Stand-up Comedienne Sayrie is entertaining audiences on stage and online with her spontaneous acts and witty punch lines. Inspired by the influences of comedic stars such as Lucille Ball and Carroll Burnett, she is best known for her viral videos and versatile characters. Born and raised in Houston, Tx as Vanise Sayrie, Sayrie uses her last name as her stage name to pay homage to her father. Her goal is to create humor for the entire family. A southern charmer and a self-proclaimed “Ragin’ Cajun,” she follows suit to her own motto of humor, diversity and love.
With ambitions to first build a foundation and solid career in media production, in 2006, Sayrie was provided an opportunity to produce and star in her first own sketch comedy show titled “LOL” for Houston Media Source, a public broadcast channel in Houston. Later, she gained many tools on how to create her own content from various producing and coordinating positions with networks such as ABC, PBS and MTV. In 2011, the former VH1 and BET red carpet correspondent directed and starred in the sketch comedy web series, nostalgically titled “LOL,” which was nominated in 2012 “Best Web Series” by Broad Humor Film Festival. Sayrie’s passion and commitment as an entertainer knows no boundaries.
Having trained at the Peoples Improv Theatre in New York City, Sayrie currently writes for improv schools Second City, IO West and UCB in Hollywood along with performing all over the country and in Japan. In March 2015, Sayrie completed a personal challenge of performing 100 times in only 29 days in one of the coldest months in New York City in pursuit to becoming an undeniable performer.
Based in Los Angeles, the seemingly edgy comedienne uses her on stage presence to transcend lines of color, age and gender. Her prolific style leads her to be the next comedienne to watch.