Ramon Rivas II

Stand-up comedian + eminent latino

RAMON RIVAS is a stand up comedian and eminent latino from Cleveland, OH now residing in Los Angeles. Resonating a low-fi swag with a fine taste in jokes, juices and dope sandwiches, Ramon made a name for himself by spending time in Chicago, New York & Los Angeles while building up the independent comedy scene in Cleveland through his ACCIDENTAL COMEDY productions, performing as often as possible for a gently employed stoner.

Photo by THE Yoko Haraoka

Photo by THE Yoko Haraoka

In 2016, he recorded his television debut, an episode on the 2016 season of THE HALF HOUR with COMEDY CENTRAL. Rivas was one of 17 artists selected, an outlier from the middle of the country, an independent artist they selected when Ramon had no manager or agent. 

Ramon has since appeared on @MIDNIGHT (winning July 21), MTV Decoded, VICELAND & made his acting debut on S4E3 of BROAD CITY and will appear in the upcoming season of HBO's CRASHING.

In addition to performing, Ramon has been featured on numerous podcasts like YKWD with Robert Kelly & tour video, The K-Ohle Podcast with Kurt Braunohler, Doug Benson's DOUG LOVES MOVIES, Sklarboro Bros Country and more. Ramon's positive vibes and chill comedic momentum earned him coveted spots as a performer in 2014's San Francisco SketchFest and the inaugural Chicago Comedy Exposition.

The following year, Ramon was invited to take part in the first NBCUniversal & Second City Breakout Comedy Fest and ended the year being selected by COMEDY CENTRAL as one of 2015's COMICS TO WATCH for theNew York Comedy Festival. In 2016, Ramon was invited to tape season 2 of THE GUEST LIST on NBC Seeso, participated in RiotLA and the momentum rolled right in to 2017: Ramon's set to take part in another BREAKOUT COMEDY FEST & his 1st HIGH PLAINS COMEDY FEST, Gilda's Laughfest & he even snuck into Just For Laughs.  His own festival, ACCIDENTAL COMEDY FEST has taken up residence at HILARIITES 4th STREET THEATER and continues to grow into one of the countries premiere comedic events. Recently, he was chosen as a semi-finalist in NBC Stand Up's national talent search and has been invited back to SF Sketchfest in 2018 as one of a dozen rising comedians being featured.

As the founder of the Accidental Comedy Fest (Est 2011) and curator of Accidental Comedy Club, Ramon brought indie, DIY comedy shows to a new generation of Cleveland artists & audiences by producing open mics, showcases, and professional shows featuring emerging local & regional talent paired with top, headlining acts like Hannibal Buress, Kyle Kinane, and The Lucas Brothers at some of the best venues the greater Cleveland area has to offer. His work and the overall growth of the Cleveland scene was featured in the documentary film MAKE FUN (2013).  

 

ACCIDENTAL was named BEST COMEDY VENUE by Cleveland Scene Magazine in 2016, even though the group has no physical home. So they had to add (SERIES) in parenthesis. It's some real pied-piper shit, which is dope.

Ramon now lives in Los Angeles, returning home frequently to feel happiness. ACCIDENTAL COMEDY functions year round, helmed by the next generation of Cleveland's comedic ambassadors.  You can catch Ramon performing in the greater Los Angeles area regularly, touring the country or highly chatting with people on the streets.