About Jiavani

Jiavani Linayao (pronounced "jee-uh-VAW-nee lin-EYE-oh") is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, singer and writer. She can be seen alongside Zach Galifianakis in the upcoming Netflix feature Between Two Ferns: The Movie. She is a queer woman of Filipino/Black heritage, born in Germany. Jiavani can be found at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles performing musical improv and all types of comedy. She has performed internationally with the legendary musical 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.”