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. Assigned seating is available in the Billy Wilder Theater. Free tickets are required and available at the Box Office, one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Members enjoy priority seating and seat selection, subject to availability. Membership does not guarantee seating. Arrival at least one half hour prior to program time is recommended.
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.