Katherine Ryan

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What does Canada’s first woman to have a worldwide Netflix special have in common with Britain’s first woman to have a worldwide Netflix special?  They are both single mothers with too many pets.  And they are both Katherine Ryan. 

This Canadian abroad is the UK’s 2017 break-out star. Katherine recently garnered rave reviews as the presenter and writer of Channel 4's critically acclaimed prime time series, How Did You Get So Rich? and also regularly appears on all the UK's major panel shows from BBC's QI, Have I Got News For You and Live at the Apollo to Dave's Taskmaster Series 2 (which she won) and Channel 4's Out of 10 Cats as well as co-hosting two back to back series of Comedy Central's upcoming Your Face or Mine reboot with Jimmy Carr.

As seen on Conan O'Brien, Lip Sync Battle, and instagram, Katherine Ryan brings her brand new stand-up show, GLITTER ROOM to the UK.

Originally from Canada and star of BBC’s LIVE AT THE APOLLO & WOULD I LIE TO YOU, Sky One’s A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, ITV’s THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW and Channel 4’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN, Katherine is a writer / performer and stand-up comedian who is dominating the UK television and live comedy scenes.

She is only the second British-based comedian to have a Netflix Original Comedy Special released globally after Jimmy Carr. KATHERINE RYAN: IN TROUBLE was filmed at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo and was released to 190 countries on Tuesday 14th February 2017. Watch it here. She also performed stand-up on THE CONAN O’BRIEN SHOW to publicise the special.

Her critically acclaimed factual entertainment 6 x 45’ series HOW'D YOU GET SO RICH?, where she meets the super-wealthy, aired on Channel 4 in March and April of this year to extremely positive reviews and ratings (CPL Productions).

Katherine can currently be seen co-hosting two back to back series (22 episodes) of the reboot of YOUR FACE OR MINE with Jimmy Carr for Comedy Central - the first episode aired on 17th May 2017. She can also currently be seen as team captain opposite Richard Osman in Channel 4’s new 3 x 60’ panel show FAKE NEWS, hosted by Stephen Mangan and produced by Hat Trick, after filming a one off special earlier this year.

This June Katherine will appear as a regular panellist on new topical series FRANKIE BOYLE’S NEW WORLD ORDER for BBC Two alongside Sara Pascoe. Earlier this year Katherine co-hosted a new BBC Two comedy pilot, THAT THING ON FRIDAY NIGHT, with Joe Lycett and Romesh Ranganathan and also had a headliner stand-up set on ITV’s THE NIGHTLY SHOW. She has upcoming appearances on ITV’s THE TIPPING POINT, Channel 4’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN, Dave’s GO 8-BIT and More 4’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS amongst others.

GLITTER ROOM is Katherine’s first UK tour since the hugely successful KATHBUM which had two sell-out nationwide UK tours as well as runs at the Edinburgh Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. The tour culminated at the Hammersmith Apollo for the Netflix record. She also appeared at the prestigious Oddball Festival where she performed in Toronto alongside Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer – she was the first UK based comic ever to perform at the festival.

Katherine will be performing GLITTER ROOM at the prestigious venue Caroline’s in New York from the 8th to the 11th June and then she has a six date run of GLITTER ROOM at the 2017 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal from the 24th to the 29th July.

2016 was an incredible year for Katherine. She flew to New York City with Richard Ayoade for Channel 4’s TRAVEL MAN and to Rio for the Paralympics with Channel 4’s THE LAST LEG; hosted BBC’s critically acclaimed HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU; had a two show run of KATHBUM at Just For Laughs in Montreal, hosted Channel Four’s GREASE LIVE with Alan Carr, starred in the second series of TASKMASTER for UKTV/Dave, did an impeccable Justin Bieber of C5’s LIP SYNC BATTLE UK and filmed Channel Four’s THE BIG FAT QUIZ OF EVERYTHING 2016 hosted by Jimmy Carr which will air in January. She also wrote, starred in and Executive Produced her Sky Comedy short for their Ireland season, KATHERINE RYAN IN IRELAND (Merman Productions).

