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Katherine Ryan
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Katherine Ryan

Writer / Performer

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Kitty Laing
Assistant: Isaac Storm
020 3214 0997
+44 (0) 203 214 0915
Olivia Homan
Assistant: Gabriella Capisani
About

Originally from Canada and star of BBC’s LIVE AT THE APOLLO, QI, ITV’s THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW and Channel 4’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS, Katherine is a writer/performer and stand-up who is taking the UK television and live comedy scenes by storm.

This autumn, she will star in Sky One's flagship music and comedy entertainment series BRING THE NOISE alongside Tinie Tempah, Nicole Scherzinger and Ricky Wilson, it's a bold and exciting new series with unmissable live musical performances and fun collaborations like this one. Katherine will also be on your screens hosting LIVE AT THE APOLLO for the first time.

This razor sharp and top of her game star returned to the Edinburgh Festival in August with her eagerly awaited, brand new show KATHBUM after runs at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughts Festival in Montreal in 2015 followed by the prestigious Oddball Festival where she performed in Toronto alongside Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer.

Her nationwide tour of her recent and brilliant Edinburgh show KATHBUM runs from this October to December. Tickets can be found here

'Ryan is a stand-up star' ✭✭✭✭✭ Ed Fest Mag

'There's not a single joke she tells that doesn't land exactly where she wants it' ✭✭✭✭✭ Broadway Baby

'One of the stand-out stand-ups of her generation' ✭✭✭✭ The Times

'Flawlessly delivered...this is stand-up comedy that slaps you countless times around the face and laeves you aching with laughter. Be in no doubt, Ryan is among the very best out there.' ✭✭✭✭ The Telegraph

'The writing is tight, the delivery flawless...a stand-up who is at the top of her game.' ✭✭✭✭ The Independent

'Poised, uncompromising and often savagely hilarious.'  ✭✭✭✭  The Scotsman

Well on her way to being a household name, these past twelve months have been phenomenal for this wickedly acerbic Canadian. Katherine has appeared on a number of high profile television shows and her UK tour GLAM ROLE MODEL totally sold out and was extended several times, due to massive demand.  

Earlier this year, Katherine hosted HAIR a primetime BBC2 series about the world of competitive hairdressing bringing her unique comedy voice to the second series.  She was a regular on BBC2’s JACK DEE’S ELECTION HELPDESK with Romesh Ranganathan and was a headliner on Comedy Central’s new series RUSSELL HOWARD’S STAND UP CENTRAL, as well as developing her own series with Hat Trick.

As well as regularly appearing on BBC’s MOCK THE WEEK, HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU, THE APPRENTICE: YOU’RE FIRED and ITV’s CELEBRITY SQAURES, Katherine also performed as Nicki Minaj on BBC One’s LET’S DANCE FOR COMIC RELIEF - she was voted to the final after a hilarious version of Starships.

Katherine also supported US star Chelsea Handler on her UK tour dates.

 'Young, smart and acridly funny’ Sunday Times

‘Thoughtful, funny and just twisted enough’ The Times

‘Warped wit… striking presence… killer lines… calm confidence’ SCOTSMAN

As an actor Katherine starred in the second series of BBC Three’s BADULTS, playing Mathew’s love interest 'Lucy'. Other acting roles include the regular role of 'George' in Victoria Pile's Channel 4 series CAMPUS and the reoccurring role of 'Merc's Assistant' in the second series of EPISODES. Katherine also shot short film ACOUSTIC KITTY alongside Ben Willbond, directed by Jennifer Sheridan.

