British Comedy Guide

Katherine Ryan

Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan are the hosts in this vacuous couples' challenge. While Ryan is warm and funny, Carr showcases his superior attitude, as if he has forgotten why he agreed to present the show. After the audience rank both celebrities and civilians from "hottest to nottest", the couple in question must try to guess who they think is better looking. Even the most devoted watcher of shallow telly will find it uncomfortable.

Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 24th May 2017

Your Face Or Mine: a dating show that's rotten

Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan's revived gameshow could easily be mistaken for an episode of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror.

Fiona Sturges, The Guardian, 20th May 2017

Your Face Or Mine preview

Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan have good chemistry together and Your Face Or Mine gives them plenty of scope to show off off their comic chops. I certainly enjoyed it. Please don't judge me.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 17th May 2017

Was anyone really demanding a reboot of the early-2000s E4 gameshow inspired by the Am I Hot Or Not internet craze? Here it is anyway, with Katherine Ryan and original host Jimmy Carr inviting couples to nuke their relationship by rating the relative sex appeal of celebs, strangers and each other for cash prizes. Judging by the fun opening double bill, it's funnier and more spontaneous than the similarly looks-obsessed Take Me Out.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 17th May 2017

Preview - Your Face or Mine?

You may ask yourself why Comedy Central thought it was a good idea to revive a somewhat forgotten E4 comedy game show that ended nearly 15 years ago. To be honest, I haven't got an answer.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 17th May 2017

Following a one-off episode as part of Channel 4's Fake News Week (it even managed to seed some of its own fake news, many outlets picking up its made-up story about Kanye West planning an appearance on Pointless), The Fake News Show gets a proper series. Stephen Mangan hosts the panel show that aims to separate the alternative facts from the alternative fiction, with help from captains Katherine Ryan and Richard Osman.

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 15th May 2017

Katherine Ryan interview

We spent five minutes with Katherine Ryan, co-host of new Comedy Central gameshow Your Face Or Mine.

BT, 10th May 2017

Years of lugubrious wit are turning Jack Dee's face as saggy as the late Clement Freud's. Tonight's dosage of self-indulgent gripes from an invited audience won't help any. He's joined by Jeremy Hardy, Katherine Ryan, Larry Lamb and Andi Osho to field "first world complaints" about baby Facebook updates, emptying bins when husbands are away and inquiries about where best to shield an iPhone from the sun ("Britain," offers Hardy).

David Stubbs, The Guardian, 5th April 2017

Interview: Katherine Ryan

In one hour, comedian Katherine Ryan hilariously tackles pop culture, politics, and personal life.

Samantha Sutton, Coveteur, 10th March 2017

Katherine Ryan interview

'Being a single mum and a comedian go hand in hand'.

Finlay Greig, i Newspaper, 6th March 2017

Katherine Ryan interview

The Canadian comedian has witnessed both sexism and ageism in her industry - but she is positive that television is becoming more diverse.

Ellie Harrison, Radio Times, 6th March 2017

Chortle Awards 2017 nominees announced

The nominees for the Chortle Awards 2017 have been announced. David Baddiel, Bridget Christie, Richard Gadd, Kieran Hodgson and Stewart Lee are shortlisted for best live show.

British Comedy Guide, 16th February 2017

Katherine Ryan doesn't bite her tongue

"I was lucky to develop in the UK because I find comedy - in addition to being caustic - it's quite literary over here, and alternative comedy isn't so alternative."

Amanda Wicks, Paste Magazine, 14th February 2017

Preview - The Fake News Show

This week is being devoted by Channel 4 to the weird and sometimes disturbing world of "fake news". They are starting things off with a panel show pilot, which may sound dreary to some, but there are some interesting aspects to it, such as the fact it is a rare pre-watershed comedy.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 6th February 2017

Once again, Channel 4 steps heroically forward to address the drought of panel shows featuring Stephen Mangan, Katherine Ryan and Richard Osman. This, part of C4's Fake News Week, promises to be a one-off dissection of current propaganda - but prompts the thought that a regular (and serious) show of this sort would be a valuable service. Followed later by Confessions Of The Paparazzi, a portrait of photographers who pester celebrities.

Andrew Mueller, The Guardian, 6th February 2017

Katherine Ryan just tricked us all with Fake News

Katherine Ryan hasn't had a botched butt lift - instead, she's appearing on a one-off comedy panel show called The Fake News Show next week, and she's managed to drum up quite a bit of publicity for it.

Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy, 3rd February 2017

Katherine Ryan to co-host Comedy Central's Your Face Or Mine

Katherine Ryan and Jimmy Carr will co-host the new Comedy Central version of cult TV gameshow Your Face Or Mine.

British Comedy Guide, 1st February 2017

Eddie Marsan drawls opaque riddles as Bob Dylan, in the first of a series of tall tales about the famous. August, 1993: Dylan arrives in London, alone, and proceeds to Crouch Hill, where Dave Stewart has told him to visit any time. At the address Bob's written down, Ange (Katherine Parkinson) confirms Dave (Paul Ritter) will be back in a sec, and shows him into the front room... it's the sort of gleefully ephemeral comic oddity BBC2 might once have felt able to indulge in.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 19th January 2017

New Netflix special for Katherine Ryan

Katherine Ryan's most recent live stand-up show is to air exclusively on Netflix next month.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 18th January 2017

Hosts revealed for That Thing On Friday Night

Katherine Ryan, Joe Lycett and Romesh Ranganathan will host the pilot episode of new topical BBC comedy format That Thing On Friday Night.

British Comedy Guide, 17th January 2017