Rye Silverman

Stand-up comedian, blogger and gender rebel

Rye Silverman is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian and writer whose prolific voice has been described as sarcastic and dry with a hint of dark silliness. Rye has performed on comedy stages across the country, and has appeared on Open Source with Leon Krauze on Fusion. Rye's writing has been featured on and as part of the New York Underground Comedy Festival, and they were the creator of Comedy Revolver, a rotating-panel stand-up comedy show that has been featured annually as the flagship show of the Columbus Comedy Festival in Rye’s hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

Having performed stand-up since the age of 19, Rye came out as transgender in 2009. Identifying as genderfluid, Rye loves tackling challenging material that wouldn’t normally be considered comedy gold and pulling laughs from audiences across the spectrum, whether they wear skinny jeans or blue collars.

Follow Rye on Twitter @ryesilverman and his/her/their fashion, gender, and random fandom blog at

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