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Dave Hanson
Dave Hanson

AMDA Faculty since: 2018

Dave Hanson is an internationally produced and published playwright, actor, comedian, improvisor and television writer. Dave is known for his full length comedy Waiting For Waiting For Godot, his writing on the hit show Chelsea Lately (E!) and his recurring performances on the award winning Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central). 

Dave studied long form improv and sketch writing at IO West (Los Angeles) UCB (LA/NY) and The Second City, LA. 

Dave studied Theatre and English Literature at Whittier College graduating in 2001. 

When not writing or acting, Dave is an educator, teacher and lecturer for acting, improvisation and writing at various schools around the country. Dave's favorite moments as a teacher are talking shop with students, offering practical career advice and watching actors grow in confidence and craft in his classes.