Tyrant Studios Fall Lounge Series – October Lineup

Vancouver’s newest live venue announces Fall Lounge Series above the iconic Penthouse Nightclub

The Fall Lounge Series begins at TYRANT STUDIOS in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Operated by Seven Tyrants Theatre, Vancouver’s Jessie Award-winning independent theatre company, TYRANT STUDIOS is located above the historic Penthouse Nightclub and features a studio theatre as well as a full-service bar and lounge stage.

The Fall Lounge Series will see Seven Tyrants Theatre continue to present weekly entertainment in their full-service Bar and Lounge, offering Vancouver a variety of professional music and comedy shows each week with the following format:

Friday nights we present Friday Jazz, a weekly live Jazz show and bar, join us as we make our jazz noises here.

Saturday nights we present The Comic Strip, a weekly comedy show featuring three top comedians plus special guests.


Doors @ 9PM | Music @ 9:30PM to Midnight (unless noted) | $10-15 @ the door or in advance at tickets.TyrantStudios.com

The intimate venue is fully licensed, so come join us each Friday night when we make our jazz noises here.


Friday October 11th:

Nick Bracewell Trio – $10 cover

Drummer Nick Bracewell brings his power-jazz trio to Tyrant, playing a mix of originals and covers and exploring the space in between.

Friday October 18th:

Joan Bessie – $15 cover

This latest project by chart-topping Canadian artist Jessica Beach creates a smoky soul-blues atmosphere in which she’ll be debuting a captivating set of original material. Featuring opening act Raene.

Friday October 25th:

Jonathan Bauer Project – $12 cover

NOLA-based trumpeter Jonathan Bauer returns to his West Coast stomping grounds with his critically acclaimed quintet. The JBP plays straight ahead and original jazz, with critics comparing their music to jazz greats Roy Hargrove and Art Blakey. They consistently draw diverse audiences in New Orleans and beyond with their refreshing take on classic sounds.


Doors @ 9PM | Show Starts @ 9:30PM | TICKETS $18 at the door or in advance at tickets.TyrantStudios.com

The Comic Strip, a weekly professional comedy show, presented every Saturday night on the Tyrant Studios Lounge Stage. Each week The Comic Strip showcases three of the best stand-up comedians in Vancouver.

This professional comedy show runs from 9:30PM to 11:00PM.


Saturday October 5th:

Byron Bertram and Gavin Clarkson with Headliner Jon Gagnon

Jon Gagnon:

His dry wit, comedic pauses, combined with his intellectual methodology give him a unique style that will leave you craving more. Jon has performed stand-up comedy across Canada and appeared on the CBC program “Canada’s Smartest Person Season 2.” Jon is a writer and producer for Yuk Yuk’s “The Brett Martin Show” and Jon is also an award winning screenwriter and performer of improv which gives his sets comedic versatility. Most recently Jon advanced to the finals of the 2018 Vancouver based stand up comedy competition the “Yuk Off,” where he was clearly snubbed because he didn’t win it all.

Byron Bertram:

Fresh off his new album release, like bird flu on international flight, Byron Bertram travels well. His innate talent for voice and accents mixed with a confident vulnerability have taken him across the world and established him internationally as one of the top Canadian Comics working today.

He has worked on stage with the likes of Zach Gallifanakis, Flight of the Concords, and Eddie Izzard; was a hit with the judges on Brits Got Talent, has been seen on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, Dirk Gently’s, Riverdale, and heard regularly on SiriusXM.

Gavin Clarkson:

Gavin Clarkson is a classic Yukoner, born in Whitehorse and raised as a gold miner until his move to the big city of Vancouver.  He quickly became an act to watch in the local comedy scene, winning the 2016 Lafflines Comedy Competition, placing third of over 100 acts in the 2017 Yuk Yuks Yukoff Competition, and performing in Las Vegas at the World Series of Comedy.  He performs regularly at The Comedy Mix and Yuk Yuks. His performance style is fast paced, charming, and disastrously self-aware.  You can also see him on Season 5 of History Channel’s Yukon Gold, in case you doubted how Yukon he is.

Saturday October 12th:

Jacob Samuel and Chris Griffin with Headliner Simon King

Simon King:

Simon King has been featured at many comedy festivals including: The Just For Laughs Festival, The Vancouver International Comedy Festival, The TBS Las Vegas Comedy Festival, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival and The HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. A veteran touring comic, he is not only a workhorse performer averaging nearly four hundred shows a year but also an extremely prolific writer. In addition to numerous film and television credits, in 2008 The Comedy Network and CTV filmed a one-hour special starring him for the popular series Comedy Now. In early 2013 Simon recorded a second special, this one a half hour long, for the No Kidding series on Toronto-based IChannel. Simon has been featured in The LA times, the alternative arts paper the Georgia Straight, The Hollywood Reporter and many others.

