British Comedy Guide

Katherine Ryan

Taskmaster: Champion of Champions, Episode 1 review

The very best people at doing pointless tasks have returned to see who is the best of all.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 13th December 2017

Alex Horne rates the contenders

"Little Alex Horne" tells RadioTimes.com what to expect from Bob Mortimer, Josh Widdicombe, Katherine Ryan, Noel Fielding and Rob Beckett as all five series winners return to compete in a special Taskmaster.

Radio Times, 13th December 2017

Just last month, Bob Mortimer was crowned fifth season champion of Taskmaster. But now the man who so emphatically demonstrated he could tear an apple into perfect halves with his bare hands must compete in a two-part tournament against previous victors Josh Widdicombe, Katherine Ryan, Noel Fielding and Rob Beckett, all to determine who is the ultimate master of tasks. As ever, Greg Davies both officiates and castigates.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 13th December 2017

Katherine Ryan on her rising international fame

You might not know the name Katherine Ryan, but in the comedy world she's a big deal. Originally from Sarnia, Ont., Ryan now lives in the U.K. where she plays to thousands in sell out tours across the country.

Tom Power, CBC, 12th December 2017

Comedians support Komedia Bath's Community Ownership plan

The Komedia venue in Bath is attempting to secure its future by raising funding via a Community Ownership campaign. Various comedians - including Nick Helm, Katherine Ryan and Mel Giedroyc - have filmed videos to support the plan.

British Comedy Guide, 7th December 2017

Comedy review: Katherine Ryan at Alban Arena, St Albans

Ryan is the real thing, but she just needs to leave her comfort zone of smiling abrasiveness to take this enjoyable hour from good to great.

Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 20th November 2017

Glasgow International Comedy Festival gets new sponsor

Whyte & Mackay Blended Whisky will headline sponsorship of the 2018 event.

Glasgow Evening Times, 14th November 2017

Katherine Ryan review

Ryan delivers plenty of astringent one-liners in a tart set that ranges from single parenthood to Khloé Kardashian's 'revenge body' and the musical Hamilton.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 6th November 2017

Review - Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room

Fresh, feminist, personal and relateable - Ryan presented herself, flaws and all, in a seemingly effortless show that never dipped in its energy.

Victoria Nangle, The Latest, 3rd November 2017

Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room review

Ryan brings glitter to any room.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 3rd November 2017

Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room - Salford, review

Katherine Ryan is single and she beats around no bushes in informing the audience that this is what her Glitter Room show is all about.

Sarah Holt, The Reviews Hub, 22nd October 2017

10 female comedians to see this autumn

Between them they represent the breadth, diversity and talent of the scene, hailing from the UK, Canada, America and Denmark. One jokes about her past job as a dominatrix, another about her Nazi grandfather, and another performs in a poundshop parrot suit. Something for everyone, then.

Alice Jones, Refinery 29, 25th September 2017

Greenwich Comedy Festival, review

Comedian Ellie Taylor showed how she has recently upped her game as she kicked off a night of comedy, writes Bruce Dessau.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 14th September 2017

Taskmaster Champion Of Champions specials to be filmed

Dave is to show Taskmaster Champion Of Champions, two hour long specials featuring the winners of the first five series of the hit challenge show.

British Comedy Guide, 13th September 2017

Comedy Central to launch Roast Battle UK

Jimmy Carr will host Roast Battle UK on Comedy Central, a new show with Russell Brand and Katherine Ryan.

British Comedy Guide, 8th September 2017

Katherine Ryan says men often think she's a dominatrix

Stand-up comic Katherine Ryan says men often think she's a dominatrix and reveals why she's not ashamed of her cosmetic surgery. She also chats working in Hooters, having kids and handling hecklers.

Laura Bond, The Sun, 6th August 2017

Latitude Festival review

The go-to event for a full-on comedy fix.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 17th July 2017

Katherine Ryan at Latitude 2017 review

The phenomenon of YouTubers has proved that authenticity of personality is the key to fame today. That, too, is the secret of Katherine Ryan's success.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 17th July 2017

Confrontational comic Frankie will be joined by regulars Katherine Ryan and Sara Pascoe plus a couple of as-yet-unnamed guests as he continues to explore, in his customarily barbed style, the bewildering election aftermath. Conversation and poetic monologues (witness Boyle's takedown of May the other week) will revolve round the continuing nightmare that is Brexit, and whatever other horrific flashpoints spring up in between.

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 30th June 2017

Boyle's shift into socio-political commentary hasn't blunted his tongue, and these days he's on far more entertaining form than when he was merely shocking for shock's sake. With a recent election and ever-obliging Donald Trump in the mix, there will be ample news-based chaos for him - and guests Katherine Ryan and Sara Pascoe, plus an interactive audience - to comb through for darkly comic common sense.

Sharon O'Connell, The Guardian, 16th June 2017