Carla Cackowski

Carla Cackowski is an actor and writer currently living in the mostly fun city of Los Angeles.  She is a graduate of The Second City LA, Upright Citizens Brigade, and iO West (formerly Improv Olympic) and has played on mainstage improv teams at all three theaters.  She toured the Caribbean, Canada, Alaska, and Europe performing with The Second City aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines.  She has performed in lots of festivals, like — the San Fran Sketchfest, Out of Bounds Comedy Fest (Austin, TX), Phoenix Improv Festival, Chicago Improv Festival, Del Close Marathon (NYC), United Solo Fest NYC, Hollywood Fringe Festival, and L.A. Improv Festival.  Carla has written and performed five solo shows in the past five years that have toured L.A.’s theater circuit.  Her monologues have been published in anthologies by APPLAUSE BOOKS (A division of Hal Leonard).  She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and has done voiceover work on shows for ABC Family, TBS, and Disney.    Most recently, Carla wrote twenty six episodes of “Lishy Lou and Lucky Too”, an adorable show that aired on PBS Kids as part of the Emmy award winning The Friday Zone.  Carla is also a member of the theater company, The Solo Collective, a group of five unique solo performance artists based out of Los Angeles. 

Guest Appearances

Grandma’s Kitchen

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes friends (old and new) back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actress Vella Lovell of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend! Vella chats about which celebrity she would like to die in the arms of, the movie Hook, and…


South Street Philadelphia

Paul F. Tompkins arrives a bit late but just on time to welcome everyone to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Ana Ortiz of Devious Maids! They chat about at what moment did Ana feel the most adult, hookers breaking…



Paul F. Tompkins welcomes every single person on Earth and in space to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is hilarious actor/improviser Eugene Cordero of Other Space and Kong: Skull Island! They chat whether silent films had to be…


The King of Prussia Mall on Opening Weekend

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all who who hear his disembodied voice to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Kristian Bruun of Orphan Black! They chat about whose hair he'd like to find in his soup, his childhood…


Los Feliz, Karen's House, 1997

Paul F. Tompkins is making the most of every welcome and is pleased to welcome you all back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is stand-up comedian Margaret Cho! They chat about what tattoo Margaret would get if she had to…


Pediatrician's Office

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone who took the time to stream, download, or overhear SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Midroll CEO and The Wolf Den host Adam Sachs! They chat about baseball, how much brain space is needed to know three languages, and "the rules…


A Miami Record Store In 1967

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all of youse (as we said back in the Philadelphia times) back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Derek Waters of Drunk History! They chat about how Derek is brave for making himself get in a deprivation…

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