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Grant Lyon is a comedian and writer from Los Angeles, California. His comedic style is often described as sophisticated immaturity, blending intelligent wit with pure silliness. San Francisco Weekly describes him as “a hilariously sharp observer, not one of those tired white-guy bellyachers” and the East Bay Express writes “Lyon uses his knowledge of random Wiki-facts to set himself apart from other comedians. It’s a fabulous raison d’etre.”

He has performed in a number of prestigious comedy festivals including the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, and the San Francisco Comedy Competition. In 2008, he won the Colorado Mile High Comedy Competition that took place all over the state and included comedians from all over the country. He has opened for names like Robin Williams and Dana Gould. In addition, Grant is a member of the sketch comedy group Four In The Back. More info can be found at www.grantlyon.com.

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If We Allow the Name Washington Redskins, Then How About Changing Red Sox to the Boston Micks?

(7) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 4:34 PM

One of the biggest debates in sports these days, so big that even President Obama weighed in, is whether the Washington Redskins of the National Football League should change their nickname because Redskin is offensive to Native Americans.

The debate should be a non-debate. The word Redskin...

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Jesus on Stage

(5) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 5:15 PM

After 8 years of doing stand up comedy, the only real truth I know is that religion is by far the most difficult thing to talk about on stage. Far more difficult than politics, race, social injustice, or anything of more pedantic nature. I can't explain why, but people often...

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Patriotism vs. Nationalism in a Post 9/11 World

(3) Comments | Posted September 8, 2011 | 3:09 PM

As we approach the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, every media source overflows with stories about 9/11 heroism and the lasting effects of that terrible day on our country. As Abraham Lincoln said in his Gettysburg Address, "it is altogether fitting and proper that we should do...

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Barbara Bush Endorses Gay Marriage: A Rising Trend in the Republican Party

(15) Comments | Posted February 2, 2011 | 2:45 AM

On January 31st, one of the daughters of former President George W. Bush, Barbara Bush, appeared in a video for New Yorkers for Marriage Equality in support of gay marriage. In the video, a project of the Human Rights Campaign, Barbara Bush endorses full marriage equality...

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Separation of Church and State Invoked Over Christian Flags in Tennessee and Classrooms in America

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 7:57 PM

Since September 22nd, a group of residents in King, Tennessee have been standing guard round-the-clock to protect a Christian flag hanging near a war memorial in Central Park. Last month, the city council of King decided to remove the Christian flag from above the war memorial monument in...

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Christine O'Donnell and the Diminishing of America's Number One Status

(81) Comments | Posted September 16, 2010 | 12:47 PM

Christine O'Donnell's election in Delaware's Republican Senate primary on September 14th was a big surprise and a big win for the Tea Party movement. This is the same person who argued that masturbation was a form of adultery. Even Karl Rove said about O'Donnell, "there's just a lot...

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