Gentle in his outlook, but passionate in his delivery, Derek Ryan is best known as a self-effacing & gag-heavy storysmith. As equally at home with the smart & the silly as the profane & profound, his on-stage likeability disguises a keen wit and incisive world view from angles you might not expect.
A warm-hearted & verbally dexterous performer that 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 Ryan has played all over Ireland, the UK, mainland Europe and in the U.S. from New York to Los Angeles. A regular festival comedian, his two previous one-hour show “Mongrel” & “Time Lord” have enjoyed sell-outs in both Ireland & the UK. He is currently working on his third solo show; “Near Death Experience”. He is also the originator and host of the infrequent live panel-show format “The Comedy Democracy”.