Table mishaps cant stop standup Tanyalee Davis from slaying her crowds

first_img Login/Register With: Vancouver has produced a lot of great comedians over the years. Though she only spent two years here before moving to Los Angeles in 1997, Tanyalee Davis, who now lives in England, has to be considered one of the more successful international standup acts that spent time honing her chops on our stages.From Winnipeg to Calgary to Vancouver to L.A. to Vegas to North Carolina and now Norwich, Davis has resided in more places than some comedians have performed in. A 2015 appearance on The John Bishop Show in Britain was followed by a killer set on Live at the Apollo, which precipitated her move overseas.After her Apollo set, she was hired for a sweet corporate gig in Norway, which culminated in a standing ovation. “I was the belle of the ball,” she tells the Straight at a downtown coffee shop. From there, she was off to Australia, playing Melbourne for four weeks and Sydney for one. Things are looking up. Then again, at 3-foot-6, Davis has spent her lifetime looking up.Life isn’t without its challenges, but damned if the diminutive dynamo doesn’t make the most of them. In order to be seen, depending on the venue’s setup, Davis will often perform on a table. Two weeks ago, just before flying home in preparation for a three-night run at Performance Works on Granville Island as the special guest of RealWheels Theatre’s upcoming show Comedy on Wheels: Celebrating Canada’s Birthday With Belly Laughs, she suffered a mishap, a first in her 27-year career. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Twitter Advertisementlast_img