Ryan Matthew Stout (born September 30, 1982 in Cleveland, Ohio), is an American stand-up comedian and television host. Ryan Stout was born in Cleveland and grew up in El Paso, Texas, and graduated from J.M. Hanks High School in 2000. He attended The College of Santa Fe as a Theater Arts major (2000-2001), but left the school after his first year. He later enrolled at San Francisco State University as a Creative Writing major. Stout first performed stand-up on his seventeenth birthday at a high school talent show. He continued to perform, although only a handful of times, at various poetry open-mics while attending The College of Santa Fe. In June 2001 he moved to San Francisco, California where the comedy scene allowed him more frequent stage time.
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