|Born||August 24, 1984|
|Medium||Sketch comedy, Television|
Dan McNamara (born August 24, 1984) is an American artist and comedian who works primarily with video and special effects. McNamara's works include the animated web series The Bear, The Cloud, and God, which appeared on Comedy Central, G4 TV, and Channel Frederator. Four of his projects have been screened at the New York Television Festival, including Redeeming Rainbow, featuring performances by Kristen Schaal and Ellie Kemper.
McNamara's first TV Pilot, The Calderons, was released in 2006 and screened as an official selection at that year's New York Television Festival. His second pilot, Redeeming Rainbow, was completed in July 2007. It was one of four finalists in Comedy Central's Test Pilots competition, and like The Calderons it was also named a New York Television Festival finalist. Noted actress and comedian Kristen Schaal has featured roles in both The Calderons and Redeeming Rainbow.
In 2008, McNamara created the animated comedy web series Amazing the Lion for the Independent Comedy Network, featuring the voice acting of Kurt Braunohler, Jordan Carlos, and Seth Herzog. 2009 saw Dan return to the New York Television Festival with Lost Cities, a mockumentary-style travel pilot focusing on a semi-fictitious version of Jersey City, New Jersey, where Dan resides in real life.
McNamara created the popular web series The Bear, The Cloud, and God in 2009. Like Amazing the Lion, The Bear, The Cloud, and God is an animated comedy show that stylistically resembles children's television programming. The Bear, The Cloud, and God has been featured on G4 TV's Attack of the Show! and on Comcast On Demand. In 2010, a compilation of episodes of The Bear, The Cloud, and God gave McNamara his fourth New York Television Festival selection in five years.
McNamara is a member of the comedy group The Upset Triangle, which performs semi-regularly at The People's Improv Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan. He currently works full-time as a motion graphics artist at Ralph Lauren Corporation.
- Dan McNamara at the Internet Movie Database
- Official site for Lost Cities
- Official site for Redeeming Rainbow
- Official site for The Calderons
- The Upset Triangle
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