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.

Host Information

Owen & TJ Read the News

From the minds of Owen Burke (Funny or Die) and Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights). Owen stays up on current events and TJ, a cell phone case salesman and aspiring hip hop artist, is more interested in what's going on at the Hooters down at the Jacksonville, FL CityWalk. On Owen & TJ Read the News they discuss the top stories of the month together.

Guest Appearances

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

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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