Landry, a comedian who goes by just one name, has found success in a surprisingly short time frame.
“I am super excited and thankful about this month’s post-Thanksgiving show,” says founder and host Collin Moulton. “We have a wonderful guest coming up whose name is Landry.
“We will have two local storyteller guests — Wes Jackson, the creator of the Solar Death Ray Cooker, and Norma Bowers, the crossing guard at my daughter’s school and energetic liver of life,” Moulton says. “I will be opening the show with stories of my newest baby girl, born on the Supermoon.”
Now based in Atlanta, Landry was born in Canada. He first did comedy nine years ago.
“I took a comedy workshop class,” Landry says. “It was a six-week course and I would go in once a week.
“You learn the basics of what to expect on stage,” he says. “Then you get to go up on stage in front of a live audience.”
That first performance was a disaster, Landry says. But he kept on pursuing his dream, finally becoming a full-time comedian three years ago.
“I was terrible, but I think I got a laugh,” Landry says. “It’s one of those things where it’s trial and error.
“There is a process of rewriting,” he says. “Each time, it gets better.”
Even as a child, Landry was funny.
“I was always going for a laugh,” he says. “Growing up in Canada, I was supposed to know French, but I always got kicked out of class.”
Landry says he has no idea why he decided to become a comedian.
“It was something I always wanted to do,” he says. “I thought I’d be good at it.”
Although he has his own style of comedy, Landry loves to watch comedians with other styles.
“The style of comedy I have is pretty happy, but I tend to watch darker comics,” he says. “I like to hear other people’s spins on stuff. Bill Burr and Jim Jefferies are my favorites.
“Before I took the class, I watched Bill Burr in Atlanta at The Punchline. It was my very first time seeing live comedy, and I fell in love instantly.
“I saw him live and was on stage with him live a month later,” Landry says. “He propelled me into trying what I always wanted to do.”
And so far, Landry has had some major successes.
“I won two international comedy competitions,” he says. “I’ve performed in theaters that hold 2,800 people. I’ve done some really cool things most comics my age don’t get to do until later in their careers.
By year’s end, Landry will have worked 47 weeks in one year.
“I’ve spent almost the entire year on the road,” he says. “It takes its toll, but I take some time off to recuperate.”
Everything Landry does is observational comedy.
“Everything I write is about something I’ve either done or seen,” he says. “I don’t fabricate jokes, I just exaggerate the stories.
“The creativity part of it is the fun part. You never know if something is going to work.
“I’ll write five pages on a topic and go onstage and none of it will work,” Landry says. “It’s so interesting to me. That’s why comedy kept my attention; it’s so difficult to gauge.”
The audience at the Tybee Post Theater will hear Landry’s latest jokes.
“I’ve just been writing a bunch of stuff on my family and my travels overseas,” he says. “The majority of the set will be about my travels.
“I have one of the funniest families ever,” Landry says. “They’re fueling my career without even knowing it.”
IF YOU GO
What: Collin’s Barefoot Comedy Club
When: 7 p.m. Nov. 27
Where: Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave., Tybee Island
Cost: $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger
Info: tybeeposttheater.org, 912-472-4790