|With his clean, clever humor, Tom Ryan has
been a full time standup comedian for over
twenty years. He has made two appearances
on the Late Show with David Letterman, and
has also been featured on Showtime, A&E,
Comedy Central and NBC.
At the age of 26, Tom left an insurance job in
his hometown of Philadelphia to move to
Florida, taking a job at a local golf course. The
job lasted only 3 weeks. “Losing that job was
the best thing that ever happened to me", says
Ryan, "It forced me to confront exactly what I
wanted to do with my life.” He picked up a job
as a doorman at the new Comedy Corner in
West Palm Beach, and gained a complete
comedy education watching acts like Jerry
Seinfeld, Dennis Miller and Bill Hicks.
|It was not long before Tom made his stage debut, and within two years
he was working full time as a comedian. Since then Tom Ryan has
worked steadily at comedy clubs, concert venues, corporate functions
and colleges across the U.S. In addition to his national television
appearances, he has performed as the opening act in concert for Jerry
Seinfeld, Tim Allen, Steven Wright, Dennis Miller, B.B. King, Natalie Cole,
Jeff Beck, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Aretha Franklin, just to name a few.
His original style makes it easy for him to write for special events. He has
contributed monologue jokes to the award winning “Politically Incorrect
with Bill Maher” and regularly headlines corporate events for Fortune 500
companies throughout the country.