Cyrus Bezyan is a Sydney-based screenwriter and comedian. In 2013 he completed a Masters of Screen Arts specialising in screenwriting at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. In 2014 he was a recipient of the ABC’s Fresh Blood initiative, which commissioned a teaser pilot for a comedy series he is currently writing.
He currently works as a digital editor, writer and producer for Comedy Central Australia and New Zealand. Under his tenure he has produced and developed content for Comedy Central’s platforms across digital, broadcast as well live-filmed events in Australia and NZ. He also oversees the development of new TV and Web Series ideas pitched to the network. In 2016 Comedy Central won an ASTRA Award for most outstanding PR campaign for the launch of the brand in Australia, a project that Cyrus was an integral part of.
Cyrus has worked in story and script development and has written on several TV shows as well as the comedy web series ‘We Live to Science Another Day’ which he co-created for ABC iView (Which was nominated in the best comedy category for the 2014 Online Video Awards). In 2015 he had an animated series, which he is developing, optioned and pitched at the Annecy Animation Festival.
As a comedian, he’s performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival and Sydney Fringe Festival. In 2013 he was selected for the Sydney Comedy Festival’s FRESH! Program, which showcases the best emerging comedians and was a 2014 Triple J RAW National Finalist.
In 2015 he performed a sell out season of his stand up show Reluctant Confidence Man at the Sydney Comedy Festival, launched the show Conspiracy Theories, a monthly ‘symposium’ at The Chaser’s Giant Dwarf Theatre and was invited to perform at the 2015 Splendour in the Grass Music Festival. That same year he was commissioned by SBS to write a story for their podcast series True Stories. True Stories won an iTunes best of 2015, of which Cyrus’ piece was the most listened to. His piece for SBS was subsequently adapted into a one hour stage show for the 2016 Sydney Comedy Festival.