COMEDY CENTRAL Records Releases Ryan Stout's "Touche" Debut Digital Album on December 6

Nov 21, 2011
By ViacomCBS Staff

Ryan Stout tends to say the wrong thing – in exactly the right way. Or, maybe, it's the right thing in the wrong way! In any case, COMEDY CENTRAL Records releases Ryan Stout's debut digital album, "Touche" on Tuesday, December 6.

Recorded live at Acme Comedy Company in Minneapolis, MN, "Touche" is packed with complex twists, unexpected turns, and sharp punch lines. Exploring morally repugnant subject matter with smart and sterile objectivity, Stout's delightful insincerity and self-righteousness make this digital album both witty and wicked. To assure his brand of "offensive humor" stays on an intellectual level, he generally keeps profanity out of his act, even while touching on such subjects as sexual assault and abortion in his own clever manner.

Ryan Stout has toured the globe with his extremely well-crafted stand-up for more than ten years. When he was only 22 years old, he won first place in the Boston International Comedy Festival's Stand-up Comedy Competition. Many opportunities soon followed, including performances at "The Comedy Festival" in Las Vegas, at HBO's "U.S. Comedy Arts Festival" in Aspen, and at the prestigious "Just for Laughs" International Comedy Festival in Montreal. In the world of television, Stout has hosted various series and specials for MTV, including the iconic "MTV's Spring Break." He has appeared as a regular guest on "Chelsea Lately," made his late-night stand-up debut on "Conan," and has starred in his own "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents" half-hour special, which viewers chose as one of the top ten best in COMEDY CENTRAL's 2011 "Stand-up Showdown."

Previously released recordings by COMEDY CENTRAL Records include: Patton Oswalt's "Finest Hour," Lewis Black's "The Prophet," Louis C.K.'s "Hilarious," Bo Burnham's "WORDS, WORDS, WORDS," "Mitch Hedberg's "Do You Believe in Gosh?," Dane Cook's platinum-selling "Harmful If Swallowed" and double-platinum "Retaliation," and the Grammy® Award-winning "Lewis Black: The Carnegie Hall Performance," among others.

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