Dan O’Shannon

Dan O’Shannon

Dan O'Shannon is an executive producer and writer of the ABC show Modern Family and author of What Are You Laughing At? A Comprehensive Guide to the Comedic Event, which presents an entirely new approach to comedy theory. As a writer and producer, he has made significant contributions to some of the most acclaimed network comedies of the past 25 years such as Newhart, Cheers, and Frasier. His various awards include but are not limited to three Emmys, two Golden Globes, five WGA awards and an Academy Award nomination. O'Shannon has also lectured in classes at UCLA, USC, and taught a course on writing at Cleveland State University, where he holds an honorary doctorate.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets for assigned seating in the Billy Wilder Theater are required and available at the Box Office one hour before each program. Early arrival is recommended. Tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis. 

As a benefit for their support, members enjoy priority ticketing and seat selection, subject to availability.

Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6PM. 

Public programs are made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Hammer Members; Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy; Bronya and Andrew Galef; Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley; and an anonymous donor.