Dana DeRuyck is a writer who thrives predominantly in the worlds of comedy and food. These days, she's writing and producing web sketches and serials with Mornings & Mondays, in addition to short films with Chaotic Good Films. She’s written and performed with the sketch comedy groups Dreamwolf and Dynamite Kablammo, and trained in improv at The Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, where she lives. She's studied sketch with Gina Ippolito at The Pack Theater, and is about to complete her first standup comedy class with Tom Clark.
In summer 2017, she co-wrote and co-produced short films for the 24 Hour Film Race ("What She Said") and 48 Hour Film Project LA ("Surprise!") with her producing team, Chaotic Good Films.
Right now, Dana is scripting a new series for Mornings & Mondays called "Charlie George," which explores the ups and downs of sharing a small Los Angeles apartment with a stoner who never pays the rent and also happens to be an adorable hedgehog. (If you see her, feel free to bug her about when you'll get to see this.)
Dana studied journalism at Drake University, double-majoring in Radio-TV and Broadcast News, and minoring in Theatre. She spent over 2 years working at a Des Moines affiliate station as assistant director for a morning news broadcast. During her time there, she learned many things, specifically that she did not want to work in news the rest of her life.