Ganz at the 2012 Comic Con
|Born||Megan Ann Ganz|
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
|Occupation||Comedy writer, editor|
|Known for||Community, The Onion, Modern Family|
|Spouse(s)||Humphrey Ker (m. 2015-present)|
In 2006 Ganz graduated with honors from the University of Michigan, where she was editor-in-chief of The Every Three Weekly. After completing her junior year at the university, she interned at Mad Magazine in New York City. Ganz had planned to move back to Michigan after her internship was over, but Mad's editor-in-chief John Ficarra encouraged her to remain in New York and pursue comedy writing. She returned to New York and became assistant editor at The Onion and was later promoted to associate editor.
In 2008 Ganz was featured on an episode of This American Life along with other Onion staff members. An agent from United Talent Agency heard the broadcast and suggested that she move into television writing. In summer 2009 Ganz left her job at The Onion and moved to Los Angeles to become a writer for the Comedy Central sketch show Important Things with Demetri Martin. In 2010, she began writing for the NBC comedy series Community.
In 2015, Ganz created and produced an animated action-comedy pilot called Cassius and Clay which was expected to be paired with Archer on FXX, but the show never progressed beyond the pilot stage.
Ganz began dating British comedian Humphrey Ker in 2013. The couple were engaged in late 2014, and married on May 30, 2015.
The following is a partial list of television episodes written by Ganz.
- 2.08 "Cooperative Calligraphy" (writer)
- 2.16 "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking" (writer)
- 3.08 "Documentary Filmmaking: Redux" (writer)
- 3.17 "Basic Lupine Urology" (writer)
- 4.02 "Paranormal Parentage" (writer)
- 4.13 "Advanced Introduction to Finality" (writer)
- 5.09 "The Big Game" (writer)
- 5.17 "Other People's Children" (writer)
- 5.19 "A Hard Jay's Night" (co-writer)
- 5.24 "The Wedding (Part 2)" (co-writer)
- 6.02 "Do Not Push" (writer)
- 6.16 "Connection Lost" (co-writer)
- 6.23 "Crying Out Loud" (co-writer)
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
- 12.08 "The Gang Tends Bar" (writer)
- "Megan Ganz on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
- Megan Ganz (January 3, 2013). "Reddit Post".
- Van Hyfte, Laura (July 4, 2005). "Court limits student publishing freedom". The Michigan Daily.
- Singer, Andrew (August 5, 2008). "Inside With: Megan Ganz, Assistant Editor at The Onion". The Apiary.
- "Interview: ‘Community’ Writer Megan Ganz". Feminist Film. February 22, 2011. Retrieved May 22, 2011.
- Konigsberg, Eric (November 2, 2009). "Collecting Headlines Funnier Than This". New York TImes. Retrieved May 27, 2011.
- Frucci, Adam (March 28, 2011). "Behind the Scenes at Community with Writer Megan Ganz". Splitsider. Retrieved January 7, 2012.
- Zakarin, Jordan (January 3, 2013). "'Community' Writer Megan Ganz Heads to 'Modern Family'". Hollywood Reporter.
- "'Cassius and Clay' Animated Series Dead at FXX".
- "Megan Ganz (@meganganz) • Instagram photos and videos". www.instagram.com.
- "NBC's 'Community' writer Megan Ganz, a Kalamazoo-area native, takes writing job for 'Modern Family'". MLive.com. Retrieved February 26, 2015.