A high energy performance peppered with well-refined impersonations
Ryan Whittal started his comedy in May 1999. He started with a blast, doing each show as if it were his last. (In case rumours that the world would end on December 31st came true.) His debut performance was at the Funny Farm at the then Randburg Waterfront and the now Brightwater Commons. Over the years, however, the water has become less bright and the commons have steadily made way for more permanent flea market type structures.He was given the opportunity by comedy legend Tony Stewart, who ran the club, and on his first night he shared the stage with another comedy legend named Mel Miller.Ryan’s style of comedy was a high energy performance peppered with well-refined impersonations, all delivered with a rather charming boyish enthusiasm. In that regard, not much has changed, only that the high energy has become slightly more manic, his direction taking a left turn into the left field and has he since become known by his colleagues as South Africa’s Premier Alternative Comedian.