Steven Shehori

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Steven Shehori
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Born (1971-10-28) October 28, 1971 (age 45)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Occupation TV writer, columnist
Nationality Canadian
Genre Television
pop culture
Theatre

Steven Shehori (born October 28, 1971) is a multiple Canadian Comedy Award-winning and Gemini Award-nominated writer, director, journalist, playwright, actor, and comedian from Toronto, Ontario.[1] He regularly contributes to The Onion's The A.V. Club, and has worked as a writer and celebrity interviewer for The Huffington Post since 2008, contributing humor, film, music, political, and journalism pieces.[2] In 2011, he broke the front-page Huffington Post story of the Toronto Catholic School Board dropping a lesbian comedian from its homophobia awareness event after discovering she was gay married.[3]

In 2009 and 2010, Steven wrote for five national Canadian programs: Baxter, Out There with Melissa DiMarco, The Hour (a.k.a. George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight), Definitely Not the Opera and This Hour Has 22 Minutes.[4]

From 2001 to 2013 he wrote, directed, and segment produced for Naked News and its sister program Naked News TV.[5] He subsequently starred in the documentary series Naked News Uncovered. Steven has produced over 100 live comedy shows with his brother Daniel under the name The Shehori Brothers. These include The Shehori Brothers' Character Night (deemed the longest-running production in the history of The Second City Toronto), and An Awkward Evening With Martin & Johnson, which featured the creators of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone.[6]

The Shehori Brothers have written, directed and produced five full-length theater productions to date: Mikayla (2000), Radclife & Minotauk Falls (2002), Swiss Family Guy Robinson (with Brian Froud & Mark Chavez—2006), One-Woman Show (with Marco Timpano—2008), and Stephen Harper the Musical (2010), with each one nominated for national awards.[7]

Steven has made appearances as an actor and pop culture commentator on several national Canadian television programs, including The Comedy Network's Punched Up, MuchMusic's Video on Trial and Stars Gone Wild, and MuchMoreMusic's Listed.[8]

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