For the last nine years, Ryan has pursued writing, stand-up comedy and sketch opportunities throughout New York City. In March 2016, Ryan founded the sketch troupe, Clip Show (Four-time winner of UCB’s long running sketch comedy competition, Backyard Brawl, from April-July 2018). The group has opened for the NYC Sketch Fest, performed at the Philadelphia Sketchfest, the Montreal Sketchfest and the Cinder Block Comedy Festival. In October 2016, ‘Mister Softee Jingle With Lyrics’, a digital comedy short he wrote and starred in, was featured on The Huffington Post. Another short that Ryan wrote and directed, ‘The Excel Master,’ won the Judge’s Award at the Iron Mule Short Comedy Film Festival in February 2018. Recently, Ryan completed a 3 year run of the long running Stand-Ups Improvise TED Talks at Q.E.D; a comedy show that allowed local comics to present fictional TED talk seminars based on PowerPoint slides he developed. He is a graduate of UCB’s Sketch and Improv Comedy program and has been approved for both Advanced Study Improv and Advanced Study Sketch.