Tommy: I know you have a strange, goofy sense of humor, yet you put off a stay-away vibe. Your lyrics are of the “I’m fucked” variety. Which one do you think is a more accurate representation of yourself?
Ryan: Depends what day. Most comedians are pretty weird, fucked-up people. I think I’m a very two-faced person. Not in a shitty, backstabbing kind of way, but in the sense that when I go out to a show or hang out, I’m pretty jovial. That same night, I usually come home and stay up all night being a dickhole. I guess they’re both pretty accurate descriptions of me.
Tommy: Did one type of behavior start as a defense mechanism to mask the other? For example, “I’m fucked in the head and confused, but if I tell a funny story maybe people won’t notice.”?
Ryan: That’s pretty much exactly it. Not all the time, but that’s as close to an accurate description of how I deal with things on a daily basis. I’ve kind of accepted that I’m always going to be a little weird about everything. I’ve just learned that I can channel that into different things and try to spin something out of it.