In 2015 she starred as a regular panellist in Sky One's flagship music and comedy entertainment series BRING THE NOISE alongside Tinie Tempah, Nicole Scherzinger and Ricky Wilson. The show featured unmissable live musical performances and fun collaborations like this one. Katherine has hosted multiple episodes of COMEDY CENTRAL AT THE COMEDY STORE for Comedy Central and BBC1’s LIVE AT THE APOLLO. She also hosted HAIR a primetime BBC2 series about the world of competitive hairdressing bringing her unique comedy voice to the second series. 

'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

 'Young, smart and acridly funny’ Sunday Times

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

Her first UK tour, GLAM ROLE MODEL, totally sold out and was extended several times, due to massive demand.  

As well as regularly appearing on BBC’s HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU, THE APPRENTICE: YOU’RE FIRED, ITV’s CELEBRITY SQUARES, More4’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS and Sky One’s DUCK QUACKS DON’T ECHO, 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.

As an actor Katherine starred as a regular in Dane Baptiste’s 6 x 30’ series SUNNY D for BBC Three. She also appeared as regular Lucy in the second series of BBC Three’s BADULTS, the regular role of George in Victoria Pile's Channel 4 series CAMPUS and the recurring role of Merc's Assistant in the second series of EPISODES. 

Film

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

ACOUSTIC KITTY

Jennifer Sheridan

Bru Productions Ltd

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

Sunny D

Kerry - semi regular

Chris Cottam

BBC

BADULTS SERIES 2

Lucy (semi-regular role)

BBC 3

APPRENTICE YOU'RE FIRED

Boundless Productions

COUNT ARTHUR STRONG

Woman in Ripper Crowd

Graham Linehan

Freemantle 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 Pile

Monicker Pictures / Channel 4

GIVE US A CLUE - 2010 VERSION

Talkback / Fremantle

As herself

Barry J Gibb

Oil / Channel 4

Stage

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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

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Bluewater Musical

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DONNA RUSH TASTER TAPE

Sam

Monkey Kingdom / BBC Comedy Online

Film, TV & Theatre

What does Canada’s first woman to have a worldwide Netflix special have in common with Britain’s first woman to have a worldwide Netflix special?  They are both single mothers with too many pets.  And they are both Katherine Ryan. 

This Canadian abroad is the UK’s 2017 break-out star. Katherine recently garnered rave reviews as the presenter and writer of Channel 4's critically acclaimed prime time series, How Did You Get So Rich? and also regularly appears on all the UK's major panel shows from BBC's QI, Have I Got News For You and Live at the Apollo to Dave's Taskmaster Series 2 (which she won) and Channel 4's Out of 10 Cats as well as co-hosting two back to back series of Comedy Central's upcoming Your Face or Mine reboot with Jimmy Carr.

As seen on Conan O'Brien, Lip Sync Battle, and instagram, Katherine Ryan brings her brand new stand-up show, GLITTER ROOM to the UK.

Originally from Canada and star of BBC’s LIVE AT THE APOLLO & WOULD I LIE TO YOU, Sky One’s A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, ITV’s THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW and Channel 4’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN, Katherine is a writer / performer and stand-up comedian who is dominating the UK television and live comedy scenes.

She is only the second British-based comedian to have a Netflix Original Comedy Special released globally after Jimmy Carr. KATHERINE RYAN: IN TROUBLE was filmed at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo and was released to 190 countries on Tuesday 14th February 2017. Watch it here. She also performed stand-up on THE CONAN O’BRIEN SHOW to publicise the special.

Her critically acclaimed factual entertainment 6 x 45’ series HOW'D YOU GET SO RICH?, where she meets the super-wealthy, aired on Channel 4 in March and April of this year to extremely positive reviews and ratings (CPL Productions).

