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March 23, 2023 44 mins

Danielle Perez is a disability rights advocate and a rising star in the entertainment industry. In 2004, she survived a tragic accident that resulted in the amputation of both her legs below the knees, but that never stopped her from pursuing her dreams. Today, she's a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, and writer. She has opened for Maria Bamford, Cristella Alonzo, and Nicole Byer. Danielle has also appeared in popular shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, Special, and Russian Doll, and has upcoming appearances on the Amazon series With Love and the Pitch Perfect spin-off series. With her talent and advocacy, Danielle is breaking barriers and paving the way for more diverse representation in comedy and acting roles. On the show, she shares how she found the path to stand up comedy in her 30s, the importance of being inspired by others without trying to be them, and how you can find humor in the unlikeliest of places.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why Danielle thinks authenticity is a key component of her success
  • Why she believes there is no defining moment where you feel like you’ve finally made it
  • How she mentally recovered from her accident and found purpose again in comedy
  • Diversity in comedy

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