Film
Production / CharacterDirectorCompany
ACOUSTIC KITTYJennifer Sheridan Bru Productions Ltd
Television
Production / CharacterDirectorCompany
BADULTS SERIES 2
Lucy (semi-regular role)
BBC 3
APPRENTICE YOU'RE FIREDBoundless Productions
COUNT ARTHUR STRONG
Woman in Ripper Crowd
Graham LinehanFreemantle Media
EPISODES II
Merc's Assistant
Jim Field-Smith BBC2 / Hat Trick / Showtime
RUSSELL KANE'S COMEDY SUMMIT
Favourite Prankster No. 1
Lucky Day Productions
CAMPUS
George
Victoria PileMonicker Pictures / Channel 4
GIVE US A CLUE - 2010 VERSIONTalkback / Fremantle
ROUTES
As herself
Barry J GibbOil / Channel 4
Stage
Production / CharacterDirectorCompany
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
Josie Pie
Bluewater Musical
BY BYE BIRDIE
Ursula Merkle
Bluewater Musical
ANNIE
Soloist, Choreographer
Bluewater Musical
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Temptress, Choreographer
Bluewater Musical
JOSEPH...TECHNICOLOUR COAT
Dance, Choreographer
Bluewater Musical
OLIVER
Dancer, Choreographer
Bluewater Musical
Other
Production / CharacterDirectorCompany
DONNA RUSH TASTER TAPE
Sam
Monkey Kingdom / BBC Comedy Online
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Agent
Kitty Laing
Assistant: Isaac Storm
020 3214 0997
+44 (0) 203 214 0915
About

Originally from Canada and star of BBC’s LIVE AT THE APOLLO, QI, ITV’s THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW and Channel 4’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS, Katherine is a writer/performer and stand-up who is taking the UK television and live comedy scenes by storm.

This autumn, she starred in Sky One's flagship music and comedy entertainment series BRING THE NOISE alongside Tinie Tempah, Nicole Scherzinger and Ricky Wilson, it's a bold and exciting new series with unmissable live musical performances and fun collaborations like this one. Katherine will also be on your screens hosting LIVE AT THE APOLLO for the first time.

This razor sharp and top of her game star returned to the Edinburgh Festival in August with her eagerly awaited, brand new show KATHBUM after runs at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughts Festival in Montreal in 2015 followed by the prestigious Oddball Festival where she performed in Toronto alongside Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer.

Her nationwide tour of her recent and brilliant Edinburgh show KATHBUM runs from this October to December. Tickets can be found here

'Ryan is a stand-up star' ✭✭✭✭✭ Ed Fest Mag

'There's not a single joke she tells that doesn't land exactly where she wants it' ✭✭✭✭✭ Broadway Baby

'One of the stand-out stand-ups of her generation' ✭✭✭✭ The Times

'Flawlessly delivered...this is stand-up comedy that slaps you countless times around the face and laeves you aching with laughter. Be in no doubt, Ryan is among the very best out there.' ✭✭✭✭ The Telegraph

'The writing is tight, the delivery flawless...a stand-up who is at the top of her game.' ✭✭✭✭ The Independent

'Poised, uncompromising and often savagely hilarious.'  ✭✭✭✭  The Scotsman

Well on her way to being a household name, these past twelve months have been phenomenal for this wickedly acerbic Canadian. Katherine has appeared on a number of high profile television shows and her UK tour GLAM ROLE MODEL totally sold out and was extended several times, due to massive demand.  

Earlier this year, Katherine hosted HAIR a primetime BBC2 series about the world of competitive hairdressing bringing her unique comedy voice to the second series.  She was a regular on BBC2’s JACK DEE’S ELECTION HELPDESK with Romesh Ranganathan and was a headliner on Comedy Central’s new series RUSSELL HOWARD’S STAND UP CENTRAL, as well as developing her own series with Hat Trick.

As well as regularly appearing on BBC’s MOCK THE WEEK, HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU, THE APPRENTICE: YOU’RE FIRED and ITV’s CELEBRITY SQAURES, Katherine also performed as Nicki Minaj on BBC One’s LET’S DANCE FOR COMIC RELIEF - she was voted to the final after a hilarious version of Starships.

Katherine also supported US star Chelsea Handler on her UK tour dates.