Katherine can currently be seen co-hosting two back to back series (22 episodes) of the reboot of YOUR FACE OR MINE with Jimmy Carr for Comedy Central - the first episode aired on 17th May 2017. She can also currently be seen as team captain opposite Richard Osman in Channel 4’s new 3 x 60’ panel show FAKE NEWS, hosted by Stephen Mangan and produced by Hat Trick, after filming a one off special earlier this year.

This June Katherine will appear as a regular panellist on new topical series FRANKIE BOYLE’S NEW WORLD ORDER for BBC Two alongside Sara Pascoe. Earlier this year Katherine co-hosted a new BBC Two comedy pilot, THAT THING ON FRIDAY NIGHT, with Joe Lycett and Romesh Ranganathan and also had a headliner stand-up set on ITV’s THE NIGHTLY SHOW. She has upcoming appearances on ITV’s THE TIPPING POINT, Channel 4’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN, Dave’s GO 8-BIT and More 4’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS amongst others.

GLITTER ROOM is Katherine’s first UK tour since the hugely successful KATHBUM which had two sell-out nationwide UK tours as well as runs at the Edinburgh Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. The tour culminated at the Hammersmith Apollo for the Netflix record. She also appeared at the prestigious Oddball Festival where she performed in Toronto alongside Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer – she was the first UK based comic ever to perform at the festival.

Katherine will be performing GLITTER ROOM at the prestigious venue Caroline’s in New York from the 8th to the 11th June and then she has a six date run of GLITTER ROOM at the 2017 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal from the 24th to the 29th July.

2016 was an incredible year for Katherine. She flew to New York City with Richard Ayoade for Channel 4’s TRAVEL MAN and to Rio for the Paralympics with Channel 4’s THE LAST LEG; hosted BBC’s critically acclaimed HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU; had a two show run of KATHBUM at Just For Laughs in Montreal, hosted Channel Four’s GREASE LIVE with Alan Carr, starred in the second series of TASKMASTER for UKTV/Dave, did an impeccable Justin Bieber of C5’s LIP SYNC BATTLE UK and filmed Channel Four’s THE BIG FAT QUIZ OF EVERYTHING 2016 hosted by Jimmy Carr which will air in January. She also wrote, starred in and Executive Produced her Sky Comedy short for their Ireland season, KATHERINE RYAN IN IRELAND (Merman Productions).

In 2015 she starred as a regular panellist in Sky One's flagship music and comedy entertainment series BRING THE NOISE alongside Tinie Tempah, Nicole Scherzinger and Ricky Wilson. The show featured unmissable live musical performances and fun collaborations like this one. Katherine has hosted multiple episodes of COMEDY CENTRAL AT THE COMEDY STORE for Comedy Central and BBC1’s LIVE AT THE APOLLO. She also hosted HAIR a primetime BBC2 series about the world of competitive hairdressing bringing her unique comedy voice to the second series. 

'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

 'Young, smart and acridly funny’ Sunday Times

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

Her first UK tour, GLAM ROLE MODEL, totally sold out and was extended several times, due to massive demand.  

As well as regularly appearing on BBC’s HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU, THE APPRENTICE: YOU’RE FIRED, ITV’s CELEBRITY SQUARES, More4’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS and Sky One’s DUCK QUACKS DON’T ECHO, 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.

As an actor Katherine starred as a regular in Dane Baptiste’s 6 x 30’ series SUNNY D for BBC Three. She also appeared as regular Lucy in the second series of BBC Three’s BADULTS, the regular role of George in Victoria Pile's Channel 4 series CAMPUS and the recurring role of Merc's Assistant in the second series of EPISODES. 

Television

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Fake News

2017

Channel 4/Hat Trick

Team Captain

QI

2017

Talkback/BBC

Panellist

LET'S SING AND DANCE FOR COMIC RELIEF

2017

BBC/Whizzkid

Judge

Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled

2017

Phil McIntyre/ UKTV

Guest

YOUR FACE OR MINE

2017

Talkback/Comedy Central

Co-hosting 22 episodes with Jimmy Carr.

