About Ryan

Ryan is a comedian, speaker coach, writer/editor, and new dad.
2108, 2017

TAKE IT EASY – Countdown to kick-off!

August 21 2017|

I wrote a book
It’s called TAKE IT EASY™ – and more tips for the dedicated improviser. Writing it, rewriting it, editing it and all of that… it’s been a long process, and it’s still not […]

1508, 2017

Four notes on lifelong learning, longboard edition

August 15 2017|

I got a longboard for my birthday from Chiara. I’ve been a skateboarder for more than 20 years, though timewise I doubt the last 15 have added up the amount of time on deck anywhere […]

3107, 2017

On turning 40

July 31 2017|

Today is a milestone birthday. The big 4-0.

I recall my 29th birthday, which was a tough one, because I was panicked about looking ahead to 30. Because I wasn’t happy where I was at. I’ve […]

2607, 2017

Why I daydream about mediatation

July 26 2017|

There’s a great Zen saying that goes: “Meditate for 20 minutes a day. Unless you’re too busy, then you should sit for an hour.”

I don’t meditate much, just a couple times a week, and for […]

1207, 2017

Make it fun for you

July 12 2017|

I know hard work is hard, but it doesn’t have to be. There are ways to ‘hack’ the big things. Such as breaking the big tasks into more manageable subtasks, and blocking out time for […]

1806, 2017

My first Father’s Day

June 18 2017|

Before Arya was born, I convinced myself that I would do everything required of me, in order to be an involved parent. I’d change dirty diapers, and get up in the middle of the night… the […]

2305, 2017

Why learn to improvise?

May 23 2017|

A lot of people love improvising. Improv is sometimes thought of as a cult, and there’s no doubt it inspires fervent devotion in people, and for people looking to get a career in entertainment (as […]

2903, 2017

Swing for the fences

March 29 2017|

“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.” — Confucius

Woody Allen is one of the best filmmakers of all time. He’s created some of the most iconic scenes and characters in cinema. On […]

1303, 2017

Sharing the good stuff

March 13 2017|

 

I’ve fallen a little out of love with Facebook lately. Sure I still waste minutes of my day scrolling through my feed aimlessly, but I’m not as active a poster as I used to be. […]

1502, 2017

In the driver’s seat

February 15 2017|

I sat in the driver’s seat and looked to my right. Not a shoulder check, just a look to the side. The driving examiner seated next to me slapped his hands on his thighs. “Alright,” […]