On his fourth comedy album, Free Love, Ryan Singer, who has starred as himself on IFC’s Maron, takes on the universal concept of love. The comedian, who is also the creator and host of the Science & Medicine podcast, Me & Paranormal You, in which he conducts in-depth interviews with people who have paranormal powers, was one of four finalists in the original CMT's "Next Big Comic."
According to LaughSpin, "With his high-energy delivery and unpretentious leanings, there's not a lot to dislike about comedian Ryan Singer. And it's not just us saying it: In the last few years, he's won over audiences headlining the nation's finer comedy clubs and was hailed by Marc Maron in Rolling Stone as a comedian 'who should be big."
His new album, considered a comedic love letter to the world, explores everything from growing older to believing in Bigfoot.
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📷 by @troyconrads 🖍 by @raminnazer 💽 by @blondemedicinegram / @dominicdb 💪 by @jessica___kelley Free Love album cover! It’s my love letter to the world and it’s free on Oct 12th, Just the way love should be #freelove #ryansingersfreelove #picoftheday #standupcomedy #freedownload #mountainneedsnofilter #psychedelicleonardcohen #bigfoot #crystals #magick
Singer was born and raised in Kettering, Ohio, which is part of Dayton. He comes from an Irish-American background, which inevitably led to him attending Catholic school for most of his young existence. Still, he yearned for the public school life, where kids experimented with radio, television and theater. Despite his somewhat straight-laced upbringing, he knew he would end up in entertainment since he always seemed to be making people laugh.
Singer’s first entertainment gig was as a waiter at a comedy club. He took his time observing other comedians before getting up on stage. The thing he most loves about stand-up comedy is that there are no rules. Singer believes in living with consequences of the choices he makes as a comic but always chooses to take risks since crowds can be unpredictable.
The comedian says he’s always loved the idea of being on the road. “ I used to tell people that I was born to be a trucker or a comic because I can just keep driving and driving and driving,” Singer adds. “The older I get the less that is true, but I do love being mobile, free, and on the float.”
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📷 by @troyconrads I’m excited to announce Oct 12th as the official release date of my latest album FREE LOVE that will be free everywhere! I’m excited for you to hear it!!! (This is photo we are using for back of album) #freelove Will be able to download from my website on that day from @blondemedicinegram
Singer considers his Midwestern background an advantage since he had access to a lot of clubs when he was starting out. From Dayton, he says there were roughly 30 clubs he could drive to in under eight hours, which is great for comedians since they can fill their whole schedule for a year. Now that he lives in Los Angeles, he flies to most gigs.
The comedian, considered a comic’s comic, is both uncompromising and unpretentious. His work has been highly acclaimed, with Comedy Cake, saying, "...we highly recommend entering the world of Singer where all pain leaves the body and makes room for sheer, blissful comedy."
Singer’s album Free Love can be downloaded here for free.