Dani Klein has been a professional comedian for over 20 years. Her recent book, "Take My Spouse, Please," about the importance of laughter in long-term relationships earned high praise from couples therapists around the country and long-term marrieds like Carl Reiner, Jerry Stiller and Patricia Heaton. It was voted Top 7 Book To Read by L.A. Magazine and is currently being developed with Fremantle Media as a non-fiction series.
Klein taught stand up comedy at UCLA for nearly a decade. She is also the author of “Afterbirth…Stories You Won’t Read in a Parenting Magazine,” (St. Martin’s Press) which received a glowing review in The LA Times, “Afterbirth plumbs the emotional and diaper-filled depths of procreation...the pieces here skewer the fantasies of parenthood and do it with hilarious candor.”
Klein recently completed a 15-city tour with “Take My Spouse, Please” where she performed stand up from Florida to Detroit to the Silicon Valley. In many of these locations she taught comedy workshops to pros and non-pros during the day. She has run these workshops around the country, training aspiring comics and people in all professions in basic, time-tested tools that comics rely upon to improve their productivity - and of course, to laugh more.
She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.