Dave Hanson

An internationally published and produced playwright, actor and comedian living in New York City, known for Waiting for Waiting For GodotInside Amy Schumer, and Chelsea Lately.

Originally from Olympia, Washington, Dave studied Theatre and English Literature at Whittier College and trained in improv, sketch comedy and acting in both New York and Los Angeles. 

As a playwright, Dave's full length comedy Waiting for Waiting For Godot recently had it's London premier at the St. James' Theatre along with several successful regional productions around the US. His other published plays include The Exit Interview, Cafe d'Automatique, and Thank You For Letting Me Have Sex With You. Dave is also a former writer and producer for Chelsea Lately on the E! Network, Inside Sports (Versus), Beer :30 (Versus) and Gene Pool (Fox). 

As an actor, Dave has been featured in the hit comedy Trainwreck, starring Amy Schumer, directed by Judd Apatow, for Universal Studios. Other TV & Film credits include Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central), The Detour (TBS), The Onion News Network (IFC), Chelsea Lately (E!), The Ghost Whisperer (CBS), Carnivale (HBO), Gamers (Sideshow Prod.) & Sparks (Sideshow Prod.)

New York theatre credits include Sam (u/s) in The Flick at The Barrow Street Theatre, Val in Waiting for Waiting For Godot (2013 NYC Fringe), Matt in Breaking Up With My Mom (C10), Rich in The French Waitress (Gene Frankel), Gene in His & Hers (ATA) and Michael Regan in The Boss (Metropolitan Playhouse), which was a New York Time's critic's pick.

Dave is a member of the Collective New York, The Stillwater Writing Group, The Dramatists Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA & AEA. He also writes and performs regularly with the New York sketch group The Shorts Show and is a graduate of the UCB Theatre in New York.. 




Dave is represented by CESD Talent for Commercials & Voice Over

The Roster Agency for Television, Film and Theatre

For writing Dave is represented by attorney Greg DePaul 973 .376 .8585