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Website  www.dinidimakos.com
Name  Dini Dimakos

Role  Comedian
TV shows  Video on Trial
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Dini Dimakos is a Canadian stand-up comedian.

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Early life

Dimakos was raised in the rural town of Shelburne, Ontario, an hour north of Toronto. Her family ran a restaurant in the nearby town of Primrose, Ontario. She began working at the restaurant as a seating hostess, dishwasher and garlic bread cook at the age of 6, during the 1980s. Her family later sold the restaurant to relatives and opened another restaurant down the street in 1991.

Dimakos later attended Centre Dufferin District High School and starred in productions of Guys and Dolls and Bye, Bye Birdie. She graduated with honours and continued on with a partial scholarship to York University.

After a successful round of plastic surgery, Dini embarked on a career as a comedian and television personality.

Radio

In the late 1990s Dimakos began interning at a Brampton, Ontario radio station called Hot 103.5 FM, which would later be known as Hits 103.5 FM, and currently Z 103.5 (CIDC), (Evanov Group LTD). The station specialized in dance music and Top 40 hits. Within a month of interning, Dimakos was hired on as a Promotions Assistant. While at a concert, Dini performed an impromptu live on-air cut in. This led to weekend stints as an on-air personality, broadcasting live on location. Eventually she was filling in on the morning show as a co-host while radio personality Elvira Caria was on maternity leave. Her experience as a morning show co-host was further enhanced by working along with the host of the show Darrin "Big D" Laidman.

Television production

After her time in radio, Dimakos began to take interest in television broadcasting. She volunteered her time at 2001 Canadian Comedy Awards, which led to a chance meeting with television personality and comedian Mista Mo, who co-starred in the television show Buzz and on The Comedy Network. Having a keen interest in Canadian television and how a comedy show was produced, Dimakos was soon hired as a Production Assistant on Buzz by MTR Entertainment. She worked on the show from seasons 3 to 6. She was later promoted to the Senior Production Coordinator on seasons 5 and 6.

Improvisation and stand-up beginnings

During this time Dini was attending improv classes at The Second City in Toronto and began writing stand-up material. She partook in a week long stand-up comedy workshop at Humber College in 2003 under the guidance of veteran comedians Larry Horowitz and Mike MacDonald. This was a life-altering time for Dini as she found a love for writing and performing stand-up comedy. She quickly signed up for amateur nights at the Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club in Toronto, Ontario. She also began performing on the open mike circuit in the Toronto area.

Video on Trial

Dimakos is currently most widely recognized as a series regular for MuchMusic's hit, homegrown show, Video on Trial. She has been featured on over 20 episodes along with the likes of Canadian comedians Russell Peters, Debra DiGiovanni, Trevor Boris and Boomer Phillips.

Stars Gone Wild

MuchMusic launched a new show in September 2007, Stars Gone Wild. The show blasts current celebrities by a menagerie of colorful characters. Dini has appeared on several episodes respectively as Posy Perennial, Matthew the Emo Girl, Dr. Pat McGroin, Belinda Belissima, Chandelier W. Bush (girlfriend of Boomer Phillips' character Lance Sherbourne), Rhonda the Housewife and most popularly as the daring nun, Sister Siobhan O'Shepardspie. The series is currently one of the highest rated shows on the network.

Much on Demand

In October 2007, Dini was interviewed live on Much on Demand by VJs Leah Miller and Matte Babel. Dini wore a fitted red dress which garnered positive attention from both hosts. She was asked about her career in stand-up comedy as well as her character work on Stars Gone Wild. Dini noted her earliest influences as Mike Myers, Adam Sandler and Eddie Murphy.

Stand-up

In February 2007, Dini was chosen as the opening act for veteran Comedian Angelo Tsarouchas on the It's All Greek To Me Tour in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. The tour was spearheaded by Clayton Peters of Clayton Peters International Management. Clayton Peters is most widely known in the industry as manager and brother to Russell Peters.

Later that year Dini performed in Las Vegas, Nevada at a local club. She then went to London, England in July 2007 to perform at Jongleurs, a popular London Comedy chain. Dini has been well received by international audiences and continues to garner enthusiastic response on an international level thanks to her live performances and material on YouTube.

In the summer of 2007, she was the first comedian ever to perform live on the famed, inaugural Toronto show Bitch Salad. Bitch Salad is helmed by fellow Canadian comedian Andrew Johnston. He hosts a popular blog of the same name.

Most recently Dimakos performed on the annual Accent on Toronto (6) - The Laughs Are On Us alongside Jean Paul and Frank Spadone. Accent on Toronto is nationally aired on CBC Radio One, 99.1 FM.

Film

In October 2007, Dimakos won the role of Grace on the short film Speed Dating. Grace is a jilted, closeted lesbian who is secretly in love with her best girlfriend. The film is currently in post production.

Press

In November 2007 Dimakos was featured in the Toronto Star twice in the same day. An article by Michele Henry focused on Dini's life as a Toronto comedian including where she performs, shops and resides in the city. The second feature was a humorous quip by the young comedian on the commercialism of Toronto and was used to promote CBC Radio One's production of Accent on Toronto 6 - The Laughs Are On Us.

References

Dini Dimakos Wikipedia


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