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This week, we’re highlighting 22 talented writers and performers for Vulture’s annual list “Comedians You Should and Will Know.” Our goal is to introduce a wider audience to the talent that has the comedy community and industry buzzing. (You can read more about our methodology at the link above.) We asked the comedians on the list to answer a series of questions about their work, comedy during the pandemic, and more. Next up is Danielle Perez.
When did you feel that you were funny enough to make a legitimate go at comedy?
When I saw my BFF’s roommate perform stand-up and thought, He’s not funny. I’m funny. Then I texted my BFF, “So, how do we do stand-up?”
Describe your comedy in five words.
Funny, sharp, bubbly, spicy, dark.
What of your work do you think you’re best known for, and what of your work are you most proud of?
In 2015 I won a treadmill on The Price Is Right. The clip went viral because I use a wheelchair and don’t have feet. I made jokes about winning the awkward prize on Twitter, and the next night Jimmy Kimmel had me as a guest on his show. It was a very silly and surreal 48 hours, and I can’t wait to be back on Jimmy Kimmel Live! someday. I’m proud of a lot, but acting with Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm,…