Described by San Francisco Weekly as “a hilariously sharp observer, not one of those tired white-guy bellyachers,” Grant was once a collegiate soccer player. He decided to pursue a career on stage instead of on the field, and that decision’s been rewarded by being chosen as a New Face in comedy at the Just For Laughs Festival, winning the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, and being a finalist in the Big Sky Festival. He plays a fun role in the second season of The Comedy Central show “Corporate” and stars in the upcoming feature film Killer Kate! As well as performing in a number of other prestigious comedy festivals including The Great American Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Grant’s performed on the TV show Comics Unleashed. He has appeared on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show, is heard regularly on Sirius/XM satellite radio, and has been a guest on numerous popular podcasts including Doug Loves Movies. As well as being a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, the film he wrote and starred in, Interview Date, was eligible for a short film Academy Award. Funny or Die, MSN, Huffington Post, and others are among the sites that have featured Grant’s sketch videos on their home pages. You might also recognize him from a number of national commercials including AT&T, Johnsonville Sausage, CiCi’s Pizza, and more.
"His material ceases to be mere bong humor and becomes a lot more interesting. ... Lyon uses his knowledge of random Wiki-facts to set himself apart from other comedians. It's a fabulous raison d'etre."
– East Bay Express
"One of the most original comedians on the scene, not only will he make you laugh, you might learn something"
– David Testroet, Producer of the Mile High Comedy Competition.
"In a sea of wannabe 'street' comics and childish toilet humor salesmen, it's nice to see someone who is striving to be clever and honest and original."
– Johnny Steele, Former host of Live 105!
“Lyon is a smart, funny, insightful comedian who makes you laugh and learn at the same time.”
– SubMerge Magazine
“What a good comedian does, and for sure Grant fits this bill, is shift our perception of a truth so we see it in a fresh way.” – HinesSight
“Grant Lyon is appealing because he is a nerd in the classical sense of the word; he’s smitten with the pursuit of knowledge, and his act is peppered with fun facts and concepts, appealingly delivered.”
– City Arts Magazine
"I like smart comedians but they can be so preachy. I like goofy comedians, but they can be so dumb. I like Grant Lyon because he strikes the right balance between smart and goofy."
– On Magazine