Gabriella Bottoni is a comedy writer and performer based in Los Angeles. While born and raised in a Sunday Gravy-filled bubble in northern New Jersey, she lived in Philadelphia for 5 years, where she studied screenwriting at the University of the Arts and was a company member at the Philly Improv Theater (PHIT). She performed regularly with improv house teams Fjord, Dutch, Stay Dead!, and Page One, which played at festivals like the Del Close Marathon (DCM) and the Vancouver International Improv Festival (VIIF). Gab was also the host and producer of “The Live Read,” a monthly table read show featuring comedy screenwriters local to the Philly area.
Currently, Gab studies comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in LA, and continues to work towards her dream of writing and performing for television. To date, she’s placed as a finalist in The Sundance Institute’s Episodic Storytelling Lab, the YouTube/Sundance New Voices Lab, and as a semi-finalist in The Second City Sitcom Contest for her original half-hour comedies. In 2016, Gab received a BFA in Writing for TV & Film from the University of the Arts, where she won the Dr. Frederick P. Cornell Excellence in Writing Award, and became the first writer in the university’s history to be given the highest academic achievement, The President’s Award, for her original pilot, “Gab & Kev Make it Weird.”
In 2018, Gab produced and starred in her own original comedy short called “Dopamine,” and was the Co-Writer & Associate Producer on the feature documentary distributed by Gravitas Ventures called “The Great Flip-Off.”