‘Thoughtful, funny and just twisted enough: we’ll be seeing a lot more of her’
Alex Hardy, THE TIMES April 2014 ****
“Warped wit…striking presence…killer lines…calm confidence” – THE SCOTSMAN
“Smart and acridly funny” – THE SUNDAY TIMES
Following a totally sold out run recently at London’s Soho Theatre and at the Edinburgh Festival, Katherine Ryan hits the road with her new, critically acclaimed show Glam Role Model. She arrives at Comedy Hall in Tiverton on Saturday 8th November.
In Katherine Ryan’s homeland of Canada, it isn’t unheard of for women to expose their breasts in public. To her amusement, however, here in the UK this questionable pastime actually has a title: ‘glamour modelling’.
Don’t get her wrong – being an ex-Hooters employee, Katherine’s not averse to females making the most of their assets. Sex sells, and she’s aware of this. What does get her goat, however, is not so much what glamour models do as what they don’t do: speak. Besides saying what they are told to say, the only words they seem to utter in public are eviction nominations on Celebrity Big Brother. Would it do them any harm to have something important to say?
Glam Role Model takes a look at the murky world of the beauty industry and examines the role of models who provide its bread and butter. Everyone deserves a voice, and Katherine Ryan invites you to celebrate and strengthen yours through laughter.
Ryan is fast becoming a familiar face on British TV, with appearances on BBC 1’s Live At The Apollo and Let’s Dance for Comic Relief, BBC 2’s Mock The Week, QI and Nevermind The Buzzcocks, and as a regular panellist C4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats.
This fresh, often dangerously-fierce pop culture-obsessed lady was unaffected by publicised death threats last year, and survived the world’s first crack smoking mayor. So she means business. Following on from her debut UK tour Nature’s Candy, which played to sell-out audiences last year, Glam Role Model will hit the road this Autumn, 2014.
Over the last year or so Katherine has also appeared in: Twit Of The Year (C4), Campus (C4), Episodes (C4), Jack Dee’s Don’t Sit In The Front Row (Sky), John Bishop’s Only Joking (Sky) and Dave’s One Night Stand. She was also part of Channel 4’s ‘mash-up’ night in the Deal Or No Deal 8 Out Of 10 Cats Special. Katherine will also be appearing as regular character in series two of Badults (BBC3), which will air later this year.
Get your tickets now – www.comedyhall.lan or at the TCAT Box Office at JT’s Party House in Tiverton – 01884 233741.