About Tyler

Vaughn Risher photo

NC Comedy and Arts Festival, 2010 (Performer)
RagnaRock! 2011, DC Arts Center (Performer, Co-Producer)
BlankFest 2014 (Performer)
Scruffy City Comedy Festival, Knoxville 2014 (Performer, Co-Producer)
Orlando Indie Comedy Festival, 2014 (Performer)
Rock Bottom Festival, Columbus 2015 (Performer)
BlankFest 2015 (Performer)
Scruffy City Comedy Festival, 2015 (Performer)

Saw Works First Friday Comedy Showcase (June 2015 – Today, Monthly)
Casual Comedy at the Casual Pint, Hardin Valley (November 2015 – Today, Monthly)

Tyler began comedy at an early age, then began something resembling actual comedy at a slightly older age as a member of the Western-MA based TDC crew. He joined the Penguins Without Pants sketch comedy troupe in Syracuse, NY in 2001, writing, acting, and producing shows of various sized through 2005, when he moved to Washington, DC and stumbled upon an open mic in the suburbs of Washington, DC.

Since then, he has performed stand-up in places as far and wide as Baltimore, Boston, London, Orlando, New Orleans, Chicago, Los Angeles, Oakland, Columbus, New Haven, and more. He lived and loved DC comedy for years, founding the smash hit Laughing Lizard Comedy Showcase (2006 – 2008), and then founded the Hot Broth Comedy Open Mic Thursdays at the Comedy Spot (2009 – still running somehow!!), leaving behind some sort of legacy.

He’s highly enjoyable to watch, really. You don’t have to know who Night Ranger is to find him funny, but it doesn’t hurt. He currently lives in Knoxville, TN. He has performed in the Orlando Indie Comedy Festival, Knoxville’s Scruffy City Comedy Festival, and the North Carolina Comedy and Arts Festival, among others (see above). You probably know that his real name is pronounced the exact same way as Sonicson, but MCs have a bad habit of not knowing how to pronounce it, or even ask him how. So, here we are. Just remember that Tyler is much funnier than this bio is well-written.

PRESS (More coming soon, it just occurred to me to do this)

WBIR News Segment from SCCF 2014

The Maryland Gazette

Inside of Knoxville.com refers to me as “Excellent”

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