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 stand up comedian and writer. You may have seen him in the background on Last Comic Standing or acting on IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang. He has also been part of Montreal Just For Laugh’s New Faces in 2013 that same year. Shane was also one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2012. Shane has performed at many festivals all over the country including Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, and many more.
He is the creator of the podcast radio show Help Wanted . Shane has also contributed writing to Laughspin, The Portland Mercury, and Nailed Magazine. He also hates writing bios.
Geoffrey Asmus started comedy in 2013 right after graduating college in order to negate six years of studying Religious Studies and History. In a short time Geoffrey won Comedy on State’s “Madison's Funniest Comedian 2015” and Penguin Comedy Club’s “Funniest Person in Iowa 2015,” beating out the guy who invented meth both times.
Shortly thereafter Geoffrey was selected for the ‘New Faces’ showcase at the 2016 Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal and seen by four people on Fox TV’s ‘Laughs.’ He has also been featured at the Bridgetown, Limestone and Boston comedy festivals and has opened for Brian Posehn, Todd Barry, Daniel Sloss and Andrew Santino among others.
Onstage and offstage Geoffrey will not make eye contact, which is a blessing for all.