An outsider, a maverick, a natural raconteur: they’re all skills that have made Canadian-born Katherine Ryan a celebrated comedian.

Since moving from Ontario to the UK she’s appeared on Mock The Week, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Never Mind The Buzzcocks, QI, Sweat the Small Stuff, Jack Dee’s Sky Atlantic panel show Don’t Sit In The Front Row as well as sitcoms on Channel 4 and BBC2. She was voted through to the final of BBC One’s Let’s Dance for Comic Relief after a spectacular performance as Nicki Minaj performing Starships.

Katherine Ryan was the 2008 winner of the Nivea Funny Women Awards and is a fresh and bitingly funny addition to the UK stand-up scene. As well as being a writer-performer Katherine is also a talented actress and played the lead role of George in Victoria Pile’s Channel 4 series Campus.