Jack Dee's Helpdesk

2017

Open Mike Productions

Panellist

The Nightly Show - non tx pilot

2016

2nd Act/ITV

Host

SUNDAY BRUNCH

2016

Princess Productions

Host

HOW DID YOU GET SO RICH

2016

CPL Productions

Host

LAST LEG IN RIO MIKE

2016

Open Mike / Channel 4

Regular panellist in Rio over Paralympics 2016

BIG FAT QUIZ OF EVERYTHING

2016

BFG LTD

Celebrity Panellist

8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN (several appearances 2014-2016)

2016

Zeppotron / Channel 4

Celebrity Panellist

KATHERINE RYAN IN IRELAND

2016

Merman / Sky

Writer / Performer

THE LAST LEG (several appearances 2015-2016)

2016

Open Mike / Channel 4

BRING THE NOISE

2016

TwentySix 03

Regular Panellist

GREASE LIVE (2016)

2016

Monkey Kingdom

Co-host with Alan Carr

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (Series 10 & 11)

2016

CPL Productions / Sky 1

Panellist

RICHARD AYOADE's TRAVEL MAN

2016

North One / C4

Guest

IT'S NOT ME IT'S YOU

2016

Channel 5

Regular Panellist/ Team Captain

HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU (2016)

2016

Hat Trick Productions / BBC1

Host

JACK DEE'S HELPDESK (2014, 2015, 2016)

2016

Open Mike Productions / BBC2

LIVE AT THE APOLLO (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

2015

Open Mike Productions

Host

BBC PRESENTS THE NEXT BIG THING

2015

BBC

Presenter

IT'S A FUNNY OLD WEEK

2015

ITV Productions

Guest on Pilot

NINE TO FIVE

2016

Voltage / Channel 4

CELEBRITY STORAGE HUNTERS

2016

North One

TASKMASTER (Series 2)

2016

Avalon / UKTV

DUCK QUACKS DON'T ECHO

2015

Magnum Media Ltd/Sky 1

Series 3

CHANNEL 4'S COMEDY GALA

2015

Open Mike Productions

LET'S PLAY DARTS FOR SPORTS RELIEF

2016

PLAY TO THE WHISTLE

2016

Hungry Bear

Panellist

SAFEWORD

2015

STV for ITV 2

Regular Panelist

VIRTUALLY FAMOUS

2015

Freemantle / E4

Series 3

THE PAUL O'GRADY SHOW

2015

Granada Television

CELEBRITY BENCHMARK

2015

Victory Television

MOCK THE WEEK (2015)

Angst Productions

HAIR (S2)

2015

BBC 2

Host

FRANKIE BOYLE'S ELECTION AUTOPSY

2015

Zeppotron

RUSSELL HOWARD'S STAND UP CENTRAL

2015

Avalon/Comedy Central

REALITY BITES

2015

Hungry Bear Media

CELEBRITY FIFTEEN TO ONE

2015

Remedy Productions

BRING THE NOISE

2015

TwentySix 03

Regular Panelist

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

2015

CPL Productions

Series 10

HAIR SERIES 2

2015

BBC Two

Presenter

CHANNEL 4'S COMEDY GALA

2015

Open Mike Productions

JACK DEE'S ELECTION HELPDESK

2015

Open Mike Productions/BBC Two

Regular panelist

HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU

Hat Trick Productions/ BBC One

Series 47, 48 & 49 (2013, 2014 & 2015)

VIRTUALLY FAMOUS

Freemantle Media/ E4

Series 1 & 2 (2014 & 2015)

8 OUT OF 10 CATS

2015

Zeppotron

SERIES 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

JOHN BISHOP'S CHRISTMAS SHOW

2014

Lola Productions/ BBC One

MOCK THE WEEK

2014

Angst Productions

SERIES 12, 13

SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

2014

Talkback Thames

SERIES 1, 3

50 FUNNIEST MOMENTS

2014

Objective Productions

2012, 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 SQUARES

September 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 Entertainment

SERIES 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 Productions

SERIES 9

WAS IT SOMETHING I SAID?

