Ryan McMahon | Anishinaabe/Metis | Treaty 3 Territory | Couchiching FN
Ryan McMahon is an Anishinaabe/Metis comedian, writer & actor based out of Treaty #1 territory (Winnipeg, MB). Armed with a degree in Theatre & as a graduate of the prestigious Second City Conservatory (Toronto), Ryan’s storytelling comedy style is fast paced, loose & irreverent as he explores the good, the bad & the ugly between Indian Country & the mainstream.
His breakout performances on “Welcome To Turtle Island Too – A Celebration of Aboriginal Comedy” (CBC TV/Radio, Corkscrew Media, 2010), and the “Hystereotypes” (CBC TV, Frantic Films, 2011) Gala television taping at the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival in 2011 led to his own one hour, National, standup comedy special “Ryan McMahon – UnReserved” (CBC TV/Radio, Corkscrew Media, taped in June 2012),becoming the FIRST Native Comedian to ever tape a one hour standup comedy special for CBC TV.
In the summer of 2012, Ryan made his debut at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, QC Canada and while there was named to the "NEW FACES CANADA" list - an industry list naming the top up and coming comedians at the festival.
In February of 2014, Ryan recorded a NEW, one hour, National comedy variety special for CBC Radio 1 called, “Red Man Laughing.” This live variety show format is currently being developed for television and is being shopped to Networks in both Canada and the United States.
Culture Storm supported Ryan in touring from 2013-2014.