New York improviser: Shira Danan

Shira Danan

Shira Danan is a New York-transplant originally from Texas. She's a contributing writer to The Onion,, and Gelf Magazine. She's also a member of the indie improv team Maybe Sherman, which claims to be straight out of Baltimore, but isn't. She has studied improv and sketch at UCB and the Magnet since summer 2007 under such illustrious coaches as Neil Casey, Dyna Moe, Michael Delaney, Zach Woods, Shannon O'Neill, Lennon Parham, Kate Spencer, and Armando Diaz. She's also written and performed sketch comedy around town with Foxstamp Murphy and was a founding member and director of Columbia University's sketch comedy group, Chowdah. Lately, she can be seen in Ghost Toast, a ten-part web series (if you count the 7th episode) written by herself and Jake Rake. Shira blogs silly things she finds in the newspaper at Smoking Pancakes and thoughtful spiritual and religious reflections at What Happened to Shira Danan?

She doesn't understand how to add links.