2013

Maverick

QI

2013

Talkback Thames

SERIES 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 Television

Appearances 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 / E4

Teaser tape

DIRTY DIGEST

2011

Running Bare / E4

Writer of material and VTs in all episodes

LAST COMIC STANDING
(Comedian)

SEASON 5
Writer - performer

VIDEO ON TRIAL
(Juror)

Much Music Canada

7 EPISODES
Writer - performer

UTOURS
(Host)

Charlotte Bernard

Writer - performer

TEENS DATING
(Host)

Millenium Media

MUCH TAKEOVER
(Guest Host)

Much Music Canada

Writer - performer

LIVE@MUCH JESSICE SIMPSON/ DAISY DUKE

Much Music Canada

Writer - performer

THE IT LIST
(Comedian)

Much Music Canada

Writer - performer

GOLD DIGGERS Pilot
(Lead)

Tricon Films & TV

Writer - performer

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 RADIO

TBI Media

UNWRITTEN RULES

Zeppotron

UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH

Random Entertainment

Online

ProductionCompanyNotes

CURTAIN CALL

Whatshappening.biz

Presenter and Interviewer

ONE NIGHT STAND

2012

Phil McIntrye Television / Dave

Online coverage and stand-up

TWO PLAYERS

Lemonade Money

SHE LIKES'

Yourkindatv.com

Host and Head Writer

OMNIVOIX

Omnivoix.com

Voiceover talent

Other

ProductionCompanyNotes

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

ODDBALL

2015

Live Nation

MELBOURNE FESTIVAL 2015

Melbourne Comedy Festival

READING FESTIVAL 2011-2015

Festival Republic

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2014

LATITUDE FESTIVAL 2011-2015

Festival Republic

MONTREAL JUST FOR LAUGHS 2013

Just For Laughs Ltd

GALWAY COMEDY FESTIVAL

The Roisin Dubh

COMEDY CARNIVAL 2011

Aikn Productions

2012

MHA / Live Nation / Gilded Balloon

Edinburgh solo show

LITTLE MISS CONCEPTION

2011

MHA / Live Nation / Pleasance

Edinburgh solo show

Skilled as a motivational keynote speaker in high schools

Comedy

What does Canada’s first woman to have a worldwide Netflix special have in common with Britain’s first woman to have a worldwide Netflix special?  They are both single mothers with too many pets.  And they are both Katherine Ryan. 

This Canadian abroad is the UK’s 2017 break-out star. Katherine recently garnered rave reviews as the presenter and writer of Channel 4's critically acclaimed prime time series, How Did You Get So Rich? and also regularly appears on all the UK's major panel shows from BBC's QI, Have I Got News For You and Live at the Apollo to Dave's Taskmaster Series 2 (which she won) and Channel 4's Out of 10 Cats as well as co-hosting two back to back series of Comedy Central's upcoming Your Face or Mine reboot with Jimmy Carr.

As seen on Conan O'Brien, Lip Sync Battle, and instagram, Katherine Ryan brings her brand new stand-up show, GLITTER ROOM to the UK.

Originally from Canada and star of BBC’s LIVE AT THE APOLLO & WOULD I LIE TO YOU, Sky One’s A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, ITV’s THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW and Channel 4’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN, Katherine is a writer / performer and stand-up comedian who is dominating the UK television and live comedy scenes.

She is only the second British-based comedian to have a Netflix Original Comedy Special released globally after Jimmy Carr. KATHERINE RYAN: IN TROUBLE was filmed at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo and was released to 190 countries on Tuesday 14th February 2017. Watch it here. She also performed stand-up on THE CONAN O’BRIEN SHOW to publicise the special.

