Ryan Budds is a south suburban Chicago native who brings a package of wit, energy, and spontaneity on stage. Crafted jokes, stemming from life in his 20s, pull audiences in and keep them laughing at clubs and colleges all over the country.
Ryan busted into comedy by winning the "Open for Dennis Miller" comedy contest sponsored by The Loop 97.9 in Chicago. He performs frequently at The Improv and Zanies in Chicago and has opened for many noteable comedians including Zach Galifianakis, Christopher Titus, and Bobcat Goldthwait, just to name a few.
Most recently, Ryan was a finalist in WGN Chicago's 'Next Big Comic' contest and was a semifinalist in CBS Chicago's 'Traffic Tryouts' competition. He was invited to the Iowa Comedy Festival as part of Best of the Midwest, and was featured in Time Out Chicago's Joke of the Week. His CDs "No Wrong Way" and "White Noise" are available now.