Pretty Funny for a Girl



Blayr Nias is not your average female comic.  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 over audiences across the country with a dynamic stage presence, she shares 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 performs at comedy clubs, corporate events, colleges, and even churches.  She has worked with comedy greats like Ralphie May, Tom Green, Bobby Collins, Gilbert Gottfried, Rachel Feinstein, Marc Maron, Jim Norton, DL Hughley, and Katt Williams. 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.  This was the year she was also 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. She was also voted Top 30 Under 30 by Elevate Lifestyle Magazine in their June 2013 issue. In September 2013 Blayr was a regional finalist in Comedy Central's Up Next Comedy Competition.   She was honored again by Charlotte Magazine in May 2014, in the "Best of the Best" Awards issue as Best Comedian.  August 2014 Blayr performed on the Festival Stage at Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy Festival in Charlotte, NC headlined by Louis CK and Aziz Ansari. Blayr made her network television debut September 2014 on the hit Fox TV show Laughs.
Blayr is also 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. Charlotte Magazine gave much praise to the show when they reviewed it in March 2013.


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