Roman Danylo

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Roman Danylo (born in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian comedian, improviser and actor based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. He currently stars in the CTV television network show Comedy Inc.


As a teen, Danylo ran a weekly sketch review show as a student at Sir Winston Churchill High School in Calgary.

Roman then went on to study with Keith Johnstone at the Loose Moose Theatre in Calgary (Loose Moose is where Theatresports originated and is often credited as being one of the founding institutions of humorous improvisational theatre). He also worked in several local comedy clubs with friends Oldring, Albert Howell and Graeme Davies and performed with Theatre Calgary. He participated in various CBC Radio dramas as well.

He has performed at the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen, Colorado and Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival and also starred in the UPN series Off Limits with Aisha Tyler. Danylo has been featured on NBC's Late Friday, Jeremiah, The Outer Limits and Sliders.

However, Roman is best known in Canada and has appeared in several Canadian series, including CBC's Comics, These Arms of Mine, Made in Canada with Rick Mercer, the Just For Laughs Improv Championships, Slightly Bent on The Comedy Network and Corner Gas on CTV with Brent Butt.

In 2002, Danylo joined fellow comedians Jessica Holmes and Kurt Smeaton as a writer and cast member on The Holmes Show. Following the show's cancellation, he was offered a starring role in Comedy Inc. while he was in Los Angeles during pilot season.

Some of his recurring characters include "Vlad, the Russian Romantic", "Tantric Sex Master" and "Ken Shawn of WFTO-TV News" (usually paired with Nikki Payne as WFTO's long-suffering weathergirl).

Co-stars on Comedy Inc. include Aurora Browne, Jen Goodhue, Terry McGurrin, Winston Spear, Jenn Robertson, Gavin Stephens, Ian Sirota and Albert Howell. The series recently won the Gold Medal Award for "Best TV Variety Program" at the New York Festivals for the second year in a row and was picked up by the U.S. cable network Spike TV in April 2005. Comedy Inc. was also nominated for a 2006 Canadian Comedy Award for best writing in a television series.

In 2012 he hosted a gag-comedy show called the Funny Pit with Ryan Steele and Amy Goodmurphy, which was produced by Thunderbird Films.[1]

For his performance in CBC's Western Alienation Comedy Hour, Roman won a Leo Award in 2004 for excellence in British Columbia film and television. That same year, he was nominated for a Gemini for his work on Comedy Inc..

Danylo also performs with the Canadian improv troupe Urban Improv in Vancouver.

Selected filmography[edit]

Title Year Type Character
The Funny Pit 2012 TV series Host
Comedy Inc. 2002 to 2007 TV series Various
The Holmes Show 2002 TV series Various
Seeking Winonas 2001 Film Smart Guy
Improv Comedy Games 2000 TV mini-series Host
Duets 2000 Film Albuquerque Desk Clerk
Happy Birthday 2000 Film The Boyfriend
10,000 Delusions 1999 Short film Jehovah's Witness
Babette's Feet 1999 Short film Man Eating Sushi
The Improv Comedy Olympics 1998 TV special Comedian
Free Willy 3: The Rescue 1997 Film Pizza Kid
Super Dave's All Stars 1997 TV series Cheerleader
The Inner Voice 1995 Film Sy
The Omen 1995 TV pilot Bob


  1. ^ "NEW COMEDY SERIES THE FUNNY PIT TO PREMIERE THIS NOVEMBER ON YTV". 2012-10-23. Retrieved 2016-11-02. 

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