Ryan Hamilton 

Friday Oct. 1 @ Wiseguys Trolley Square

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When’s the last time you could name someone from Idaho who made it big? Comedian Ryan Hamilton is working hard to become that guy. With his almost cartoonish facial features and childlike view of life, he quickly draws the audience into his awkward, silly world.

His journey has not been easy; there were times when Hamilton recalls driving “six to eight hours just to perform in front of 15 inebriated souls.” His dedication has started to pay off, however. After getting his start right here in Utah at Wiseguys, he eventually made the move to New York City, where his career gained momentum and he started earning accolades. Having recently been named one of the “five comics to watch” by Rolling Stone magazine, winning first place in the Sierra Mist “America’s Next Great Comic” search, getting to the semifinals on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and earning a spot at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival, Hamilton definitely has begun to hit his stride.

Ryan Hamilton @ Wiseguys Comedy Café, 505 S. 600 East, Trolley Square, 801-532-5233, Friday, Oct. 1, 7:30 & 10 p.m., $10. WiseguysComedy.com

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