“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.”
Liana Mesaikou is an LA based Greek comedian (actress & writer), who recently completed her MFA in Screenwriting at UC Riverside where she was the director of Improvology and developed two highly successful new interactive projects for kids (Level Up! & Time Travelers). In 2018, she wrote the script for the Orpheus Awards at the LAGFF (Los Angeles Greek Film Festival); she’s been a comedy contributor on online late-night shows Ladies Night Live! and Fake News.
Liana has studied comedy at The Groundlings, Second City and iO West. She can be seen around LA performing improv (short & long form) and stand-up at venues such as the Gary Austin stage at the Groundlings, Second City, the Pack Theater, the Clubhouse etc. She was a member of the all-female sketch group Butter and is now a member of the long-form improv team The Interlocutors.
Her first one-woman show Fifty Shades of Melania had its world premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June 2019, and traveled to the NY Fringe in a revised version in October 2019 at the Chain Studio Theater.
Stay tuned for her upcoming podcast Ask a Greek!
Here are some of her favorites reviews she’s gotten:
“Extremely passionate. She’s the most relentless stalker one can find.” Tina Fey
“She won’t take no for an answer. Literally. She keeps asking me to hire her, even though I’ve told her it’s never going to happen.” Seth Meyers
“She’s the most hard-working procrastinator I’ve ever met.” Trevor Noah
“Someone call security.” Lorne Michaels
“Loyal and devoted.” Chocolate
“She has an accent.” The Groundlings