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Politically charged, brutally honest changing the face of comedy. -the Georgia Straight
Too intellectual to sleep with. -Christine Taylor
Equal parts wild-haired beatnik poet and mad scientist, Dylan Rhymer is one of Vancouvers boldest voices in political comedy. His shows are a rapid-fire blend of surreal concepts bordering on the disturbing and razor-sharp social commentary which has gained him comparisons to figures as diverse as Jonathan Swift, Bill Hicks and Charlie Chaplin. His comedy is an hilarious mix of scathing indictments of all societys sacred cows which leaves audiences questioning where they themselves stand while exhausted with laughter. In a typical show hell mercilessly skewer topics such as religious zealotry, drug addiction, the abortion debate, the fashion industry, corporate greed, brand-name consumer culture and whatever else falls in the path of his uncanny eye for the ironic. An angry young man with an axe to grind on the teeth of the ignorant, Dylan Rhymer is quickly rising through the ranks as one of North Americas most exciting new voices in comedy.
Dylan started out as a zygote and quickly developed limbs, muscles and a face. Never happy with the status quo, at the tender age of nine months he abandoned the warmth of his mothers uterus for the cold, harsh outside world and never looked back. For the next two decades he dabbled in bike riding, candy and growth spurts before finding himself inexorably drawn to art school and then inexorably drawn away from it faster than had arrived. He slaved away at a series of soul-crushing, mind numbing jobs that even a trained chimpanzee could have mastered. These years in the service industry built up in him a deep disdain for blind commercialism, manipulative advertising and the minimum wage life that lurks below the surface of consumer culture. This not as much lured but drove him starving and hysterical to the comedy stage at the age of eighteen.
Since then, he has extensively toured Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain. While in the U.K. his standout performances around London gained him invitations to The Comedy Store, The Gilded Balloon and Oxford University. In Canada, he has toured the country, performing at the Vancouver International Comedy Festival, Calgary Funnyfest, The Laugh Lounge, the Whistler Comedy Festival and the University of British Columbias Laffs at Lunch performance series. He has shared the stage with acts as varying as Zach Galifianakis, Christine Taylor, Doug Stanhope and Mitch Hedberg.
Residing in Vancouver, Canada, hes the co-creator and frequent headliner at the Laugh Gallery, a weekly multi-media comedy venue featuring stand-up, sketch and short films which has quickly become the hub of the West Coast alternative comedy scene. In 2003, he was featured in the cover story on the rising popularity of alternative comedy in The Georgia Straight, British Columbias premier entertainment magazine. He has also been featured in The Courier, the Westender and Terminal City Magazine as well as a regular voice on CBC Radio and CKNW in Vancouver. He is the co-creator and host of Laugh Tracks, a weekly radio broadcast on CiTR 101.9 FM dedicated to showcasing local comedy talent and introducing the best in international comedy to Vancouver listeners. His satirical news parody group Blackout Broadcast is an audience favorite on Canadas sketch comedy scene having headlined their own show at the Vancouver International Comedy Festival and Vancouvers popular Sketch In Time comedy fundraiser.
Dylan has acted as head writer on the upcoming comedy series Wheels of Justice, as staff writer on the cult favorite the 888 Happy Lucky Golden All-Nite Market Television Telecast as well as the animated series Aargh! Its the Mr Hell Show! and the upcoming British animated series Ramikins. He has acted as Associate Producer and head comedy writer for the CBC Radio series The Verge, and his short films have been featured in numerous festivals worldwide. During his stay in Great Britain his pilot script Mondopitch placed as a finalist in Channel 4s Best New Sitcom competition.
Dylan Rhymer has emerged as a clear and intelligent voice of reason in a world deafened by the constant chattering of ignorant psychobabble. His eye for the ironic and taste for the absurd peppers his observations of the world which we go about our business. He is more than just funny; he is passionate and intelligent, thoughtful and provocative. His comedy is brutally honest and socially relevant. It goes straight for the jugular while nibbling on your earlobe. It thrives on the adage that every tool is weapon if you hold it right.
He currently shares a house with the girl of his dreams and a yard full of skunks and wouldnt have it any other way.
TELEVISION AND RADIO
of Justice HEAD WRITER- INDEPENDENT
Triple WRITER- PRODUCED
Blackout WRITER / PERFORMER- INDEPENDENT
Verge ASSOCIATE PRODUCER- COMEDY WRITER
T.Y., CITR RADIO, VANCOUVER
WRITER - PEAFUR PRODUCTIONS
WRITER - PEAFUR PRODUCTIONS
Its the WRITER - PEAFUR PRODUCTIONS
Pitch WRITER - INDEPENDENT
Laugh Gallery: Variety Show- 2000-Present
Rhymer: Starving and Hysterical- 1998 - Present
End of Honest Jack- 1999 - 2001
Frequin Conquistadors - 1997 - 1999
· Fluent in English and French.