ATTENTION PLEASE!! Sometimes people come to this page because
they are the MC for a corporate event or stage show and they're looking
for an intro for me. If this is you, first of all thank you very much
for hiring me and secondly, please don't read this whole page as the
intro. I can't tell you how many times I've been just about to bound
onstage to do my funny when someone launches into reading this entire
page out loud. As a result some of the funny goes bye bye.
Here's my suggestion for a sample intro....
"Our comedian for tonight has
been seen on CBC's 'Just For Laughs', NBC's 'Late Friday', CBC's 'The
Debaters' , and starred for five seasons in his own show on the CTV
called 'Comedy Inc.' Please welcome Roman Danylo"
See, short and sweet. Oh, and please don't read aloud the "short and
sweet" part either. As for everyone else, here's my background info.
I'll now switch back into the 3rd person as is customary for this kinda
stuff, although I have no idea why.
Roman was born and raised in
Calgary, Alberta, Canada. At his birth his mother screamed "Yeeha!"
Which was particularly strange because she was a Ukrainian German
immigrant with a thick old country accent. In school Roman was
excellent at math but really crappy at english. According to his
guidance counselor Roman should not be an actor but should consider a
job in electronics. He is the youngest of four and his older brother
use to pound the crap out of him for no reason damn it! When Roman was
very young he was heard to say, "When I grow up I want to be a giant
and step on people!" In his teen years he played a lot of sports and
worked out that aggression. In his later days of high school Roman was
found to be very good at drama because he could easily be loud and
The rise of The Roman Empire began in Calgary back in the late 1980's
where Roman worked for several local comedy clubs, The Loose Moose
Theater, Theater Calgary and various CBC Radio Dramas. With a youthful
optimism and naiveté The Roman Empire invaded Vancouver in 1992 and was
soon destroyed by a band of warrior Mongols. After rebuilding it's army
The Empire was victorious in the following battles...
Roman is one of only a handful of comedians to have performed in the
prestigious HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen 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 Fflms, 'Duets' with Gwenyth Paltrow, and 'Happy
Birthday' with John Goodmanm. Roman was the host of a talk show pilot
produced by fellow Canadian David Steinberg, and has acted in a stage
sketch review show with Martin Short. Roman has appeared as a dramatic
actor in television shows like 'Jeremiah', 'Outer limits' and 'Sliders'.
Back home Roman has appeared or starred in several Canadian series
including CBC’s 'The Debaters', 'The Winnipeg and Halifax Comedy
Festivals', 'Comics', 'These Arms of Mine', 'Made in Canada', CTV’s
'Comedy Now', 'Corner Gas', 'The Holmes Show', TCN's 'Slightly Bent',
'Just For Laughs Improv Championships' and many more. Roman starred for
five seasons in his own sketch comedy series on CTV and Spike TV called
'Comedy Inc.' In 2004 Roman won a Leo Award for his performance in
CBC’s 'Western Alienation Comedy Hour' and has twice been nominated for
a Gemini Award for performance in 'Comedy Inc.' Roman enjoys,
water sports, raisins and some humans.
Roman is a headlining stand-up comedian, a top Canadian
improviser, a TV and film actor, and a traditional theater actor
trained at a university and everything. Roman lives in Vancouver and
commutes to LA and Toronto for work. Roman is part of an extensive