ABOUT

Photo by  Adam Luk

Photo by Adam Luk

 

Ronald Dario is an improviser, sketch comedian and actor from Vancouver, BC. He’s so good at writing in the third person, you’ll see!!

In this first bit, he will casually mention performing improv every Tuesday night with the group of his dreams, Little Mountain Improv. He’ll then type about teaching improv and sketch comedy classes at Blind Tiger Comedy and about being a Program Coordinator for its Diversity Program. The paragraph will end with his credits of being an Instant Theatre Cast Member and Trainer at Improv Camp.

Ronald—or “Ronaldo” as most people assume it’s pronounced due to his ethnic ambiguity—writes, directs and produces his own live shows and sketch comedy videos. He also directs comedy videos for the CBC and for groups like Brunch Comedy and The Sunday Service. The videos mentioned in the last two sentences have screened at JFL Northwest and Philly Sketchfest. These sketches have gotten him nominated for a Vancouver Comedy Award and a Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival Award. Another thing he’s done is written short comedic pieces that have been published on Vulture (RIP Splitsider) and The Big Jewel.

We’ll take a quick break to give you some time to decide how he’s doing on this bio of himself. Please take your time and be honest.

Even though this entire thing is starting to get long, Ronald will earnestly mention performing at JFL NorthWestUCB Theatre’s Del Close Marathon, Rapid Fire Theatre’s Improvaganza’s Festival Ensemble, the Vancouver Improv Festival, and the Vancouver Sketch Comedy Festival. He also performs regularly at local shows, like The Hero Show, Sidekicks, Bloodfeud, and The List. You can hear what he sounds like on one of his very nice podcast appearances.

Fighting the urge to be self-deprecating because he’s been nice to himself so far, he’ll finish confidently by writing about appearing in commercials for IBM (Fitting Room, Pizzeria, Celebrity Treatment), Squarespace, Just Eat, and Edible Arrangements and comedy projects like Dan Mangan’s More Or Less Variety Show.

 
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Photo by  David Manuel

Photo by David Manuel