John Ryan

John Ryan

Genius 5 Telegraph

“Upbeat, interesting and unique” ITV

The irresistibly amiable John Ryan uses his acerbic wit and seemingly encyclopaedic knowledge of the world around him to keep any audience on their toes.

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Genius 5 ” Telegraph

“Upbeat, interesting and unique” ITV

The irresistibly amiable John Ryan uses his acerbic wit and seemingly encyclopaedic knowledge of the world around him to keep any audience on their toes. His East End Irish upbringing gives him the rare ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds. No stranger to either the strange or the norm, he will put an amusing spin on any subject matter going. John has a reputation for thinking on his feet and confidently and cleverly adapting his show to any audience.

He regularly appears at Jongleurs, The Comedy Club, The Comedy Store (London and Manchester), The Glee Club (Birmingham and Cardiff), Chuckles Switzerland and many more.

In addition John has performed sell out shows on many cruise liners in the Mediterranean and Caribbean and has entertained troops in such places as Cyprus and Kosovo.

Corporate clients include Unison, Standard Charter Bank, Coca-Cola & the NHS.

His shows on the comedy circuit are highly-acclaimed – the Daily Telegraph called him a ‘genius’ – but it is his work in men’s mental health that is truly ground-breaking. His Home Front project with the Army toured many army bases and won him a second Royal Society of Public Health Arts and Health Award in 2015. The first came in 2010 for his work in prisons. He has even had a research paper published in the Journal of Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology on how comedy can boost mental wellbeing. By combining comedy with practical advice, John is living proof that laughter really is the best medicine.

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Previous Clients

A Funny Business                   BBC1/BBC3
The Weakest Link                   BBC
What’s the Story                     Anglia TV
The Real Eastenders              Carlton
Bring it on                                CBBC TV
BRUM                                     BBC 2
Watchdog                                BB1

Stand Up Britain                      ITV
National Lottery Jet Set          BBC 1
Weakest Link                          BBC1
Later with Jools Holland          BBC2
Strictly Come Dancing           BBC1

Breakfast Show Presenter     Liberty Radio
Reviewer/Guest/Writer           LBC London
Contributor                              Radio 5Live
Guest on Breakfast Shows     BBC London/Leicester/
TalkSPORT                            Radio 5Live

Leicester Health Project
Standard Charter Bank


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“Upbeat, interesting and unique” ITV
“A five star performer” LBC Radio
“Genius 5 *****” Daily Telegraph

“Just wanted to let you know that as an office we had an absolutely fantastic time last Friday and John Ryan made our event so very special. Everyone has been talking about it since…he is genuinely funny and lovely guy.”
Eversheds International

John was pitch perfect and went down fantastically well both at our events in the North and South. Feedback from the delegates was great and they all really enjoyed it”

“Thanks for sorting things out for Thursday. John was a hoot and everybody had a good time in my party!”
BAA Airports

“I just wanted to say MASSIVE thank you to John Ryan who was absolutely brilliant on Saturday night – he made the evening really entertaining and helped to raise over £3,300 for Marie Curie Cancer Care. We would never have been able to raise as much money as we did without him and thank to you for an extremely efficient service.”
Marie Curie Cancer Care

“John Ryan comedian and Master of Ceremonies for the day drew large crowds where members of the public not only benefitted from a good laugh but gained valuable information as well. The day was a great success thanks to John and it is true that laughter is the best medicine!”
NHS Plymouth

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