Katherine Ryan

Award-Winning Canadian Stand-up Comedian, Television Presenter and Actress

  • Winner of the Nivea Funny Women Award
  • Runner-up for the Amused Moose Laugh-Off competition 2008
  • Former team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats
  • Appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, A League of Their Own, Mock the Week, Just a Minute, Safeword, Have I Got News For You? and Would I lie To You?
  • Presenter of Hair
  • Acted in the sitcoms Campus and Episodes
  • Two Netflix shows- Katherine Ryan: In Trouble and Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room

Katherine Ryan is an entertaining Canadian stand-up comedian, who has forged a strong fan base with her comical one liners and puns. As a comedian she has become well known for appearing on programmes such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, Would I Lie To You?, Mock the Week, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Your Face or Mine?. She has also had two Netflix shows produced, titled Katherine Ryan: In Trouble and Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room. Katherine is also a talented actress, starring on sitcoms such as Episodes and Campus.

In the early days of her career, Katherine worked as a waitress at Hooters and did open mic comedy nights when not studying or working. Before long she moved to the position of corporate trainer for Hooters, travelling across the breadth of Canada to train other waitresses. Katherine was highly successful with Hooters, helping to orchestrate opening the only UK venue of the chain in Nottingham City. She then moved to England, pursuing her comedy as a career in the country’s capital.

Since her first stand-up show, Katherine has featured in countless other programmes. She has been seen on Let’s Dance for Comic Relief, Witney Cummings Just For Laughs, Hair, Bring the Noise, Safeword, The Fix and Video on Trial. She has also been fortunate to perform at some of the top venues across the globe, including The Apollo in London. In reward of her hilarious puns and one-liners, Katherine has been the recipient of the Nivea Funny Woman Award and a runner-up for the Amused Moose Laugh-Off competition.

Described as ‘absolutely brilliant’ and ‘fantastically hilarious’, Katherine Ryan is the perfect choice of a comedian for a range of events. Having performed on some of the largest stages in the country, Katherine is at home when performing to an audience and is perfect to add a unique twist to your online event. Entertaining and comical, Katherine is a seasoned performer and guaranteed to be a hit for all virtual events.

Official Testimonials

Katherine Ryan is regularly booked to engage audiences at virtual events, read their latest feedback below:

“She was amazing and everyone really enjoyed her act”- Jackie, Newspress Awards

“Absolutely brilliant! Everyone loved her and her enthusiasm and engagement were a breath of fresh air”- Money Marketing Awards

“Words can’t describe how funny Katherine Ryan was at our Senior Management Strategy Day! Fantastically hilarious, relevant and an absolute delight to have her!”- Old Mill Group

To enquire about Katherine Ryan for your next virtual event or webinar, simply contact The Online Speakers Agency via agent@virtualonlinespeakersagency.com or call a booking agent on 0203 9317 391.