Ryan Stout is a well-crafted and seasoned comedian who has performed all over the world. A regular guest on Chelsea Lately, Ryan has also appeared on CONAN, HBO’s Funny as Hell, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and his own half-hour special: Comedy Central Presents… Ryan Stout.
His debut comedy album, Touché, was released by Comedy Central Records and reached #7 on the iTunes comedy charts. While still in college, Stout was already performing over 300 shows per year when, at age 22, he won the Boston International Comedy Festival’s stand-up comedy competition. He went on to perform at HBO’s The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, the prestigious Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival in Montreal, and the very hip SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Within six months of moving to Los Angeles, he booked his first pilot, hosting a game show for MTV. That one job established him as a go-to host for any occasion and over the next few years MTV booked Ryan to host nearly 50 projects, including pilots, specials, and episodes of random television. He even hosted the iconic MTV Spring Break.
In 2013, Ryan signed on with AXS TV to host the network’s one-hour flagship show, AXS Live. Ryan turned out to be the 21st and final host of AXS Live, presenting more episodes than any of his forebears and doubling– yeah, DOUBLING– the show’s ratings. When the program was eventually cancelled, the experience was like déjà vu. Just like his MTV days, AXS TV took full advantage of Ryan’s hosting capabilities, placing him at the helm of an assortment of programing: AXS TV’s New Year’s Bash, the 2014 Grammy Prediction Special, “best of” episodes of Gotham Comedy Live, and LIVE coverage of all the biggest parties in New York City leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII on AXS TV’s Super Party. And for three seasons he starred in AXS TV’s talking head comedy series, MOCKpocalypse. Currently, Ryan Stout can be seen on Fameless, the prank show from David Spade and TruTV, which is airing all new episodes right now. On January 27, 2016, Ryan appeared as a guest on Comedy Central’s game show @Midnight where he emerged victorious and earned the crown of Funniest Person On the Internet For the Next 23 1⁄2 Hours. He was promptly dethroned the next night.