Derek Ryan

Comedian Profile

“Questions most of us think about late at night… but it’s unlikely anyone has made them quite so hilarious before.”

– Three Weeks Edinburgh ****

“This guy will have you falling off your seat”

–  Metro

“This guy is a real thinking man’s comedian who is every bit as clever and thought provoking as he is funny”

–  Krank.ie

Gentle in his outlook but passionate in his delivery, Derek Ryan is best known as a self-effacing & gag-heavy storysmith. Equally at home with the smart and the silly, the profane and the profound, his on-stage likeability disguises a keen wit and incisive world view, but from angles you might not expect. A warm-hearted & verbally dexterous performer who gets the audience onside within seconds, this veteran of the Irish circuit is set to become a hugely popular act in the UK.

Since the mid-noughties Derek has performed his nonsense all over Ireland, the UK, mainland Europe and in the U.S. from New York to L.A. A regular festival comedian, his two previous 1- hour shows “Mongrel” & “Time Lord” have been played to packed houses and he is currently working on his third solo show; “The Slaughterhouse Rules”.