Ryan Stout

A regular guest on Chelsea Lately, Ryan Stout has also appeared on CONANHBO’s Funny as HellComedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and his own half-hour special: Comedy Central Presents… Ryan Stout. His debut comedy album, Touché, was released by Comedy Central Records and reached #7 on the iTunes comedy charts.  While still in college, Stout was already performing over 300 shows per year when, at age 22, he won the Boston International Comedy Festival’s stand-up comedy competition. He went on to perform at HBO’s The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, the prestigious Just For Laughs International Comedy Festivalin Montreal, and the very hip SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Within six months of moving to Los Angeles, he booked his first pilot, hosting a game show for MTV. That one job established him as a go-to host for any occasion and over the next few years MTV booked Ryan to host nearly 50 projects, including pilots, specials, and episodes of random television. He even hosted the iconic MTV Spring Break. In 2013, Ryan signed on with AXS TV to host the network’s one-hour flagship show, AXS Live.  Ryan turned out to be the 21st and final host of AXS Live, presenting more episodes than any of his forebears and doubling– yeah, DOUBLING– the show’s ratings.  When the program was eventually cancelled, the experience was like déjà vu.  Just like his MTV days, AXS TV took full advantage of Ryan’s hosting capabilities, placing him at the helm of an assortment of programing: AXS TV’s New Year’s Bash, the 2014 Grammy Prediction Special, and LIVE coverage of all the biggest parties in New York City leading up to Super Bowl  XLVIII on AXS TV’s Super Party.  He also hosted “best of” episodes of Gotham Comedy Live and will appear on the new seriesMOCKpocalypse, premiering June 12 at 8:30pm on AXS TV.  Additionally, Ryan Stout can be seen every week on the ever-so-popular, AOL-owned Madatory.com, hosting Mandatory Viewing.