 'Young, smart and acridly funny’ Sunday Times

‘Thoughtful, funny and just twisted enough’ The Times

‘Warped wit… striking presence… killer lines… calm confidence’ SCOTSMAN

As an actor Katherine starred in the second series of BBC Three’s BADULTS, playing Mathew’s love interest 'Lucy'. Other acting roles include the regular role of 'George' in Victoria Pile's Channel 4 series CAMPUS and the reoccurring role of 'Merc's Assistant' in the second series of EPISODES. Katherine also shot short film ACOUSTIC KITTY alongside Ben Willbond, directed by Jennifer Sheridan.

In Development
ProductionCompanyNotes
THE KATHERINE RYAN SHOWHat Trick Productions
Television
ProductionCompanyNotes
BRING THE NOISE
(2015)
TwentySix 03Regular Panelist
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
(2015)
CPL ProductionsSeries 10
LIVE AT THE APOLLO
(2015)
Open Mike ProductionsHost
VIRTUALLY FAMOUS
(2015)
Freemantle / E4Series 3
BBC PRESENTS THE NEXT BIG THING
(2015)
BBCPresenter
IT'S A FUNNY OLD WEEK
(2015)
ITV ProductionsGuest on Pilot
DUCK QUACKS DON'T ECHO
(2015)
Magnum Media Ltd/Sky 1Series 3
CHANNEL 4'S COMEDY GALA
(2015)
Open Mike Productions
THE PAUL O'GRADY SHOW
(2015)
Granada Television
SAFEWORD
(2015)
STV for ITV 2Regular Panelist
CELEBRITY BENCHMARK
(2015)
Victory Television
HAIR (S2)
(2015)
BBC 2Host
MOCK THE WEEK (2015)Angst Productions
HAIR SERIES 2
(2015)
BBC TwoPresenter
CHANNEL 4'S COMEDY GALA
(2015)
Open Mike Productions
FRANKIE BOYLE'S ELECTION AUTOPSY
(2015)
Zeppotron
RUSSELL HOWARD'S STAND UP CENTRAL
(2015)
Avalon/Comedy Central
JACK DEE'S ELECTION HELPDESK
(2015)
Open Mike Productions/BBC TwoRegular panelist
HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOUHat Trick Productions/ BBC OneSeries 47, 48 & 49 (2013, 2014 & 2015)
REALITY BITES
(2015)
Hungry Bear Media
CELEBRITY FIFTEEN TO ONE
(2015)
Remedy Productions
VIRTUALLY FAMOUSFreemantle Media/ E4Series 1 & 2 (2014 & 2015)
JOHN BISHOP'S CHRISTMAS SHOW
(2014)
Lola Productions/ BBC One
8 OUT OF 10 CATS
(2015)
ZeppotronSERIES 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
MOCK THE WEEK
(2014)
Angst ProductionsSERIES 12, 13
SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF
(2014)
Talkback ThamesSERIES 1, 3
50 FUNNIEST MOMENTS
(2014)
Objective Productions2012, 2013, 2014
GADGET MAN
(2014)
North One
8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN
(2014)
Zeppotron
CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER: THE BEST, THE WORST AND THE UNFORGETTABLE
(2014)
Endemol UK
SHOCKING CELEBRITY MOMENTS
(2014)
Objective Productions
POINTLESS
(2014)
Endemol UK
ROOM 101
(2014)
Hat Trick Productions
EMA SURROUND SHOW
(2014)
MTV Networks Europe
FRANKIE BOYLES REFERENDUM AUTOPSY
(2014)
Zeppotron
THE CUBE
(2014)
Objective Productions
LIVE AT THE APOLLO
(2014)
BBC
KING OF THE NERDS
(2014)
Objective Productions
THE NEWS QUIZ
(2014)
BBC
KEVIN BRIDGES LIVE AT THE COMMONWEALTH
(2014)
Open Mike Productions
WEEKEND
(2014)
Cactus TV
DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK
(2014)
BBC
