Ryan Stout (Comedy Central, MTV): Edgy, Hilarious Comedy
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I've seen a bunch of comedians in both SF and NYC. Ryan just knows how to work a room. He's got a personality that will piss off some (as most successful comedians do), but it makes him stand out and he definitely stays engaged with the audience. Was weary and exhausted on a Wed night, but really glad I made the trek to see him.
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The two openers were superb and had some great new material. They are up and coming headliners for sure! Ryan came out and was so intense with his lengthy rant it was a bit unnerving. After the first two acts warmed up the room, he was scolding...continued
In general, Ryan Stout loves to explore morally repugnant subject matter with smart and sterile objectivity. His exaggerated honesty, delightful insincerity, and cute self-righteousness sell his wickedly witty material. No matter what the topic, this suit clad comic appeals to everyone’s sense of logic. And to assure his brand of “offensive humor” stays on an intellectual level, he tries to keep swear words out of his act. Oh, he’ll talk about rape and abortion, but it won’t be filthy.
Ryan Stout is the winner of the Boston International Comedy Festival’s stand-up comedy competition (2005). In addition, he was a featured performer at HBO’s The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas (2005) and at HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO (2006). Soon after his festival appearances, he hosted two game show pilots for MTV, I.Q. (2007) and Singled Out (2007). He performed stand-up on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham (2007) and made several appearances on the nationally syndicated radio program The Bob & Tom Show.
Stout settled-in to his television career by reviewing, re-capping, and capping-on several of MTV’s popular reality shows. As the host of the network’s “aftershow” series A Shot at Love: The Hangover (2007/2008) and More Amore (2008), he told jokes, performed in short sketches, and interviewed reality show contestants. Establishing himself as a go-to host for any event, the network called on Stout to host television specials, including MTV’s Most Valuable Players (2008) and, the iconic, MTV Spring Break ‘08 (2008). Another MTV game show pilot called Pop-a-razzi! (2008) followed, along with a position hosting a series called MTV’s Ranked (2008).
In the midst of all his television work he still managed to continue doing stand-up all over the United States and performed at the prestigious Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival (2008) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The following year brought a few more MTV jobs, hosting reunion episodes of reality shows and, as you might’ve guessed, yet another game show pilot. That year also brought appearances on WGN’s television version of the The Bob & Tom Show (2009) and regular appearances on E! Entertainment’s Chelsea Lately (2009 – present). And, by year’s end, he filmed his very own Comedy Central Presents half-hour stand-up special, which premiered in 2010.
In 2011, Ryan’s half-hour special was voted by viewers as one of the top ten best in Comedy Central’s Stand-up Showdown. And a few months later, he made his late-night stand-up debut on a television program called Conan (2011). In December 2011, his debut comedy album, Touché, was released by Comedy Central Records and reached #7 on the iTunes comedy charts.
About the Ticket Supplier: Punch Line Comedy Club San Francisco
For over 25 years the nation’s best comics have appeared at the San Francisco Punch Line, the city’s longest running comedy club. Stars such as Robin Williams, Ellen Degeneres, Rosie O’Donnell, Drew Carey, Chris Rock and Dana Carvey took their first comedic steps on the Punch Line stage, entertaining thousands while perfecting their craft. The Punch Line’s dedication to comic tradition has earned it the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Chronicle’s readers’ choice award for the best comedy club. Today, the Punch Line is the only full-time comedy club in San Francisco, hosting nationally-acclaimed comics Margaret Cho, Bobby Slayton, Dave Chappelle, Sue Murphy, Dave Attell, George Lopez, David Cross, and Greg Proops, among other bona fide and rising stars, in an intimate setting where you can enjoy them, live and up-close, the way stand-up comedy is best presented.