Mel Cowan began performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in 2006, and has studied under Ian Roberts, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, John Ross Bowie, Seth Morris, Sean Conroy and Owen Burke. He performs regularly with the long-running team Sentimental Lady and can also be seen inRough Cut: The Improvised Movie. He has been seen in various shows at UCB including thirty:30, Smug Rock Nation,Sketch Cram and wrote and performed with the Maude team Hot Mess. He has appeared in Reno 911!, Parks and Recreation, Free Agents and numerous national commercials. Through the magic of editing, he seems to be the one person who actually dies in the beloved children’s film Meet Dave, starring Eddie Murphy. He is a Texas native and a graduate from the University of Texas’ film program. He is currently working on several screenplays and a novel, and spends an inordinate amount of time with his dog and collection of odd musical instruments.
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!
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.
April 24, 2012
The guys from Sentimental Lady were so phenomenal on the podcast, we didn’t have time to include all the great stuff they did. So here we are once again with an improv4humans bonus cut featuring Mel Cowan, Alex Fernie, and Johnny Meeks. What exactly is a construction consultant? Who knows?!
April 19, 2012
If you live in Los Angeles, you have no excuse not to see the excellent improv troupe Sentimental Lady. If you aren’t so lucky, you can get a taste of the magic as three of the members of this phenomenal group join Matt Besser this week on improv4humans. Alex Fernie, Mel Cowan, and Johnny Meeks have brushed and flossed their teeth and are ready to discuss hard hitting topics like tea vs. coffee and proper concert decorum. We can’t give you any psychoanalysis, but we can give you hilarious improv! As always, pick up an improv4humans shirt from the Earwolf Store and follow @MattBesser on Twitter to send in your improv suggestions. Music by Bobby Matthews and Dragoon.