read the News joins Paul, June, and Jason to discuss Van Damme & Rodman in 1997's Double Team. They cover everything from the tiger tipping off Mickey Rourke at the amusement park, to Rodman's basketball zingers,…

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Sklarbro County 39

Sklarbro Country #134.5February 19, 2013

The hilarious Owen Burke of the Owen & TJ Read The News podcast joins in on the craziness of Sklarbro County! Owen tells us about growing up in a mafia centered neighborhood in New York, being apart of the improvised show Facebook,…

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Making Decisions

Private: Love, Dad #20December 20, 2012

This week Jeff is joined by improviser, father, and fellow Earwolf podcaster — Owen Burke. Owen talks about what it was like moving to Los Angeles from New York without a job and a child on the way, cereal shopping with his…

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Owen & TJ Read the News

Earwolf Presents #20December 19, 2012

Welcome to the first episode of Owen & TJ Read The News! Every month Owen Burke (Funny or Die) and TJ (Adam McKay) read the news and get into the culture of Jacksonville, a.k.a J-Ville. On their first episode they discuss the…

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