Jan. 13, 2018 | 07:30 PM
Perennial globetrotter Marcus Ryan is a gifted storyteller with a natural comic bent and has featured at so many festivals and clubs around the world it’s hard to know where home is these days. One thing's for sure, he’s right at home on stage. A laid-back yet engaging presence, Marcus charms his audiences with a sharp wit and tales
from the road, having performed in over 40 countries in 6 continents - even gigs in Spanish! Though Australian born, Marcus is not one to stay still. Often based in Canada & the UK and a regular on club circuits across North America and Europe as well as frequenting festivals worldwide. It is the solo work however where he thrives. Never shy of a challenge, continually carving his own path, bringing English speaking comedy to communities, cities & even countries that have never had it before! Completing epic journeys through South East Asia & Latin America and becoming the first person in history to perform English speaking stand-up comedy in Laos, Cambodia, Nicaragua, Uruguay & Paraguay.
Marcus Ryan is an award-nominated stand-up comedian, an award-winning storyteller (The Moth), a published writer and explorer, he’s hitchhiked his way through Latin America, walked 1,000km across Spain and has a story to tell for every occasion. Regarded as one of the most well-traveled performers working today. Whilst not a household name in one country, he has a global following. His debut one-man show, the critically acclaimed 'Love Me Tinder' has sold-out festivals and tours and after an epic journey of Latin America he returned to Oz with a new show 'Hablas Inglés', shortlisted for Best Comedy 2017 at Fringe World Perth. Both shows are currently simultaneously on tour in Europe 2017.
‘Effortlessly funny...unpretentious, informal, belly-laughs-a-minute stand-up’ ThreeWeeks, UK
‘Marcus Ryan had one of the best lines of the night, brilliantly subverting an established comedic segue...’ ‘He does everything a stand-up’s supposed to do’ Chortle, UK
‘With skill and deft timing, he hit the mark with fine observations on his global travels’ The Skinny, UK
‘Marcus Ryan came with a well-honed act, good, solid, funny stuff delivered with a great deal of personality’ Edinburgh Evening News, UK
‘Had Australian comic Marcus Ryan been headlining, most people would still have been happy. His free-flowing delivery and exceptional take on the standard stand-up material is worth catching at any time. One minute he is delivering accurate observations of Australian and British differences, the next depicting modern social networking tools as a dysfunctional family.’ Edinburgh Evening News, UK
‘Marcus Ryan has good stories delivered with a good sense of humor; he keeps good company; he’s got a good kind of handicap, which lends itself to good looks... Hell, he’s just good value plain and simple’ Inpress, Aus.
‘Good enough to make a packed room laugh and that speaks for itself... ...Ryan, strong enough to hold the crowd... ...the future’s in good hands.’ The Chaser, Aus.
‘Marcus Ryan is very witty and his comedy very casual, original and observational. He marries an Aussie charm with great storytelling ability – and possesses a talent for mimicry, which he uses to evoke accents from different parts of the world. A creative and engaging comedian, this man is not to be missed for any lover of impressionism and character comedy.’ Cream of the Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe.
Edinburgh, UK 2003, 05, 06, 08, 09, 10, 12, 17
Melbourne, AUS 20003, 04, 05, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17
Adelaide, AUS 2011, 15, 17
Perth, AUS 2015, 17
Hobart, AUS, Vancouver, Montreal, CAN 2005
Brighton, UK 2009, 12
Edmonton, CAN 2015
Pyramid Rock, AUS 2010, 11, 12
Trevor, AUS 2013
Ales on the Ovens, 2013
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