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Rye Silverman
Rye Silverman is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian and writer whose prolific voice has been described as sarcastic and dry with a hint of dark silliness. Rye has performed on comedy stages across the country, and has appeared on Open Source with Leon Krauze on Fusion. Rye's writing has been featured on and as part of the New York Underground Comedy Festival, and they were the creator of Comedy Revolver, a rotating-panel stand-up comedy show that has been featured annually as the flagship show of the Columbus Comedy Festival in Rye’s hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

Having performed stand-up since the age of 19, Rye came out as transgender in 2009. Identifying as genderfluid, Rye loves tackling challenging material that wouldn’t normally be considered comedy gold and pulling laughs from audiences across the spectrum, whether they wear skinny jeans or blue collars.

Follow Rye on Twitter @ryesilverman and his/her/their fashion, gender, and random fandom blog at

Entries by Rye Silverman

Being Transgender Is Scarier Than Being a Pirate

(12) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 9:41 AM

Before I say anything else, I want to get one thing established right away: I thought Jared Leto was very good in Dallas Buyers Club. In fact, I felt he was so good in the movie that despite all the warranted criticism about how problematic it is to consistently cast...

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We're Here, We're... Look, We're Just Here, All Right?

(3) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 9:23 PM

Earlier this week the Washington Times ran an editorial bemoaning the current state of affairs in comic books as being "obsessed with the politically correct." The focus of the piece, whose unattributed writer seems to not actually read comic books, lands mostly on Kamala Khan, the teenage Muslim...

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Why Transgender People Belong in Your Bathrooms

(21) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 4:55 PM

When I was in high school there was a rule that students couldn't cross dress when we came to school in our Halloween costumes. It was considered inappropriate, and it was one of the "bad" costume types that required teachers to be positioned in the lobby before school, waiting for...

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