Let me introduce myself. My name is Von Daniel. I am a native New Yorker, but I have been living in Dallas since 1993
Von Daniel entered the world on a summer day in Brooklyn, NY and the world got a little brighter, more colorful and a whole lot funnier.
He developed his comedy funny bone from his grandfather and this proved to carry him through his life. Wanting to also develop his art skills and follow his dreams he moved to the DFW area in 1993 to attend The Art Institute of Dallas.
Von has worked professionally as an Art Director in the corporate world for varied companies such as JC Penney, Michaels and Amazon.
In 2000 he jumped onstage and grabbed the microphone to try his hand at performing stand-up comedy. While enjoying the limelight that comes with performing solo he discovered the art of Improv comedy and the joy that comes with performing with an ensemble who,as they say in the improv world, “has your back” .
Von joined ComedySportz Dallas in 2002. ComedySportz was founded in 1984 in Milwaukee and billed as family friendly improvisational comedy. In 2008 a group on CSz players found themselves locked out of their venue and together formed a new troupe, Locked Out Comedy, in 2008. After much success as LOC and LOC Productions Von was able to reopen the Dallas franchise of ComedySportz in 2014 and he currently serves at the Vice President of CSz Worldwide.
Again, following his dream to pursue comedy full time, he envisioned a place where people can perform and enjoy improv, stand up and take classes in the comedic arts. In April of 2017 Von opened The Comedy Arena in McKinney and leads The Comedy Arena corporate/education training center.