Blayr Nias is not your average female comic. She lives by the credo "If you can't be a good example, then you'll have to be a horrible warning." When she hits the stage it's with manic energy, high octane humor, and her trademark mega-watt smile giving her the nickname "GummyBlayr". Winning audiences over across the country with a dynamic stage presence, she shares tales of her misadventures as 'the bad girl next door'. This Massachusetts native graduated from the George Washington University with a degree in Theater and Creative Writing. She has lived in the South for the past 10 years giving her a unique blend of Northern Aggression and Southern Charm.
In 2012 she was featured in the Pink Collar Comedy tour at the Piccolo Spoletto festival in Charleston, SC and performed in the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival in Asheville, NC headlined by Jim Gaffigan. She was a featured artist in the Charlotte Video Project, a collection of short films about the culture of the city. In May 2013 she won the "Best of the Best" Award for Best Twitter Feed presented by Charlotte Magazine: http://www.charlottemagazine.com/Charlotte-Magazine/May-2013/The-2013-BOB-AWARDS/Arts-Culture/
. She was also voted Top 30 Under 30 by Elevate Lifestyle Magazine in their June 2013 issue:http://www.elevatelifestyle.com/magazine/v/top-30-under-30-winner-blayr-nias/
In September of 2013 Blayr will perform at the Ventura Comedy Festival in California.
Blayr is the creator and producer of The Almost Famous Comedy Show at
The Charlotte Comedy Zone. Running monthly since March 2012, The
Almost Famous Comedy Show is a diverse lineup of the area's rising comedic talents. Audiences vote for their favorite comic each week and the winner moves on to a final competition where they can win a featuring spot at the Comedy Zone. Charlotte Magazine gave much praise when they reviewed the show:
She has opened for Natasha Leggero, Ralphie May, Broken Lizzard (Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan) Josh Wolf, Tom Simmons, Chris Kattan, Neal Brennan, Chris Franjola, Jon Reep, Jamie Kennedy, Tom Green, and DL Hughley. She currently writes and performs comedy in Charlotte, NC.
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