Her critically acclaimed factual entertainment 6 x 45’ series HOW'D YOU GET SO RICH?, where she meets the super-wealthy, aired on Channel 4 in March and April of this year to extremely positive reviews and ratings (CPL Productions).

Katherine can currently be seen co-hosting two back to back series (22 episodes) of the reboot of YOUR FACE OR MINE with Jimmy Carr for Comedy Central - the first episode aired on 17th May 2017. She can also currently be seen as team captain opposite Richard Osman in Channel 4’s new 3 x 60’ panel show FAKE NEWS, hosted by Stephen Mangan and produced by Hat Trick, after filming a one off special earlier this year.

This June Katherine will appear as a regular panellist on new topical series FRANKIE BOYLE’S NEW WORLD ORDER for BBC Two alongside Sara Pascoe. Earlier this year Katherine co-hosted a new BBC Two comedy pilot, THAT THING ON FRIDAY NIGHT, with Joe Lycett and Romesh Ranganathan and also had a headliner stand-up set on ITV’s THE NIGHTLY SHOW. She has upcoming appearances on ITV’s THE TIPPING POINT, Channel 4’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN, Dave’s GO 8-BIT and More 4’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS amongst others.

GLITTER ROOM is Katherine’s first UK tour since the hugely successful KATHBUM which had two sell-out nationwide UK tours as well as runs at the Edinburgh Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. The tour culminated at the Hammersmith Apollo for the Netflix record. She also appeared at the prestigious Oddball Festival where she performed in Toronto alongside Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer – she was the first UK based comic ever to perform at the festival.

Katherine will be performing GLITTER ROOM at the prestigious venue Caroline’s in New York from the 8th to the 11th June and then she has a six date run of GLITTER ROOM at the 2017 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal from the 24th to the 29th July.

2016 was an incredible year for Katherine. She flew to New York City with Richard Ayoade for Channel 4’s TRAVEL MAN and to Rio for the Paralympics with Channel 4’s THE LAST LEG; hosted BBC’s critically acclaimed HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU; had a two show run of KATHBUM at Just For Laughs in Montreal, hosted Channel Four’s GREASE LIVE with Alan Carr, starred in the second series of TASKMASTER for UKTV/Dave, did an impeccable Justin Bieber of C5’s LIP SYNC BATTLE UK and filmed Channel Four’s THE BIG FAT QUIZ OF EVERYTHING 2016 hosted by Jimmy Carr which will air in January. She also wrote, starred in and Executive Produced her Sky Comedy short for their Ireland season, KATHERINE RYAN IN IRELAND (Merman Productions).

In 2015 she starred as a regular panellist in Sky One's flagship music and comedy entertainment series BRING THE NOISE alongside Tinie Tempah, Nicole Scherzinger and Ricky Wilson. The show featured unmissable live musical performances and fun collaborations like this one. Katherine has hosted multiple episodes of COMEDY CENTRAL AT THE COMEDY STORE for Comedy Central and BBC1’s LIVE AT THE APOLLO. She also hosted HAIR a primetime BBC2 series about the world of competitive hairdressing bringing her unique comedy voice to the second series. 

'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

 'Young, smart and acridly funny’ Sunday Times

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

Her first UK tour, GLAM ROLE MODEL, totally sold out and was extended several times, due to massive demand.  

As well as regularly appearing on BBC’s HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU, THE APPRENTICE: YOU’RE FIRED, ITV’s CELEBRITY SQUARES, More4’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS and Sky One’s DUCK QUACKS DON’T ECHO, 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.

As an actor Katherine starred as a regular in Dane Baptiste’s 6 x 30’ series SUNNY D for BBC Three. She also appeared as regular Lucy in the second series of BBC Three’s BADULTS, the regular role of George in Victoria Pile's Channel 4 series CAMPUS and the recurring role of Merc's Assistant in the second series of EPISODES. 

