Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough has studied and performed improv and sketch comedy at The Groundlings, The Magnet, and the Upright Citizens Brigade theaters in Los Angeles and New York. Her writing and comedy videos have been featured on The New Yorker, Splitsider, Huffington Post, Whohaha, The Verge, and broadcast on French television on the Canal+ network. Her original comedy short 'F the Internet' was an official selection of the LA Comedy Festival and her webseries 'Janice Gunter, Ghost Hunter' has been featured in The Daily Dot, Bedford + Bowery, and on NYC's PIX 11 News.
As a Director/Producer she has produced award-winning social issues video content for the UN, the ACLU, The World Health Organization, former mayor Michael Bloomberg, UNICEF, and The Syria Campaign among others. Her documentary short 'Weekends With Francis' premiered at the Brooklyn Short Film Festival and The HBO film ‘Which Way Is the Front Line From Here’ which she worked on as an editorial assistant was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy. She was as a Segment Director/Producer on The Rundown with Robin Thede, and has directed 2 pilots for Comedy Central. She is a card carrying member of the DGA and the Brooklyn Public Library.