Although Stevie Ryan has been creating hilarious sketches and improvisational videos for years, it’s only recently that she’s been cast into the same limelight as many of her comedic victims: other celebrities and reality TV stars. With her first season on VH1 still ongoing, last week, fans of Ryan were treated to an excited YouTube video announcement of her forthcoming second season.
“I wanted to say thank you so much to all the people that have been watching and supporting Stevie TV,” said Ryan. “The response has been overwhelming. First season isn’t even done yet, and I have the greatest thing in the world to tell you guys: we just got picked up for a second season of Stevie TV bitches!”
While Ryan’s style is uniquely her own, it does have a similar focus as another celebrity-obsessed comedian. If you were to take Kathy Griffin, reduce her age, give her props and a video camera, we’re certain it would be very similar to Stevie TV. Based upon the same celebrity bashing that Griffin has based her career upon, Ryan brings a whole new perspective to making fun of celebrity culture.
Although, to be fair, Ryan doesn’t bash celebrities so much as she points out their flaws and idiosyncrasies simply by reenacting them. You see, celebrities have a way of fooling you into thinking they’ve got their shit together, but by Ryan impersonating them flawlessly, you realize just how hilariously stupid half the people on TV really are.
What’s most impressive about Ryan is that her facial features and body structure seem to morph into exactly whoever it is she’s attempting to impersonate. This ability to shapeshift leads you to believe that impersonating others is a gift, a calling, something she was put on Earth to do.
Not only does Ryan make piss-your-pants-hilarious sketch parodies of celebrities such as Amy Winehouse, Kim Kardashian and Deena from Jersey Shore (also known as “not Snooki”), she also punctuates her show with recurring characters such as gang-banger Lil Loca and Katrina, the fifteen-year-old who dropped out of school to be on Bang Bus.
But be warned! Once you’ve been exposed to comedic genius of Ryan, don’t be surprised at how many hours you spend in front of your computer endlessly watching Ryan’s parodies on YouTube.