Richard Glen Lett aka Optimus Rhyme is 2013 Canadian Festival of Spoken WordNational Slam Poetry champion, Toronto’s “Word On The Street” Poetry Slam Champ 2013 and 2014, and runner up Champion’s Cup Slam 2013 and 2014, and is a prominent and dominant force in Ontario, Canada and North America Slam Poetry and Spoken Word Community.
A recent recipient of the Lead Actor Award at the LA WebFest for his starring role in the WebSeries “Pay Up” he is also an internationally touring headliner stand-up comedian for 25 years, having worked with Robin Williams, Chris Rock, Dave Chapelle, Janine Garofalo and Zach Galifianakis and acted in television with Jessica Alba and Michael Chiklis. His comedy is heard regularly on Sirius XM radio. His first two stand-up comedy CD’s are titled, “Am I Being Insensitive?” and “At Least There’s Drinking!” He is seen on TV shows “Supernatural” ”Dark Angel”, “The Commish” and “The Firm” and has frequent performer and co-host of the “Being Frank” late night TV talk show with Frank D’Angelo. As a playwright, Richard was twice received a Jessie Richardson Award nominations for “Most Outstanding Original Play”.