Bio

Diana FrancesDiana Frances is an award-winning comedy writer and performer currently living in Toronto. She won the 2017 Sondra Kelly Award at the Writers Guild of Canada Awards for her comedy ‘Given Up,’ inspired by her gong-show life with adoption which is currently in development.

She also has a half-hour comedy called, ‘Suspicious Bitches’ is in development with Verité Films.

Diana is an alumni of the CFC Primetime TV Writing Program and has written for The Beaverton (Comedy Network), Corner Gas; The Animated Series (Comedy Network) and Still Standing (CBC).

Past TV writing credits includes The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos (CBC), 22 Minutes (CBC), Comedy Inc. (CTV) and The Canadian Comedy Awards (Comedy Network.)

Diana has become known for her comedic skill writing awards show scripts and monologues. She has written for the 2018 & 2019 Canadian Screen Awards , The Toronto ACTRA Awards, Just for Laughs Galas,  the Scotiabank Giller Prize  and many more.

For seven years she has written the ‘Rockie Awards Gala’ at the Banff World Media Festival with hosts such as Jann Arden, Kristin Chenowith, Anthony Anderson, Wayne Brady,  Jason Priestley, Arisa Cox and Jaime Cahill.

Diana has been nominated for 8 Canadian Comedy Awards for ‘Best Female Improviser’ and is a Gemini nominated writer for The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos.

Diana is an alumni of The Vancouver TheatreSports League (despite living in Toronto, she refuses to let them take her picture off the wall.) She has toured with Second City Theatricals aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines.new headshot

Diana is also the Vice President of Rock Paper Scissors, Vancouver’s award-winning corporate improv and training company. With RPS, she produced over 900 customized improv and scripted comedy shows for corporate clients, as well as entertained our Canadian soldiers in Alert, Bosnia, Egypt, Israel and Afghanistan.

 

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