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

LET'S SING AND DANCE FOR COMIC RELIEF

Roisin Jones (producer)

Whizz Entertainment

HOW DID YOU GET SO RICH

Host

CPL Productions

YOUR FACE OR MINE

Co-host with Jimmy Carr

Talkback/Comedy Central

BIG FAT QUIZ OF EVERYTHING

Celebrity Panellist

BFG LTD

8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN (several appearances 2014 -2016)

Panellist

Zeppotron/ Channel 4

LAST LEG IN RIO MIKE

Regular panellist in Rio over Paralympics 2016

Open Mike/ Channel 4

KATHERINE RYAN IN IRELAND

Writer/ performer

Merman/ Sky

THE LAST LEG (several appearances 2015-2016)

Open Mike Productions/ Channel 4

BRING THE NOISE

Regular Panelist

TwentySix 03

GREASE LIVE (2016)

Co-host with Alan Carr

Monkey Kingdom

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (Series 10 & 11)

Panellist

CPL Productions/Sky 1

RICHARD AYOADE's TRAVEL MAN (2016)

Guest

North One/ C4

IT'S NOT ME IT'S YOU

Regular Panellist/ Team Captain

Channel 5

HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU (2016)

Host

HatTrick productions/ BBC1

JACK DEE'S HELPDESK (2014, 2015, 2016)

Open Mike Productions/ BBC2

HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU (2016)

Host

Hat Trick/BBC Two

LIVE AT THE APOLLO (2013, 2014, 2016)

Guest

Open Mike Productions

BBC PRESENTS THE NEXT BIG THING

Presenter

BBC

IT'S A FUNNY OLD WEEK

Guest On Pilot

ITV Productions

NINE TO FIVE

Voltage/ Channel 4

CELEBRITY STORAGE HUNTERS

North One

TASKMASTER (Series 2)

Avalon/ UKTV

DUCK QUACKS DON'T ECHO (2015 & 2016)

Magnum Media Ltd/ Sky 1

WOULD I LIE TO YOU (2016)

Zeppotron/ BBC

CHANNEL 4'S COMEDY GALA (2015 & 2016)

Open Mike Productions

LET'S PLAY DARTS FOR SPORTS RELIEF

PLAY TO THE WHISTLE

Panellist

Hungry Bear

SAFEWORD (Series 1 & 2)

Regular Panelist

STV for ITV2

HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU (2013, 2014, 2015)

Panel Guest

HatTrick Productions/ BBC1

VIRTUALLY FAMOUS (2014 & 2015)

Panellist

Freemantle/ E4

JOHN BISHOP'S CHRISTMAS SHOW (2014)

Lola Productions/ BBC1

THE PAUL O'GRADY SHOW (2015)

Granada Television

CELEBRITY BENCHMARK (2015)

Victory Television

MOCK THE WEEK (2014, 2015)

Panellist

Angst Productions

HAIR (Series 2)

Host

BBC2

FRANKIE BOYLE'S ELECTION AUTOPSY (2014, 2015)

Zeppotron

RUSSELL HOWARD'S STAND UP CENTRAL

Avalon/ Comedy Central

REALITY BITES (2015)

Hungry Bear Media

CELEBRITY SQUARES (2014, 2015)

September Films/ ITV1

CELEBRITY FIFTEEN TO ONE (2015)

Remedy Productions

8 OUT OF 10 CATS (Series 18/ 17/ 16/ 15/ 14/ 13)

Zeppotron

SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF (Series 1 & 3)

Talkback Thames

50 FUNNIEST MOMENTS (2012, 2013, 2014)

Objective Productions

GADGET MAN (2014)

North One

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)

HatTrick Productions

EMA SURROUND SHOW

MTV Networks Europe

THE CUBE (2014)

