On Saturday, November 19th, for one night only, The CrabFeast Standup Tour—featuring comedians Ryan Sickler and Jay Larson—comes to Denver! Don't miss your chance to see the hosts of the über-popular CrabFeast podcast as they take to the stage.
If the adage is true—that tragedy plus time equals comedy—then Ryan Sickler has paid his dues on the left side of the equation. Born in Baltimore, Ryan lost his father when he was 16. After that, he bounced from one relative to another. And while his early years might have seemed rocky, that tumultuous childhood gave him both fodder for material and armor against the relentless onslaught that is life as a standup comic.
His television appearances include Ovation’s Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening, Tosh.O, Live At Gotham and Cutman, CBS’s The Late Late Show and Viceland's Party Legends. Ryan is also an informed sports fan and appeared as a regular on Fox Sports.
Beyond standup, Ryan Sickler is an engaging storyteller. You can catch him every Tuesday on his podcast, The CrabFeast. Inspired by his hometown, the show celebrates the things Ryan loves most—storytelling, family, friends and comedy.
Jay Larson is best known as a stand-up comedian with multiple appearances on The Late Late Show, four appearances on Conan and his own half-hour special on Comedy Central. Jay’s style is completely original and his ability to connect to an audience through storytelling is unmatched. As a storyteller his “Wrong Number” story went viral after climbing to #1 on Reddit and was also featured on This American Life with Ira Glass claiming, “Perfect Comedy, Perfect Storytelling.” Jay’s storytelling has also been featured on Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening and can be heard every Toozdee on his wildly successful podcast, The CrabFeast. Jay’s first album, Self Diagnosed was released in 2011 by AST records and his follow-up album, Human Math is set to release in the fall.
While stand-up is his first love Jay wears many hats and recently co-hosted two seasons of Best Bars in America for the Esquire Network. This spring, Jay made his movie debut in the critically acclaimed thriller, The Invitation. The Karyn Kusama film has launched Jay in a different light and led to a role in the highly anticipated second season of Twin Peaks, set to air on Showtime in 2017. Between stand-up, podcasting, hosting and acting, Jay has also found time to write and create two television shows for NBC Universal. Though neither show was made, Jay is on the hunt for the next one! But at the end of the day the job that Jay gets the most satisfaction out of is being a father to his two kids.