Mini Q+A with Danielle Perez

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Danielle Perez is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress best known as the woman in a wheelchair, with no feet, who won a treadmill on The Price Is Right. She appeared as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live for her hilarious reaction to winning the awkward prize. A founding member of Thigh Gap Comedy, Danielle produces live comedy shows with fellow bad bitches Madison Shepard and Danielle Radford. Together they host GENTRIFICATION, a popular, monthly, diversity showcase at Avenue 50 Studio, in her hometown neighborhood of Highland Park. Follow Danielle here! Check out her upcoming shows here!

On your deathbed, what transcendent advice would you croak at a young comedian?

Don’t wait around for other people to book you or put you on. Find your coven, make your own shit, and support the fuck out of each other. Create your own spaces, share opportunities, and lift up those behind you as you come up.

What’s your first impulse when someone says “women aren’t funny”?

Damn, it must suck to have no sense of humor or taste

Best comedy advice you ever got?

Never trust a comic who doesn’t bomb.

How has being funny helped you in your offstage life, either recently or when you were younger?

I was out at brunch with friends. The server took our order, then returned to the table and said “the manager is sending over a complimentary flight of sweet waffles because they saw you perform last night you were really funny.” I love when strangers to, I love free waffles! Savor the wins and own complements!

What advice do you have for how to level up from open mics + bringers to actual SPOT-spots?

Never do bringers. A good set is your best audition. When you consistently start doing well at open mics, people will book you. Once you start getting booked, tape all your sets. Once you have a great tape, go to shows, introduce yourself to the bookers, and ask them for the best way to submit.

Danielle Perez is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress best known as the woman in a wheelchair, with no feet, who won a treadmill on The Price Is Right. She appeared as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live for her hilarious reaction to winning the awkward prize. A founding member of Thigh Gap Comedy, Danielle produces live comedy shows with fellow bad bitches Madison Shepard and Danielle Radford. Together they host GENTRIFICATION, a popular, monthly, diversity showcase at Avenue 50 Studio, in her hometown neighborhood of Highland Park.

Follow Danielle here! Check out her upcoming shows here!