Daniel-Ryan Spaulding is a world-traveling comedian, seen in over 40 countries, he has established himself in the forefront of  the global comedy circuit. Described by Huffington Post as “brilliantly subversive” his comedy explores culture, identity, sexuality, stereotypes & personal confession.

He hit viral fame with his youtube video “If Gay Guys Said the Shit Straight People Say” with nearly 2 million hits . His youtube videos have been spotlighted on Huffington Post, College Humor, Boing Boing, Cosmopolitan, and UpWorthy.

As a true citizen of the world, he has a diverse connection to many countries. He lived in Norway for 2 years, and developed “Norgesveen” a show about Norwegian culture from an outsider’s perspective. He toured the show to 15 cities, with the viral video “Shit Expats Say in Norway” launching him to “mini-stardom” in Norway’s international community.

He is notably one of the first openly-gay comedians to tour throughout most of Eastern Europe. As a dual citizen of Canada and Croatia, he has performed throughout most of the Balkan countries: from the PANC Festival in Ljulbjana, to the Belef Festival in Belgrade. He stars in the hot-button video series “How to be Gay in Croatian” which has been featured on national television in Croatia (RTV, Nova TV,  Radio 101,,

Now based in Amsterdam, he is a resident comedy at the Comedy Cafe Amsterdam, and works closely with the Dutch production company Badaboom on a variety of web-based projects. He toured his show “Red Lights & Rainbows” throughout in the Netherlands, and at comedy festivals throughout the world. (Edinburgh Fringe 2015, Fringeworld 2016)

His intelligent cultural and social observations, high-energy, and raw sense of humor have won him fans worldwide. From extensively touring his one-man show in Asia, to club gigs in South Africa. There is no audience this road-warrior can’t handle!


Festival & Club Experience

Edinburgh Fringe: (Free Sexy Love Money, 2011) , (How Dare You! 2012), (Red Lights & Rainbows, 2015)

Netherlands: Comedy Cafe Amsterdam, Utrecht International Comedy Festival

Sweden: Malmo Comedy Festival, Lund Comedy Festival, Norra Brun, Raw Comedy

Norway: Latter, Reis Deg Komikerklub, Comedy Box Stavanger, Stand-up Nord

Denmark: Zulu Comedy Festival, TV2 Zulu (TV), Aarhus Comedy Festival, Copenhagen Pride Festival

Balkans: PANC Festival, Lent Festival, Studio Smijeha, Belef Festival Belgrade, Stand-up BA, Zabrenjeni Forum (TV)

Australia: Fringe World Perth, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Adelaide Feast Festival, Sydney Comedy Store

Performed in the following countries (45):

Canada, USA, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain,  Latvia, Poland, Austria, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Serbia, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Northern Ireland, Bulgaria, Kosovo