Ari Matti Mustonen. Photo submitted by Tyrant Studios.

The Comic Strip



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"The Comic Strip" - A weekly professional comedy show, presented every Saturday night on the Tyrant Studios Lounge Stage. Each week The Comic Strip showcases three of the best stand-up comedians in Vancouver. Hosted by David Thomas Newham and Dave Harris.

Darcy Boon Collins and Jon Bennett with Headliner Ari Matti Mustonen

Ari Matti Mustonen:
A rising star in both his homeland of Estonia and internationally, Ari Matti Mustonen has a bright future ahead of him. With enough on-stage energy to power a small town and punchlines to match, Ari has been enthralling audiences around the world with stories about life growing up in Eastern Europe. In his 5 year career in stand-up, Ari has spent two of those on the road in Australia, becoming a regular in Melbourne and around Australia. Throughout Asia he has performed at the Bangkok Comedy Club, Bangkok Hilarious, Crackhouse Kuala Lumpur, LOL Comedy, and Takeout Comedy among others. He has opened for Chris Franklin, Al De Bene, Rizal Van Geyzel, Jim Brewsky, and Lawrence Mooney.

Jon Bennett:
Jon Bennett is a world renowned comedic storyteller and a seven-times Just for Laughs award nominee. Jon’s comedy career began in his homeland of Australia, and after 14 years in the business he is now known as one of the most prolific storyteller-comedians touring the world. With a total of 8 one-hour-long individual comedy shows and appearing in over 65 festivals, Jon is constantly performing across the globe making people laugh through exceptional comedic storytelling. He has received multiple 5 star reviews in reputable publications world wide and has won awards including Funniest Show Award in the London Fringe, Critics Choice Award for Best Solo Show at the Orlando Fringe and a Golden Gibbo Award nomination at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He has performed at a number of prestigious festivals such as the Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs in Montreal and multiple times for the illustrious Moth Main Stage Storytelling in the USA.

Darcy Boon Collins:
Darcy Boon Collins is a Vancouver based stand-up comedian who has headlined at clubs all over the Lower Mainland, Victoria and around BC.