Comedian Byron Bertram is recording his new comedy album “Passport and Prozac” at Yuk Yuks in Vancouver on March 28th to March 30th

Canadian Comedian Byron Bertram has been busy touring with his comedy routine throughout Ontario in February before returning to British Columbia to perform in Abbotsford at Yuk Yuk’s March 22nd and 23rd, 2019. All these performances are leading up to the taping of his upcoming comedy album “Passport and Prozac” at Yuk Yuks in Vancouver on March 28th and March 30th.

Byron recently signed on with the highly respected comedy record label ‘800 Pound Gorilla Records’ to help him get his comedy out to millions of people worldwide. 800 Pound Gorilla Records also represents Jim Jefferies, Michelle Wolf, George Lopez, and is also known for their work with the estates of Richard Pryor and Robin Williams.  Byron is thrilled to be in such good company. 

Byron has had an exciting journey as a comedian that includes receiving high praise from Simon Cowell as he advanced on ‘Britons Got Talent’. He also received critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Other memorable moments in his career include performing for the president of Singapore and the time that Dame Judi Dench gave him a $50 dollar tip!  Byron has appeared on stages around the world as a finalist in the San Diego Comedy Fest, semi-finalist in the Boston Comedy Fest, and received a 5-star review in the Australian Times for his own man show ‘Guilt Ridden Sociopath’. 

When he isn’t appearing on stage making audiences laugh around the world multi-talented Byron has an active acting career having appeared on Netflix’s Riverdale, CW’s Supernatural, ABC’s Once Upon a Time, BBC America’s Dirk’s Gently, Netflix’s Game Over Man, CBS’s Jordon Peele’s Twilight Zone and Tim BurtonsBig Eyes. Byron has worked with Christoph Waltz, Tim Burton, Eddie Izzard, Zach Galifianakis, Flight of the Concords, Iliza Shlesigner, and Roy Wood Jr. as a comedian and/or an actor.

And if that wasn’t enough, Byron has a current events comedy podcast that covers politics, news, and history with hilarious and controversial opinions entitled The Dry Shave Show that you can find it at dryshave.podben.com

Growing up watching SCTV, Kids in the Hall and Saturday Night Live, George Carlin, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Norm MacDonald is when Byron knew that being a comedian is what he wanted to do. Byron went to an all-Asian high school. As he was different from his classmates as he wasn’t academic and was overweight he got acceptance from his peers by being the class clown.  Feeling that sense of adulation of making the class crack up was a drug that he couldn’t quit. 

He first learned how to be a juggler in a summer school for the arts, from there he built his stage presence and comedy timing chops as a street performer. Byron has performed in 20 different countries doing a comedy, juggling & magic style show. He realized that he wanted to go the avenue of stand up comedy, and hit up any stage he could get on whether it was at home in Vancouver or on the road while street performing. He did stand up on pool tables for bikers in Australia, old folks homes in Scotland, Dance Clubs in New Zealand, to everything in between.  “Comedy is like a science experiment of words. The formula either works or it blows up in your face.  You don’t know until you know though.  The best training is by throwing yourself into the lion’s den and learning from your mistakes,” adds, Byron.

Byron grew up in Vancouver in a home that appreciated the arts. His father is a gold record winning saxophone player who played with the well known Canadian group “The Powder Blues” and opened for ZZ Top, the Who, and Tina Turner.  His mother is an amazing watercolour painter who took after her famous father Toni Onley. 

His late Grandfather renowned Canadian Artist and Order of Canada recipient Toni Onley started Canada India Village Aid.  The program raises funds for impoverished villages in India and shortly before his grandfather Toni Onley passed away he asked Bryon to get involved with the charity. He is also involved with The British Columbia Paraplegic Association through the comedy shows  “Laughing Spasms” that is a program that brings laughter to people recovering from severe spinal cord injuries.  

Whether Bryon is making people laugh through his comedy routines or appearing on TV series and feature films, entertaining people is in his blood. Byron resides in Vancouver is available for interviews upon request.

Please contact: Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca| 604-726-5575

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Byron Bertram Tour Dates:

  • Thunder Bay Crickets Comedy Club on February 15th and 16th
  • Port Credit Comedy Fest from February 22nd to 24th
  • Burlington Comedy Fest from February 24th to 26th
  • Kitchener Waterloo Comedy Fest from February 28th to March 2nd
  • Abbotsford Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club on March 22nd and March 23rd
  • Vancouver Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club on March 28 and 30th.