Dave Maher is a standup comedian, writer, and actor from Chicago. He is the creator ofDave Maher Coma Show, the sold-out one-man show about the month-long diabetic coma he survived in 2014. He wrote about the experience in a 10-article series called “The Month I Died.” Since returning from the coma, Dave has produced many ambitious and genre-defying shows, including the improvised “Listen & Ask Questions: A Protest Show,” the original musical “What’s a Hamilton?: ‘Hamilton’ Recreated By People Who’ve Never Seen Nor Heard ‘Hamilton,’” and most recently, the ongoing monthly game show “Bracketology: The Tournament of Everything.“
Gapers Block called Dave a "smartly unhinged, wildly funny comedian with a big heart and warm smile,” and Newcity named him one of its “Players 2016: The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago”. He also snagged features in the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Reader, who wrote, “I’d watch Maher do just about anything.”
In addition to performing comedy around Chicago, Dave is working to tour "Dave Maher Coma Show” and writing a book-length memoir/oral history of his coma.