Misty Felicia Tyson was born in Anchorage, Alaska to parents of different race; Misty got her first taste of being funny by listening to her father on the radio, who was a Deejay at local FM station in Anchorage. At a young age Misty knew that the sound of laughter was magical and she subscribed to locking in on laughter as a way to cope with any heavy situations.
In Misty’s formative years she participated in school productions but it was not until she played the part of “the Wolf” in the sketch of Saturday Night Live skit that she knew there was something there as she got lots of laughter from her classmates and being a big fan of Saturday Night Live and Dana Carvey, Eddie Murphy often visualized her being there one day.
Misty finished high school in Alaska and planned to head to New York to pursue acting but took a detour at the behest of the United States Army where she obtained the rank of Sergeant and completed tours in Washington state and Germany before exiting the service and ending up in Arizona. Misty left the service newly divorced, with a child and a determination to not give up on her dreams in comedy.
Misty was always a fan Improv and sketch comedy so the next progression was to hit the stage and do some stand up and it wasn’t until her first performance at the Southwest Comedy Convention that she knew she found a new home to fall in love with. After a year of performing in Arizona (Entertainment Alley, Mardi Gras) Misty took her talents to Southern California where she honed her skills. She also took to the stages in Seattle (The Comedy Underground), San Francisco (SF Comedy Club), New York (Gotham), Pasadena’s (Ice House), North Hollywood’s (Ha Ha Comedy Café), La Jolla and LA’s (Comedy Store) Hollywood’s (Laugh Factory). Misty appeared in national commercials and print ads (Capital One, Budweiser, Philosophy, 24-hour fitness, Toys R Us).
After a 6 year stint in Los Angeles it was time to go big or go home! So Misty and her son made the move to New York. Misty has performed regularly at Gotham and Broadway Comedy Club. She has produces comedy shows at Gotham Comedy Club and Broadway (Career Impaired Comedy, Strugglin Hussies Comedy Show and Comicalness). She currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband and 2 children. So there…pull my finger!