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.

Diana is an alumni of the CFC Primetime TV Writing Program and currently writes for The Beaverton (Comedy Network), Corner Gas; The Animated Series (Comedy Network) and The Irrelevant Show (CBC Radio.) She recently wrote for Still Standing (CBC) and as well as the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Awards (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 skills writing awards show scripts and monologues. For four years she has written the ‘Rockie Lunch & Gala’ awards shows at the Banff World Media Festival with hosts Wayne Brady, Rob Marciano (Entertainment Tonight), Jason Priestley, Arisa Cox and Jaime Cahill (Jane the Virgin.) She has also written for the Director’s Guild of Canada Awards, and the Toronto ACTRA Awards.

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 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.

More than anything, Diana loves performing with the ladies of ‘Leave it to Cleavage,’ – the all-female improv group.


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