There could not be a more fitting person for the inaugural episode of Not Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour. I am a comedy enthusiast and am impressed by anyone who is able to make a living doing what they are passionate about.
Blayr Nias is a very accomplished comedian who calls Charlotte home. She was honored by Charlotte Magazine as the Best Comedian of 2014. Blayr has shared the stage with countless famous comedians including a performance at the Oddball Comedy Festival that was headlined by Louis CK and Aziz Ansari. She also made a splash on network television in the hit FOX show Laughs. Blayr created and continues to produce The Almost Famous Comedy Show that showcases local comedians monthly at the Comedy Zone.
The career Blayr has chosen requires a lot of self-discipline, perseverance, and confidence. It is an industry that is notorious for being difficult to break into and even tougher to stay in. The comedy world has been under a lot of scrutiny lately. We are in a time where society wants everyone to be “politically correct” and many comedians have experienced backlash when some of their content went too far, according to some. In the past few years, women have been much more visible in the comedy sphere. I cannot go into a grocery store without seeing Tina Fey or Amy Schumer gracing the cover of a magazine. There are still some hold outs though that claim “women aren’t funny”.
Join me and Blayr Nias Monday, February 1st at 7pm on Charlotte Community Radio as she takes us on her personal journey and work within the Charlotte comedy community. She’s a comedian’s comedian who works hard while building others up and I believe that’s why she makes the perfect first guest.
Not Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour, with Amelia Coughlin, will air every other Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm via CharlotteCommunity Radio.org, CLTCRadio.org OR Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio where you can chat with our hosts.
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