Hi, my name is Alyssa! I’m a comedian, show producer, and podcaster based in Sacramento, CA. Here’s footage of me telling jokes:

Some Credits

  • SF Sketchfest – San Francisco, CA
  • Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival (Now Asheville Comedy Festival) – Asheville, NC
  • Bentzen Ball – Washington, DC
  • Women In Comedy Festival – Boston, MA
  • Artscape – Baltimore, MD

see the full(ish) list of credits

Projects / Social Media



Alyssa Cowan is a Sacramento, CA based whimsical jerk whose comedy ranges from witty observational humor to history based jokes, from one-liners to absurd hypothetical scenarios. Alyssa was raised in Northern Nevada by a truck-driving, t-shirt-sleeve-hating father and Filipina artist mother. Her first years in comedy were spent in Reno entertaining drunk people in casino bars, and telling jokes to the lonely shrubbery of the Great Basin. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism, and one in economics; and claims that she got two because she was bored and they were on sale. Prior to moving to Sacramento, she rose in the Washington, DC and Baltimore comedy scenes, eventually becoming known for her propensity for creative offbeat comedy. In addition to touring nationally, she’s an alumna of SF Sketchfest, the Asheville Comedy Festival (formerly Laugh Your Asheville Off), the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, Artscape in Baltimore, and the Bentzen Ball in Washington, DC (among others). She’s performed at many esteemed venues including the Gotham Comedy Club, the Kennedy Center in DC, and The Comedy Store in LA; and she’s also performed at not-so-esteemed venues like people’s apartments, a garden in the rain (dangerous!) and that weird farm that one time. When she’s not telling jokes, you can find her at home trying to “make things” (crafts and graphic designs, elaborately edited letter themed podcasts), hanging out with her dog AJ, and watching an exorbitant amount of pro wrestling and HGTV. You can find her at Alyssapants.com. Her podcasts and other creative projects are produced by Laugh Owens Laugh, the comedy conglomerate she helped found in 2015; find them at LaughOwensLaugh.com.