Tin Lorica is a comedian and poet, and co-host of Millennial Line, a live comedy and poetry series. Millennial Line has regularly featured diverse and queer-forward lineups of emerging and established comedians and poets, and recently took part in the Just For Laughs Vancouver Festival 2023. We spoke with them to find out more about their style and projects.
How would you describe your comedy style?
Deadpan, anxious, autobiographical
Who are some of your influences?
Famously gross and weird girls like Ilana Glazer and Aubrey Plaza. Working in customer service since the tender age of 14 has also influenced my psyche, so I have the public to thank for that.
Who was your favourite comedian growing up?
Adam Sandler, Tina Fey
Who is your favourite comedian now?
My favourite comedian at the moment is Ziwe.
What is your pre-show ritual?
Eating a light meal at least a couple of hours before heading out to the venue and drinking coconut water. Maybe dry heaving just before the show.
What is your favourite place you have performed? Why?
I love the Biltmore Cabaret! I spent a lot of time there in my early 20s seeing my favourite bands play, so it feels very cool to have done stage time there as well.
What is your favourite bit you have written and why were you proud of it?
At the moment, one of my favourite bits that I’ve written is when I reveal that the “Asian hate is coming from inside the house” because my Filipino parents switched to cauliflower rice in the process of them assimilating to North American culture.
What is your favourite medium for listening or finding new comics/comedians?
If not actual live shows, it’s TikToks and Instagram reels. I follow a lot of other comedians and tend to watch what they recommend on Twitter/Instagram.
Tell us a joke about your city.
The price of rent.
Do you have anything to promote right now?
With Savannah Erasmus, I recently co-hosted Millennial Line, a live comedy and poetry show. I also co-hosted MSG Comedy with Matty Vu, opened for Hannah Berner at the Rio, as well as Girl God at the Biltmore. These shows were part of JFL Vancouver.
I am featured in an episode of Killjoy Comedy that just came out on OutTv Go as well.
Where can we follow you?
PAY IT FORWARD: Who is another local comic/comedian we should know about?