Ryan Stout (born September 30, 1982 in Cleveland, Ohio), is an American stand-up comedian. He 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 of 2001 he moved to San Francisco, California where the comedy scene allowed him more frequent stage time. He ingrained himself there for the next few years, performing over three hundred shows each year. As of March 2006, he now lives in Los Angeles.
He was one of the last residents of the San Francisco Comedy Condo.
Ryan Stout is the winner of the 2005 Boston Comedy Festival. He is also one of the few comedians to perform at both HBO's The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas and HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO.