Ali Clayton : Paramount Theatre Austin

Ali Clayton

2023 Club Series Performer

Ali is the southern, dyslexic, pageant kid, who grew up to be a dyslexic, lesbian comedian, actor, and writer. After graduating college with a degree in acting she realized folks don’t like to hear Shakespeare performed in a country accent; so she left North Carolina to hone her comedic chops in Chicago. She spent 8 years in the Windy City finding her voice as a stand up. Ali has been performing comedy for over a decade and is currently based in Brooklyn, NY where she lives with her super hot girlfriend and their son; a perfect orange tabby cat named Josie. Ali is an alumni of the prestigious Actors Theater of Louisville’s Acting Apprentice Program, a Second City Conservatory graduate, and is the recipient of the famed Carolines on Broadway, NYC ‘Breakout Artist.’ As well as a top finalist in the very competitive StandUP NBC competition. She co-host Y’all Gay? podcast with her best friend and fellow southern queer comedian Ever Mainard. Vulture called the podcast “hilarious” and said “it’s the type of show that can’t help but embody a certain southern charm”. Ali’s stand up has been featured on Viceland, Just For Laughs,Chicago, Sirius XM, and more! To find out what Ali is up to follow her @acountryclayton on all platforms.