Sean Shank began his career in 1995 in the Midwest as a house MC for Crackers Comedy Club at the Keystone at the Crossing location. Soon, after only a year, he began performing at comedy clubs around the country. Over the years he evolved from a set-up and punch comedian to one who has cultivated a friendly storytelling style that helps him find common ground among audiences from New York to New Mexico.
His set centers around family life, his college experiences, relationship woes and wins, growing up an isolated and poor country kid, and the things that confuse him. Sean’s ultra-friendly style on stage makes him likeable to audiences and he gets big laughs as a feature and headliner wherever he goes peppering his stories with jokes leading up to great punches at the end!
Sean has been on CBS Stand-up Spotlight, Comedy on the Road, Night Shift, Starmakers, Def Jam, was a five-time Laughfest Pro selection and has worked with Bobcat Goldthwait, Jeff Dunham, Carlos Mencia, Dave Attell, D.L. Hughley, Christopher Titus, Ron White, Doug Stanhope, Davin Rosenblatt, Kevin Downey Jr., Dave Landau, Robert Day, Greg Hahn, Mike Armstrong, Bob Zany, Larry Reeb, Mike Birbiglia,Dustin Diamond, Pauley Shore, and many others.
Sean has a BA in English and Creative Writing and is currently working on his Master’s in Writing and Teaching Writing at Johns Hopkins University. As a published author he has completed six novels, a multitude of articles, and an anthology of short stories.