Lauren Cochrane is an improviser/writer who hails from Calgary, AB originally and is a graduate of the Comedy: Writing and Performance Program at Humber College in Toronto. She has studied improv at the famed iO(improv olympic) in Chicago and studied Acting for Film and Television at the Acting Corp in Los Angeles. She is proud to be a founding member of the Calgary improv theatre, The Kinkonauts. In addition to her improv and theatre credits, she has also appeared in various Film and Television projects. In 2016, Lauren was nominated for an ACTRA award for Most Outstanding Performance by a Female Artist for her role on the T.V series, The Pinkertons. Currently, she performs regularly in the Sketch/Improv duo Bucko, alongside her husband, Aaron Merke. Together, they co-founded Royal Awesome Productions, which produces original content for themselves and other awesome people.