"If you can get a laugh out of a name, you're ahead of the game."
Ryan started writing scripts, taking acting classes, and directing his own short films at a young age while growing up in Tennessee. He began writing, directing and editing his own live-action and stop motion films at the age of ten. Many of the shows and movies that influenced Ryan's interest in comedy and entertainment include everything from The Dick Van Dyke Show and Marx Brothers movies, to PIXAR and Mel Brooks films.
Ryan attended MTSU his freshman year, becoming one of the youngest Correspondents & Writers for the comedy show Just Dessert.
In 2010, Ryan moved to study TV Production & Writing at Columbia College Chicago. He was later hired as a Producer & Writer for Columbia's television station, Frequency TV. His idea for a web series was green lit with Ryan as the Creator and Showrunner. He also found time to film and edit sketches for Chicago's Zanies Comedy Club.
Ryan moved out to Los Angeles in 2013 to finish his final his semester. He quickly became a Script Intern for CONAN, and eventually Freelance Production Assistant.
In 2014, he co-created and began co-hosting Historical Roast with Eddie Furth, featuring comedians roasting one another as historical figures, such as Lincoln, Elvis, Walt Disney, Michael Jackson, Tupac, Marilyn Monroe, Helen Keller, The Beatles, and Hitler. They performed regularly at The Nerdist Showroom in Meltdown Comics for more than 3 years, also appearing at The World Famous Comedy Store, Dynasty Typewriter, Broke LA and UCB in New York, doing over 50 roasts. In late 2018 they began production on the Netflix series, hosted by Jeff Ross, Executive Produced by Ryan.
Ryan also co-created Fictional Roast in 2016, which features comedians roasting one another as fictional characters. Fictional Roast has featured Harry Potter, Batman, Star Wars, Back To The Future, Disney Princesses, Disney Villains, characters played by Jim Carrey, and many more.
Ryan plays an active role in The Ruby's sketch community as a cast member and writer on The Burbs. They've performed on The Comedy Central Stage, as well at Portland's Sketch Fest and throughout Los Angeles for over 3 years. Through all these experiences, Ryan is thankful to be developing comedy with some of the most talented people in Hollywood.