Ryder Tam is a Chinese-American improviser, actor, comedian, and occasional aerospace engineer from Honolulu, Hawaii. He has a Masters in Business and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado, where he also earned minors in aerospace engineering, applied mathematics, and theatre focusing on the Performing Arts.
He is a former improv instructor for Rise Comedy Denver and has taught workshops for Cornerstone Improv (San Diego), Bird City Improv (Baltimore), Neighborhood Comedy Theater (Phoenix), and 3E's Comedy (Colorado Springs).
Ryder trained at Upright Citizens Brigade, Groundlings, iO Chicago, and Second City. He performed as a headliner at the Detroit Improv Festival and Trill Comedy Festival Houston and has taught and performed for numerous other comedy festivals. International appearances include Ireland Improv Festival and Improfest Sweden.
Currently, Ryder performs with the Pack Theater house teams Wiggle Room (sketch comedy) in Los Angeles , and Mind Reader (improv), and with genre improv teams TVunscripted (Film Noir and D&D), Downtown Menagerie (Tennessee Williams), Kind Strangers (Tennessee Williams), A Very Special Episode (sitcom), and Science Night Live (producer; variety show). Fun fact: there is a polaroid picture of him in space!
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