STEVEN SHEHORI BIO: Steven lived his entire life in Toronto, Canada before moving to Los Angeles in 2013 on one of those newfangled Einstein Visas. He is a comedy writer, producer, and performer, a 3-time Gemini Award loser (Canada's Emmys), and a 3-time Canadian Comedy Award winner. He’s actually been nominated for 12 Canadian Comedy Awards, so he’s happy he finally won a couple, dammit. Steven performs stand-up around Los Angeles, and has penned a number of original comedy and drama TV scripts and treatments.
After 10 years as a senior news, politics, and comedy writer for Naked News (writing on over 700 episodes), and starring in the 2013 Hulu documentary series Naked News Uncovered (clip of him here), Steven served as a senior comedy writer for Canada's late night talk show George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight (where he wrote and starred in sketches with everyone from Richard Dawkins to David Cross to Snoop Dogg). From there, he went on to write and direct the nationally-broadcast short film The Hills After Show Spinoffs, starring Schitt's Creek's Dan Levy, and served as a producer for Just For Laughs' Sarah Silverman & Friends, featuring comedy legends Sarah Silverman, John Mulaney, Louis CK, and David Cross.
Other senior writer roles include The CW's Network's Backpackers, This Hour Has 22 Minutes (Canada's The Daily Show), some sitcoms you haven't heard of, and 11 national award shows, where he put funny words into the mouths of legendary comedians, Emmy-winning actors, sports hall of famers, and even astronauts. He contributed segments to CBC's Definitely Not The Opera (Canada's This American Life) and Macaulay Culkin's Bunny Ears comedy web site, and wrote and directed the lost-at-sea television pilot Ahoy, Magistrate!, co-starring Lauren Ash (NBC’s Superstore) and Aurora Browne (CBC & IFC’s Baroness von Sketch Show).
Steven has also written, directed, and produced dozens of live comedy productions, including the annual musical comedy festival Axis of Awesome co-starring Ennis Esmer (NBC’s Blindspot), the Second City run of Memo to Small Town America co-starring Drunk History creator Derek Waters, and the critically acclaimed Second City production Stephen Harper: The Musical!, which became the first stage play ever produced at Just for Laughs.
As an entertainment journalist, Steven has written for The A.V. Club, Vulture, New York Magazine, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Huffington Post, specializing in pop culture, music, film, politics, comedy pieces, and celebrity interviews. Popular interviews include Paul Giamatti, Amy Schumer, and The Kids in the Hall. In 2011, Steven made headlines for securing the first post-series finale interview from Lost creator Damon Lindelof, where instead of discussing the show, the two men wrote out a beat-by-beat alternate version of Sex and the City 2.
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