Brian Hennigan

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Brian Hennigan is a British novelist, producer and director. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland he graduated from the University of St. Andrews with a degree in Philosophy with International Relations. Hennigan then taught English at Lanzhou University in the People's Republic of China, and at TDK in Akita Prefecture, northern Japan. He subsequently obtained an MSC in Japanese from Stirling University, Scotland.

Hennigan worked in marketing with Nissan Europe, Pringle of Scotland, The Macallan Malt Whisky and Bluewater Shopping Centre, Kent.

Hennigan’s first novel, Patrick Robertson: A Tale of Adventure,[1] was published by Jonathan Cape in 2001. A second novel, The Scheme of Things, was published in 2005 by Polygon, an imprint of Birlinn Limited. His first short film, Duck Man,[2] was shown at the American Film Institute Festival in Dallas,[3] the Mill Valley Film Festival and Silver Lake Film Festival in California, and at the Molodist International Film Festival in Kiev.[4]

Hennigan's short stories, plays and adaptations have been commissioned for and broadcast on BBC radio.[5]

A comedy producer at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe,[6] Hennigan has established a production and management relationship with American stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope.[7]

From 2008–2009 Hennigan studied at the Los Angeles City College Film School, during which time he interned with producer Gail Mutrux.

His most recent work was the 2009 short story The Kelso Occupation, which appeared in the debut issue of Gutter magazine.[8]

In 2010, Hennigan and Doug Stanhope teamed with Roadrunner Records to launch Roadrunner Comedy. A new label created to focus exclusively on stand-up comedy. About the new partnership Hennigan said: “We needed to find a supportive partner who would let Doug Stanhope be Doug Stanhope. There are millions of people all over the world that Doug hasn’t offended and with Roadrunner’s help we should be able to reach them all.”[9]

Brian Hennigan has produced 3 specials for comedian Doug Stanhope:


  1. ^ TODO: 'Patrick Robertson'. (1 February 2007). Retrieved on 10 August 2011.
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  3. ^ [1]. Dallas News. Retrieved on 2 October 2014.
  4. ^ MOLODIST Kyiv international film festival. Retrieved on 10 August 2011.
  5. ^ Scottish Theatre Archive. Retrieved on 10 August 2011.
  6. ^ [2][dead link]
  7. ^ In My View: Doug Stanhope. (20 August 2008). Retrieved on 10 August 2011.
  8. ^ Gutter – The magazine of new Scottish writing. Retrieved on 10 August 2011.
  9. ^ [3][dead link]
  10. ^ [4] IMDB
  11. ^ [5] IMDB
  12. ^ [6] IMDB

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