Actress, writer, and comedian Briana Hansen was born and raised in the Indianapolis who now happily resides in Los Angeles, California.


She studied political science and philosophy in Cincinnati, Ohio before moving to Chicago to pursue her for all things comedy. She studied and performed at The Second City, iO Chicago, and The Annoyance Theaters while creating her solo show, Femoir, which she premiered at The Second City Chicago.

After touring the country with Femoir, she up and moved to the sparkling seas of Los Angeles, where she studied improv and comedy at UCB, The Groundlings, and The Pack Theater. She produced Femoir again at The Second City Hollywood before turning it into a delightful iTunes podcast. She created and produced another podcast originally recorded live at The Hollywood Improv called Metaphysical Comedy.

She created, wrote, produced, and starred in the ambitious web series The Other Client List, which was features on sites and festivals in early 2015.

She joined the cast of the Mission Improvable touring company in spring 2017 and goes on the road regularly with edu-tainment comedy gigs.

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She has contributed to Thought Catalogue, HelloGiggles, Cuteness.com, Work+Money.com, MsInTheBiz.com, Far&Wide.com, and FamilyMinded.com. She also works with Roadmap Writers to help educate and empower for burgeoning writers.

She’s written and published three books (all available on Amazon), Gymversations, Insatiable Verbosity, and 30 Things I Learned Before 30.

She filmed her first 30 minute stand up comedy special, Articulate Neanderthal, in September 2017. It is available on Amazon Prime.

Her latest short, DIY Daisy, was featured at the Women in Comedy festival in Boston and at The Hollywood Comedy Shorts festival. It is currently streaming in Switzerland on Sofy.Tv.

She created the monthly sketch show Book Report at The Pack Theater and was a founding member of the house sketch team Very Famous. She regularly performs with Westside Comedy Theater’s Mission: IMPROVable troupe both in LA and touring the country.

Most recently, she wrote, produced, and stars in The Choose Your Own Sketch Show on AmazeVR, available on Oculus.

She has been featured on ComedyCentral, TruTV, and AmazonTV.