Kirk Hanley


For over fifteen years, Kirk was a part of famed comedy theatre, The Second City, working as a performer, writer, improviser, producer, director, teacher, and improv workshop facilitator. He co-wrote and performed in three national touring shows, one of which won an award for writing from Michigan’s Oakland Press.

Kirk has also performed in children’s theatre, outreach programs for teens, industrial stage shows, improvisational comedy revues, television and radio commercials, and corporate training films. He’s written one-act plays for dinner theatre, online video scripts, and been a contributing writer for The Onion News Network.

Born and raised in Detroit, Kirk now lives in Chicago with his wife Deborah where he writes, coaches comedy writers, and narrates audiobooks.

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Shott in the Dark (A Chandler Shott Mystery)
Series: A Chandler Shott Mystery, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,660. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Chandler Shott just lost his job and apartment. And with only a garbage bag full of possessions and a degree in General Studies, his prospects look bleak. So when his mother calls to tell him he’s inherited his uncle’s P.I. business in Detroit, it seems like a golden opportunity. But before he knows it, he’s in way over his head.

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comedy    detroit    fun    funny    humor    private investigator    urban