About Jiavani

Jiavani Linayao (pronounced "jee-uh-VAW-nee lin-EYE-oh") is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, singer and writer. She is a queer woman of Filipino/Black heritage, born in Germany. Jiavani can be seen doing musical improv and all types of comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in LA. She has performed internationally with the legendary improv company Baby Wants Candy in Scotland, Iceland, Australia and more. Buzzfeed, Funny or Die, CollegeHumor, ScreenJunkies, Twitch TV and many other platforms have featured Jiavani’s fun brand of comedy. She was a writer for the CBS Diversity Showcase and appeared in the award-winning short films “Hutterite” and “Salamagan.”