The T and V of TVunscripted
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Ryder Tam is a tall palm tree from Honolulu, HI. As a Chinese-American improviser, comedian, and occasional aerospace engineer, he has a passion for science, soccer, and all things nerdy. He’s also launched three geostationary satellites and has his picture in space!
Ryder is co-artistic director at The Pack Theater, Hollywood. He performs for The Pack’s house improv and sketch teams, and produces the sketch/variety show Science Night Live. He formerly taught for Rise Comedy and Bird City Improv, and regularly performs at various other theaters in the LA area.
Ryder trained at Upright Citizens Brigade, The Groundlings, iO Chicago, and Second City. He brought a number of original shows and workshops to theaters around the country and internationally. A few favorites are Dungeons & Dragons Unscripted, Improvised Tennessee Williams, and Everyone Dies at the End (film noir).
He headlined the Detroit improv festival and Trill Comedy Festival Houston, and his sketch and improv duo TVunscripted has been featured at numerous festivals and theaters around the world.
Aidan Warner is an award-winning jazz musician and DJ proficient in saxophone, piano, guitar, drums, and vocals.
In addition to providing improvised music for TVunscripted’s live shows, Aidan performs with Denver’s Soul Solum and has DJ’d countless parties and weddings.
He has won two awards for his saxophone solo performances, and hosted the 16th Street Tavern Open Mic in Greeley, Colorado for two years.
He hosted and headlined for Porchella, the Colorado-based music concert attended by hundreds of fans. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley in 2016, and continues to make and perform his own music.
Gabriel Michael Valdez is a Colorado native actor, improviser, and writer. An instructor for Rise Comedy, he is an Upright Citizens Brigade alumnus and has trained with The Groundlings (LA) and Bird City Improv (Baltimore).
He is a playwright with work featured at the Denver Fringe Festival, and has over 50,000 views on his sketch comedy work.
Gabe has performed internationally at the Auckland Improv Marathon (New Zealand) and Improfest (Sweden), and regionally at Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, Westside Comedy (Santa Monica), among others.
Gabe is a member of Unsupervised, Colorado Springs’ only LGBTQ+ improv team, and works to bring more inclusion to comedy. As an improv addict, he is also a member of numerous other improv teams, including Seven One Liners and TWIT.
A professionally trained environmental analyst and geologist, Gabe would love to talk with you about protecting the environment and his rock collection.
"I had TVunscripted at the Westside Comedy Festival and perform at Voodoo Comedy. They always put on a great show and the audience loves them! They bring a fun energy and dynamic set to the stage and Gabe and Ryder are just great folks! Highly recommend TVunscripted."
-Nick Armstrong, Artistic Director, Westside Comedy Theater Santa Monica CA
"We were so happy to have TVunscripted at our festival (Trill Comedy 2019.) Ryder and Gabe created a terrific show that was highly original, intensely physical, and all around hilarious. TVunscripted was as captivating as it was playful and turned out to be a major crowd favorite. We'd love to have them back at our fest again soon."
-Roger Anderson, Owner, Station Theater Houston TX
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Improfest International Comedy Festival (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Headlining Act at Trill Comedy Festival (Houston, TX)
Westside Comedy Festival (Los Angeles, CA)
Denver Improv Festival (Denver, CO)
North Carolina Comedy Festival (Greensborough, NC)
As well as: Impro Theater, Pack Theater, Rise Comedy, ENT Center for the Arts, 3E's Comedy Club and more.
As seen on The Colorado Springs Independent, KCME Radio, and Building Bridges Podcast