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.[1][2] His brother Charles Shannon (d.2003) was also a stand-up comedian, and writer.

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).[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]


  1. ^ Brenner, Wayne Alan Bateman Rises Austin Chronicle. July 29, 2015
  2. ^ McKay, Adam Adam McKay: What It's Like to Write for 'SNL' Rolling Stone. July 29, 2015
  3. ^ Snyder, S. James 'Harold': Nothing To Lose, Except His Hair New York Sun. August 4, 2015
  4. ^ Armstrong, Josh E. "T. Sean Shannon talks Harold, Bear City". Armstrong Interviews. Retrieved 2008-07-23. 
  5. ^ Lee, Nathan Movie Review 'Harold' (2008) New York Times. July 29, 2015

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