Shulie Cowen

Shulie Cowen

Shulie Cowen has taught improv to kids, senior citizens, and everyone in between. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, a former member of The Second City National Touring Company, and a member of the original cast of the long running musical Schoolhouse Rock Live!. Shulie studied improv in Chicago at The Second City Training Center, The Annoyance Theatre and at Improv Olympic with Del Close. Shulie currently directs and performs in Opening Night: The Improvised Musical! every Friday at IO West. Movie and television credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Factory, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, How I Met Your Mother, and Reno 911!.

Guest Appearances

Hardware Store

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes listeners from around the world back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest Oscar Nunez of The Office and People of Earth! Oscar chats about the best gift he received from his mom, falling off a…

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Art Gallery: Live from Largo

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the audience back to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is actor Steven Yeun of The Walking Dead! They chat about what day Steven…

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A Summer Theatre Camp in Michigan

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all citizens with different voices to this week's episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Nicole Parker of MADtv and the Broadway stage! They chat about what small business Nicole would like to own, having terrible…

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Rented Cabin in The Mountains

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone back to SPONTANEANATION, the place you are free to be yourself! This week, Paul’s special guest is Jason Mantzoukas of How Did This Get Made? and Transparent! They chat about the last time Jason told his family…

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Universal Studios Hollywood

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes a collective group of listeners back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is stand-up comedian Cameron Esposito of the upcoming Seeso standup special "Marriage Material" (March 24)! They chat about how glasses are made, how children figure…

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Pet Store, Post Robbery

Paul F. Tompkins wishes all of you here and in heaven a Happy New Year and a grand return to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul's special guest is humorist David Rees of Going Deep with David Rees! They chat about the best gift David's ever given,…

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A Clown Cemetery

Paul F. Tompkins compliments you with a sincere “good job” since you made it to this place called SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is comedian, actor, writer Bob Kerr of This Hour Has 22 Minutes! They chat about Bob’s dream career of…

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An Urban Spelunkers Meeting

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes weary travelers, refreshed travelers, and sleepy travelers back to Spontaneanation! This week Paul’s special guest is author/star of stage and screen John Hodgman! They chat about naming cars, newspapers, Gasoline Alley, car culture, and his great grandmother. Paul is…

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A Mechanic's Garage

Paul F. Tompkins sends his greetings from the shores of Spontaneanation and this week he is joined by special guest Michael McMillian of True Blood! They chat about what perpetual age Michael thinks of himself to be, studying clowning in college, and…

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