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Bridget McManus is a Sundance Institute Episodic Lab Fellow. Her writing credits include the children’s animated series Mermaze Mermaidz,  two seasons of the mockumentary series McManusland, the award-winning original series Maybelle, and the short film Alice and Iza. 

Most recently, Bridget worked alongside showrunner Melanie Marnich (Murder at the End of the World, The Affair) on the Peacock series Apples Never Fall, starring Annette Bening and Sam Neill. 

She has had recurring roles on Transparent (Prime Video) and The Queen Latifah Show (CBS) and was the creator and host of two variety shows for MTV’s Logo network, Brunch with Bridget and Bridget McManus Presents: That Time of the Month.

Bridget has toured internationally as a standup comedian and starred in four comedy specials: Laughing Matters: The Next Generation, One Night Stand Up, Bridget McManus: Live in Chicago and Bridget McManus: Live at The Tropicana in Las Vegas. She was a correspondent for the International Gay Games in Cologne, Germany, and wrote and hosted Advertising Week’s Livestream. 

She received her BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and is an alum of The Second City Conservatory Program in Los Angeles. 

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