Ramon Rivas II

Stand-up comedian + eminent latino

 Photo by THE  Yoko Haraoka

Photo by THE Yoko Haraoka

RAMON RIVAS is a laidback, largely unemotional stand up comedian, independent artist & eminent latino from Cleveland, OH now residing in Los Angeles. Resonating a low-fi swag with a fine taste in jokes, juices & dope experiences, Ramon made a name for himself by building up the comedy scene in Cleveland through his ACCIDENTAL COMEDY productions, traveling around the country to cities he couldn't afford to live in like Chicago, New York, Los Angeles & more.

In addition to performing, Ramon has been featured on numerous podcasts like YKWD with Robert Kelly, The K-Ohle Podcast with Kurt Braunohler, numerous DOUG LOVES MOVIES with Doug Benson, PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER with Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher and a few Sklarboro Bros podcasts 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 the New York Comedy Festival.

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 without a manager or an agent. Ramon was invited to tape season 2 of THE GUEST LIST on NBC Seeso (RIP), participated in RiotLA (RIP) and the momentum rolled right in to 2017. 

Ramon was invited back to headline BREAKOUT COMEDY FEST & took part in 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 was invited back to SF Sketchfest in 2018 as one The SF Sketchfest Dozen, the fest curators list of the next wave of stand up.

Ramon has also appeared on @MIDNIGHT twice (winning July 21), numerous segments on VICELAND & made his acting debut on S4E3 of BROAD CITY and followed that up with an appearance on S2E7 of HBO's CRASHING. Ramon also took part in the most recent installment of SXSW in Austin, TX & he'll be representing Cleveland, OH & the US this August when he makes his international debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.

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 an annual comedy festival featuring emerging local & regional talent paired with top, national 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 in these streets.