Ryder Tam

Ryder Tam

Ryder Tam is a tall palm tree from Honolulu, Hawaii. As a Chinese-American actor, improviser, comedian and occasional aerospace engineer, he has a passion for science, soccer, and all things nerdy.


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Malcolm Taylor
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Hi! I’m Ryder Tam

Ryder is a former artistic director at Pack Theater in Hollywood, where he is the creator and producer of Science Night Live and The Fright Society. He writes and performs sketch and improv weekly, and created the sketch comedy channel TVunscripted and the original shows Dungeons & Dragons Unscripted, and Everyone Dies at the End (improvised film noir).

He headlined at the Austin Sketch Festival, Detroit Improv Festival, and Trill Comedy Festival, and has performed at dozens of other comedy festivals, including internationally at Improfest Sweden and Improv Fest Ireland. Ryder has been an improv instructor for Improv Utopia, Rise Comedy, and Ledge Theater, and has taught workshops for theaters all around the world, including in Dublin, Los Angeles, San Diego, Baltimore, Denver, Colorado Springs, Greensboro, and Phoenix.

Ryder trained at Groundlings, where is an SNL Diversity Scholarship Award Winner, as well as UCB, iO Chicago, Second City, Pack Theater, WGIS and Howard Fine Acting Studio. He is a former Artistic Director of Pack Theater, and instructor for Rise Comedy and Ledge Theater.

Ryder holds a Masters in Business Administration from University of Colorado, where he also graduated summa cum laude from the Honors Mechanical Engineering program. He minored in aerospace engineering, math, and theatre.

Concurrently, he competed on the track and cross country teams, representing UCCS at the National XC Championships. He was the first men’s cross country athlete in school history to earn NCAA DII Academic All American honors, and was selected as the RMAC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year.

Prior to pursuing comedy, Ryder worked for Lockheed Martin as a Senior Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer. He launched three satellites of the AEHF MILSTAR constellation, and supported the U.S. Space Force as a contractor specializing in satellite collision avoidance, repositioning, and orbit analytics. Fun fact: there is a polaroid picture of him in space!



Ryder Tam – Main Reel

Wilderness Survival – Character Monologue at The Groundlings

Standup Comedy:

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