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Comedy with Grant Lyon and Mark Chalifoux, Presented by Town of Cary

Friday, June 14, 2024
Starting his career in the vibrant San Francisco comedy scene, San Francisco Weekly described Grant Lyon as “a hilariously sharp observer, not one of those tired white-guy bellyachers.” A former collegiate soccer player, Grant decided to pursue a career on stage instead of on the field. In 2014, he won the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival beating out comedians from all over the country, and was chosen as a New Face in comedy at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. As well as performing in a number of other prestigious comedy festivals including The Great American Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Grant performed on the TV show Comics Unleashed. He has appeared on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show and is heard regularly on Sirius/XM satellite radio. As well as being a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, the short film he wrote and starred in, Interview Date, was eligible for a short film Academy Award in 2013. Funny or Die, MSN, Huffington Post, and others are among the sites that have featured Grant’s sketch videos on their home pages. You might also recognize Grant from a number of national commercials including AT&T, Johnsonville Sausage, CiCi’s Pizza, and more. grantlyon.com Mark Chalifoux is a stand-up comedian based in the Midwest by way of New York City. Mark has been featured on IFC, in the Boston Comedy Festival, the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival and on Comcast’s Trial by Laughter. He’s also written for CBS Digital’s ManCave and ESPN.com and was a regular at the world-famous Comic Strip Live in New York City. Mark suffers from a rare problem for a comedian—he’s had a happy life. Luckily, Catholic guilt, a sharp wit and a worldview that allows him to see the ridiculous in everyday situations help bring the funny out. Mark’s good side and cynical side are constantly in battle; fortunately it’s an amusing, smart fight that will keep you coming back for round after round. MarkChalifoux.com Will Call tickets may be picked up at The Cary starting one hour prior to the performance.