Johnny Meeks co-wrote and starred in the film Alleyball, winner “Best Feature” of both the SoCal Independent Film Festival and the New York Independent Features Festival. Television credits include Modern Family, Adult Swim’s NTSF:SD:SUV::, Lopez Tonight, Spike TV’s Players, HBO Funny or Die Presents and Talkshow with Spike Feresten. Johnny began his career in Washington DC where he founded The Control Group, a sketch and improv company. He also performed at the Folger Shakespeare Theater among others. Meeks has been performing improvisational and sketch comedy at UCBTLA since 2005. He’s a member of Sentimental Lady, and is an improv teacher at the UCB training center. He has appeared in many shows including Asssscat, Soundtrack, ROUGH CUT: The improvised movie and Sketch Cram.
May 20, 2020
Please enjoy this compilation of some of the best scenes from 2019! These performances feature Suzi Barrett, Alex Fernie, Johnny Meeks, Mel Cowan, Tim Meadows, Danielle Schneider, Mary Holland, Chad Carter, Craig Rowin, Andy Daly, Owen Burke, Bob Dassie, Anthony Atamanuik, John Gemberling, Matt Gourley, Mark McConville, Paul F. Tompkins, Jon Gabrus, Horatio Sanz, Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, and Ryan Rosenberg. Let these humons know you love them on improv4humans!
April 8, 2020
Will Hines, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Joel Spence and Johnny Meeks join Matt Besser for scenes about coping with a Christmas goodie shortage, auditioning with an awful voice, and talking up a minor injury for fast treatment. Plus, buying tickets for an uncool band, Abbey Road’s worst review, and more.
July 10, 2019
Mel Cowan, Johnny Meeks, Suzi Barrett, and Alex Fernie of Sentimental Lady join Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! They’ll perform scenes about homemade napalm, a dick wiggling seminar, and a horse murder mystery. Plus, they break out their tactical sunglasses, take advantage of a Giving Tree, and make competitive counter-offers to a dog adoption agency.
May 11, 2018
Welcome to Matt Besser’s Thunderdome, a brand new competitive improv podcast. Each team of six improvisers will do their best improv set using the storied Movie format. Two teams enter…but only one team can take the glory. You can determine who moves on to the next episode by voting for your favorite, right here on Earwolf’s Twitter feed! https://twitter.com/earwolf/status/995386016675446784
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February 16, 2017
Joel Spence, Colton Dunn, and Johnny Meeks join Matt Besser for this week’s episode of improv4humans. They perform scenes about a ragtag group of retail freedom fighters, children’s books that teach harsh life lessons, and a town up in arms about progressive snowmen. Later, they set unrealistic goals on their wish-boards, visit a shoe outlet that enforces a sock policy, and rescue their dogs from a rhino’s headlock.
This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/improv) and HBO’s “Crashing.”
July 3, 2014
That time has come once again humans! The best of improv4humans with Matt Besser volume 5 is here featuring an amazing roster of the greatest improvisers in the universe including Joe Wengert, Sean Clements, Dominic Dierkes, Jason Mantzoukas, Lennon Parham, Jessica St. Clair, Jeff Hiller, Jon Gabrus, Mike Still, Tim Meadows, Horatio Sanz, Brian Huskey, Paul Rust, Mary Holland, Alex Fernie, Lauren Lapkus, Gil Ozeri, Johnny Meeks, Michael Delaney, John Gemberling, Zach Woods, Dan Lippert, Molly Bretthauer, and Paul Welsh. Plus, music from David Bazan and fucking with Eric the Intern. Make sure to get the UCB Comedy Improv Manual, Matt Besser’s new comedy album at mattbesser.com, and Dragoon’s new album at dragoongalaxy.bandcamp.com!
This episode is sponsored by Cards Against Humanity.