GQ magazine called him, “not just a great Canadian comic, but one of the best around anywhere.” A favourite at the Just for Laughs festival as well as Ha!ifax ComedyFest, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Comedy Now, and CBC’s The Debaters, he has been seen on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, CBS’s The Late Late Show, and MTV’s Busted. As an actor he has starred in CTV’s Satisfaction and FOX’s Life on a Stick, as well as Almost Heroes, now available on Hulu. He has also starred in the feature films National Lampoon’s Going the Distance, Disney’s Stuck in the Suburbs, Step Dogs and the award-winning family film Finn on the Fly. Most recently Ryan is a leading role on the CBC show Workin’ Moms.
Ryan hosts the Opening Gala and appears at the Gala of Laughs Finale.