Tanyalee Davis is a 3 foot 6-inch standup comedian that was born in Thompson, Manitoba who inspires, enlightens, and entertains her wide audiences while headlining at comedy clubs, colleges, and comedy festivals throughout North America, the United Kingdom, and other parts of the world with her own unique perspective and somewhat racy brand of comedy. January 2011, Tanyalee performed her ONE WOMAN SHOW, just off the famous Las Vegas strip.
As a child, Ms. Davis was not exposed to any form of Stand-Up Comedy as bedtime were adhered to and The Tonight Show was way past her bedtime. However, Tanyalee says that her father and grandfather had a great senses of humor. Particularly memorable were the Henry the Chicken Stories told to Tanyalee and her sister by their airline pilot father. According to Tanyalee; “My mother is a great source of material and some of the stuff that has come out of her mouth lends itself to material some of which I talk about in my new one person show, Big trouble in Little Gina.”
You’re asking how did this tiny comedy dynamo get into Stand-Up Comedy? While in university in Winnipeg, Tanyalee had a boyfriend who dabbled in Stand-Up. [Ms. Davis has degrees in Sociology and Criminology.] She went to one of his open-mic shows where he bombed. A few weeks later Tanyalee was on stage at the same open-mic and killed. The performing drug had kicked in. About 3 weeks later Tanyalee was at an open-mic in front of family and friends and she had her first experience at bombing. Never one to give up on anything, three months later Ms. Davis was in Calgary getting paid for Stand-Up.
Tanyalee Davis has let nothing stand in the way of her comedy career. She has a form of dwarfism called D.D. (diastrophic dysplasia). In November 1999, Tanyalee placed 2nd in the Seattle Comedy Competition. She was the first woman in 10 years to make it into the finals. In October 2012, Tanyalee placed 6th overall in the San Francisco Comedy festival. In April 2001, she headlined at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.