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Zeph McDonough

is a director, writer, actress, comedian, and canine cop.

With a background in comedy as well as documentary, she has created viral comedy videos such as F the Internet and Maybe She’s Born With It, Maybe it’s… Something Else and has produced and directed award-winning PSAs and web videos for the UN, the ACLU, The World Health Organization, UNICEF, and Everytown for Gun Safety. She was a field producer/director on The Rundown with Robin Thede and The Reductress Hour, and directed a half hour man-on-the-street pilot for Comedy Central, executive produced by Jason Sudeikis. She currently works as a segment director on Full Frontal With Samantha Bee.

As a writer and performer, she has studied and performed improv and sketch comedy at The Groundlings, UCB, and The Magnet, and her videos and writing have been featured on The New Yorker, Slate, Vulture, The Verge, HuffPost, and broadcast on the Canal+ network, as well as screening at festivals across the country. She has starred in countless commercials including spots for Intel, Samsung, Birchbox, and everyone’s favorite, Philadelphia Cream Cheese.

She is represented theatrically at Paradigm and commercially at Buchwald.