Tragedy Plus Time: Vancouver Comedian Randy Myers

Randy Myers, the punk-infused comedic force from Vancouver, has a style as rebellious as it is humorous. Randy brings a raw and unapologetic energy to the comedy scene. Known for seamlessly blending punk ethos with sharp wit, his performances are a riotous journey through the unconventional. We spoke with Randy to learn a bit more about him.

Randy Myers

How would you describe your comedy style?

High energy.

Who are some of your influences?

Tom Green, Andy Kaufman, Earthworm Jim, and The Tick.

Who was your favourite comedian growing up?

David Letterman.

Who is your favourite comedian now?

God.

What is your pre-show ritual?

Anxiety.

What is your favourite place you have performed? Why?

Washington Hall in Seattle for Defy Wrestling.

What is your favourite bit you have written and why were you proud of it?

Any bit I do about mental health makes me happy, as it feels so nice to have a place to talk about dark stuff in a light way.

What is your favourite medium for listening or finding new comics/comedians?

Word of mouth—if my friends like it, it’s a safe bet I will too. I also obsessively listen to podcasts, so that’s another source.

Do you have anything to promote right now?

Check out Comedy Vinyl for Vancouver’s best and only monthly karaoke comedy show, Boom Wrestling, Core Wrestling, and Glam Slam for all your wrestling needs.

Where can we follow you?

Comedy Vinyl Monthly Showcase | Instagram

PAY IT FORWARD: Who is another local comic/comedian we should know about?

Andrew Grant—he’s fabulous and most underrated.

 

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