Richard Ryder (comedian)

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Richard Ryder (born 1966) is a Canadian comedian and broadcaster,[1] best known as a host of programming on Toronto, Ontario radio station Proud FM and national cable television channel OutTV.[2] He is the morning host on Proud FM, and his work for OutTV includes the reality series Knock Knock Ghost[2] and weekly RuPaul's Drag Race commentaries recorded in character as drag queen Wilma Fingerdoo.[3]

He regularly tours throughout Ontario as a performer at LGBT Pride and other LGBT-related comedy events.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b "Comedian true to himself; Pride Fest offers encore performance by Ryder". Windsor Star, August 5, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Proud FM's Richard Ryder, the pride of Toronto". Daily Xtra, March 8, 2016.
  3. ^ "Richard Ryder brings his comedy to Ottawa". Daily Xtra, March 27, 2013.
  4. ^ "Laugh out Proud funny: As their level of comedy improves, gay comics enter the mainstream". Ottawa Citizen, July 5, 2005.