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Roman Danylo • Interviews from the Inside

2009-08-21Where in the world am I today?: North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Prologue: I had an awareness of Roman Danylo for years as we travel in similar circles, but it wasn’t until I arrived in Grand Prairie on my way up to the 2009 Peacefest that I actually really started to get to know him. Over the course of the weekend we ended up hanging out a lot and I got to watch his work MCing the main stage and laugh with him a lot of stage. Our main contacts for the gig North Darling (former member of the three canadians comedy improve troupe) and AJ Demers were great hosts an the hang was spectacular. Mind you there was something a bit odd about going from an event called “Peacefest” to the gun range to shoot hand guns, but I think that was all part of the Northern Alberta charm.


Name: Roman Danylo.
Birthday: (Not included for security and vanity reasons.)
Place of Birth: Calgary, AB, Canada.
Started Performing/Working in the Industry: 1987.
Discipline: Improv, stand-up and sketch.
Websites: http://www.romandanylo.com
Video Link: http://www.romandanylo.com/romanvideo.htm
Venues Worked: Favorites? Aspen Comedy Festival, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Urban Improv at Chivana in Vancouver

Hot 10 Questions:

  1. What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream and why? • Vanilla. I like to keep it simple. Start getting fancy and I usually regret it.
  2. Name one movie that would make it to your Top 10 all-time great films.Fearless… But don’t watch it on a plane.
  3. What was your favorite toy from childhood? • I really wanted a Light Bright but my mom bought a set of replacement pegs without the thing you’re suppose to put them in. I was holding the pegs up to light-bulbs one at a time going… oooo purple.
  4. Who were your biggest inspirations when you got started? • SCTV. Letterman.
  5. From the world of animation what one character do you most identify with or see yourself in? • I’m Batman.
  6. Name something that scares you.Things I don’t know. Like did you know that chocolate can kill cats. I didn’t know that. What else don’t I know, ya know?
  7. Apart from the entertainment industry, name one other job you’ve had. At 16 I sold guns at Canadian Tire in Calgary. That doesn’t seem right does it?
  8. What’s something you haven’t done yet that you’d like to try? • Traveling in a customized Van.
  9. What’s your least favourite thing about being a performer? • Anxiety. About 5 mins before every show I say to myself I’m never doing this again.
  10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? • “You made the cut… but barely.”

The Nugget:

Pick one nugget of wisdom you’ve picked up from your career in Show Business to share with the World.

“The goal in show biz is the same as in life… To be immune to praise or criticism.”

–Roman Danylo

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