Fran Gillespie

Born and raised in Chicago, Fran attended NYU where she made 2 friends and received a degree in English and Spanish. Fran has been performing at the UCB theatre since 2004 in several sketch and improv shows. Past sketch teams include The Wicked Wicked Hammerkatz, Slow Burn, Gorilla Gorilla and her current team, Stone Cold Fox who can be seen on Friday nights. She was on the harold teams Tantrum and Bangs and now can be seen every Friday night performing with The Law Firm. Fran also performs at Assssscat 3000, Diamond Lion, The Soundtrack and colleges and theaters all over the country with TourCo; she can also be seen teaching at The UCB. Fran has never left a voicemail. She just recently moved to Los Angeles.

Guest Appearances

Watching Walter

Things get off to a rocky start when John babysits his neighbor Walter (Fran Gillespie). You can find seasons 2-4, plus new weekly episodes of season 5, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month trial, go to and use promo code ‘LENNON’.


Run to you Bride (w/ Fran Gillespie)

Fran Gillespie (SNL, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later) stars in this new musical of bridal proportions. With songs like "Hell Yes (Because of the Dress), "A Little Bit Bad" and "When Your Dad's John Cena", you'll be dancing down the aisle in…


The Freak

Comedy Bang Bang #499July 17, 2017

SNL’s Kyle Mooney joins Scott as well as Benny and Barrett Bachelor aka The Bachelor Brothers on this week’s Comedy Bang! Bang!, babe. They talk about Kyle’s new movie Brigsby Bear, The Bachelor Bros.’ new musical acts, and Kyle’s dream SNL cast.…


Carly Fiorina Has A Fetus In Her Purse (w/ Fran Gillespie, Anthony Atamanuik)

Former presidential candidate Carly "The Fiorins" Fiorina (Fran Gillespie) tells Mark and Pete why she sleeps in a drawer and tags Planned Parenthoods at night. Plus: Donald Trump (Anthony Atamanuik) calls in to share how he celebrates the Fourth of July! This…


Bernie Bros Think Banks Are Bad (w/ Fran Gillespie, Joe Spellman, Nick Mandernach)

Die-hard "Bernie Bros" Thad and Kirk (Fran Gillespie and Joe Spellman) explain to Mark and Pete why they live in a treadmill-powered house and what GORP stands for. Plus: John Drexler (Nick Mandernach) deals with the emotional fallout of unfriending a Trump…


Tick Tock Clawk

Comedy Bang Bang #374September 10, 2015

Start the clock! Maxwell Keeper aka The Time Keeper, an observer and celebrator of time is back on a bonus Comedy Bing Bong to spend some precious time with Scott and company. They’ll have a grand ol’ time with the world’s most…


This American Pie Eating Contest

The 24th installment of the Hooray Show gets real. Inspired by the events of Charleston and the President's appearance on WTF, Horatio and Chad of course go to Hooray Show regular Jerry Minor for his take on everything. The show also includes…


Bae's Anatomy

Horatio and Chad open up Bro Bro Studios and hit record and all hell breaks loose. Fran Gillespie and Jon Gabrus make their second appearances on the show and Joe Wengert steps up to the plate in his Hooray Show debut. We…


05/05/15 - LIVE @ UCB SUNSET: Someone's Gotta Help Me Dig

Horatio and Chad take the show on the road once again, the road being down the street on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood. Peter Murrieta returns to the show and we're joined by Fran Gillespie who tries to explain to us exactly why…


What Winsome Said

Comedy Bang Bang #332February 2, 2015

Two of the world's best comedians and pals from Chicago, Kyle Kinane & Matt Braunger are on today's Comedy Bing Bong! Scott & Matt do some long form improv, Matt tells us all about his new comedy special “Big Dumb Animal,” Kyle…


Summer Haunted House

Comedy Bang Bang #291June 5, 2014

Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk & Cabin Boy director Adam Resnick stop on by for a b-b-b-bonus Comedy Bang! Bang! Bob debuts his Johnny Carson impression, Adam reads an excerpt from his hilarious memoir Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and…



Yo, Is This Racist? #363March 21, 2014

Andrew Ti and this week's special guest Fran Gillespie finish the week off by discussing using the term "whitewashed." As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.


The Boy Scouts

Yo, Is This Racist? #362March 20, 2014

On today's episode, Andrew and Fran Gillespie talk all about the Boy Scouts of America and their history of appropriating Native American culture. Don't forget to keep leaving us messages by calling (323) 389-RACE.


Beauty Pageants

Yo, Is This Racist? #361March 19, 2014

Fran Gillespie & Andrew talk about beauty pageant world and the first black Miss Israel. Be sure to keep leaving us messages at (323) 389-RACE.


Dreads on White People

Yo, Is This Racist? #360March 18, 2014

Performer/writer Fran Gillespie & Andrew chat about dreads on white people. Make sure to leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.


Abe Lincoln the White Supremacist?

Yo, Is This Racist? #359March 17, 2014

Performer/writer Fran Gillespie joins Andrew all this week to answer some racism questions. Today they talk about Abraham Lincoln possibly being a white supremacist. Be sure to call us at (323) 389-RACE to ask if anything is racist.


Ukraine Obese

improv4humans #118January 30, 2014

Mookie Blaiklock, Fran Gillespie, Joe Hartzler, and Ryan Rosenberg quickly learn that there's something odd about Happyville, help each other go to the bathroom the correct way, and dine at a restaurant that specializes in placentas on today's improv5humans with Matt Besser!…


Bonus Cut: 8th Grade Whore

improv4humans #68.5February 26, 2013

Kevin Dorff, Robert Dassie, and Fran Gillespie are back to talk about high school plays and what is considered a whore in 8th grade in a bonus episode of improv4humans! Enjoy!


Devil's Penis Pass

improv4humans #68February 21, 2013

Blow your nose and tune into the best podcast in the universe! Kevin Dorff, Robert Dassie, and Fran Gillespie use things that are bothering them and Twitter suggestions to inspire scenes about ski courses, John Wilkes Booth, and Fabio. Be sure to…

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