How it all started
In a Nutshell
You’re reading the ‘About’ tab which means you don’t know me or you do know me and you’re curious know what nonsense I wrote about myself?
Who : b. Wonthaggi > youngest of 4 boys > left-handed >
1 dimple > possible facial hair > many freckles >
What : breakfast radio > stand-up comedy > MC > actor > writer > producer > poet > explorer
When : 1979 – ?
Where : live nowhere > travel addict > 60+ countries > performed 50 countries >
Why : ¿Por qué no?
Motto: "something will happen"
Marcus Ryan Bio
Perennial globetrotter Marcus Ryan is a natural comic and gifted storyteller 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 50 countries in 6 continents, but who's counting!? And even a few gigs (poorly) in Spanish!
Though Australian born, Marcus is not one to stay still, previously based in Canada & the UK, he regularly plays club circuits across North America, Asia & Europe as well as frequenting festivals world-wide. Never shy of a challenge,, he thrives on exploring unchartered territories, 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 becoming the first person in history to perform English speaking stand-up comedy in several countries, including Laos, Cambodia, Nicaragua, Uruguay & Paraguay. The result of this was a multiple award-nominated solo storytelling show ¿Hablas Inglés? that has toured world-wide to sold out audiences and rave reviews. Hi follow up show 'Walk This Qué' tells the story of his 1,000+km journey on 2 feet walking the Camino De Santiago across Spain & 'MARCOS' is his latest solo show - an hour of his craziest stories of sex, drugs, crime and wild adventures. All 3 shows are touring simultaneously and cementing his reputation as a great storyteller on the comedy & fringe circuits around the globe.
HISTORY : At age 18 Marcus worked on-air in breakfast radio before kicking off his stand-up career in Melbourne. Early success in Australia gained invitations to perform in Edinburgh & Vancouver, allowing his passion of comedy to combine with a newfound love of travel. When it comes to experience, there isn’t a lot he hasn’t encountered. From television, film, radio and acting, as well as writing and performing poetry, giving university lectures, mentoring students and upcoming comics through workshops. Whether it be charities, club comedy, backpacker gigs to corporate events such as AFL Europe & Cricket Australia and raising money for Fred Hollows Foundation with his concept show ‘Lights Out Laughs’, from 3 minute sets to 3 hours, he’s performed in a play for an audience of 1 to hosting music festivals up to 15,000! Versatile is an understatement. Be it clean or blue, for young & old, for family, kids and international audiences, Marcus Ryan is an excellent reliable all-round MC and headliner, a brilliant storyteller and observational comic with an ability to entertain any room.
Don't miss your chance to catch him while you can!
Marcus Ryan is an award-nominated (JFL Montreal & Perth) stand-up comedian, an award-winning storyteller (The Moth), a published writer and explorer and has a story to tell for every occasion. Regarded as one of the most well-travelled comedians working today, whilst not a household name in one country, he has a global following and respected by his peers. His has 4 one man shows:
- the critically acclaimed 'Love Me Tinder' has been selling out at festivals and tours world-wide. All about online dating.
- after an epic journey hitch-hiking through Latin America he returned with '¿Hablas Inglés?', shortlisted for Best Comedy 2017 at Fringe World Perth. & JFL Award nominated Best Comedy at Montreal 2018. The show has toured world-wide.
- ‘Walk This Qué’ - is a story about walking 1,000kms across Spain (Camino de Santiago) this is a heartwarming and beautifully funny tale audiences love.
- his latest show MARCOS is straight up stories about sex, drugs, crime and wild adventures from his life on the road.
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