GABRIEL DIANI and ETTA DEVINE are award-winning actors, writers, and comedians who are often compared with classic comedy teams like Nichols and May and Burns and Allen. They have performed at comedy festivals all over the country, raised over $30,000 on Kickstarter to replace the “N-word” with “Robot” in Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” and garnered over 1.3 million hits on their web series Mary Olson. Gabe wrote, produced, and starred in the horror comedy feature film THE SELLING which played at over 30 film festivals, was in the Top 10 of About.com’s Best Horror Movies of 2012, and received rave reviews from The Huffington Post, Ain’t It Cool News, and FilmThreat. Co-produced by and co-starring Etta, the film is available on DVD/VOD and just had its television premiere on Fearnet in April. You can see their sizzle reel here.
They are currently recording an audio book version of “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Robotic Edition],” prepping a second season of “Mary Olson,” and developing several feature film screenplays.
Etta Devine is best known for portraying the eternally optimistic loser Mary Olson in the short film “Girl’s Night Out” which garnered over 1.3 million hits on Youtube and spawned the web series “Mary Olson.”
After graduating from San Francisco State University she moved to Los Angeles where she became half of the comedy duo “Diani & Devine” with Gabriel Diani. Often compared to “Nichols & May” and “Burns and Allen,” the two have become audience favorites at comedy clubs and festivals all over the country.
She co-produced and co-starred in the award-winning independent film “The Selling,” published the book “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Robotic Edition],” and is a member of the A2 Ensemble at the Antaeus Theater Company.
Gabriel Diani turned to stand-up comedy at the age of fifteen and studied Theater Arts and Creative Writing at San Francisco State University where he helped found the sketch group “Totally False People” and won the Best of the Fringe Best Solo Male Comedy Performer Awards at the San Francisco Fringe Festival for his one-person show “God Complex.”
He moved to Los Angeles where he became one half of the comedy duo “Diani&Devine” with Etta Devine and won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the B Movie Film Festival for his performance in the independent feature “The Little Documentary That Couldn’t.”
He later wrote, directed, and produced the web series “Mary Olson” which has over 1.3 million hits on Youtube, wrote, produced, and starred in the independent feature “The Selling,” and published the book “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Robotic Edition]” with Etta Devine. He is a member of the A2 Ensemble at the Antaeus Theater Company.