Ryan Millar


Ryan has been teaching, performing and writing about improv for nearly twenty years. He has taught and performed improv comedy all around Europe and Canada, and travels regularly to festivals to teach and perform.

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Ryan writes plays, feature articles, short film scripts, short fiction, comedy sketches and other stuff besides – including the blog on the right. Much of his writing he does for clients like ING, Heineken and Shell, but a great deal of it he does for himself.

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Ryan helps individuals and businesses improve the ways they think and interact – internally and externally. Applied improv workshops and training sessions on a variety of topics are all right in his wheelhouse.

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Upcoming Travels, Shows & Workshops


3 August ~ Ratfish Comedy (Stand-up), Hecklers, Victoria BC

14 August ~ My True Story, Mezrab

28 August ~ Themeprov, Mezrab

5,6 September ~ Foundations in ImprovisationMezrab

15 September – 27 October ~ Level One Improv (course), Mezrab

17 September ~ Big Ideas Show, MixTree

25 September ~ Themeprov, Mezrab

Latest thoughts

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Wild as the wilderness

I’ve never been what you call outdoorsy. In fact, the word outdoorsy is used around me about as frequently as I am in the actual outdoors. So just in that zone above never.

As a boy growing up in Canada, […]

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Improv for personal development

Lately I’ve been working a lot on workshops and courses that transfer improv skills to people who may or may not be interested in actually performing improv themselves.

It started with a sold-out month-long course at Mezrab in Amsterdam […]

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Connections & Stories

Stories are how we make sense of the world. And that’s why we create and tell stories: they link us to our audience, neurologically, physically, and emotionally. They also draw our audience into what we’re […]