Daniela Saioni: Host

Daniela’s nickname in high school was Brainiac, but her IQ never stopped her from making incredibly unwise and impulsive decisions. Her distinct blend of smart and subversive writing in both her stand-up and film and television writing is directly inspired by the ridiculous twists and turns her life has taken.

While training as an improviser at Second City Toronto, she found her passion for stand-up in 2008 and has since done sets across Canada, San Francisco, New York and L.A. She was featured on CBC radio’s Laugh Out Loud and was associate director on A Russell Peters Christmas Special, was an invited performer at Regina’s Pile O’ Funny Bones Comedy Festival in 2012 and has been featured in various film and television projects as a character actor since 2002.

She executive produces various live comedy events including this one, does punch-up and story editing and trains comedians in the art of original sitcom writing through her FROM SCHTICK TO SCRIPT program at Comedy Bar.

Her talents are varied but her mission is singular: change the world one laugh at a time.