Objective Productions

KING OF THE NERDS

Objective Productions

THE NEWS QUIZ (2014, 2015)

BBC

KEVIN BRIDGES LIVE AT THE COMMONWEALTH (2014)

Open Mike Productions

WEEKEND

Cactus TV

DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK

BBC

SUPER SATURDAY

BBC

ALAN DAVIES: AS YET UNTITLED

Phil McIntyre Entertainment

THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH (2014)

Random Entertainment

NEXT WEEK'S NEWS

Happy Endings Productions

ALAN DAVIES APRES SKI

So Television Ltd

TWIT OF THE YEAR

Channel 4/ Boundless Productions

STAYING IN

BBC3/ Freemantle Media

WAS IT SOMETHING I SAID

Maverick

QI (2013)

Talkback Thames

FAKE REACTION

STV Group

8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES DEAL OR NO DEAL

Zeppotron

SPLASH

TwoFour

JOHN BISHOP'S ONLY JOKING (2012)

Channel X

THE BBC3 COMEDY MARATHON FROM THE EDINBURGH FRINGE

BBC3/ Online

DON'T SIT IN THE FRONT ROW

Sky Atlantic/ Citrus Televison

BRITAIN'S FUNNIEST COMEDY CHARACTERS

Princess Productions

THE BOYLE VARIETY SHOW

Zeppotron/ Channel Four

HALL OF LAME

Monkey Kingdom/ E4

DIRTY DIGEST

Running Bare/ E4

LAST COMIC STANDING

Writer/ performer

VIDEO ON TRIAL

Writer/ performer

Much Music Canada

UTOURS

Host

Charlotte Bernard

TEENS DATING

Host

Millenium Media

MUCH TAKEOVER

Host

Much Music Canada

LIVE @MUCH JESSICA SIMPSON/ DAISY DUKE

Much Music Canada

THE IT LIST

Writer/ performer

Much Music Canada

GOLD DIGGERS (pilot)

Writer/ performer

Tricon Films & TV

THE NIGHTLY SHOW

Guest

Richard van't Riet

Independent Television

Stage

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

MONTREAL JUST FOR LAUGHS (2013, 2016)

KATHBUM NATIONAL TOUR EVENTIM APOLLO, HAMMERSMITH (Theatre Live/ 2015 & 2016)

KATHBUM WORK IN PROGRESS - EDINBURGH FRINGE (2016)

Live Nation

MELBOURNE FESTIVAL (2016)

Melbourne Comedy Festival

LATITUDE FESTIVAL (2011 - 2016)

Festival Republic

ODDBALL (2015)

Live Nation

READING FESTIVAL (2011- 2015)

Festival Republic

GLAM ROLE MODEL NATIONAL TOUR (Live Nation/ 2014 & 2015)

Live Nation

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL (2014)

GALWAY COMEDY FESTIVAL

The Roisin Dubh

NATURE'S CANDY (2012)

MHA/ Live Nation/ Gilded Balloon

COMEDY CARNIVAL (2011)

Aikn Productions

LITTLE MISS CONCEPTION (2011)

MHA/ Live Nation/ Pleasance

Radio

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

BEST BEHAVIOUR

Zeppotron ltd for BBC Radio 4

THE PHIL AND ALICE SHOW

BBC

LISTOMANIA

BBC

DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH

So Television

ALEX HORNE BREAKS THE NEWS

UKTV

WHAT'S THE STORY?

Tidy Productions

THE MANUSCRIPT ON ABSOLUTE RADIO

TBI Media

UNWRITTEN RULES

Zeppotron

UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH

Random Entertainment

Other

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

CURTAIN CALL

Presenter and Interviewer

Whatshappening.biz

ONE NIGHT STAND (2012)

Online coverage and stand up

Phil McIntyre Television/ Dave

TWO PLAYERS

Lemonade Money

SHE LIKES'

Voiceover talent

Yourkindatv.com

OMNIVOIX

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