Stand up comic at Que Locos Comedy Club
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I got tired of playing Mexican maids and prostitutes, so I changed my name to 'Dyana Ortelli' [Italian accent]. Now I play Italian Maids and prostitutes.
Frustrated by the lack of positive roles for Latino actors in Hollywood, she began doing stand-up comedy in clubs throughout the Los Angeles area. Her East L.A. "cholita" character, Ramona from Pomona, is now a favorite with Latino audiences everywhere. Ortelli, as she is known to her friends, has performed at The Improv, The Comedy Store, The Ice House & The Laugh Factory, among many other ...