Brian Gallivan

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Brian Gallivan
Occupation Actor/Comedian/Writer

Brian Gallivan is an American actor, writer and comedian. He gained significant attention for his Second City Network web series Sassy Gay Friend, based on a character he created in 2004 Second City mainstage revue Red Scare. The series shows events that may have transpired if famous women (and a few men) in literature, film and history had been advised by the title character.[1]

Gallivan got his start improvising in his hometown of Boston[2] before moving to Chicago in 2003,[3] where he performed at The Second City between 2003 and 2007, appearing in four mainstage revues, including the long-running Between Barack and a Hard Place. He was twice nominated for Joseph Jefferson Awards for his work while there.[4]

Gallivan appeared in the Matt Damon film The Informant! and in the Derek Westerman web series Bad Dads alongside Michael Cera. Gallivan appeared in the feature film A Thousand Words.

Gallivan was a writer on the NBC sitcom Are You There, Chelsea? and the ABC comedy series Happy Endings.

For the 2014-15 television season, Gallivan created and produced the CBS television sitcom The McCarthys,[5] which was cancelled in early 2015.

Gallivan is openly gay.[2]


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