Legendary rock 'n' roll journalist Ben Fong-Torres described Ryan Stout as"...a straight-arrow-looking kind of guy, [who] shocks the crowd into laughter with his inventive interplay between innocence and a jarringly twisted point of view. He goes from loony to weirdly logical. With him, it's more than clever writing; his comedy is based on clear and clever thinking."
Shocking... Logical... Thinking... Does that sound like your kind of comedian?
In general, Ryan Stout loves to explore morally repugnant subject matter with smart and sterile objectivity. His exaggerated honesty, delightful insincerity and cute self-righteousness sell his wickedly witty material. No matter what the topic, this suit clad comic appeals to everyone's sense of logic. And to assure his brand of "offensive humor" stays on an intellectual level, he tries to keep swear words out of his act. Oh, he'll talk about genocide and abortion, but it won't be filthy.
While still in college, Ryan was already performing over 300 shows per year when he won the Boston International Comedy Festival's stand-up comedy competition. Since then, he has appeared at TBS'sThe Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festivalin Aspen and the prestigious Just for Laughs International Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada.
After making his television debut on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham," he hosted numerous shows and specials for MTV, including "MTV's Spring Break," a snarky pop culture clip show called "MTV's Ranked" and the reunion episodes for several of America's favorite reality shows. (He also hosted five -- yeah, FIVE -- different game shows for MTV, none of which ever made the air.) In addition, he has become an increasingly regular guest on E!'s "Chelsea Lately" and WGN's "The Bob & Tom Show," and stars in his own "Comedy Central Presents" half-hour stand-up special.
Shane Torres is a comedian originally from Texas, but started comedy in Portland, Oregon. In the six years he has been performing stand up, he has made some serious mistakes in his personal life, but has done OK in comedy. He was lucky enough to perform in the very first Bridgetown Comedy Festival and New Orleans Comedy and Arts Festival in his first year and second year of comedy. In 2012 he was chosen as on of Comedy Central's Comics to Watch and also competed in The Seattle International Comedy Competition. 2013 turned out to be a great year for Shane performing and winning The Funniest Person in Portland contest as well as being chosen by his peers as one of The Willamette Week's top 5 comics. He also took the stage at Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival that year. After all that he performed at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laugh's Comedy Festival as New Face where GQ called him best newcomer in an article where they mentioned much more famous comedians that Shane admires greatly. He really hopes you come out to see him and enjoy the show.