Chris Griffin:

Chris Griffin is one of comedy’s most dynamic storytellers. After winning his regional round of the Great Canadian Laugh Off during his first year of comedy, Chris did something crazy. He quit his full time job, sold his house and hit stages across North America doing what he loves best – drinking and making people laugh. It was a gamble that has paid off. His move to Vancouver has brought a ton of success for Griffin, including winning 1st place in Vancouver’s Yuk Yuk’s Competition, being one of the only Canadian comics to ever make the finals of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, performing every year at the Just For Laughs Northwest Festival and sharing the stage with notable comics such as Norm Macdonald, Doug Stanhope, Tom Papa, Ari Shaffir and Bert Kreischer. 2018 is already off to a great start as Griffin was nominated three times and took home one award in the inaugural Vancouver Comedy Awards. Griffin is recording his second full length comedy special Live at the Biltmore in Vancouver on October 18th over two shows.

Jacob Samuel:

Jacob Samuel is a Canadian stand-up comic who has been featured on national TV (the CBC) and radio (also the CBC). He recently headlined Yuk-Yuks in Toronto for four nights. His jokes were once reviewed as “consistent and well executed, with no exceptionally bad or good pieces.” Jacob is also an internationally-published humour cartoonist, his cartoons have appeared in “The New Yorker”

Saturday October 19th :

Stuart Jones and Randee Neumeyer, with Headliner Katie-Ellen Humphries

Katie Ellen Humphries:

Katie-Ellen is a regular on CBC’s “The Debaters” and has made a name for herself as an emerging comedic talent throughout Canada and the U.S. With a sensibility that falls somewhere between the locker room and the library, she is a featured performer at the Just For Laughs NorthWest Festival, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest and The Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, Katie-Ellen delights audiences with her unique voice, hilarious perspective and sharp wit (to say nothing of those dimples).

Stuart Jones:

Stuart Jones is a comedian originally from Kelowna BC who has been doing comedy throughout the province since 2012. Stuart has been referred to as a ‘slacker Seinfeld’ who attacks the mundane with a caustic wit. His comedy aims to show you the funny side of everyday life with jokes that will stay with you for years to come. Stuart has opened for some of Canada’s best comedians including Tim Nutt and Mike McDonald.

Randee Neumeyer:

Randee Neumeyer is a writer living in Vancouver, BC. She does stand-up comedy and has had sex five or nine times. Appearing in comedy shows all around Vancouver, Randee’s unique performance style is making her one of Vancouver’s favorite home-grown comedians.

Saturday October 26th:

Ed Hill and Myles Anderson with Headliner Yumi Nagashima

Yumi Nagashima:

In less than three years, stand-up comedian and actress Yumi Nagashima has made a large splash on the North American comedy scene with her sassy stage presence and unique point of view. Yumi is a mainstay on the Vancouver comedy scene but she has performed in six different countries (USA, Australia, England, Germany, Japan and Canada.) You may have also heard her on the CBC radio program “The Debaters” or seen her on CBC TV at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. She has been featured on Andy Kindler’s Alternative show as a part of Just For Laughs North West. She was also a finalist in the 2016 & 2017 Yuk Off Competition. Yumi is also an accomplished actress and has many acting credits to her name, including “The Man in the High Castle” (HBO).

Ed Hill:

Originally from Taiwan, Ed is an emerging young comic who moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, thinking he was on vacation at his father’s discretion. Since then, Ed has performed all over the world. He was voted “Best Vancouver Comedian of 2016” by West Ender Magazine, and “Best Vancouver Comedian of 2015” by West Ender Magazine and The Georgia Straight, and named “Comic to Watch” in 2018 by Reader’s Digest Magazine and in 2015 by Canadian Immigrant Magazine. He has also appeared on AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live”, “Laughs” on FOX, TED talks, Bite TV’s “Stand up & Bite Me”, and XM Radio’s “Laugh Attack”. He was also invited to perform at the Just For Laughs Northwest Comedy Festival, Comedy Masala in Singapore, Live Comedy Club in Taiwan, the Hong Kong Comedy Festival, NXNE, San Francisco Comedy Festival, and many more.  Ed’s tweets have also been featured on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, DOSE, and Distractify.

Myles Anderson:

Myles Anderson has steadily gained a reputation as one of Canada’s brightest young comedians. Combining traditional jokes with bird-like movements, Myles Anderson delivers a uniquely hilarious comedy experience. He was a finalist at the Seattle International Comedy Competition and can be heard on CBC’s Laugh Out Loud. Myles Anderson is a funny comedian but is, first and foremost, a loyal subject of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. He regularly performs with North America’s top headliners (when they visit Victoria) and has been broadcast on Canada’s national radio many times. All audiences appreciate Myles Anderson’s comedy, even those who are not loyal to the crown.

Seven Tyrants Theatre announces

TYRANT STUDIOS – Fall Lounge Series

October LINEUP

Dates:  Friday October 4, 2019 Through Saturday October 26, 2019

Times: Friday Jazz: Doors @ 9pm / Music @ 9:30pm

Saturdays The Comic Strip: Doors @ 9pm / Pro Show @ 9:30pm

Venue: Tyrant Studios, 1019 Seymour Street, Vancouver

(above the historic Penthouse Nightclub)

Admission: Friday Jazz  – $10-15 at the door or in advance

The Comic Strip – $18 at the door or in advance

Tickets: Tickets available now at tickets.TyrantStudios.com

Media release and image provided by Marnie Wilson. Feature image: Jonathan Bauer Project

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