If you’ve never heard/read/seen Dylan Rhymer’s Stand-up comedy. Then you are missing out. He writes a really funny satirical newsletter called StateOftheWeek – you can check it out here.
There’s a great write-up by the Comedy Killers about Dylan Rhymer’s The Stand-up Comedians $5 comedy special. You can buy the special here.
You can read the entire review here. This is a short excerpt:
“It takes guts to go up onstage and talk about the hypocrisy of religion (Western and otherwise) and the challenges of being a pro-choicer. It’s even gutsier to do so when you know you’re being recorded. Rhymer doesn’t shy away from these topics, and I like that.
In these jokes, Rhymer captures all the hypocrisy-induced rage of being poor in a world-class city, and being left-leaning in a world that still, inexplicably, leans to the right. He’s almost incoherent with frustration in some spots, and you can’t help but feel his pain.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. Rhymer’s got a flair for the theatrical, too. He acts out everything from an elderly version of himself to farting on pro-choicers in an elevator. It adds a bit of silliness to the mix, making what may otherwise have been slightly off-putting cynicism something friendlier and more relatable.”
If that doesn’t make you want to buy the $5 special – maybe these teasers will.
And, if that’s still not enough, here’s Dylan Rhymer’s bio:
In the fifteen years that he has been performing stand-up comedy,
Dylan Rhymer has emerged as one of Canada’s most prolific and
passionate satirical minds. He has drawn comparisons to comic legends
Lenny Bruce, George Carlin and Bill Hicks. not afraid to embrace
subjects such as religion, abortion, suicide, media brainwashing, war
and blind nationalism, his perspective is always thoughtful,
provocative, brutally honest and very, very funny.
Dylan Rhymer has appeared on
CTV’s Comedy Now!
CBC’s The Debaters
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Bumbershoot Arts Festival (Seattle)
Newfoundland Screech Comedy Festival
Canwest Comedy Festival (Vancouver)
Hubcap Comedy Festival
The hit game Scarface The World is Yours where he created, wrote and
voiced the character Dick Hackney, obnoxious 80’s stand-up comedian .
It was a dream gig.. Seriously. You can totally blow his brains out
in 2001 he and a rag-tag bunch of comedians created the laugh gallery
in Vancouver as a means to get stage time and wrangle free burritos
out of a kind Salvadoran lady on commercial drive in Vancouver. it
quickly became the hub of the west coast alt-comedy scene. since its
inception it has featured Zach Galifianakis, Brent Butt, Flight of the
Conchords, Sean Majumder and many, many amazing Vancouver comedians
who don;t make nearly as much money as those famous guys i just
mentioned. It is now the longest-running comedy show in Vancouver.
He is co-creator and performer in Vancouver’s seminal political news
parody group Blackout Broadcast and satirical fake-news blog Dylan
Rhymer’s state of the week. www.stateoftheweek.ca
Dylan Rhymer, along with comedian Baljeet Rai are the creators of
online series nature: red in tooth and claw. Fans across the globe
tune in to watch the hopelessly inept, alcoholic, ignorant, racist,
homophobic nature show presenter Weston Biggerstaff.
Dylan Rhymer is a stand-up comedian and lives in East Vancouver. By
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