When she was only 16 years old, Taylor Tomlinson joined her father in signing up for a stand-up comedy class. 11 years later and the Temecula, California native will be extending her first national headlining comedy tour. Taylor’s debut theater tour began earlier this past September in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was originally scheduled to end on December 18th in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The 27-year-old comedian recently announced that she would be adding more tour dates to her Deal With It comedy tour starting December 9th in Casper, Wyoming. The 27 new tour dates will continue through April 2022 highlighted by several new cities including New York, New York (Jan. 8th, 2022), Bakersfield, California (Feb. 25th, 2022), Napa, California (Mar. 19th, 2022), and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Apr. 30th, 2022).
Tomlinson built her career by performing in church basements, school venues, and coffee shops, eventually rising to become one of the youngest touring comedians, with appearances on The Tonight Show, Conan, and Comedy Central. She became a top-ten finalist on the ninth season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2015, and was named one of the “Top 10 Comics to Watch” by Variety at 2019 Just for Laughs Festival.
Her debut Netflix appearance was a 15-minute set on an episode of the stand-up series The Comedy Lineup in 2018. this would lead to her own hour-long Netflix special, Quarter-Life Crisis, which premiered in March 2020. Prior to the entertainment stoppage caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, Tomlinson was touring alongside Whitney Cummings as part of the Codependent Tour in 2020. Stuck at home along with the rest of the world, Taylor managed to stay relevant in the world of comedy with her weekly podcast Self-helpless with stand-up comics Kelsey Cook and Delanie Fischer.