Roman Danylo

Roman Danylo

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Stand-up & Improvisational Comedian

For over 20 years, Roman has been an Entertainer, MC, Key Note Speaker and Auctioneer for some of biggest names in the corporate world. He has entertained for companies like Glaxo Smith Kline, Hewlett Packard, BMO, Manulife Financial and hundreds more. Often invited into the stuffy world of AGMs, sales conferences, or company awards nights; Roman uses his comedy improv skills to team-build, brain storm and break the ice. Roman gathers info about whichever company he is working for and trades that inside information for a currency usually foreign to the corporate world…big laughs. His message is team building and thinking outside the box and the result is tons of fun.

Originally from Calgary and now living in Vancouver, Roman has been performing professionally for the past 25 years. He is one of only a handful of comedians to have performed at the prestigious Aspen’s HBO Comedy Festival and Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival in the same year.

In Hollywood he starred in the UPN Series Off Limits, and has been featured on NBC’s Late Friday. He has appeared in the Feature Films Duets with Gwenyth Paltrow, and Happy Birthday with John Goodman. Roman hosted a talk show pilot produced by fellow Canadian David Steinberg, and appeared in a live sketch review show with Martin Short. Roman has appeared as a dramatic actor in television shows like JeremiahOuter limits andSliders.

Back home Roman recently guest hosted several episodes of CBC Radio’s The Debaters and was featured in the TV series for the show. Roman’s second Comedy Now special for CTV aired in 2011. Roman has appeared or starred in several Canadian TV series including CTV’s Corner Gas, CBC’s Made in Canada, CTV’s The Holmes Show and on The Comedy Network’s Just For Laughs Improv Championships and many more. For five years Roman starred in his own sketch comedy series on CTV and Spike TV called Comedy Inc. In 2004 Roman won a Leo Awards for his performance in CBC’s Western Alienation Comedy Hour and has been nominated twice for a Gemini for performance in Comedy Inc. Roman hosted a Gala at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival on CBC and has performed two gala sets for The Halifax Comedy Festival also on CBC. Roman enjoys, water sports, raisins and some humans.

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Speaking topics

Comedy, Satire, and Music

Roman Danylo’s one man show combines these skills in a fast-paced, hilarious evening perfect for any occasion. Before every event, Danylo gathers information from the organizers and customizes a show for their audience. Whether it’s a regular comedy club crowd, Hewlett Packard Staff Party, or BC Funeral Directors Luncheon (tough crowd), Danylo has over 10 years of experience and always gets them laughing.

It’s big time interactive too!  Often audience members are invited on stage to join Danylo in improvised scenarios, and no matter how witty, lame, or inebriated the volunteer is Roman will say yes to anything and mold their oozing… or seeping creativity into hilarious sketches. Mix in some stand-up and ridiculous character monologues and you get “A Delightful Romp with Roman Danylo”!

THINK FAST! Using Spontaneity and Humour to Generate Ideas in the Workplace: A Keynote Seminar and Teambuilding Workshop

Comedian Roman Danylo explains the mechanics behind letting loose creative ideas. Using the “rules” of improvisational comedy, Roman Danylo leads a group of volunteers from your conference and trains them how to think on their feet, adapt to constant change, incorporate the ideas of others, and brainstorm in and outside the box. A fun filled seminar complete with insight into the nature of original thought and exercises that can tap into any group’s creativity. Your group will laugh, learn, and bond like never before. If you are looking for an exciting and informative new team build seminar, you better… THINK FAST!

The Improvisors

Roman Danylo gathers some of the best improviser from around the world to create customized comedy shows perfect for any occasion. The troupe improvises comedy sketches based on audience suggestions. The shows involve fun, interactive audience participation and can also incorporate specific client information.

With 25 years of experience on the comedy scene, Roman Danylo has worked with some of the best improvisers in North America on TV projects like CTV’s Comedy Inc., CBC’s Comics, and as host of The Just For Laughs Improv Championships and CBC’s Improv Comedy Games. Danylo has produced improv comedy shows at festivals, theatres, corporate events, cruise ships, and comedy clubs around the world.

No matter if it’s a two-person cast for a small corporate function or a six-person cast for a theatrical spectacle, Danylo will hand-select the best improvisers for the event. Whether your event is in Australia or Newfoundland, Danylo will not only put together the best improvisers for the job. He can usually gather performers close to the area to reduce overall travel costs.

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Speaker testimonials

I just wanted to let you know that the conference was a big success and that Roman was outstanding! The way he incorporated the information we had given him on the company and various people within the company into the evening and his improv routines was nothing short of amazing. The feedback from the gala was that it was without a doubt, the best we have ever done and Roman was a big part of that.

Jennifer Kelly | Director of Marketing & Communications, Stott Pilates

Roman Danylo was outstanding. His skills in getting the crowd involved and quick wit is second to none.

Janet Ratzlaff | Office Manager, Agro Pacific

Roman’s Improvisation skills were second to none and the extent to which he involved and captured the attention of the audience was fabulous. It was certainly apparent that all those present had a terrific time and those who unwittingly became part of his routines were made to feel at ease.

Gavin Harvey | Events & Promotions Manager, AT&T Canada

Roman’s ability to keep a crowd laughing with the use of improvisational comedy was obvious. With some information about our company and our employees he was able to put together a clean , humorous program that entertained all and offended none.

John Lalumiere | Lafarge Canada, Human Resources Manager, Lafarge Canada

Roman was wonderful. He tailored his routine so nicely and was specific to the newspaper industry. The audience roared with laughter. He is worth every penny. And of course, having had such a hit for an entertainment this year, I worry about next year.

Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association

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