Host / Producer: Daniela Saioni

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 Dawn Whitwell’s class 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 and has been featured in various film and television projects as a character actor since 2002.

She’s got a bestselling greeting card in print in the US that you can order HERE and another which was nominated for a Louie Award in 2015 which you can order HERE

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. She is one half of the comedy screenwriting duo Nobody’s Daughters (with Annie Bradley). They took home the Best Reserve Screenplay Award at the 2014 Female Eye Film Festival for their female ensemble comedy feature The WBI and placed in the Canadian Film Festival’s Harold Greenberg Fund Top 10 Screenplay Awards in 2016. Daniela is a member of the WGC, ACTRA and IATSE 873.

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