Katherine Louisa Ryan born 30 June  is a Canadian comedian, writer, presenter, and actress based in the United Kingdom. As a stand-up comedian , Ryan has appeared on the BBC's Live at the Apollo , both as a featured act and as a lead act. Ryan's father, Finbar,  is a draftsman and owner of an engineering company, who originally emigrated from Ireland to Canada. Ryan's parents separated when she was a teenager. After graduation, Ryan continued working for Hooters as a corporate trainer, travelling around Canada to train other waitresses, and helping to open the then only UK branch in Nottingham. Her partner at the time wanted to explore London, so she agreed to do so for an initial month from summer , moving there permanently from January Ryan first appeared on television as herself in multiple episodes of the Canadian music video review show Video on Trial between season one in and her last appearance in in season 3. After relocating to England, she first appeared on Channel 4 's 8 Out of 10 Cats in She had previously appeared in the cast of Channel 4's Campus. Ryan reached the final, and finished in fourth place.
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Although she finds herself constantly butting heads with the father of her daughter, ex-boy band member Shep Rory Keenan , Katherine also contemplates having another child with him. As Katherine is set on giving Olive a sibling, and the prospect of getting knocked up by a teenage fertility clinic sperm donor remains unappealing, she goes about trying to convince Shep to once more impregnate her. Where it starts to get a bit tiresome is when Ryan crosses from a no-nonsense modern woman to toeing the line to a full-on sociopath. Katherine is more ready to treat Olive as her wing-woman than her impressionable nine-year-old daughter. Let us know about your viewing experience of The Duchess in the comments below. On unsupervised days, she enjoys drinking tea from a nest of blankets, a night of dancing out on the town, and penning the occasional screenplay. Totally agree.
After weighing the cost of postponing the shoot to another day, her mind convinced her body, she said. She shot the scene. Ryan, 37, moved to London in and is now a familiar face on British television, known for a comedy style that is both merciless and confessional. She is a regular guest on several popular panel shows, in which comedians compete in news-based quizzes, often as the only woman.
Katherine Ryan is a Canadian comedian, writer, presenter and actress. Her stand-up show In Trouble was released on Netflix. In , Ryan appeared in series 2 of Taskmaster , winning with 94 points. She returned in for Champion of Champions , finishing third with 35 points.