Ryan studied improv comedy at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, The Magnet Theater, and Armando Diaz Studios. He has appeared on stage as a stand-up comic and performed in countless improv shows over the years, with groups that include “Out of Order” at Dover Little Theater, “Flea Flurkus” at The Magnet, and currently “Fury” at The PIT. Ryan is a faculty member at ATC Studios in Clifton, NJ, where he runs the improv curriculum. Through Howdy Stranger, Ryan has collaborated with the NJ State Thespians to restructure how high school students learn and approach improv. He is also a judge at the state-wide improv competitions for STANJ and the NJ Thespian Festival. Ryan founded Pratt Institute’s comedy club, “Up Top Playerz,” where he taught improvisation and produced and directed comedic plays. Before all this, Ryan used to be involved with community theater, but he kept changing his character’s lines to make them funnier. Improv has satiated Ryan’s discord with playwrights.