Megan Timpane



Written & Performed by Megan Timpane

September 18 – November 28, 2015 | San Francisco
Thursdays & Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 8:30pm


“Side-splittingly funny. Poignant.” — Patron

“Timpane indeed identifies the ‘hilarious’ parts of having cancer.” — SF Examiner

“Excellent impersonations…she really becomes [the characters].” — SF Examiner

“Watch her strut her gifted stuff.” — Marinscope

“Keeps the laughs coming!” — SF Examiner

Having Cancer is Hilarious is a true story about a 22 year old actress who finds out she has Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and is faced with 6 months of chemotherapy. Despite the misfortune of her diagnosis, she defeats her cancer and recounts some of the funniest moments and important lessons that came about during her treatment.

 Artist Biography

Megan Timpane, the 23 year old Native San Franciscan, has written, produced and performed in film, television, and web content in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. She started drama at the New Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, where she took classes and performed in the children’s Musical, Really Rosie. She then went on to take classes at ACT in musical theater and improvisation. Megan attended Drew High School in SF, where she won the school’s Drama Award. She then went on to attend UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television where she specialized in Acting. While at UCLA, she studied abroad at the British Academy of Dramatic Arts in Oxford, England. Since graduation, Megan has guest starred in the Investigation Discovery series, Blood Relatives and the pilot, The Gift of Fear, based on the National Bestseller by David de Becker. She has also appeared in multiple Web-Series, such as MRS. And Losing It! Additionally, while living in Los Angeles, Megan attended Groundlings School of Improvisation. Since returning to San Francisco, Megan has been writing, producing and starring in original content in her comedy-duo YouTube Channel, TwinGirlPeeks

Megan wants to thank Don Reed for being her inspiration and for his guidance throughout her career. She also wants to thank her family and friends for their constant love and support. Specifically, Daniel, Christina and Kevin for always being there for her and for the amazing material they have provided her with throughout the years. Lastly,
she would like to thank all the people at UCSF in Hematology/Oncology as well as those working at the Osher Center in Cancer Rehabilitation.
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Show Info

Tickets: $15 – $25 Sliding Scale | $50 Reserved Seating
September 18 – November 28, 2015 | San Francisco Studio Theater
Thursdays & Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 8:30pm
70 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 15+