Mara Shapshay is a former serial dieter, writer, journalist, advocate and stand up comedienne. She has a BFA in directing from NYU and an MFA in writing from The American Film Institute. She is a stand up comic who performs regularly at The Comedy Store, Improv, Laugh Factory and many other venues. Mara has been working in the entertainment industry for over 15 years. She’s worked on the following sitcoms: FRIENDS, South Park, That’s My Bush, Jesse, Veronica’s Closet, Ladies Man and Inside Schwartz. She is the author of a novel entitled “Junky American Princess” and 7 screenplays. Mara writes for The Huffington Post, The Jewish Journal, The Hollywood Journal, The Fix.com and Glamour Magazine. She can be seen in an episode of season 6’s Kathy Griffin’s – Life On The D-List.
Mara is a once divorced, newly married, clean and sober daughter of a sex therapist, whose hops like a frog from one wacky adventure-filled lilipad to the next. In other words nothing normal ever happens to her.
Among Mara’s bizarre experiences: She’s slept next to the Dalai Lama, celebrity house crashed with Carrie Fisher and sued Jenny Craig.