Diana Wright is a comedy writer and director living and working in her hometown - Los Angeles, CA. Growing up with an astrophysicist dad and a mom working for the defense industry, Diana found comedy as a way to communicate with her loving but socially inept parents. While studying math and drama (plus suffering through organic chemistry) at Vassar, she interned at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and fell in love with television and the intensely smart and passionate people who create it.
Diana writes for The Simpsons: Tapped Out iPad game and for Seriously's Best Fiends Forever mobile game. She just launched her new web series #Hashtagging, which she wrote, directed, and produced herself. Her pilot Franchise was a finalist in the Script Pipeline 2016 TV Writing Competition. Diana’s pilot Magic Monkey Billionaire was one of the first four pilots placed on the Amazon Studios development slate in 2012. At the beginning of 2014, Diana was one of two people asked to join the first Nickelodeon’s Writers Room Experience in conjunction with the Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship (she was a Finalist in 2012). Donnie Brock PI in Knock Knock, Who’s Dead?, a film noir spoof she co-wrote and is slated to direct, was recently named a Semi-Finalist in the LA Comedy Shorts Festival, a Finalist in the LA Comedy Festival, and a finalist in the JuntoBox Incubator Program. Her pilot Minor League Mascots, co-written with her sketch group, was the highest ranked comedy pilot on The Black List as of December 2013, and was featured in their monthly newsletter. She has developed two animated projects with Mondo Media – Youth Troop Tommy and Chug & Yak. And her female stoner comedy Baked was named a semi-finalist in the 2014 Screenplay Festival.
With her sketch group Ironic T-Shirt, she has made over 60 sketches, shorts, and web series that have been featured on Comedy Central, Funny or Die (Video of the Week), Channel101, Cracked, Dorkly.com (front page), Fark.com (front page), Atom.com (Editors' Choice), and DipDive (Video of the Week), among others. Diana currently co-produces with LA Indie Improv Festival, which puts on all-day events and shows four times a year.