Critically acclaimed and award winning comedy writer, Ryan Paul James has written for both stage and screen. One theatre critic compared him to Neil Simon calling him "The Neil Simon of his generation". Another critic said, "Ryan Paul James is an American playwright to watch". Ryan has written ten plays that have entertained audiences all over the world. He's been recognized in both newspapers and magazines as being one of the funniest writers in theatre.
Ryan has also written for television and has created TV shows that have gotten the attention of some major networks.
Agent: NATIONAL TALENT LA
PAULA ALLEN AND KAREN PATMAS
My dramatic short film "A Brother's Love" has been nominated for "Best Short Film at the Script and Storyboard Showcase.
My One Act, F**k Happily Ever After is going up at Theatre 68 1/23, 1/24, 1/25, 1/26, 1/30, 1/31 & 2/1 - 2020
EXCITING NEWS!!!!! RYAN PAUL JAMES HAS SIGNED WITH NATIONAL TALENT LA!!!!!!!
Written by Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
With fully fleshed out characters, classic sitcom design and a perfect excuse for the strange and unusual, the quirky and the oddly profound.
The storylines range from a wild west Uurologist/sheriff, a mob-backed, high-concept restaurant, a billionaire social media influencer colonizing Mars, a brain injured, retired football pro/stay at home dad and a fired Wall Street big shot slumming it as an elementary school teacher's assistant.
These might seem a little far fetched and that is of course part of the point. But they all actually work anyway, quite magically. I can totally imagine a studio executive somewhere giving a green light to any one of these. In fact, I am ever so hopeful that they will!
The performances are wonderful, fully committed as only the best comedy can be, and everyone is having a blast, which, of course, translates directly to the audience.
It’s like the weirdest, craziest dream you’ve ever had written up and played out before your very eyes. But funny…very, very funny. The Whitefire Theatre has a gift for bringing shows to their audience that boldly entertain and invent new genres and “Live Pilots Society” is yet another genius idea made real. I absolutely loved it!
#792 – Live Pilots Society
“Live Pilots Society – Is Comical Television Sitcoms – Delivered Live to You On Stage!!”
Written By Lorenzo Marchessi
“Gridiron Dad” is a smart and sharp piece written in the context of a professional player who made one public emotional out burst and it happens haunts him throughout his days. Written by Ryan Paul James this is a wonderful showcase for Brandon Loeser playing the football player who had a slight ‘issue’ in the past. His family, played by Joanna Kelly, Sarah Long and Alexandra Zepeda do an amazing job in trying to support their fathers discomfort in not being able to play football anymore – somewhat a forced retirement. The humor and trials that Brandon has to go through are a direct result of everyone around him. From his Doctor played by Janette Auguar, to his Coach played by Dan Anderson, to Mrs. Grant played by Audrey Mitchell, to even the Pizza man played by Dallas Schaefer and finally to even his friend played by Richard Martin – everyone seems to be reminding him (and taunting him) about this one thing he did – that was caught on camera for the world to see. (No spoilers here from me!) Even the ESPN Reporters played by Mike Dye and Kenny Johnston can help but remind the world of Brandon’s most sincere – yet embarrassing - moment. Wonderful ensemble performance by this group of actors.
Well apparently "The Comeback Kids" is still impressing film festivals. Even festivals I don't
remember submitting to since it's been three years since I last submitted it anywhere.
I'm still very grateful and still believe there could be a future for this show.
By the way - this marks over TWENTY FILM FESTIVALS we have either won or placed and every time we get the same question - Why isn't this on TV?
That's a good question if you ask me.
Starring - Richard Horvitz, Dean Cameron, Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Keith Coogan, Scott Schwartz, Melissa Disney, Erin Murphy, Thomas F. Evans, Christopher Newell, Michael Leone, Natisha Anderson, Louise Gallagher and Galen
Special Thanks to Joseph Gilbert, Drake Travis and Serena Travis
The Comeback Kids!!!
Richard Horvitz, Dean Cameron, Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Keith Coogan, Erin Murphy, Scott Schwartz, Melissa Disney, Michael Leone, & Thomas F. Evans
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