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Ryan Gleeson

Blackpool's Ryan Gleeson is one of the UK's most in demand comedians, performing across the country since 1997, at the age of just 16, when he was introduced to the world of entertainment by a friend of his, who gave Ryan his first ever comedy club gig in Barnsley.

Ryan did rather well at this gig and continued along this path of success, working his way through the ranks of comedic hierarchy to become an established headline act and in demand compere throughout the U.K. He reached the finals of the prestigious City Life North West Comedian of the Year three times, as well as landing a place in the semi finals of So, You Think You're Funny? for Channel 4 at the Edinburgh Festival.

Ryan Gleeson has proved himself the loveable cheeky chappy of comedy, with audiences instantly warming to his endearing qualities. But, don't let that fool you, this man is the heckler's worst nightmare, shout out at him and he unleashes his quick thinking comedy brain.

Since 2002, Ryan has been the resident compere at Blackpool's Comedy Station comedy club, if Ryan's face is familiar, it may be because you've seen him popping up on T.V. shows such as ITV's This Morning, Richard Hammond's 5 O’clock Show, various satellite shows, or his own daily hour long show, Talk Lancashire on Freeview across the North West of England.

Ryan is a regular guest on BBC radio, which has also led to Ryan becoming a much requested actor, voice over for adverts, mobile apps and as a presenter for shows and corporate awards ceremonies.  ​

Press Quotes:

"The Bruce Lee of comedy. Sharp one-liners, deadly quips… and rather thin." - Grin Up North

"Ryan Gleeson is astonishingly relaxed and confident on stage and opened up a new school of laughing by simply interacting with the environment and audience a lot more than the rest. Example - getting a lad on stage and switching on one of the fans with bits of paper flying in front of him and recreating TV's The Crystal Maze. There's pace all over the place in Ryan's set and he can switch effortlessly from heckle put down to surreal routine to plain hard hitting punchline" Chris Judge, Manchester Comedy Forum

"Ryan Gleeson looked the professional comic from the beginning. Involving the audience, he buzzed with confidence, his lively set containing suggestions of warnings on alcopops and the increasing prevalence of sponsorship" Marissa Burgess, Manchester Online.

City Life North West Comedian of the Year-Finalist 2004, 2005, 2007
J2O/Jongleurs Comedy Search-Regional Finalist 2003
Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny- Semi Finalist Edinburgh Festival 2002