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Marcus Ryan

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 stage presence, Marcus charms his audiences with tales from the road and a sharp wit. Not bad for a boy from Wonthaggi.

Australian born but UK based for several years, Marcus kicked off his career in Melbourne honing his skills on the local circuit, with a runner up in Raw Comedy 2003 a finalist in Green Faces 2003 and an invitation to the Edinburgh Fringe the same year, followed by a selection for Comedy Zone 2004. In 2005 he appeared at major comedy festivals in Melbourne, Hobart, Montreal and again in Edinburgh where he was invited to attend the Vancouver comedy festival in a Rising Stars showcase.

A familiar face in comedy clubs around UK, Europe & North America, Marcus returned to where it all began in 2010/’11 with back to back Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows ‘Home & Away’ and ‘Neighbours’ as well as mentoring and hosting 4 rising comics from Darwin in the Adelaide Fringe 2011.

The 2nd half of 2011 saw the young vagabond embark on a solo tour across South East Asia making him the first ever comedian to perform in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Not to mention a 3hour show in Phnom Penh! This also included shows in China, Laos and Vietnam.

The touring continued with a return to the USA & Canada playing at all the major cities in some of North America’s top clubs such as The Improv, Zanies, The Comic Strip, Absolute & Yuk Yuks to name a few.
In 2011 in Las Vegas, he was selected from over 500 comics across Canada & USA to take part in the World Series of Comedy. Making him the only comic from outside of North America to make it into the event. He won his heat and received great recognition from promoters, bookers and his peers and many invites to return.

Marcus has written for and worked in radio and television and interviewed for various radio, TV & print. As well as stage acting and performed comedy professionally as an MC, support and headliner in Australia, USA, Canada, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Guatemala, Ireland and UK.

2012 has seen the return to the UK circuit including 5 nights at the Brighton Fringe festival, with added shows in Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Serbia, Croatia.
Marcus is a well-travelled professional act capable of winning over any audience, in any city in any country. Definitely one to watch!

QUOTES:
 ‘Effortlessly funny...unpretentious, informal, belly-laughs-a-minute stand-up’ ThreeWeeks ‘06

“He does everything a stand-up’s supposed to do, engaging easily with the audience. After just a few years as a comic, this genial chap absolutely looks and acts the part” Chortle, ‘07

 ‘Faring much better was ironically the quietest comedian of the night, Marcus Ryan, who proved himself a bit of a charmer. With skill and deft timing he hit the mark with fine observations on his global travels and the perils of Facebook.’       “ **** ” Skinny.co.uk ‘09

‘Marcus Ryan came with a well-honed act, good, solid, funny stuff delivered with a great deal of personality’ Edinburgh Evening News, April ‘09

‘Had Australian comic Marcus Ryan been headlining, most people would still have been happy. His free-flowing delivery and exceptional take on 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.’ The Stand, Edinburgh Evening News, June ‘09

PERFORMANCE CREDITS:
 
Stand-up Comedy Festivals:

2003 Raw Comedy National Final, Runner-up (Melbourne) AUSTRALIA
2003 Green Faces National Finalist (Canberra) AUSTRALIA
2003 'Raw Prawns' Caves II @ Gilded Balloon (Edinburgh) UK
2004 'The Comedy Zone' @ Town Hall (Melbourne) AUSTRALIA
2005 'Hobart Comedy Festival' @ The Venue (Tasmania) AUSTRALIA
2005 'Marcus Ryan's Festival Dream Favourites (Melbourne) AUSTRALIA
2005 ‘Le Swimming’ @ Just for Laughs (Montreal) CANADA
2005 'The Great Australian Showcase' (Edinburgh) UK
2005 ‘Rising Stars’ CanWest Comedy Festival (Vancouver) CANADA
2006 ‘For Ryan Out Loud, Wha’Choo Talking bout Willis’ (Edinburgh) UK
2008 ‘A Cold Slap Down Under’ (Edinburgh) UK
2009 ‘Stand Up Australia’ The Stand (Edinburgh) SOLD OUT ‘****’
2009 ‘The Preview Show’ City Café & Newsroom (Edinburgh) UK
2009 ‘Wild Colonial Boys’ Brighton, Leith & Edinburgh Fringe Festivals UK
2010 ‘Wild Colonial’s Australia Day’, The Stand (Edinburgh) UK
2010 ‘Marcus Ryan – Home & Away’ (Melbourne) AUSTRALIA
2011 ‘A Dingo Stole My Mojo’ (Host) Adelaide Fringe Festival, AUSTRALIA
2011 ‘Marcus Ryan - Neighbours’ (Melbourne) AUSTRALIA
2011 World Series of Comedy (WSOC) Las Vegas, USA (Heat Winner)

Film & Stage:
2000 'My Brother Jack' AUS
2000 'Child Star' & 'Blonde' US TV Mini-series
2001 F.A.T.A.L. (Comedy Play) Melbourne Fringe Festival
2002 'Kelly' @ CUB Malthouse, Nuworks Theatre Company
2006 ‘Both Sides of the Bar’ @ Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival
2008 ‘Princess & the Gangster’ UK TV
2011 ‘The Actors Coach’ Actors training classes.

Radio:
1995-1997 College Radio Producer and Host
1998 Melbourne Radio School 
1998-2000 Radio 3MFM (Breakfast Announcer/Voice-over)
2002 ABC/Triple J Radio Interview with Charlie Pickering
2004 PBS Radio Interview 
2005 BBC Radio 4 Interview (UK)
2009 Sw1 Radio Guest Co-host (UK) various episodes
2009 WSF Radio Featured Interview, Vancouver, CANADA
2009 Leith FM Radio Chat show Interview UK
2009 Phantom FM Interview DUBLIN
2010 3ZZZ Ethnic Radio Interview
2010 Austereo MMM Radio Voice-Over ‘Trader Tag’
2011 WSF Radio Featured Interview, Vancouver, CANADA
2010-11 Hughesy & Kate’s Nova Breakfast LIVE Standup (various times)

Television:
'Raw Comedy' ABC & Fox Network Comedy Channel,
'Raucous Live', 'Comic Box', 'Champagne Comedy' & 'Dave TV' Ch.31
‘Racing Life’ (Pilot) Sky TV
‘Wheel of Fortune’ & ‘Deal or No Deal’ Ch.7, ‘Shafted’ Ch.9 (Gameshows)

Print:
2004 ‘Inpress’ Street Magazine- Columnist (Comedy Zone)
2002-2011 ‘Sentinel-Times’ Newspaper -Various Editorials
2006 ‘TNT’ Magazine (UK)
2008 ‘London Lite’ (UK)
2010 ‘Herald-Sun’- Confidential Editorial
2010 ‘Inpress’ Street Magazine- Interview
2010 ‘Melbourne Observer’ – Featured Article
2010 ‘The Age’ – Editorial
2011 Phnom Penh Post, CAMBODIA Featured Article
2011, The Word, Hanoi, VIETNAM Press