If the adage is true — that tragedy plus time equals comedy — then Ryan has paid his dues on the left side of the equation.  Born in Baltimore, Ryan lost his father when he was 16. While his early years might have seemed rocky, that tumultuous childhood gave him both fodder for material and armor against the relentless onslaught that is life as a standup comic.

Beyond standup, Ryan is an engaging storyteller.  You can catch him every Toozdee on his podcast, The CrabFeast.  Inspired by his hometown, the show celebrates the things he loves most — storytelling, family, friends and comedy.