D.J. Mausner is an award winning stand-up, sketch, and improv comedian. In 2017 they performed in both the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and JFL42 in Toronto, winning the Homegrown Comics Competition and appearing in the New Faces Characters Showcase, as well as co-headlining their own show. In 2019, CBC named D.J. one of fifteen Canadian Comedians to Watch and NOW Magazine Toronto named them one of their Breakthrough Toronto Stage Artists of the Year.
In 2020 they were awarded a Canadian Screen Award by The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television for Best Writing, Variety or Sketch Comedy for their contributions to Season 4 Episode 1 of Baroness von Sketch Show.
In 2018 D.J. turned down a taping at Just For Laughs citing that the festival had not done enough to address the 20+ sexual assault allegations made against its founder, Gilbert Rozon. Their protest resulted in the festival redoing its sexual assault and harassment complaint procedure, requiring all faculty to undergo training regarding sexual assault and harassment in the workplace, and the festival releasing a statement of support to the survivors who had come forward against Rozon- all on D.J.’s suggestion. Their tweets denouncing the festival were featured in the opening month of New York’s National Comedy Centre Museum in the social media section.
Some of the TV shows D.J. has written for include Gary and His Demons, season four and five of Baroness Von Sketch Show, and Max and the Midknights on Nickelodeon. You can see D.J. on Prime Video in the Lionsgate/ Buzzfeed co-production, 1UP. They are one of twelve cast members of the 2023 CBS Showcase.
They currently reside in Los Angeles, performing with UCB Mess Hall team Lobster and UCB Characters Welcome team Abbott. D.J. is nonbinary and goes by any pronouns.