“Genius 5 “ Telegraph
“Upbeat, interesting and unique” ITV
The irresistibly amiable John Ryan uses his acerbic wit and seemingly encyclopaedic knowledge of the world around him to keep any audience on their toes. His East End Irish upbringing gives him the rare ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds. No stranger to either the strange or the norm, he will put an amusing spin on any subject matter going. John has a reputation for thinking on his feet and confidently and cleverly adapting his show to any audience. His high energy and warm personality has also helped rocket his health shows into the limelight through ongoing projects with The London Science Museum, Unison and in 2010 with Surrey and Plymouth NHS Primary Care Trusts.
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TELEVISION CREDITS INCLUDE
A Funny Business BBC1/BBC3
The Weakest Link BBC
What’s the Story Anglia TV
The Real Eastenders Carlton
Bring it on CBBC TV
BRUM BBC 2
TELEVISION WARM UPS INCLUDE
Stand Up Britain ITV
National Lottery Jet Set BBC 1
Weakest Link BBC1
Later with Jools Holland BBC2
Strictly Come Dancing BBC1
RADIO CREDITS INCLUDE
Breakfast Show Presenter Liberty Radio
Reviewer/Guest/Writer LBC London
Contributor Radio 5Live
Guest on Breakfast Shows BBC London/Leicester/
TalkSPORT Radio 5Live
CORPORATE CLIENTS INCLUDE
Leicester Health Project
Standard Charter Bank
Specialising in Social, Political and Topical material, Johns writing covers all genres. He has a
Weekly column in the Irish Post, Liberty Radio Breakfast Show, LBC Breakfast/Sunday Supplements, Teletubbies as writer and insert director, BRUM scriptwriter and editor, Now TV
& Radio 5 Live, Topical Sports and writer with the East Cheap Theatre Company in New York.
COMEDY VENUES REGULARLY APPEARING AT: Full Sets or Compere
Jongleurs (Regular Jongleurs act appearing at all venues) | The Comedy Club / The Comedy Club on Tour (Theatres and clubs over the UK and Abroad) | The Comedy Store (London and Manchester), The Glee Club (Birmingham and Cardiff), Chuckles Switzerland and many more.
In addition John has performed sell out shows on many cruise liners in the Mediterranean and Caribbean and has entertained troops in such places as Cyprus and Kosovo.
“Upbeat, interesting and unique” ITV
“A five star performer” LBC Radio
“Genius 5 *****” Daily Telegraph
“Just wanted to let you know that as an office we had an absolutely fantastic time last Friday and John Ryan made our event so very special. Everyone has been talking about it and The Comedy Club since…he is genuinely funny and lovely guy.” Eversheds International
“The comedian provided by The Comedy Club was pitch perfect and went down fantastically well both at our events in the North and South. Feedback from the delegates was great and they all really enjoyed it. I was particularly impressed with the effort John Ryan put into getting to know the audience prior to the event, he really tapped into what made them tick, another testament to The Comedy Club’s level of service and understanding of the event.” Guinness
“Thank you so much Comedy Club for securing John Ryan for our event. John Ryan’s performance was great and we will certainly be including John in future events and recommend him further.” The University of Northampton
“Thanks for sorting things out for Thursday. John was a hoot and everybody had a good time in my party!” BAA Airports
“I just wanted to say MASSIVE thank you to John Ryan who was absolutely brilliant on Saturday night – he made the evening really entertaining and helped to raise over Â£3,300 for Marie Curie Cancer Care. We would never have been able to raise as much money as we did without him and thank to you for an extremely efficient service.” Marie Curie Cancer Care
“John Ryan comedian and Master of Ceremonies for the day drew large crowds where members of the public not only benefitted from a good laugh but gained valuable information as well. The day was a great success thanks to John and it is true that laughter is the best medicine!” NHS Plymouth
Mental Health & Men’s Health Projects
Case Example: NHS Plymouth ran ‘Operation Checkmate’, a day of activities to raise awareness of the importance for men to stay healthy. The PCT event used John Ryan’s skills of interaction to draw big crowds for the second year running in June 2010. The year also saw John Ryan win the top award for Mental Health and Wellbeing at the NHS health and social care regional awards in Brighton for the prison project “Beyond Prison”.
John specialises in using comedy to bring real, tangible benefits to the British public in a number of specific, tailored shows.