Katherine Ryan – Comedian

Katherine Ryan is an award-winning Canadian comedian known for her biting wit and captivating stage presence. Her fearless humor and unapologetic observations about modern life have won her an enthusiastic following from audiences all around the globe, earning her numerous accolades such as winning the Funny Women award in 2008. This talented performer has even gone on to receive several prestigious awards like this prestigious honour in 2008.

Katherine Ryan’s adept understanding of relationships and social norms shines through in each performance, making her an in-demand act on television as well as at comedy festivals. With hosting credits on panel shows such as Mock the Week, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and 8 out of 10 Cats under her belt as well as co-writing/starring in Netflix sitcom The Duchess – her talent is undeniable!

Born in Sarnia, Ontario and holding dual citizenship between Canada and Britain, she studied urban planning in Toronto before making the leap across to Britain to pursue writing and acting roles since 2008.

Katherine Ryan has made numerous appearances on iconic programs like Live at the Apollo as both a featured and headline act, touring extensively as well as writing and staring in Kathburn comedy series. Additionally, Katherine Ryan: In Trouble and Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room on Netflix are proof of Katherine Ryan’s expertise at providing stand-up comedy performances.

Ryan is known for her razor-sharp wit and fearless humor, making her the ideal host for your event or comedy show. Combining unapologetic attitude with quick wit to deliver hilarious routines for each audience member. Ryan tackles topics such as feminism, relationships, societal norms and more effortlessly and gracefully making her an audience favorite.

Last year, Ryan participated in BBC’s Desert Island Discs program and discussed her experience confronting an anonymous male comedian suspected of sexual assault on a TV set. Ryan stated this incident had become “open knowledge” among comedy circles; she believed staying silent would not have achieved any goals.

In her episode, she chose songs by Spice Girls’ Spice Up Your Life and Eminem’s The Real Slim Shady as musical backdrops, discussing her experience growing up in a small town and miscarriage while simultaneously sharing personal anecdotes about herself and family members that contribute to her comedic style. Her selections weren’t meant to reflect their political opinions but instead reflect on personal memories she considers pivotal for comedic comedic performance.