In addition to his role as a radio personality on "The Monsters in the Morning" where he also handles all things YouTube as video producer, Ryan is one of the region's top comedians, best known for his work in comedy clubs throughout Central Florida, including the Orlando Improv, Porky's Comedy Club, Bonkers Comedy Club, and many other popular venues.
Born and raised in Florida, Ryan has always had a passion for making people laugh. After attending the University of Central Florida, he started performing stand-up comedy at local clubs, quickly making a name for himself as a rising star in the Florida comedy scene. His quick wit, razor-sharp observations, and ability to find relatable humor in everyday situations have earned him a loyal following and numerous accolades.
For several years running, Ryan has been named to The Orlando Weekly's "Best of Orlando" Reader's Poll list as "Best Local Comedian" and "Best Trivia Host."
Ryan joined "The Monsters in the Morning" in 2018 and quickly became a fan favorite. His comedic timing, pop culture knowledge, and ability to riff with the other hosts make him an integral part of the show's success.
Ryan's "The King of Denmark" segment on "The Monsters," where he makes a daily proclamation about life or whatever captures his attention, caps off each show. As the "Orlando Weekly" put it in its story, From the FM Airwaves to Comedy Club Stages, Orlando Stand-Up Ryan Holmes is a Busy Man:
"Holmes brings a certain grace and smarts to the table — particularly in his 'King of Denmark' segments — patiently stitching together loose ends to create a sense of wholeness to the runaway dialogue." (Orlando Weekly)
In addition to his stand-up comedy, Ryan is also a talented and versatile writer, producer, designer, and podcast host. He has written several shorts as well as for nationally recognized comedians.
Offstage, he is known for his love of technology, video games, and craft beer. He is also a dedicated animal lover and volunteers at local animal shelters in his free time.
Whether he's performing stand-up, hosting a radio show, or just hanging out with friends, Ryan always brings the laughs and keeps the energy high.