T. Sean Shannon

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T. Sean Shannon
Born United States
Occupation Writer, film director

T. Sean Shannon is a comedy writer originally from Houston, Texas.

As a writer for Saturday Night Live he won an Emmy Award in 2002 (nominated in 2001 & 2003) and a WGA Award in 2001 (nominated in 2001, 2002 and 2003). He is the writer and creator of the sketch Bear City, which deals with a city completely inhabited by anthropomorphic bears due to a meteor crash. In July 2008, Shannon revealed that he has written a Bear City movie, which he was hoping to shoot in Fall 2008.[1]

He was also the subject of controversy and political unrest at SNL, thanks to a joke he told in The Aristocrats, Penn Jillette mentions this incident in the commentary for the film, but does not mention the show, instead stating that T. Sean works for a popular network comedy show.[citation needed]

He directed and co-wrote the feature film Harold that was released in July 2008.


  1. ^ Armstrong, Josh E. "T. Sean Shannon talks Harold, Bear City". Armstrong Interviews. Retrieved 2008-07-23. 

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