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.
Before viral video fame, Danielle rolled onto the Los Angeles comedy scene and quickly established herself as a unique comedic voice with her bubbly stage presence and dark wit.
A 2018 StandUp NBC Semifinalist, Danielle has opened for Maria Bamford, Guy Branum, and Laurie Kilmartin. She has performed at comedy clubs and festivals across the country including Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and All Jane Comedy Festival.
Funny, feminist, and fierce, this bold Latina isn’t afraid to get personal. Danielle has been profiled by CNN, Great Big Story, WhoHaha, and GabiFresh. She was the face of Refinery29’s 2016 #TakeBackTheBeach campaign and in 2018 highlighted as one of the 13 Powerful Women Who Are Making LA a Better Place by Los Angeles Magazine.
You can see Danielle online hosting an episode of MTV’s Decoded and staring in the web series Thank You Come Again. She has appeared in episodes of Thrift Haul with Fat Tony, Quinta Vs Everything, Fagabonds, The Suicide Planner, and created videos for BuzzFeed. Danielle wrote, produced, and starred in the short film My Best Friend’s Best Friend’s Wedding for the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge and voices a demon animated in her likeness on Cornhole, created by Madison Shepard for Comedy Central’s Saturday Morning(ish) Cartoons.
Danielle’s personal and biting stand-up can be heard on multiple episodes of Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher’s comedy podcast Put Your Hands Together. Her vicious roasting skills can be witnessed live at Roast Battle, at The World Famous Comedy Store. Her musings on culture can be read on Twitter and have appeared in VICE.
Not just a performer, Danielle is a disability rights advocate who has spoken on the importance of diversity in comedy at the 2018 NALIP Media Summit and the USC School Of Comedy. She is an advisor on disability at Jill Soloway’s 5050by2020, an intersectional arm of the Time’s Up movement.
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.
Danielle owns multiple bodycon sequin dresses in a plus size and believes brunch is a right, not a privilege.