What is a BuckoAbout UsAnd why do I need one?

Our Purpose

To not only entertain through hilarious sketch and improv routines, but to educate through our comedy workshops. Laughing is easy, but learning to make others laugh is an art.

Who's Bucko?

Formed in the summer of 2009, Bucko is a comedic duo featuring real life couple Aaron Merke and Lauren Cochrane. This acting/writing/improvising team are known for their eclectic characters, bizarre relationships and unique settings. Together, they perform regularly in shows and festivals around North America. In 2012, they formed a production company Royal Awesome Society, where they produce awesome and original content for themselves and others. Check it out!

Our Future

Bucko is here for the long-run. We are always touring and developing content for online and traditional media distribution.

All AboutThe ArtistsOf Bucko

Lauren Cochrane

Formed In


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. There, she became a member of the all-girl improv troupe, Ladystache- who were Toronto Cagematch champs. Lauren studied improv at the famed iO(improv olympic) in Chicago and studied Acting for Film and Television at the Acting Corp in Los Angeles. In addition to…

Aaron Merke

Formed In


Aaron Merke- An actor and comedian originally from Winnipeg MB, started his career training with the late Del Close at Improv Olympic while in Chicago.  Upon his return to Canada, Aaron became part of the Second City Touring Company. Aaron is the founder, director and performer of KUNG F-U the "2006 Canadian Cage Match Champions", and competed as Team Canada at the 2006 Chicago Improv Festival. Aaron has had the opportunity to study…

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