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Shira Rachel Danan

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About Me

I’m a writer and communications professional based in New York. By day, I am the Chief Communications Officer at T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. By night, I usually am exhausted and fall asleep looking at instagram.

In my freelance writing and comedy life, you may have seen my writing on The Onion, Someecards, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The New Yorker, The Hairpin, Mad Magazine, Gelf, Trop Mag, and other corners of the internet. I wrote and performed sketch comedy with award-winning indie group Bridge & Tunnel. My sketch show about the hilarious isolation of new mommyhood, "I'm Your Mommy," ran at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre from 2017 to 2018. I’m a graduate of the improv and sketch programs at UCB.

I have also written two young adult novels, so if anyone wants to publish them drop me an email k thanx.

I live in Queens with my husband, two sons, and three silverfish that I know of.

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My Writing


We'd Like to Split the Bill

The New Yorker - June 2018

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The Latte-Art Revolution

The New Yorker - March 2017


Your Application for More Hours in the Day Has Been Rejected

McSweeney's - February 2017


Tips for Posing as a Muslim

McSweeney's - November 2016

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The 5 stages of accidentally sitting in Amtrak’s Quiet Car with your 1-year-old

Someecards - August 2015

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36 Hours In San Antonio If You're From There

The Hairpin - June 2014

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Stroke Joke

Trop Mag - October 2013

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