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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Hi! I’m Ryder Tam

Ryder is the co-artistic director at The 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 the Detroit Improv Festival and Trill Comedy Festival (Houston), and has performed at dozens of comedy festivals, including internationally at Improfest Sweden and Improv Fest Ireland. Ryder has taught improv for theaters all around the world, including in Dublin, Los Angeles, San Diego, Baltimore, Denver, Colorado Springs, Greensboro, Phoenix and Improv Utopia. He is a graduate of Upright Citizens Brigade, iO Chicago, Rise Comedy, and Groundlings, where he is also a Saturday Night Live Diversity Award selectee.

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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