SUPER SATURDAY
(2014)
BBC
CELEBRITY SQUARESSeptember Films/ ITV1 Series 1 & 2 (2014 & 2015)
ALAN DAVIES: AS YET UNTITLED
(2014)
Phil McIntyre Entertainment
JACK DEE'S HELPDESK
(2014)
Off The Kerb Productions
THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH
(2014)
Random EntertainmentSERIES 13
NEXT WEEK'S NEWS
(2014)
Happy Endings Productions
ALAN DAVIES APRES-SKI
(2014)
So Television Ltd
TWIT OF THE YEAR
(2013)
Channel 4/ Boundless Productions
STAYING IN
(2013)
BBC3/ FreemantleMedia
LIVE AT THE APOLLO
(2013)
Open Mike ProductionsSERIES 9
WAS IT SOMETHING I SAID?
(2013)
Maverick
QI
(2013)
Talkback ThamesSERIES 12
FAKE REACTION
(2012)
STV Group
8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES DEAL OR NO DEAL
(2012)
Zeppotron
SPLASH!
(2012)
Two Four
JOHN BISHOP`S ONLY JOKING
(2012)
Channel X
THE BBC3 COMEDY MARATHON FROM THE EDINBURGH FRINGE
(2012)
BBC3 & Online
DON'T SIT IN THE FRONT ROW
(2012)
Sky Atlantic / Citrus TelevisionAppearances on two shows
Hosted by Jack Dee
BRITAINS' FUNNIEST COMEDY CHARACTERS
(2012)
Princess Productions
THE BOYLE VARIETY SHOW
(2012)
Zeppotron / Channel Four
HALL OF LAME
(2011)
Monkey Kingdom / E4Teaser tape
DIRTY DIGEST
(2011)
Running Bare / E4Writer of material and VTs in all episodes
LAST COMIC STANDING
(COMEDIAN)
SEASON 5
Writer - performer
VIDEO ON TRIAL
(JUROR)
Much Music Canada7 EPISODES
Writer - performer
UTOURS
(HOST)
Charlotte BernardWriter - performer
TEENS DATING
(HOST)
Millenium Media
MUCH TAKEOVER
(GUEST HOST)
Much Music CanadaWriter - performer
LIVE@MUCH JESSICE SIMPSON/DAISY DUKEMuch Music CanadaWriter - performer
THE IT LIST
(COMEDIAN)
Much Music CanadaWriter - performer
GOLD DIGGERS PILOT
(LEAD)
Tricon Films & TVWriter - performer
Theatre
ProductionCompanyNotes
ODDBALL
(2015)
Live Nation
MELBOURNE FESTIVAL 2015Melbourne Comedy Festival
READING FESTIVAL 2011-2015Festival Republic
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2014
LATITUDE FESTIVAL 2011-2015Festival Republic
MONTREAL JUST FOR LAUGHS 2013Just For Laughs Ltd
GALWAY COMEDY FESTIVAL The Roisin Dubh
COMEDY CARNIVAL 2011Aikn Productions
NATURE'S CANDY
(2012)
MHA / Live Nation / Gilded BalloonEdinburgh solo show
LITTLE MISS CONCEPTION
(2011)
MHA / Live Nation / PleasanceEdinburgh solo show
Radio
ProductionCompanyNotes
BEST BEHAVIOUR Zeppotron ltd for BBC Radio 4
THE PHIL AND ALICE SHOW
(2014)
BBC
LISTOMANIA
(2014)
BBC
DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH
(2014)
So Television
ALEX HORNE BREAKS THE NEWS
(2014)
UK TV
WHAT'S THE STORY?
(2013)
Tidy Productions
THE MANUSCRIPT ON ABSOLUTE RADIOTBI Media
UNWRITTEN RULESZeppotron
UNBELIEVABLE TRUTHRandom Entertainment
Online
ProductionCompanyNotes
TWO PLAYERS Lemonade Money
ONE NIGHT STAND
(2012)
Phil McIntrye Television / DaveOnline coverage and stand-up
CURTAIN CALLWhatshappening.bizPresenter and Interviewer
SHE LIKES'Yourkindatv.comHost and Head Writer
OMNIVOIX Omnivoix.comVoiceover talent
Other
ProductionCompanyNotes
Further Information

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