Starting his career in the vibrant San Francisco comedy scene, San Francisco Weekly described Grant as “a hilariously sharp observer, not one of those tired white-guy bellyachers.” A former collegiate soccer player, Grant decided to pursue a career on stage instead of on the field. In 2014, he won the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival beating out comedians from all over the country, and was chosen as a New Face in comedy at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. 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 performed on the TV show Comics Unleashed. He has appeared on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show and is heard regularly on Sirius/XM satellite radio. As well as being a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, the short film he wrote and starred in, Interview Date, was eligible for a short film Academy Award in 2013. 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 Grant 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!
"Your stuff was bright and clean and a lot of fun. You were a pleasure to work with and I hope we get to work together again soon."
- Will Durst, America's Top Political Satirist
"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